Wow Dave...this is fabulous. I have to leave at the moment for a flight to Toronto. I will followup when I get back Friday. In the meantime I was able to follow Step 1 and mask the brown but how do I set H&S to colorize and Clip to the Masked image (Step 2)?
I was able to follow Step 1 and mask the brown but how do I set H&S to colorize and Clip to the Masked image (Step 2)?
Hi Bob - good questions.
Colorize- There is a check box in Hue & Saturation called colorize. Just tick it.
Clipping - If you have an adjustment layer it usually effects all the layers below. However you can set it to affect only the pixels on the layer just below - just as if it was masked. This is called a clipping mask. To do this you Alt+Click (Opt+Click for Mac) on the border between the two layers and a little down arrow will appear in the layer. From there on it only affects the pixels in the layer below (in your case the blanket) and not the background layers below that.
I hope that helps you
OK Dave, I am back.
I have it working fine except when I have colorize set in HSL and want to adjust the color from brown to the color of of the Ivory cushions on the bed, I can't replicate that color by moving the Hue slider to get anything close to that color. Any thoughts on that one?
Part of the problem is that you are making just about the most extreme colour change you can make - dark brown to almost white , so you are not going to get this perfect. Also you have three colours in those cushions on the bed - ranging from the two at the back which are ivory - the left front which is almost white and the right front which has a cast from the window - so with colorize alone you have choose which one to match to!
As an example - not perfect - I matched close to the back cushions using the HSL adjustments - taking almost all the saturation out. Then I added a layer above - set to colour blending mode and painted with the colour of the back cushions. Then again with a brush set to 20% opacity with the colour of the front left cushion over some of the highlights. However that left me with the front right cushion still standing out too much so I added a further color blend layer over the background and painted over that cushion to get it to match closer to the other three.
I hope that makes sense.
I hope that helps