Monday, July 5, 2010

Photoshop Elements for Photo Transfer - Examples

This photo of the beautiful Marion Anderson has too many grey tones to transfer well in the CitraSolv process. Deleting the background then boosting the Brightness and Contrast removes enough ink that we can get a great transfer - keeping the details in her face.

It's a common problem when trying to transfer photos of any dark skinned person. This little cowboy also has an awful lot of stuff to compete with in the background of his photo. I deleted the background then selected certain areas such as his face to boost more or less than other areas. Now that I'm looking at it I see that I've blown out (made too bright) all the detail in his chaps. 

If you are smart and save your work (as a copy or with a different name each time) you can go back to a certain step and work from there.


Sally Westcott said...

I'm taking all this on board Lyric! Thank you so much for being such a good teacher.

I'm really starting to use my Thermofax maker. I've put a photo of my Pears and Pomigranates the text and the flying pears are mine! I just love them!


Sally Westcott said...

Oops - I missed a phrase! The photos are on my blog!

Linda Moran said...

Very nice work - I love using Photoshop for all kinds of inspiration.

Pat said...

Great technique, appreciate the photos of people of color, will help with my art. Thanks so much!

Lisa said...

Good tips.

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