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Cut Outs

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{Photography.73.1}: Coyote {coyote} Thu, 07 Oct 2004 16:54:58 CDT (HTML)

This topic is dedicated to those fascinating black and white photos with portions of their subject matter highlighted in living color. I've copied two cut outs from the Digitally Doctored/Manipulated Images topic, and added another.


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{Photography.73.2}: Coyote {coyote} Thu, 07 Oct 2004 16:56:25 CDT (HTML)


Attachment: SelfMirrorCutOut.jpg (51K)

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{Photography.73.3}: Doug White {dwhite} Thu, 07 Oct 2004 17:00:55 CDT (4 lines)

Maybe you should copy that little tutorial you gave over in the other
topic?  Most folks may not know how to create something like this.

The frog is (again) very cool.

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{Photography.73.4}: {coyote} Thu, 07 Oct 2004 17:05:36 CDT (0 lines)
{erased by coyote Thu, 07 Oct 2004 17:05:50 CDT}

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{Photography.73.5}: Coyote {coyote} Thu, 07 Oct 2004 17:20:40 CDT (29 lines)

To make these type images, I would suggest searching for
instructions on the internet, depending on the software you use.
I've seen complicated instructions, using layers and whatnot, but
have devised a simple method of my own, using PhotoShop on
my Mac.

1. Use the magnetic lasso tool to outline the area you wish to
leave colored. it helps to make the image as large as  you can
while still being able to see its entirety in the window.

2. Choose "Inverse" from the "Select" menu. Everything *but* the
colored area is now awaiting adjustments.

3. In the "Image" menu, choose "Adjustments" then "Desaturate."
You have now removed the color from everything *but* the area
you wish to preserve.

4. If your preserved, colored area is not bright enough or
saturated enough or not to your liking in any other way, choose
"Inverse" from the "Select" menu again. Now the colored part
awaits your modifications. Adjust to your heart's desire.

5. If you simply increase the contrast on the entire picture, both
colored and desaturated, it makes the desaturated part more
black-and-white-ish and, at the same time, increases the color
saturation as well.

The photo in the following post is an example of incorporating
Step #5.

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{Photography.73.6}: Coyote {coyote} Thu, 07 Oct 2004 17:21:27 CDT (HTML)


Attachment: LadybugCutOut.jpg (39K)

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{Photography.73.7}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Thu, 07 Oct 2004 22:00:05 CDT (1 line)

Great topic.

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{Photography.73.8}: Kitty {kitty} Fri, 08 Oct 2004 06:16:13 CDT (1 line)

She is VERRRRY cute.  I like the cut out effect a lot.

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{Photography.73.9}: Coyote {coyote} Fri, 08 Oct 2004 15:27:51 CDT (HTML)

I do too! I'll most likely obsess over it for quite awhile, and devote an album to it at CoyoteCards.com :-) My daughter loves this one.


Attachment: TeresaTongueCutOut3.jpg (64K)

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{Photography.73.10}: Coyote {coyote} Fri, 08 Oct 2004 16:50:29 CDT (5 lines)

I just realized that I forgot to mention something in my list of
instructions. If there is more than one area of your image that you
want to leave colored, use the magnetic lasso on the first on,
then hold down the Shift key to lasso the next area, and so on. I
had to use that technique with the previous photo.

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{Photography.73.11}: Kitty {kitty} Fri, 08 Oct 2004 18:08:03 CDT (3 lines)

It looks like she licked that guy's shirt.

Hahahahahahahahahaaa!

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{Photography.73.12}: Coyote {coyote} Sat, 09 Oct 2004 02:02:37 CDT (HTML)

This one is for Kitty :-)


Attachment: KittyPaintCutOut.jpg (50K)

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{Photography.73.13}: Kitty {kitty} Sat, 09 Oct 2004 08:16:25 CDT (1 line)

LOL!

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{Photography.73.14}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Sat, 09 Oct 2004 16:40:39 CDT (HTML)

I thought I'd try this just for fun... Here are two versions:


Attachment: bluetone.jpg (105K)

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{Photography.73.15}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Sat, 09 Oct 2004 16:41:37 CDT (HTML)


Attachment: skintone.JPG (103K)

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{Photography.73.16}: Coyote {coyote} Sat, 09 Oct 2004 17:36:45 CDT (1 line)

Those are great! I'm impressed! Very nicely done :-)

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{Photography.73.17}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Sat, 09 Oct 2004 18:54:36 CDT (3 lines)

(Blush!)

The hardest part is coming up with ideas.

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{Photography.73.18}: Coyote {coyote} Sat, 09 Oct 2004 19:35:41 CDT (4 lines)

That's been my experience, too. There is a Fotolog group
dedicated to cut-outs, if you'd like to see what other people have
done. It may spark some ideas:
www.fotolog.net/cutouts

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{Photography.73.19}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Sat, 09 Oct 2004 20:32:39 CDT (1 line)

Thanks. I'll take a look.

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{Photography.73.20}: Jenny Reiswig {jreiswig} Sat, 09 Oct 2004 20:55:28 CDT (HTML)

OK, next time I'm picking something with harder edges!


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{Photography.73.21}: Coyote {coyote} Sat, 09 Oct 2004 21:12:54 CDT (2 lines)

Hahaha! You're a brave soul to attempt *that* one.
Gorgeous!

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{Photography.73.22}: {tj2} Sat, 09 Oct 2004 22:35:40 CDT (0 lines)
{erased by tj2 Sat, 09 Oct 2004 22:35:45 CDT}

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{Photography.73.23}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Sat, 09 Oct 2004 22:41:01 CDT (HTML)

This is fun!!

Attachment: yellowbird.JPG (54K)

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{Photography.73.24}: Coyote {coyote} Sat, 09 Oct 2004 22:49:31 CDT (1 line)

Hahaha! And addictive :-)

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{Photography.73.25}: Coyote {coyote} Sat, 09 Oct 2004 23:47:14 CDT (HTML)


Attachment: Little_Tomato.jpg (54K)

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