Any Photoshop Experts ABout
I took some photos at a wedding last weekend and a relation would like to use one of the photos for her business, the picture is of their B&B. She would just like me to change the colour of the roof as its slate and there are water lines down it. They cover half the roof so cant just spot heal. I’m a real beginner so advice please.Posted 4 years ago
Hard to say without seeing the pic, but if the water lines are just a different color one approach would be to first duplicate the base layer, make a rough selection around the roof using the lasso tool, then apply a layer mask to isolate it from the rest of the building.
Then with the layer selected go to adjustments – hue and saturation, select the channel which best matches the colour of the water lines and either reduce their saturation or change their hue so they match the rest of the roof better, you may need to do this across a couple of colour channels to completely disguise them.
If it looks OK you can then spend some time tidying up the layer mask.
If the water line are a different lightness, it’s going to be a bit harder, maybe using the clone tool in place of the hue and saturation.Posted 4 years agorascalMember
Find a hi-res pic of a slate roof on Google images and comp it on over the one in the pic, on a separate layer.Posted 4 years ago
Distort if need be and layer mask it so you can remove edges where it meets chinmeys, neighbours roof etc.
Play around with hue/saturation and levels to match the colour of the real roof.
Should be quite easy.
easy. magic wand selection with a tolerance of 10-20, refine edge and use the mask for whatever combination of HSB/curve/colour balance gets you a darker area with the correct colour. then flatten onto a copy of the background layer and use a soft edge brush in lighten/darken mode to even out the bits that stand out.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
err – she wants to alter a picture of her B&B to advertise the business??
I think the term is ‘tidy up’, not ‘alter’. I used to do this sort of thing all the time, especially with skies, where someone had taken a photo on an overcast day, so the sky was just white, so I’d select the sky, and looking through my collection of skies, find one that most closely matched angle of light, etc, drop it in and resize, etc. Just makes the scene as a whole look more cheerful. I’d clean up water marks, or rust stains from old metal work, too.Posted 4 years ago
Just makes a building look a little tidier, is all. Not mis-representing it.
so the sky was just white, so I’d select the sky, and looking through my collection of skies, find one that most closely matched angle of light, etc, drop it in and resize, etc
My most successful alteration was like that – trying to take pictures of birds, got a good one with a net in the background, but I’d also missed one completely so had a frame full of perfect blue sky. Sorted 🙂Posted 4 years agoplyphonMember
make a new layer
choose replace colour (image, adjustments, replace colour)
eyedrop the colour to replace
open the colour picker by clicking on the coloured square
adjust to taste
mask the image, remove everything else other than the changed bit of roof (the replace colour will likely change a whole bunch of other bits too)
voila!Posted 4 years ago
Hi MrSmith has saved the day.
Any chance of a brief how to (or which option above?)
No it was a Sony A55 at 9pm in overcast conditions, wasnt really thinking but the auntie liked it.
Camera Sony SLT-A55VPosted 4 years ago
Exposure 0.008 sec (1/125)
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 3200
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