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Hi! This is Mama Shan with another video tutorial on the subject of colorizing pixels. I suggest you watch the Photoshop Mama’s colorizing concept video and colorized black dress video before watching this one. And this is what we have done and I am going to turn off the groups. We have taken an image with the girl on a white dress and turned it to a black dress.
And the gentleman in a sort of black, it is kind of dark brown jacket and turned that into a white jacket. So I am going to run through some other steps and some other adjustments that you can use to apply these concepts with. I am trying to teach you how to use particular settings in various dialog boxes that can achieve similar results.
So, I am just going to throw this to groups out by Shift clicking on them and then holding down Shif+Alt and clicking on the trash icon and we are going to start again. Let us start with the girls dress. Now I have already made the selection which I have stored in my channels pallet here as you can see. So I can click on that tab and quickly load it by holding down the Control key on a PC, Command can in a Macintosh and clicking the thumbnail and that is going to put selection borders around the dress area.
I am going to undo that right now and show you another way that you can load that is through the select menu is to go up here to select, load selection and we can just dial in the dress channel that I saved there and New selection and will do virtually the same thing. And I am going to create a new group and I am going to call this dress and then click on the Add Layer Mask which will put a mask on the group with the white areas revealing the dress so that whatever I put in the contents of the group will only affect what is in that white area, the silhouette there.
So, the first things that we are going to do is this time what I am going to do is I am going to start off with the Hue Saturation adjustment because remember the task at hand if we want to change white to a color we still have to get some gray pixels in there. And clicking on the colorize box, and right away you can say the default hue is a red which is indicated down here but when it is applied directly over a white image, you just get a pastel version of it because of those luminosity pixels and here being so light.
So, we will come down here and target the lightness slider which controls the lightness or darkness of the pixels and as we start moving to the left here, it darkens it up which will allow us to dial in some more intense saturation so I can get a very nice vivid red dress. In doing this it still looks a little flat so we will add some other adjustments after that too. But I just want to show you the various hues and saturations that you can get with this because we bring it down darker and we can bring it all the way over the black but we have lost all of the highlights that are in the dress so it looks very flat when we do something like that.
So we just need to have a little bit of lightness in there so I am going to bring this to around the negative 70 and we will take care of getting that color with some other adjustments and I am going to click OK. Now, I am going to add a levels adjustment layer on top of this to show you the basic concept of how levels works as far as increasing contrast and then we are going to go into curves and we will show you how that applies in curves very similarly to levels.
In the input levels window here with that three little triangles; a black one represents setting or remapping the black point of the image, the middle one is called the grandma, not the grandma I am a grandma but this is the gamma slider and that controls the mid tone values and then of course the white point slider which controls the highlight values. And in remapping, what this does is right now it saying that the black point is set to the lowest output level of zero here which is pure black.
But if I start to move this over, we will remap that black point to a gray area that lies right here. So, that particular darker gray but not black area is now