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How can acheive this look?

Discussion in 'Corel' started by Graphics2u, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. Graphics2u

    Graphics2u Very Active Member

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    I have Corel Photo Paint ver 9 and also Flexi pro. I need to take grayscale photos and give them this appearence. In flexi I have taken a solid color and applied a Transparent Lens to it and placed that over the photo and got close but these clients want it to look more like this picture. The trouble with the way I'm doing it is that to acheive the color density the transparency is almost gone and you can hardly see the photo any more. I also have Illustrator but just not sure how to do this. Is there a filter opr something I could use?

    Thanks for any input.
     

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  2. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Photoshop !
     
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    Techman Major Contributor

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    sepia tone
     
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    I before E accept after C
     
  5. javila

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    Inside of Photo Paint, look under the Effects menu, you'll see a submenu for Textures. Try any one of those. You can probably get away with the "stone" one tweake.

    (I assume your looking for that canvas-ish texture on the picture?)

    If it's the color style you're looking for, open the grayscal picture then go to Adjust > Replace colors. Window ill pop up with Old Color and New color. Pick whatever New color you want to give to the image.
     
  6. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    There are a few ways to do this in PP
    If you want a lot of control.
    Open your "objects" docker on the right.
    Add a new object on top of your background.
    Fill it solid with the color you want to add to the background.
    Go to the "merge mode" drop down tab in the docker and select the "Add" option.
    You can then play with the transparency of the merge to adjust the strength of the effect.
    Flip through all the merge options to see which one gives you the result you are looking for.
    Another way to do it is to convert the image to a Duotone.
    Look in the Image drop down menu at the top of the screen Image>Convert to> Duotone.
    When the window pops up select the "Load" option to bring up the presets.
    Try a few of those or build your own by selecting mode (mono-dual-tri- or quad) then double click on the pantone color presented to bring up a pallet to choose a new color from. Your image will update as you work. You can mess with the ramp curve to adjust the way the color(s) blend.

    wayne k
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  7. Graphics2u

    Graphics2u Very Active Member

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    Thanks for the spelling lesson I'll keep it in mind.
     
  8. Graphics2u

    Graphics2u Very Active Member

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    I'm sorry I am looking for the color. That was just a bad scan. but your other suggestion might help, Thanks!
     
  9. Graphics2u

    Graphics2u Very Active Member

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    Great!! Thanks, I'll try those ideas!
     

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