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Some photoshop help please

Discussion in 'Underwater Photography/Videography' started by ScubaDiva, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. ScubaDiva

    ScubaDiva Amazing Member

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    As I was messing about on a trial version of CS4 with some pics taken in the park the other day I discovered that on the right hand column there is a bit called channels. Here you can select and deselect the red, green and blue channels. This seems to give some great effects which I would like to save as an actual picture. However, I can't figure out how to save this particular effect as a jpeg. Either I save it and it save the normal rgb pic or (I think) I manged to layer it and it would only save as .pse

    Any ideas?
     
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    puddle fish Well-Known Member

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    You can a similar effect by messing about with the chanel mixer in the image menu under adjustments then you can save it as a jpeg. otherwise you end up with an image you cant flatten or a black and white image. The only otther way round it is to do a screen shot and save in paint then reimport into photoshop but you lose the resolution.
     
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    ScubaDiva Amazing Member

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    You can a similar effect by messing about with the chanel mixer in the image menu under adjustments then you can save it as a jpeg. otherwise you end up with an image you cant flatten or a black and white image. The only otther way round it is to do a screen shot and save in paint then reimport into photoshop but you lose the resolution.
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    Have discovered the channel mixer but can't quite work out what's going on with it.
     
  4. Maria Munn

    Maria Munn New Member

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    Hi there,

    When you alter the channels it sounds like you are building in another layer. All you need to do is to flatten the image and then you can save it in whatever format you would like.

    Fingers crossed that this will help you. Best of luck.

    Maria
     
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    Thanks - when I did it originally I hadn't added another adjustment layer I was just messing about with an already flattened image. But I will try and add a layer, mess and then flatten and save.

    Its all new to me - just finished a month trial of elements so then downloaded a months trial of CS4 so I could continue to play, then I'll go for lightroom for a month. :D
     
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    There is a dead easy way to do this to your open image.
    Click "Layer" tab on the main toolbar. Select "New Adjustment Layer" then select "Channel Mixer". Play around with your channels (you can vary the amount of red/green/blue in each of the channels so it gives you more scope then just using the channel tab). When you've done playing, simply select "Flatten Image" from the "Layer" tab, and save as a jpeg. Thumbs Up

    The channel mixer is quite a simple concept - each channel starts off with 100% of its own colour in it, ie red channel has 100% red, 0% blue, 0% green. You can alter this so that, for example, the red channel could have 50% red, 10% blue, and 20% green, so that a pure carmine red would now be a deeper blood red.
     
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    Ah thanks - should be able to figure it out now that I know how it works!
     

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