Using the Colors Menu
I use two of the settings
under the Colors menu quite often. The adjust RGB command, and the
Colorize command. Most people think you use these edits to adjust
or correct color. I like to use them to create different looks to
the same image. Here is what happens using the RGB:
You can fool around with
different combinations of the Red/Green/Blue color values and come up with
some interesting variations of an image. Or I suppose you could just
use them to correct the color of an image or photo.
The Colorize option gives
a variety of colors and shading in Reds, Blues & Greens when combining
changes in Hue and Saturation. As with the RGB, sometimes you just
have to play until you find something you really like. Here is the
same dragon picture using the Colorize.
If you look carefully you
will notice that when you use Colorize, you end up with just one color.
The dragon is now shaded in variations of the color Blue. You have
to pick and choose which images to use the RGB adjustments with, and which
images will work well using the Colorize.
Now what would happen
if you used the Grey Scale under the Colors menu?
If you want to test out
the RGB on the new grey scale dragon, you will have to use the Increase
Color arrow. Then try the RGB again and see if you notice any differences.
The first image is Grey Scale,
the second image is the grey scaled image after using the same settings
of the earlier RGB adjustment. The third image is how it originally
looked using the RGB before we turned it into grey scale. You might
have missed finding that particular color if you hadn't played with the
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