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Hmmm... those files don't look very orange on my monitor? I hope my monitor is not the problem?

Looks very orange to me, but not excessive to the point of distortion.
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OK, now I see the difference. Geeze, I hope I'm not going colored blind too?

Your colors look more natural which is what I was going for when I did mine.



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This is what first came to mind when reading the instructions.

I'm not sure how to approach it. Just add color and background?


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In older versions of Photoshop, once you've inverted the graphic you must trace it then select your work. Once you've selected the outline you can then use the paint bucket to fill with colors.

With newer versions you can just use the quick selection tool. This tool automatically traces it for you.

This eliminates the need to paint the colors in with a brush by hand. Once the drawing is traced either manually or with the selection tool you can fill in all or just parts of the drawing using solid colors, gradients, patterns, etc. Here's an advanced illustrated tutorial that should give you a better understanding. »psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illus···ce-ship/

You should be able to do the same or something similar in other graphics editors?
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I'm using GIMP, which is the freeware equivalent of Photoshop. The tutorial spent most of the time learning how to select an object, then colored the layers as the last step.

I can easily select the lines using the color section tool, but I don't see how to color each section unless they were selected individually. Instead of individual sections, I just used a gradient across the spaceship. Here's what I ended up with. It's a start, I'll keep working on it.

I isolated the spaceship by selecting the outside white areas manually, then deleting. I could also use the scissors tool to cut it out, which is closer to the Photoshop tutorial.


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OK, here's what I can do. This is indeed a challenge and a nice change of pace.

Details: GIMP, Retinex (maximize contrast), new layer as Neon (edge selection and highlight), substract, then select and paint by section.

I started with red, then yellow. What's in-between? Orange.


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There ya go, it's all just a matter of learning what tools perform what actions. If I'm not learning or creating something everyday I feel like the day was wasted. Although there are days when I just need to veg out in front of the boob tube.

I always say, you can never have too much orange.

I'll admit I'm using CS5 Extended and it does a lot of the hard work for me. For example the "quick selection tool" I mentioned allows me to auto-trace all the lines and then just hover the paint bucket over each section and fill with solid colors, gradients. etc.

I was kind of hesitant to post these not knowing what editors everyone is using. I thought it may be a bit much for the free editors but you just proved me wrong.
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I wish some one else would comment on this so I would know that I am not going batty and you would know it is not my sight and mind.

It's orange, for sure...very!


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From my last hunt -


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Absolutely stunning, Chuck.


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said by badd:

I wish some one else would comment on this so I would know that I am not going batty and you would know it is not my sight and mind.

It's orange, for sure...very!

Thank you.
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Absolutely stunning, Chuck.

Thanks.
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Yes, I agree very nice. Did you make the nebula too?



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GIMP - Gradient map. And it's not orange.


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GIMP - Solarize, gradient map.


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GIMP - Gradient map. And it's not orange.

I see gold with shadows of olive. But then again, I don't see any red in your avatar.
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Gradient map - "Full Spectrum" - but it's mostly red.
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said by GeekGirl1:

GIMP - Gradient map. And it's not orange.

I see gold with shadows of olive. But then again, I don't see any red in your avatar.

The map is called golden.


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Yellows, greens and blues show up bright but the reds are almost black now.

I guess that's why orange shows up dull also?



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Yes, I agree very nice. Did you make the nebula too?

No. The basis for the nebula was a wallpaper print from NASA.
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Kitchen items.


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GIMP - Solarize, gradient map.

To me, that is orange too.


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Sooooooooo big!!!


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And another...


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Not orange


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