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Hand coloring desaturated image help

Apr 5, 2013, 15:59
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Hand coloring desaturated image help
Ok. Tired of beating my head against the wall. I have gone through a number of tutorials over the past couple of weeks and have mixed and matched some of the methods from those tutorials to create a composite image of a fictional planet. The tutorials has me desaturate the source images and then clone various pieces to my main image. I then went looking for better methods of adding color back to the image. Colorize produces some really nasty results, so I have been trying to do selective colorization.
The best results I saw had one using a brush and the "hue" mode. Setting it to color mode did work, but it doesn't look very good, the "hue" method looked best for what I am attempting to preserve in my image. However, I set up the brush and selected my color, went to brush in and nothing. The "hue" setting does nothing at all. I am confused to say the least. Changing the brush to color mode works, but "hue" does not. What am I missing? And yes, I am on the main texture layer and it is visible.
Other methods tried really are just variations of transparency with a solid or mixed color background beneath. I tried the fuzzy select tool, but hitting bucket fill did nothing. I am really confused. It is especially frustrating when one cannot follow a simple video tutorial and you can see you have the same settings and it is working for them.
If anyone has a solution, or even a better method entirely I would sure appreciate some advice. Please note: not an artist really. The difference between hue and color and saturation well... yeah somewhat lost on me.
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Apr 5, 2013, 18:20
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RE: Hand coloring desaturated image help
So I have continued messing with it to try and figure out what is happening. Anytime I do something that pulls the color out of an image, desaturate being the most used by myself, the hue tool stops working. Now I am getting even more confused. The hue tool may be able to solve the problem, but I would not be able to work with B&W images to make the composite in the first place? That will make it difficult to match brightness between different images.

I notice their has been some views. Am I being a complete idiot or are others stumped as well?
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Apr 5, 2013, 23:11
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RE: Hand coloring desaturated image help
Thanks you! Bookmarked. I had somewhat figured that out, figured the "hue" tool was trying to adjust something that I had zeroed the value of. I will be trying the other tips regarding coloring the image.
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