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Old Oct 26, 2009, 2:44 PM   #1
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I was going to completely isolate the lady bug but removing the red became to big a chore. I wimped out and this is the result.
Maybe I can find an easier way using color channels or something. If anyone has a suggestion I would be glad to give it a try.
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Old Oct 26, 2009, 4:44 PM   #2
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Was this what you were trying to achieve?
I used Lightroom. Reduced all the channels except for yellow and orange to zero.

IMO the first is actually better than my version. If you look at the ladybugs scale, the red is reflected, and that makes the ladybug not stand out as much in my edited version.

So to sum up. I believe yours is good as it is
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Old Oct 26, 2009, 6:17 PM   #3
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Smac, if you follow my procedure in the challenge description, it should be a piece of cake.

Acapulco, please read the newly anchored post at the top of the forum regarding editing other people's photos without asking permission. Thanks

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Old Oct 26, 2009, 6:57 PM   #4
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[QUOTE=smac;1013341]I was going to completely isolate the lady bug but removing the red became to big a chore. I wimped out and this is the result.
Maybe I can find an easier way using color channels or something. If anyone has a suggestion I would be glad to give it a try.
Cheers, Steve

I simply create a new empty file the same size as the original, and then copy over the gray scale image. I go back to the gray scale image and undo the conversion to gray, isolate what objects I want to be in color, and then copy them to the new file. The new file IS RGB...

There's probably an easier way to to do this, but this method is very simple.

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Old Oct 27, 2009, 2:57 PM   #5
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Thanks Chato, That's pretty much the result I got. I think I will leave it this way. I kind of like it.
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The little Lady Bug has sucked all the color out of the leaf.
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Old Nov 2, 2009, 7:42 PM   #7
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Just wanted to say I'm very sorry for not asking for permission to alter the image at the top of this thread.
It will never happen again and I hope that I will be forgiven for my shortcoming.
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Noooooo Problem at all. I bear no ill will. I was glad you saved me the work.
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good hehe, I was afraid you would hold a grudge against me
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