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Old Aug 7, 2003, 6:55 PM   #1
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I have Photoshop Elements 2 and was wondering if any one knows how to get the colors in a photo to be "vivid". I have tried saturation and it comes close,but not quite what I want. I want the colors to be more vibrant or vivid. thanks
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Old Aug 8, 2003, 7:14 AM   #2
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I use PSE2 also and one way may be to duplicate the background layer and than click on layers in the pallette. Go to vivid light and change the opacity to get to the colors that you would like it to be.
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Old Aug 8, 2003, 9:08 PM   #3
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Thanks,for the idea, I will give it try.
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Old Aug 11, 2003, 6:42 PM   #4
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Hi Kanji,
What I have found, especially with one of my first digital cameras, the Sony 505v is that part of the seeming flatness or lack of vivid color at times seems to be an inherent quality of digital cameras. Certainly not an expert here, but I have been disappointed at times with the flatness that looked almost like a "haze". Well, I found an article @ Lonestardigital.com that suggests a fix for "haze" called the "Clarifier". Not always effective and certainly deserves some "tweeking" from the settings given, not only does the method, reduce that "haziness", but seems also to increase the color "vividness". Here is a link to the article. I and others have found that a setting of amount 12%, radius 35-50 and threshold of 0 also is successful. Just watch for "blown-out" white highlights. Also included on the page/article is a "Clean Sharpening" tutorial.
http://www.lonestardigital.com/photoshop_quicktips.htm

Another article of not @ Lonestar is one outlining Photoshops "autocontrast" feature and how this also helps increase color and image "vividness".
http://www.lonestardigital.com/autocontrast.htm

Hope these help a bit.... Curt
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Old Aug 11, 2003, 8:43 PM   #5
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Hi again Kanji,
Here is another thread and discussion about the above mentioned clean sharpening or clarifyier:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=5175416
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