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Old Sep 28, 2006, 1:21 AM   #11
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agreed with crash, using a 2nd layer and erasing it will not only preserve the original image, it'll also save you some time & worries.

here's how I do it:

1. Select > All
2. Crtl+C then Ctrl+V (creates the 2nd layer)
3. Image > Adjustments > Desaturate (make sure you desaturate the top layer)
4. Image > Adjustments > Levels
5. Use eraser tool to bring back the colors.

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Old Sep 28, 2006, 12:03 PM   #12
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Scott and TDN,

Thanks for the replies. I will try this method out soon. Scott, thanks also for the tips on the different modes for freehand selection. I had not noticed the little selection box that opens up when you use that tool. I will have to say that PSP's version is not nearly as accurate as Elements in that respect. I guess, in the end, I will be happy I have both programs as I am finding I prefer one program or another depending on the job I am trying to accomplish.

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Old Sep 28, 2006, 7:16 PM   #13
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TDN wrote:

"using a 2nd layer and erasing it will not only preserve the original image, it'll also save you some time & worries."

Of course, you're correct -- it will save time because you're erasing less area, but which layer you choose to manipulate doesn't change the fact that you have to merge the layers and save to a different file. I just got bogged down in doing things a certain way --- duh!

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