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June 5th, 2007, 06:08 PM
chrisnd's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Hey ladies,

I am popping in from the August DDC! I love to scrapbook and needed advice on software. I want something that is relatively simple to use and inexpensive. I am specifically looking for a software that will allow me to colorize (I think that is the word) If I have a black and white picture and want one item to be color. Do you have any ideas on what I should look into?


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June 6th, 2007, 08:04 PM
lovemyfamily0799's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I have no idea what to use. I haven't gotten that advanced yet with the photo editing. I just crop them and get the red eye out. But I wonder if anyone on the photography board could help you out.

And we love scrapbookers! Come on over and join on in, we have crops all the time, and with that baby on the way you are going to be doing a lot of scrapbooking

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June 7th, 2007, 09:42 AM
michaelswife's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I also don't know what to use!!!

But just wanted to say

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June 10th, 2007, 10:53 AM
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photoshop elements is around $100. the corel paint shop pro may be a little less expensive but i had a hard time learning how to use it, and by the time i was finally getting it, my free trial was over. but anyway....do you know about masking/unmasking? here's a website with good directions:


With the mask in place protecting the part you want in color, desaturate your image. The masked portion (in this case, the can of soda) will remain in color.
Corel Photo-Paint: Image > Adjust > Desaturate
Adobe Photoshop: Image > Adjust > Desaturate
Adobe Photoshop Elements: Enhance > Adjust Color > Remove Color

and in the photography forum, i found this thread:


hope this helps!
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