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  1. Dumbo

    Distressing or ageing an object - Advice needed please

    Will go away now and try my luck.
  2. Dumbo

    Distressing or ageing an object - Advice needed please

    Thanks Hawkeye, muchly appreciated........ Wil go away and experiment
  3. Dumbo

    Distressing or ageing an object - Advice needed please

    Thanks. Muchly appreciated
  4. Dumbo

    Distressing or ageing an object - Advice needed please

    Hi, I need to try and "age" this object as per attached photo. I'm using CS5 by the way. At present as you can see it looks like it's just off the shelf but I want to incorporate in a background of a building site and therefore, for realism want it to look like it's dusty, been used just a bit...
  5. Dumbo

    Creating a Shadow

    Let's have another go at posting the layered piccy...............
  6. Dumbo

    Creating a Shadow

    You won't believe it but it comes from IKEA, the Danish furniture etc "supermarket. Do you have them in your neck of the woods? Thanks for your further advice, will check all these ideas out altho' I've started on a different piccy at pres. Basically I do a piccy calendar every year for friends...
  7. Dumbo

    Creating a Shadow

    Tweak, Tweak, Tweak, indeed..................... ;)
  8. Dumbo

    Colour Replacement Tool

    Tkx guys............ Something else for to work on :) Still, it'll keep me off the streets for a while.............
  9. Dumbo

    Creating a Shadow

    Tkx for your thoughts ibclare I'll look into that tomorrow (later today, I'm on European time....). Yes I do have the PSD version but as the upload piccy menu only mentioned jpg and a few others, but omitted psd I didn't think I could upload it. Will do that as well later in my day, the...
  10. Dumbo

    Colour Replacement Tool

    What would you recommend as "better methods"? As I have said, I find the "curves" tool better but is there anything else I could consider?
  11. Dumbo

    Creating a Shadow

    Tkx Dv8, again. Will check it out but poss not today as I need to make some Ginger Schnapps (not Ginger Snaps, this stuff is liquid and 80º proof). Am saving your advice for future reference.........
  12. Dumbo

    Creating a Shadow

    Shad MkII Trying out what you've written Dv8, except I coloured in Brown otherwise the shadow was grey. I know it's still not there but practice makes perfect, right? Or at least as perfect as I'm going to get :rolleyes:
  13. Dumbo

    Colour Replacement Tool

    From what I've experienced over the last couple of days, this tool doesn't work in the same way that I, in my naivity, thought it did. Perhaps someone can explain, briefly, why it doesn't do what I thought it said on the can. I've tried trawling Google but haven't found an answer yet. So I had...
  14. Dumbo

    Creating a Shadow

    Tkx Dv8, I'll go away and try that. It's just that when I tried filling in with black etc I finished up with a shadow that was grey and not the brown colour that the "real shadow" has. Will try again with your suggestions and see how it goes. It's hissing with rain here so it's not as if I've...
  15. Dumbo

    Creating a Shadow

    Not impressed, eh??? :rolleyes:
  16. Dumbo

    Creating a Shadow

    OK. Here we go. I admit it's more Cliff Richard then The Shads but fine. Attempt No 1 having used a new layer, a bit of cut & paste, a bit of opacity change, lots of twisting & turning and a bit of fade. Tried using Blur on the edges but, for whatever reason, the picture suddenly got covered in...
  17. Dumbo

    Creating a Shadow

    No prob. Still haven't got round to trying the suggestions yet as ystdy was more a day of meet & greet and then changing colours on clothing but that's another story. (Note to Self: Remember to post abt the Colour Replacement Tool...........)
  18. Dumbo

    Happy new year to all!!!

    Well here in FrogLand you can wish people HNY up to the end of Jan, but then again we're on the run up to the Year of the Serpent or similar, so how'se about a quick GUNG HAY FAT CHOY !!! or, as the Mandarins apparently say, XIN NIAN KUAI LE !! Whichever, enjoy your...
  19. Dumbo

    Creating a Shadow

    Errrrrrrrrr............ I took the original picture with my arm but without the Lego piece, therefore the original shadow of my arm is in the original picture. Since when I've added the Lego bit which is why I'm looking as to how to add the Lego shadow to the original picture. Does that make...
  20. Dumbo

    Creating a Shadow

    Haven't forgotten just had too much on my plate the last couple of days. Will be back.......... (now there's a threat................) :cheesygrin:
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