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Specific Make fireplace grout dark


rishatozil

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Hi,

I'd like to see what the fireplace wall would look like with the grout (lines between tiles) being black rather than gray. Could someone please do that for me? Thanks

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Rich54

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Nice job @IamSam. Can you explain what you did? I tried this one myself, but didn't post it. Mine came out ok, but yours is much cleaner and more consistent.

Here's what I did:
  • Fill the entire shape of the tiled wall with black.
  • Apply Blend-If to allow the black to appear only if the underlying layer is lighter than about 42. (The existing charcoal-gray tiles have an RGB value of approx. 40,40,40. With Blend-If set at 42, anything lighter than 42,42,42, such as the grout, will be darkened by my black layer, but the tiles themselves remain unaffected.)
  • Mask away the fireplace grill and the ceiling fan.
There is a lot of JPEG noise surrounding the grout lines, which I didn't attempt to clean up. That noise affected the quality of my method.
 

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