I'm really having some issues with these photo editing programs- help appreciated...

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by skysunsand, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. skysunsand macrumors newbie

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    All I want is to take one photo, one of my car, turn everything BUT the car black and white, and leave the car in color.
    I've tried Magicbrush-photo. It -sucked- majorly for me.
    I should note, I'm running Tiger, 10.4.11, if that matters.
    I'm trying to use GIMP, but I have no clue of what an X11 program even is. Should I even be using that program for the task I want to complete?
    I mean, I'm not going to buy photoshop or anything like that just to do 1 picture.
    Any help is greatly appreciated...
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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  3. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    You can get a free trial of photoshop, if that's all you want to do. It will probably have a tutorial of how to do exactly that.

    Or, you could post the pic here, and some nice forum member would probably just do it for you. (Not me, I suck at such things.):)
     
  4. skysunsand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't mean to, I wanted to delete my post from the one in the camera section once I saw this category....but I don't know how to do that...
     
  5. opeter macrumors 65816

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    You could try Seashore. Build on GIMP technology and it is free.
     
  6. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    You can actually do this in Preview under 10.5 if you're not looking for full-on Pro-quality results ...

    Use the Extract feature to outline your car:

    [​IMG]

    Hid CMD-C to copy when you're done, then drop the selection so that the whole picture is active again. Go Tools -> Adjust Colour and move the Saturation slider all the way to the left to grayscale the image.

    Now, CMD-V to paste your colour car back into the picture. Job done.

    Cheers!

    Jim
     
  7. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    Except you're not running 10.5, and you quite clearly said so in your original post.

    Sorry about that - my fault for skim-reading.

    Still, a copy of Leopard is cheaper than a copy of Photoshop!

    Cheers

    Jim
     
  8. alex020869 macrumors newbie

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    I did this with my PC using Gimp and it was brilliant. I would post pics up but i don't know how to. Go to YouTube. Loads of tutorials on it. It's really easy and very effective.
    I just downloaded Gimp onto my new Mac but don't know how to move the pics to Gimp to alter them!! If anyone knows then that would be a great help.

    Alex
     

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