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#1 JeannieH

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:39 PM

There is this great tutorial in the free tuts section. It is how to add a realistic shadow to a pushpin. The writer uses Photoshop. I have PSE is there an actions or styles that allows me to desaturate an item to the gray in PSE 12? If not can someone steer me to directions on how to do this? TIA. 

 

 


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:26 PM

There is this great tutorial in the free tuts section. It is how to add a realistic shadow to a pushpin. The writer uses Photoshop. I have PSE is there an actions or styles that allows me to desaturate an item to the gray in PSE 12? If not can someone steer me to directions on how to do this? TIA. 

 

 

 

Hi Jeannie,

 

From your question I'm not sure if you are asking about desaturating a shadow or an item, such as an embellishment. Anyway, here are some instructions for PSE 11 and I'm thinking PSE 12 would be similar. Perhaps someone who has PSE 12 will be along with more information for you. HTH :)

 

There are couple of ways to desaturate the shadow

 

Method One:

1.After applying the shadow, double click on the fx symbol on the layer where you applied the shadow.

 

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2. A Style Settings box will open where you can adjust the opacity slider to lighten or darken the shadow, and click OK

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Method Two:

1. When the Style Settings box opens, click on the color chip to open a color picker

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2. When the color picker opens select the shade you want to change the shadow to and click OK

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If you want to desaturate an item, activate the layer the item is on and either press CTRL+U or go to Enhance>Adjust Color>Adjust Hue/Saturation and the Hue/Saturation box will open.

Use the Saturation slider to adjust the saturation of the item and click OK

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:32 AM

Thanks for the info. Sorry to be unclear. I want to desaturate an item (example: a butterfly) so that I can use it as the embellishment's shadow. I have tried with the steps you offered and I can't get the look I need. Oh well. Maybe I need to play a little more! Thanks so much for helping!


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:43 AM

I found my answer! Yeah!

Here is the link to the tutorial: http://scrapgirls.co...sionalItems.htm

 

In PSE 12 rather than go to Image: adjust: desaturate I was able to quickly remove the color by going to Enhance: adjust color: remove color. 

 

Followed the rest of the directions in the tut. Perfect results! 

 

Hope this saves others a few minutes! 


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 06:28 AM

I am glad you found a way to do what you wanted. I was going suggest doing a search online for a video but alas SG's has what you needed. As I am just learning PSE12 if I do not find what I need in their tut's I go online...it is amazing what you can learn.

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 09:28 AM

I found my answer! Yeah!

Here is the link to the tutorial: http://scrapgirls.co...sionalItems.htm

 

In PSE 12 rather than go to Image: adjust: desaturate I was able to quickly remove the color by going to Enhance: adjust color: remove color. 

 

Followed the rest of the directions in the tut. Perfect results! 

 

Hope this saves others a few minutes! 

 

Glad to hear you found what you needed. :)



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:33 AM

Shift + Ctrl + U is the keyboard shortcut command for desaturate.  Use it all the time!


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