Originally Posted By Cobalty2004:
So next Spring I want to have my house repainted. Just the dark-shit-brown color. I have already repainted half of the beige trim on my home and want to keep that color. Between the brick/beige I think only a super light gray or off-white would work.
My process was this:
- Create duplicate layer.
- Select part of the house I want to repaint.
- Create a mask
- Create a new layer that is 100% filled with the color that I want to see on my home.
- Clip that mask to the layer beneath.
- Use color blend mode to preserve detail.
- Home looks way too dark.....
Orig. Picture of Home:
Below you can see the color I choose for my overlay. Its not 100% white, but a slight off white. Now my home is dark grey, wtf.
Any help would be appreciated!
Firstly I duplicated the image, then I selected the area of the house that needed color and stuck that on its own layer and desaturated it.
I used the color dropper tool to pick up the trim color, threw that on a new layer that was linked to the earlier mentioned layer below it and chose the Overlay blend mode and got this:
Try screwing around with different colors and blend modes. Make sure you have a desaturated base for the coloring area.
Keep in mind that the area's not evenly lit so it's a bit darker in the middle and lighter towards the edges. Some manual mask fiddling with exposure and such could even this out some. You could also fiddle with the exposure some and mess with contrast and other sliders to get it to go lighter or darker.