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Lesson 10. Creating Special Effects > Colorizing a selection

Colorizing a selection

Now you will colorize the selected set of pears. A colorized image has only one hue of color. You colorize a selection or image with the Colorize option in the Hue/Saturation dialog box. You can use the Colorize option to add color to a grayscale image or to reduce the color values in an image to one hue. ImageReady also includes Hue/Saturation.

1.
Double-click the hand tool ( ) to fit the image in the window. The top middle pears should still be selected.

2.
Choose Image > Adjust > Hue/Saturation.

The Hue/Saturation command lets you adjust the hue, saturation, and lightness of individual color components in an image.

3.
Make sure that Preview is selected. Then select the Colorize option.

The upper color bar shows the color before the adjustment; the lower bar shows how the adjustment affects all of the hues at full saturation. The image takes on a reddish tint.

4.
Experiment with values in the Hue and Saturation text boxes until you get a desirable color. You can use the sliders to adjust the Hue, Saturation, and Lightness, or you can type in numbers in the text boxes. We used a Hue of 83 and a Saturation of 28 for a greenish color.



Decreasing the saturation lowers the intensity of the color.

5.
Click OK to apply the changes.

6.
To preview the changes without the selection border, choose View > Show Extras or View > Show > Selection Edges.

7.
Choose View > Show Extras or View > Show > Selection Edges, and then choose Select > Deselect to deselect everything.

8.
Choose File > Save.


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