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Author Topic: Changing Colour Photo's to black and white the easy way.  (Read 1122 times)

Patty Gebbie

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 Instead of going to the trouble of printing out my picture for painting in black and white, I simply use a piece of red cellophane or plastic over the colour picture. This also works if you hold it up to your painting, it will show your shading and http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/w00t.gifcolour changes as values.  Try it. you'll like it!!! Patty


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Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 10:53:59 PM
That's a really awesome tip, thanks Patty and

:bigwelcome: to the site. Tell us a bit more about the art you do - oils, acrylics, watercolour, subject you like to paint, etc?


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Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 08:55:01 PM
 :welcome: Patty, and thanks for that little pearl. I'll have to see what I can find...that could save a lot of printer ink! I know you'll enjoy it here, can't wait to see what you use and do with it  ???   ;D Hope to see you on the forum often.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011, 05:01:37 AM
A great tip Patty! I look forward to getting some red cellophane and giving that a go!
Oh, and  :welcome:
''Don't spend life going forward in reverse, just glimpse the rear view mirror now and again then, focus on what lays ahead''.
(Tony. ASM 3rd July 2013)


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Reply #4 on: October 27, 2011, 11:27:54 AM
Every time someone comes up with a great idea I feel like I'm on a treasure hunt....this could be a long search as well. Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho......
Cheers, Val

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Reply #5 on: October 27, 2011, 11:47:42 AM
when you do get, hide a sheet in a geocache for the next artist  ;D


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Reply #6 on: October 27, 2011, 12:11:53 PM
Funny, I was thinking the same thing! Shame I didn't know about geocaching earlier...could have left a few small bundles.
Cheers, Val

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