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    YOAMD inspired

    Inspired by the recent desktops for the YOAMD celebration, I made one of my own! If you would like a bigger size, just message me and let me know and I'll send it to you. The writing says, "Where a kiss from a mouse is the most romantic kiss of all..."

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    Very nice.
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    You made that? Very cool. Now I hafta go make one of my own as well!
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    what photo software do you have? to be able to get everything but certain things in color is so cool and I wish i knew how. Please help.
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    I use adobe photoshop cs. The picture was actually easy to make...desaturating around the figure you want in the foreground, then changing the contrast and hues a little to make the picture more rich.

    I was trying to find others in my gazillion photos to do this too, but I realize I haven't gotten many from YOMD so far! PROBABLY should get up on that!!
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    How do you save the Disney font so you can type with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer Sun View Post
    what photo software do you have? to be able to get everything but certain things in color is so cool and I wish i knew how. Please help.
    Paul, fading everything but a specific selection to black and white is a fairly simple process, but you might want to give it a little practice. I'll show you the steps I use to accomplish the task using the Gimp photo editing software (free download if you don't already have it).

    Step 1: Open a photo of your choice. This effect looks best on photos that focus on objects that will contrast their backgrounds normally (for example a single red rose amidst a field of greenery). In this example, I'm using the red hero car from LMA. It would be ideal if it were centered in the shot, but it was just the first picture I opened, and well... I'm too lazy to go hunting for another one.

    Step 2: Once you've got your photo open, select the free-hand select option from the toolbar (select hand-drawn regions). It's highlighted in figure 1 below.


    Figure 1

    Step 3: This is the hardest part of the whole process. Zoom in as you see fit using the percentage number in the bottom left of your screen. Typically the closer you get, the more preceise you can be with your mouse. Holding down your left mouse button, draw a perimeter around the object you want to accent (figure 2).

    Note: If your object has gaps in it that you would also like to fade out to black and white (such as -using aeronautxearth's example- the area between Mickey and Minnie's shoulders and noses), after you have selected the perimeter, release the mouse button, hold shift (to deselect), and then trace the perimeter of the gap you would like to deselect. If this is your first time doing this however, I recommend sticking with objects that lack these gaps. Practice on something easy like a solid shape.


    Figure 2

    Step 4: Once you have selected the object as you want it, go up to the select button on the top toolbar, and from the drop-down menu choose "Invert" (figure 3). What this does is flips your selection so that what was selected previously is no longer, and what wasn't... well, now it is!


    Figure 3

    Step 5: Now that the background is selected and your soon-to-be highlighted object is not, use the Tools button and navigate the drop-down menu to Tools>Color Tools> Hue-Saturation (figure 4). Using the toolbox that opens up, select the "Saturation" slider (the bottom one) and move it all the way to the left to completely desaturate anything you have selected. If you have done everything correctly up to this point, your photo should now have no color, with the exception of what you wanted to remain (see figure 5).



    Figure 4------------------->Figure 5

    Step 6: Now, assuming there are no more changes you wish to make to your photo, simply go back up to the selection button on the top and select "None" (figure 6), which will deselect everything.


    Figure 6

    Your finished result should look something like this:


    Now, this was a quick tutorial, done in just a few minutes using the first picture I could find. If you would like an even greater in-depth explanation and maybe another example, just let me know and I'll do what I can to help.

    Have fun!

    Oh, and PS: I think this picture would look incredibly cool if I left the flames in color too, but that would be VERY difficult to pull off while making this instruction set. Maybe I'll tinker with that a little later on my own. ;-)
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    How cool!

    Very nice
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    thanks don and aero
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    here is another question...what version do i download...it looks like there is 4 or 5 versions?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer Sun View Post
    here is another question...what version do i download...it looks like there is 4 or 5 versions?!?!
    I'd go with v2.2 myself. I have Gimp version 2.2.10, but I've had that one for a while. There appears to be a v2.3 available now, but I noticed that www.gimp.org is appearing to push the v2.2.13. It appears they have the most confidence in v2.2, calling it "stable" and such. So if we know v2.2 works fine, why bother chancing it with a newer (and potentially less stable?) v2.3?
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    OK....so HOW ON EARTH DO YOU DO THE WHOLE GIMP THING!!! OMG THAT HAS TO BE THE MOST DIFFICULT AND CONFUSING WEBSITE I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!!! and ADOBE cost about $600!!! Umm yeah...ok so back to square one!! Thanks for all of your help guys!!
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    I just downloaded Adobe CS from limewire, wrong, but hey. Whatevs. My friend's dad also works for Adobe and can get us stuff for free.
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    well...if your friends dad could...ya know...sneek a copy to the Summer Sun man...it would be appreciated...i cana't put limewire or any of those sharing softwares on my PC...lol...i guess that means im saving up
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    hahaha. At least it's a great program to save up for!!
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