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    Main » 2010 » April » 23 » Create quickly interesting effects with combination Ctrl+Alt+~ in photoshop


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    Create quickly interesting effects with combination Ctrl+Alt+~ in photoshop
    Combination Ctrl+Alt+~ is to create selection by choosing bright color areas on the picture automatically. Now we will do examples to see how useful is it to shorten  steps in our work. 

    1. Brighten up the picture or skin:
    - Open the pic you want to do.

    Ctr+J to duplicate it we have Background copy. Between two these layers we create a new fill layer with white like that:

    -  

    Choose Background copy, press Ctrl+Alt+~ we will have:



    This step to choose bright area on the picture automatically.

    Press Delete and Ctrl+D to deselect we will get:



    Quicker, useful and better result to brighten than familiar ways i have used.


    2. Change color of the pic:

    - Open your base. Here i use the pic of flowers.

     

    Ctrl+J to duplicate it to get the copy. Between two these layers we create a new fill layer with 9db5f3. Choose background copy, Ctrl+Alt+~ then press Delete we have:



    - Choose fill layer, change the mode to Pin Light.
    Our result:



    You can repeat these steps till you get the tone you want .
    You can do the same techinque with pattern, gradient or texture.


    3. Here is an example i do with texture.
    - Open and duplicate your base as always. I use this stock:



    - Create a new layer between two first layers and paste this texture into it, move it to position you feel fit your base.

    - Now what i want is to store the light of  the texture on the origin pic. Hide the eye of background copy, choose the texture layer and press Ctrl+Alt+~:




    - Now choose and  turn on the hidden layer, we have selected area:



    - Click Delete and Ctrl+D to deselect we have:



    - Come  back to texture layer and set it to Pin light 100%. Ctrl+B to adjust color:
    Midtones:-28,31,-100
    Shadows:-73,100,-100

    Then Levels with Ctrl+L:



    Then erase with soft brush, flow 19% on unneccesasy parts:



    Right click on this layer, choose Blending option:



    Here is final result:



    There are examples to show how to apply combination Ctrl+Alt+~ with Delete key to create quickly interesting effects. Hope it will be useful for you. Thanks for reading.

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    1 Oreeme   (2010-04-25 5:19 AM)
    Thanks!
    your tut is very useful for me!

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    2 Admin   (2010-04-28 10:26 PM)
    thanks, im glad it was useful for you smile

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    3 Mai   (2010-05-11 10:36 AM)
    is there a way you can do a video clip on this..?

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    4 Admin   (2010-05-11 2:22 PM)
    i often write a tut in some times when im free so i cant record it. But you can ask me anything. wink

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    5 Mai   (2010-05-12 2:03 AM)
    okay, Choose Background copy, press Ctrl+Alt+~ this part doesn't automtically select the areas that needed to bright for me...? and when i delete it deleted the whole face or the area that i wanted to change the color tone.

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    6 Admin   (2010-05-12 3:18 PM)
    show me your pic smile

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    7 Clippingimages   (2010-05-17 6:10 PM)
    o ho...huge one...thanks for sharing...

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    8 Amazing Gianah   (2010-05-29 1:15 PM)
    hi your tuts is really good... i am also enjoying graphics design and i like what youve shared...ty

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    9 Admin   (2010-05-29 1:53 PM)
    Thank you, im always glad i can give something helpful. You're welcome wink

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    10 Omar Fernando Pessoa   (2010-06-02 6:47 PM)
    My portuguese photoshop does not get Ctrl + Alt + ~

    Send the Menu call, please.


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    11 Admin   (2010-06-03 8:27 PM)
    sorry but im not sure what is your problem...did you mean this combination key did not work ?

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    12 Guna   (2010-07-16 4:05 PM)
    photoshop cs 5 does not get Ctrl + Alt + ~
    please help me how to use .

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    13 Admin   (2010-07-16 8:42 PM)
    i dont use cs5 so i dont know what is exact answer for you. But you can search the answer from internet or ask the help from Adobe team wink

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    14 Guna   (2010-07-17 2:17 PM)
    Thank you. I find the following reply in Adobe help "Solved the problem in CS5 by using the (2) key rather than the tilde after ctrl+alt "

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    15 Guna   (2010-07-17 2:17 PM)
    Solved the problem in CS4 by using the (2) key rather than the tilde after ctrl+alt

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    16 Admin   (2010-07-21 8:50 PM)
    im glad u found the help wink

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    17 Cobalt   (2010-08-14 3:36 AM)
    Basically, what this does is this.

    The keys correspond to the following on a regular US QWERTY keyboard:
    ~ = RGB channel (I suspect the key to be used in non QWERTY keyboards would be the key immediately before the 1 key).
    1 = 1st channel
    2 = 2nd channel
    3 = 3rd channel
    4 = 4th channel

    In an RGB picture, only there are only three channels. Pressing ctrl + 1 or 2 or 3 will display those respective channels, and give you an idea of what you're going to be selecting if you use (ctrl + alt + 1, ctrl + alt + 2, etc). ctcl + ~ goes back to RGB, and basically ctrl + alt + ~, creates a selection based on luminosity of all the channels together, hence the actual image.

    Hope this helps.


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    18 Admin   (2010-08-15 9:34 AM)
    im not sure why u left such comment here but i think it can be helpful to some people. Thanks.

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    19 Prescila   (2010-10-08 10:26 AM)
    In photoshop CS5 can not find the shortcut CTRL + ALT + ~.

    The keys for the shortcut changed?

    Prescila

    ----------------

    No photoshop CS5 não consigo localizar o atalho CTRL ALT ~.

    As teclas para o atalho mudaram?

    Obrigada.

    Prescila


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    20 Admin   (2010-10-10 5:35 PM)
    yes, its different from different version. You can read the comment above or
    http://pureromance88.ucoz.com/news....6-14-72 , 14th comment smile
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