More than One Way to Skin a

You can colorize the kitten (or any other object you care to) in a realistic way using the following trick. I wanted to make this cat a little more tiger-like, so I enhanced its coloring a little with some bright orange-yellow. That's not as simple as you might think. If you color the cat using the Hue/Saturation controls, you'll apply color to all of it, losing some of the subtle color in its eyes. Follow these steps, instead:

1. Duplicate the kitten's layer using Layer > Duplicate.

2. Choose Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation, and move the Hue and Saturation controls until you get the color you want. Click on OK to apply the modification to the duplicate of the kitten layer.

3. Choose the Overlay Merging mode in the Layers Palette to merge the colorized layer with the original kitten in the layer underneath. This technique will let other colors show through, smoothly merging the new color with the original image.

Thisdocument is created withtrial versionof CHM2PDFPMot 2.16.100.t the color exactly the way you like. Usually, it's best to reduce the contrast a little and add some brightness, as I did for the final image, shown in Figure 5.48.

Figure 5.48. A slick colorizing trick gives the kitten a tiger's pelt.

Figure 5.48. A slick colorizing trick gives the kitten a tiger's pelt.

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