Tutorial: Photoshop Elements for Photo Transfer – Examples

January 23, 2017
This photo of the beautiful Marion Anderson has too many grey tones to transfer well in the CitraSolv process. Deleting the background then boosting the Brightness and Contrast removes enough ink that we can get a great transfer – keeping the details in her face.
It’s a common problem when trying to transfer photos of any dark skinned person. This little cowboy also has an awful lot of stuff to compete with in the background of his photo. I deleted the background then selected certain areas such as his face to boost more or less than other areas. Now that I’m looking at it I see that I’ve blown out (made too bright) all the detail in his chaps. 
If you are smart and save your work (as a copy or with a different name each time) you can go back to a certain step and work from there.


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    July 7, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Very nice suggestion. I was thinking about that. That is a very fascinating. Thank you for sharing. I love it so much.

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    July 6, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Good tips.

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    July 5, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Great technique, appreciate the photos of people of color, will help with my art. Thanks so much!

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    Linda Moran
    July 5, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Very nice work – I love using Photoshop for all kinds of inspiration.

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    Sally Westcott
    July 5, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Oops – I missed a phrase! The photos are on my blog!

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    Sally Westcott
    July 5, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I'm taking all this on board Lyric! Thank you so much for being such a good teacher.

    I'm really starting to use my Thermofax maker. I've put a photo of my Pears and Pomigranates the text and the flying pears are mine! I just love them!


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