I’ve been spending a bit of time lately (as I’ve mentioned before) writing a little instruction booklet thing on how to unicycle. I think I just finished it then. I covers the basics of unicycling and instead of going on to freestyle things I’ve added links in a separate section. If anyone wants a copy to give to friends about to learn or just to read out of curiousity, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll send you one.
Now for the computer question…
I’ve edited a picture to put on the cover but it comes out as slightly pink where it should be white (see attachment). Can anyone help me with this?
Or you can just tell me here that you want a copy and give me your email address.
Andrew Try this I done in Paint. I haven’t got Paintshop-pro but it’s the best I can do.
Or try this one instead. It’s the best I can do.
Thanks David, but those couple of dark patches aren’t really the problem…I can get rid of them, but I don’t know how to get rid of the pink background of the photo.
I cleared it up a bit. Try that what Drawing Software you are using. I will be getting Paintshop-Pro soon. Use the eraser to get the pinkish out. Otherwise. Regroup the whole lot to do another shoot, but this time the little girl on the left (Standing) should be on the bloke’s shoulder, (The one in front) and bring the boy from the front where the little girl was standing, so he won’t block out the boy on the Giraffe Unicycle.
Pretty important. You may have your own idea. I’ll leave it up to you.
It’s pretty much fixed now after ‘flood filling’ it with ‘white’ but it’s still a little bit pink. That’ll do.
Is this one a little better???
Perfect…what did you use to do it? Could you possibly fix this up for me?
I just went to send a copy off to someone and the filesize was 1.41MB! I’d fixed up (or almost fixed up) the pink problem and saved it under a new name so luckily I’ve still got the old 165KB version. What’s going on? I used the same size images in both versions and the same type (.jpg) so I don’t have a clue what’s caused this problem. Can anyone help me out?
As the pink is very light, the easiest way of getting rid of it is just to adjust the brightness and contrast a little. You can do this on Photoeditor (included with office) as well as photoshop, photopaint etc.
The reason you are getting a higher file size, is that the editor you are using is saving with a lower compression level by default. This is serving no advantages as the source of the image was compressed more anyway. To solve this… find where you can change the compression level on the program (sometimes from an advanced button on save, sometimes it is asked you when you save).
If your program doesnt have this facility, use a free program like easythumbnails, and make a more compressed version from that (you dont have to downsize the image).
Hope this helps,
I don’t know who you were talking to when you said "Perfect…what did you use to do it? ", but if you were talking to me then I used Adobe Photoshop 6. All I did was used the magic wand tool and clicked on all the pink bits. The wand tool automatically selects areas that are of the same colour or almost the same colour depending on how high the sensitivity is turned on. Then I just hit delete on each area and if made them white. By the way, where are the spokes on the wheels of the unicycles???
If you weren’t talking to me then sorry for saying what I just said
Here’s just the photo if you want it, and it’s not very big either
That is more better than I thought. Thanks ur. (Sorry I don’t know your real name) I will have to get Adobe Photoshop myself or even Paintshop Pro or Ulead PhotoImpact 6SE. Funny, one of my Computer Magazine’s CD has got one. A full Version of Ulead PhotoImpact 6 SE. I might Install that to use. From my June Issue of PC World Magazine Australian Edition. I use MS Photo Editor to downsize the Photo’s (Supplied by MS Office 97, 2000 and XP) and IrfanView too. Here’s a free software if you want it from Irfanview Andrew. Unless you want to stick with it what you got, That’s Fine. I’ll leave the Text up to you Andrew so you can work around it. Good luck.
Need help, Don’t hesitate to call me. I’ll try to do my best, If I can.
May not but good luck.
I’ve got IrfanView and really like it. It’s nice and simple.
That’s Great Andrew. Other’s might want that what I put on that thread. I got to say 10000000 Thanks to John Childs for that:) .
Even my Father love it what I put on his computer for that.
Here’s an interesting observation…I just checked out the pink and white bits in a bit more detail.
The pink bit says it’s made up of:
Red - 255 (maximum)
Green - 248
Blue - 255 (maximum)
The white bit is 255 for everything, and the background of the actual file that I inserted into the document is also 255 for everything. Doesn’t that mean that the problem is with the ‘inserting of the picture’ process and not the actual picture that’s being added?
P.S. Sorry, I was too late to edit.
Depends on the picture. Photoshop also has color correction controls where you can tweak the color, but it might be hard to match an exact white. Best way is to “paint out” the background.