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Some time ago, I had posted a comp file of a wolf -- black, grey and white. I needed the wolf to be rust and cream.  Someone converted it, and it worked great for my mock-up.

 

I finally got around to purchasing a full-sized version of the wolf, and I'm trying to make it look like this:

 

But I don't know how. 

 

First thing I did was remove the black back drop to the wolf.  Then I cut a copy of the edge of the wolf, split it into layers depending on angle, and fur-blurred it (Effects => Blurs => Furblur). I merged those back together and slid it under the original wolf, and merged down to give a less edge-cropped and more natural effect.

 

I made a copy of that layer and turned one of them off.

 

Selected color replacer from the tool bar.

 

Selected black to be replaced and a rusty color to replace it with and got... a cream wolf with black markings.

 

No matter what I do, I can't get the black markings to turn rust. The rest of the wolf goes dark and the black remains black.

 

What am I doing wrong?

 

 

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On 9/28/2018 at 6:29 PM, MJW said:

Try it now. I fixed the link. Also check the earlier comment in the same thread where I explain how I softened the edge after removing the background.

 

Thanks. I am bookmarking this so I can come back to it. I think I have a nice effect now. Few other things I need to do to this....

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