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Add a new layer and set the blend mode to multiply.

Then, using the paintbrush tool, color the flowers. Stay inside the edges. It doesn't have to be perfect because...

Use Gaussian blur to blend the color.

 

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Hello CindyLee73 - welcome!

Have you seen this plugin? Extract Color?  What it does is automate the Pleasantville effect(which is almost exactly the effect you're after).  Read more here Pleasantville Effect.

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Hello CindyLee73 - welcome!

Have you seen this plugin? Extract Color?  What it does is automate the Pleasantville effect(which is almost exactly the effect you're after).  Read more here Pleasantville Effect.

The flowers had no color in the first place (white flowers), so those options won't really work here, though I highly recommend taking a look at the pleasantville effect tutorial (second link), as it uses a technique that may help you in your quest

 

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No, Paint.NET is not spyware...but, installing it is an IQ test. ~BoltBait

Blend modes are like the filling in your sandwich. It's the filling that can change your experience of the sandwich. ~Ego Eram Reputo

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Thank you for your quick responses!  I used to work in Photoshop...about three years ago at a very beginner level.  I did know to do layers but I was missing the blend mode part! You don't use it you lose it (:  but thank goodness I am picking it up again with help of course! 

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