>On 02/17/2011 03:00 AM, Suntot wrote:
>> Well, I am new at this. Not even sure if what I am attempting is possible. I 
>> am trying to change a specific color in an image. If I use 'color selection' 
>> the edges don't change color. So I am trying to use color to alpha... But, 
>> when I select by color, it seems to select all similar color in the area, 
>> thus when I add a new layer it does the change the color I wanted to change, 
>> but it also changes the rest of the image with a similar color tone. What 
>> can I do to precisely select a specific color or portion of an image with 
>> color to alpha?

>Color-to-alpha only applies to the selection, so you can restrict its 
>effects by doing a selection first. For instance to remove a background, 
>use the wand to get a rough selection of the background, grow the 
>selection by  a couple of pixels so that it includes the edges of the 
>foreground, and perform color-to-alpha.

I tried doing a selection but since both colors are similar it selects all. 
Changed selection thresholds and it still doesn't work. Here is what I am 
trying to change: 

I am trying to change the colors of the scrolls on the wedding invitation. The 
dark blue into a red, the lighter into a black. Yet I can't seem to get it to 
work flawlessly. Please help. thanks

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