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d_kendal



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Registered: February 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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being restricted to only using layers is reeally hard!! here's what I did for my entry:
1. Gaussian blur at about 2 pixels.
2. duped layer and applied Decrack action.
3. duplicated layer again and played around with different versions of the lighting effects filter.
4. Used the layer blending modes, set to overlay and about 80% opacity. Set the Gradiant overlay (in overlay mode) to radial at a fairly low opacity.
5. did a bit of correction with the Channel mixer in monochrome mode to take down the level of the whiteness in the hair since it looked a bit blown out.
6. did a final curves correction and saved to jpeg.

I'm not totally happy with the result, but mostly I was just testing out what I could manage to do quickly without touching anything besides layers.

- David
· Date: 1/29/2003 · Views: 4548 · Filesize: 29.7kb, 171.1kb · Dimensions: 1500 x 1881 ·
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Lorraine

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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
Posts: 219
1/29/2003 10:01am

I think you did an excellent job. I looked at this one and said why??????

I haven't tried it, but now that I've seen your description, I might play around with it.

Lorraine
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Ed_L

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Registered: August 2001
Location: northwest Indiana, about 45 minutes from Chicago, IL
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1/29/2003 10:48am

Good job David. The restriction of using layers only really made it much harder. It's good to read how other people do something. It didn't even cross my mind to use Decrack.

Ed

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d_kendal

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1/29/2003 1:28pm

thanks! I actually think this is a really good practice, because it forces you to think of other ways around a problem, some of which you'd never think of otherwise.

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pstewart

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1/29/2003 1:36pm

You kept nice detail in the hair and face despite the overall darkness, which is fine, I think, in this pic since it adds to the mood. Nice job.

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