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Lorraine



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First, extracted driller and oil " thing" (sorry I don't know the technical term) from original photo and put them on separate layers. Reconstructed parts of oil thing by drawing lines that were messed up from trying to get the background out of the smaller areas.

Scanned map from an Atlas. Of course, Oklahoma is on two pages, so I have a fold in the middle of the state. Rather than try to eliminate the fold, I worked with it.

Resized map. Cut out the state of Oklahoma and copied that to a new layer. Lots of work with all of the transformation tools - skew, distort, rotate, scale and perspective to make the state appear as if it were coming out of the map and also to form a staging platform for the driller.

Added drop shadow to state. Drop and shadow and outer glow effects added to oil thing.
Inner glow effect added to driller. Duplicated driller layer, locked transparency and filled driller with solid black to create a shadow. Applied gaussian blur to shadow and lowered layer transparency. Positioned shadow behind driller and erased areas that were not parts of the natural shadow.

Created a background layer with a distressed wood pattern. Selected the outer perimeter of that layer and promoted it to a new layer, applied drop shadow and inner glow to form frame.

Blurred original wood background and lowered opacity of the background map to subdue colors of map and create a more antique look.

Flattened layers, applied level adjustment, saved as a jpeg, compression of 60.
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jrolinc

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Registered: August 2002
Location: Aubrey, TX
Posts: 87
2/7/2003 11:15am

Lorraine

Nice idea, and I've really enjoyed the level of detailed information on what you've done, (as you do with all of your posts). It really helps me (and I'm sure, all of us) who are learning the ropes.

And I have to thank you for your website...I never heard of LVS and have been looking for some inexpensive online courses to help me along, I'll have to mention your name when I sign up!

Keep up the excellent work.



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TwinbNJ

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Registered: February 2003
Location: NJ
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2/7/2003 1:33pm

Love the idea. Colors of the driller and the bg map are wonderful. The way you worked aorund the split page was perfect -- it just adds to the "pop up" effect. As stated above thank you for the detailed information!

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Lorraine

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2/7/2003 4:14pm

Wow, thanks jrolinc. I didn't know anyone looked at my website. BIG

I can't say enough good things about LVS Online. The instructors are great. The students are very friendly and helpful. The course material that you receive is more than worth the $20/($15 for returning students).

The descriptions I provide here are a result of LVS because they demanded detailed descriptions of the work involved.

I took all of the Paint Shop Pro classes with a fabulous instructor who's now gone on to better things, but that's where I learned the basics through the advanced features that I can also apply to Photoshop.

I'm planning on taking their new course, Digital Darkroom. I thought that would be interesting. I hope to see you around the campus

Also, there's another online school, Eclectic Academy, http://www.eclecticacademy.com Many of the instructors from LVS also teach there.

Thanks again,

Lorraine
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Lorraine

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2/7/2003 4:18pm

Hi and thank you TwinbNJ --

My idea was based on the sad fact that I don't have any wild and crazy ideas.
So, I have to go with very mundane I thought driller looked so proud that I wanted to try to make him promote the state. LOL!!!

BTW, I have twin sisters. You and TwinaNJ remind of them. They're very much alike, as you two seem to be.

Thank you again for your wonderful comments.

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pstewart

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Registered: July 2002
Location: Chicago suburb
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2/7/2003 7:06pm

Excellent job on this collage. Nice attention to detail...you even added boots. I am curious about your web site...don't see the URL listed above..what is it?

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TwinbNJ

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Registered: February 2003
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2/7/2003 10:14pm

Yes sissy and i are very close --- I will send you a personal note --- need to find out if they go to Twinsburg --- I am going to check your site for the classes --- thanks again!

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Lorraine

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2/8/2003 5:26am

Hi and thanks, Phyllis.

My website is primarily for the classes I take at LVS Online.
http://loris_place.tripod.com

Twinb -- looking forward to hearing from you. I've never heard of Twinsburg.

Oh, and I forgot to mention to anyone interested in taking classes there -- LVS students get substantial discounts on software, etc. at the Academic Superstore.
http://www.lvsonline.com/news.shtml

Lorraine




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bubba

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Oklahoma
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2/8/2003 9:27am

Lorraine - the oil "thing" is just a rig (Sadly most of that type are gone now). The fold in the middle of Oklahoma makes it look like we have some contour in the state!

Good job!

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Lorraine

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2/8/2003 3:35pm

Hi bubba

Thanks for the information. I thought it was an oil rig, but when I tried research oil rigs on the Internet, I was led to off-shore drilling photos.
Here in New Jersey we only have the refinery end of oil production, so I've never seen an oil well.

I'm very happy that you like my manipulation and how I contoured your State.

Thanks again,

Lorraine

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pjb

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Registered: August 2002
Location: Casselberry, Florida
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2/12/2003 6:36pm

I don't know anything about oil rigs, but you did a great job.

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Lorraine

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2/13/2003 4:33pm

Thanks so much, pjb.

I certainly don't know anything about oil rigs, but I'll let you in on a little secret.

Since I was a very young child, I have loved and still do love maps. I draw maps, I trace maps, I look at maps and one of my favorite books is the World Atlas.

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David Bailey

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Registered: March 2005
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6/22/2005 3:33am

Fantastic!
It's great that you add such detailed descriptions because it makes you LOOK at the image.
That fold in the map just brings it to life.

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sukku
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Registered: December 2004
Location: India, Bangalore
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6/22/2005 2:56pm

A simple yet beautiful concept, Lorraine . Definitely not mundane... its different.. it stands out...so dont u ever..ever again doubt ur imagination. Its one of THE most original ideas i seen yet. If there's anything i'd change... I think its the shadows of the rig and the driller... I guess they should have followed the perspective contour laid out by the state... keeping in line with the 'state coming out of the map' look ... I hope u get what im getting at . I dont have the faintest idea of how to do it tho :d . Great job Lorraine.
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