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Mermaid by the sea
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Hunter


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Registered: July 2002
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 82
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Software: Corel Photopaint 12
I had originally thought to just create a new layer that was black/white and use that as the basis of a clipmask (PS users, clipmask=layermask) so I could isolate the statue. But that being 1-bit, it was jaggies galore!

So, I created a new blank layer and used Photopaint's Texture Fill of Clouds:Midday from the Samples texture library to create the sky/clouds.

I then went back to the mermaid and did a rough mask around the entire thing. I then created a new object from this mask. I added a clipmask to this so I could erase all the original sky bits.

Once I was done, I felt the statue was a bit too dull against a midday sky, so I took the "leaves" and the body of the sculpture and created two new objects. I then applied PhotoLab's CSI Photofilter to them to recolor them. I used Brushed Copper for the body of the statue and Copper Sulfate for the leaves of the statue. I then did more clipmasking of these objects to erase other colors.

The hair was a PITA. With all the clipmasking I was doing, it was fading some of them out, so I went back over some strands with black to bring the hair back.
· Date: 5/26/2004 · Views: 8694 · Filesize: 39.0kb, 182.6kb · Dimensions: 626 x 800 ·
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Keywords: corel, photopaint, mermaid, clipmask, layer mask, recolor, replace background
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Cvandever

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Registered: May 2003
Location: Crossville, TN
Posts: 3
5/27/2004 5:40pm

very well done. Love the manipulation of the color to make it seam like you are standing right next to. Again Wonderful JOB
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Hunter
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Registered: July 2002
Location: Denver, CO
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5/27/2004 6:43pm

Thanks, CV I felt I needed to do something to give it some punch because once I added the brighter sky, the sculpture just looked so flat.
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Hunter
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Registered: July 2002
Location: Denver, CO
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1/13/2005 1:07pm

here is a link to the original photo for comparison:
http://www.pbase.com/jwalk/image/29083382
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