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Doug Nelson


Registered: August 2001
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Photo by Arthur Rothstein:

The Wall Street Journal has a unique look to the portraits it publishes, known as "hedcuts". They're a lot more complex than they look. A simple run through a filter or two won't hack it.

Here is a research link:

Challenge: Turn this photo portrait into a "hedcut" and provide a description of the steps you used

Post the results here using the following guidelines:
  • Make sure you're using the largest version of the Challenge photo
  • Enter your name in "Enter a title for the photo"
  • Enter the Challenge type and number in "Descriptive Keywords" (ie: "Photo-Art Challenge #501" or "Manipulation Challenge #132"
  • Include a complete description of the steps you used under "Photo Description". (You might want to write it elsewhere and paste it here)
  • Attach your file as an 800 pixel wide JPG file, compressed so that the overall file is under 200k (this usually means 60% compression).
  • Make sure you post to the correct Challenge
  • If you expect any comments for your entry, offer your comments to other entries

As always, there are no winners, no losers, no prizes, only a sharing and learning opportunity for everyone.

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Doug Nelson


Registered: August 2001
Posts: 7,069
7/15/2004 1:44am

We've had some fine entries so far, but folks seem to be missing the point about the images being made up of dots.

Here's a video demonstrating how they're made (sans Photoshop):

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