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Warhol Grandpa

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mhkitty8880



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Well, I tried! This is my first challenge, so be gentle. I used tons of cloning, which I just learned. Well, first, I made the image b&w and 16 mill. Then, I clone brused a ton. Then, I added my fun Warhol color over it. The hardest thing for me is making what I clone look natural and not pixelated. I need to figure out how to fix that. But, I had fun with this image. Reminded me of my Dad, a little. Thanks for the opportunity! -Meg
Date: 8/30/2006 Views: 3884 Filesize: 53.8kb Dimensions: 445 x 600
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solitear

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8/30/2006 11:15am

Hi Meg! Actually, Grandpa looks pretty good, Warhol and all........ and, about the clone tool, if you lower the opacity of it (on the top toolbar where it shows Brush, Mode, Opacity....... just click on Opacity and move the slider to the left to maybe 20.... just mess around with the amount)..... or click Brush and, in the drop down menu reduce the hardness....... also, the Healing tool is great for areas (like skin) that aren't as exact as those checks on his shirt..... forgive me if you already know this stuff...... I tend to blab too much .... Ha.

Maybe some pros will jump in here and give better tips/tools for repairing areas. But gosh....... you did a good job and added a fun element to a very difficult picture......

Beth
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mhkitty8880

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8/30/2006 12:04pm

Wow, thank you so much for your help with the clone tool. I'll give it another try later today when the kiddies settle down a bit. (Yeah, that'll happen! Heehee!) But, thank you. And, no, I did not know that stuff, so thanks! Thank you!!!, Meg

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lurch

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8/31/2006 11:58pm

Meg - I didn't think I'd like the idea of a Warhol Grandpa, but it works! In this case the visible water streaks add to the composition. Wouldn't call it a restoration, but it's a fun interpretation. And just keep messing - uh, practicing - with that clone tool. You'll master it. I'm not going to say how many years I cloned before learning to lower the opacity. (Or how many years I fiddled with photos before deciding to really learn Photoshop . . .)

Carole

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9/1/2006 10:54am

Aww, thanks Carole! That was sweet of you. Yeah, I'm learning new things everyday, it seems! It's addicitve, I tell ya! Luckily, Beth up there told me the opacity trick so I don't have to waiti for years on that. Now, I'm trying to figure out masks and vector drawing. With any luck, I'll figure out object selection today and have a neat kitty to share. Yay! Anyway, thank you for the comment!! -Meg

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leanan`si

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9/2/2006 8:28am

Lowered opacity .. *coughs* yup, that one got me as well.

I love this! I can just about see the old chap grinning in approval

I've started this one maybe three times now and stalled each time.

Maybe attempt #4 soon.

Nice one Meg

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mhkitty8880

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9/6/2006 12:35am

Aww! Thank you! I'm gla ya like it. You can do it! Just bite the bullet. It takes awhile, but you'll feel fulfilled when it's all done. At least I do. Photo-editing, illustrating and vector drawings are my new obsessions. I'm addicted. I admit it.I have to go get my fix now. I'm shaking a little. Heehee!! JK! (Not really...) Have fun!!! -Megalicious

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