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Tutorial: Lighting Effects filter for Photo-art, Using the

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Old 06-29-2002, 01:29 PM
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PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #02

I was looking through a Photoshop book I hadn't looked at in some time and stumbled across the following...
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"If you want to give your (images) an impasto effect (make them look as though you used very thick paint), choose Filter > Render > Lighting Effects. In the Lighting Effects dialog choose DIRECTIONAL as your lighting type and BLUE as your texture channel."

Photoshop 5.5 - Get Professional Results, Ken Milburn, Osborn/McGraw-Hill, 2000.
Hadn't seen this technique before, so I decided to give it a try. For such a simple technique, I was impressed with the results.

Attached is an example applied against an image that had not yet been manipulated. It would probably generate some interesting results on images that already included texture and/or brush strokes.

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So, here’s another in the just beginning series of “mini-challenges” in the Photo-based Art category.

Unlike “official challenges” for this forum posted here, this one will be self-contained within this thread. It is intended as a souce of amusement until the next official challenge is posted.

The rules are more-or-less the same:
* It’s a challenge, not a contest -- intended to sharpen skills and to share techniques.
* Everyone who participates is a winner.
* There’s no expiration date.

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#2 – Using the Lighting Effects filter to apply Texture

Guidelines:
1. On an image of your choice (already doctored or plain, never been messed with) use the method described above to “give it some additional texture and/or depth.”

2. When done, reply to this thread and attach your work (don’t forget the 100K size limit). If you would, please nclude the “before” image as well as the after (like I did) so others can appreciate your handiwork. Note: Multiple entries O.K.

3. Have fun.

4. Since this mini-challenge is based on a technique, no need to elaborate on the technique, unless you get really wild and crazy!

5. Have fun

OK. It’s time to have some fun.

~DannyR~
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Old 06-30-2002, 03:32 PM
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Interesting technique. Seems to work well with scenery. A little tweaking is necessary if you're going to try this on Portraits.
Here's my first attempt. I added the texture at the end.

Lisa
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Old 06-30-2002, 04:18 PM
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This a painting I did in PhotoImpact using a tutorial. Applied the lighting effect, added some real cool texture Looks almost like Crewel work, or some type of sewing effect. Thanks, Danny, I would have never found this technique without your sharing of knowledge.

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Old 06-30-2002, 04:25 PM
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I played with the sliders and such, and didn't really like anything I saw. This one was as close to what I think they meant when they suggested this method as anything I saw in my efforts. Will post the screenshot of my settings.
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Old 06-30-2002, 04:32 PM
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Lisa, love it So peaceful and serene, take me away This technique has possibilities doesn't it. It was fun!
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Old 06-30-2002, 04:32 PM
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Settings Screenshot.
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BlackKnight, I can't get a picture, just a red X. Something wrong on your end or is it my ****** computer again

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Old 06-30-2002, 05:14 PM
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WAY TO GO, GANG!

Thanks Lisa, Phil and Wanda... Appreciate you leaping into the pool. Some cool pix. Hopefully we'll get some other takers.

Like most techniques of this nature, it works on some things... not at all well on others. Just another tool in your bag of tricks.

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Phil:
Excellent screenshot of Lighting Effects dialog. Much easier to communicate (and understand) than regurgitating the settings!

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Wanda:
For what it's worth, Phil's image loaded OK on my computer. May I suggest you post a ? in the Software forum. Maybe one of the tech gurus can provide advice. It happens to me sometimes, too -- but I don't know why.

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Thanks Wanda,

The original photo is breath-taking. Here's another one I've tried the technique out on.

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Old 06-30-2002, 09:22 PM
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Lisa, i really love the window frame I enjoy compositions like this, old broken down barns, wagon wheels, etc. This technique worked perfect on this. Way to go Lisa

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