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Nov 09 Contest – Autumn Colors

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Old 11-02-2009, 01:38 PM
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Nov 09 Contest – Autumn Colors

November 09 Contest – Autumn Colors

I’ve enjoyed watching the leaves change this past month and thought it would make for a fun and challenging contest.

Turn the attached photo of a mill into a lovely Autumn scene with the trees in full fall colors. Note this is not a photo art challenge so the image must look photo realistic NOT painted.

Download Image: Grist Mill
Photos by courtesy of stock.xchng. Photographer Peter DePasquale

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Prize: Fluid Mask 3, donated by Vertus

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THE RULES:

1. Contest will run from 2 to 23 Nov 2009. Deadline for entries is 5pm (Central Time).

2. I will not answer questions concerning the rules. Interpretation of the rules is as important as execution.

3. Tasks:
  • Turn the attached photo into a lovely Autumn scene with the trees in full fall colors.
  • Any elements added must be copyright free.
  • This is NOT a photo art challenge. Keep your entry photo realistic.
  • Final image must be exactly 600 pixels high by 800 pixels wide (landscape format).

4. When you submit your entry put your username in the filename (ie: tpaul.jpg). This is so users can save the images to a local directory and remember who did what--important when it comes time to vote.

5. Post your entries to this thread. Links will not be accepted. Please restrict your comments, questions or discussion to the Contest Discussion thread. Inappropriately placed posts will be deleted.

6. Only one entry per person. You can change your entry up to the deadline.

7. Voting will run from 24 to 30 Nov. Only those with entries may vote.

8. Voting:
  • Submit the 5 best entries (by artist name) in order, starting with your favorite.
  • You cannot vote for your own image.
  • Once you have voted, do not change your votes. The votes are tallied as them come in so any changes in the votes may not be reflected in the final results.

Finally, please remember that this is a friendly contest and suppose to be a learning experience. Tips and suggestions to help others are highly encouraged. Also please don’t limit your comments to just the top 5 when you vote. Most members are eager for feedback about their images, so remember to help each other out.
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:21 PM
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Re: Nov 09 Contest – Autumn Colors

A quicky from me
select greens
gradient map = 0%, R249,G230,B0 _-_ 23%, R139,G0,B0 _-_ 52%, R253,G124,B0 _-_ 100%, R153,G63,B3
.8 Gausian blur on greens inverted mask on Gradient map layer
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Old 11-06-2009, 04:00 AM
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Re: Nov 09 Contest – Autumn Colors

ACR processing and reversing the "A" curve in LAB and masking out the grass
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Old 11-06-2009, 02:10 PM
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Re: Nov 09 Contest – Autumn Colors

Selective color hue adjustments layers, warming filter to barn and fence.
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:36 PM
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Re: Nov 09 Contest – Autumn Colors

My go at it.
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Last edited by MiningArt; 11-09-2009 at 11:49 AM.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:19 AM
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Re: Nov 09 Contest – Autumn Colors

mostly selected color adjustments using the select color range with small ranges and either color balance or hue changes---repeating multiple times also some painting with brush set to color.
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Last edited by swarbees; 11-13-2009 at 08:37 AM. Reason: I just keep tweeking it
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Old 11-07-2009, 04:27 PM
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Nov 09 Contest – Autumn Colors

Here is my try.
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:48 PM
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Re: Nov 09 Contest – Autumn Colors

Wonderful idea Paul; enjoyed the play.
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:54 PM
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Re: Nov 09 Contest – Autumn Colors

Some gradient map layers set to color plus some color range selections with hue/sat or gradient map adjustments to color. Adjusted tones to make it look a bit more like autumn with less direct sun rays.
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:45 AM
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Re: Nov 09 Contest – Autumn Colors

Painted colors on mutiple layers using color and overlay blend modes. Levels and brightness/contrast adjustments.

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Last edited by Lorraine; 11-09-2009 at 12:07 PM. Reason: Added a little more gold/orange tones
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