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Old 12-31-2008, 08:29 PM
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Re: Couple Of Owl Shots

Agreed, beautiful work. I'm curious about your technique too. Pretty please!
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:57 AM
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Re: Couple Of Owl Shots

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I used similar technique on this image.

first layer -->original image

layer one copy ->copy of first,overlay mode(opacity 82%)applyed shadow/highlight(50%)



layer 2-->painted with wight color(gaussian blur 12%)
Duplicate image,set to overlay 85%-->merge.Adjust highlight-midtone-shadow(10-100-100).Select all walls with mask,make image from mask,then duplicate and set to hard light(30%).Adjust color on this layer(more green).Also add some high pass sharpening to this layer.Merge all.

Make new raster layer,select paint brush(size 12,white 100%) and paint on edge of tiles on a wall,on crab edges(where it is allready lighter) and on flor reflection.Apply gaussian blur(12%).Set this layer to overlay(100%)if the crab is to darker just duplicate this layer and adjust opacity(usualy 20%).Merge all.

Make new raster layer.You can see that corners are darker.Apply mask(ellipse),invert mask and paint(with flood fill) the selection with black.remove mask and apply gaussian blur(65%).Set this layer to soft light.This is it.

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Ok I'm to the point where you said "layer 2-->painted with wight color(gaussian blur 12%)" what is wight color and gaussian blur 12%? is that suppose to be 12 pixels? Sorry for being a pain if I'm not understanding the first time.

Mike
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:00 AM
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Re: Couple Of Owl Shots

Thank you Sven and Mike. The painted look is intensional
My workflow: In Camera Raw adjust Clarity a lot; on this one I used Clarity +45 and Contrast +16. In PS: I masked the bird from the background (this is the most work intensive as the background and the bird have most the same color and tone) I based the mask on the green channel. Duped Original 2x, on topmost applied the mask, the first copy got blurred to death and applied a pattern fill adj layer above that. On the topmost layer I applied Topaz Vivacity Sharpen, made a composite of all and applied curves and hue/Saturation to liking..That's it
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:19 AM
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Re: Couple Of Owl Shots

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Thank you Sven and Mike. The painted look is intensional
My workflow: In Camera Raw adjust Clarity a lot; on this one I used Clarity +45 and Contrast +16. In PS: I masked the bird from the background (this is the most work intensive as the background and the bird have most the same color and tone) I based the mask on the green channel. Duped Original 2x, on topmost applied the mask, the first copy got blurred to death and applied a pattern fill adj layer above that. On the topmost layer I applied Topaz Vivacity Sharpen, made a composite of all and applied curves and hue/Saturation to liking..That's it
Intensional or not I liked it!!! first off Ok I follow you up to the point of Duped Original 2x what does that mean? As far as the pattern fill layer is that something you got from PS? Lastly what is a Topaz Vivacity Sharpen? I have used smart sharpen. Is that anything like that? Thanks again for taking the time for a beginner!!

Mike
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:26 AM
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Re: Couple Of Owl Shots

Sven, when you have the picture open in Photoshop, in the layers palette right click the image and choose duplicate or simply drag the background to the icon next to the trashcan, it says "create new layer". Just do9 that twice.
Topaz Vivacity is a 3rd party plugin, which does really nice effects. If you want to check on it, look here: http://www.topazlabs.com/topazlabs/0...opaz_vivacity/

The texture I made some time ago and use it quite often, see attachment

Don't hesitate to ask if you have any question, this is the way we all started
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:31 AM
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Re: Couple Of Owl Shots

Thanks Amica!!! I got yea now! and thanks for the link I'm checking it out now.
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:40 AM
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Re: Couple Of Owl Shots

I meant paint with white color :-)
I am using Corel PSP,so I can't tell you if 12% is the the same as 12px
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:13 AM
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Re: Couple Of Owl Shots

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I meant paint with white color :-)
I am using Corel PSP,so I can't tell you if 12% is the the same as 12px
Ok thanks I'll give it a shot
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