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Please critique my effort at B&W
My basic approach was to separate the grayscales for the Red, Green and Blue channels, and used USM before Threshold. Then I turned the white content in each layer transparent and looked at them over a bottom all-white layer. I did some selective additional cutting in the three layers until I was reasonably satisfied with the result.
I would appreciate feedback and suggestions for improvement.
I think I see what you were going for (stippled effect?).
I would like this if there were more detail. Maybe if the stippling were smaller, the details would not get lost.
Thanks for your comments. I agree that it could use more detail. That seemed to be a recurring theme amongst those who took the challenge. BTW, this is Manipulation Challenge #13. Other than adding in detail in B&W with a 1 pixel pencil, I am having trouble figuring out what more I can try software-wise since this has to be pure black and white, no grays allowed.
One thing might be to do a layer which captures the critical edges of the building, etc. only?
Also, when uploading challenges I am restricted to 100K file site and 800 pixel width. The file that I start with is about 1100 pixels wide and in full color. I noticed that there is a major loss of detail that occurs when I downsize and then some more loss of detail converting from PSD to GIF. The slightly larger, PSD version looks a lot better...but I'm trying to learn how to play by the Challenge rules
Perhaps if I convert at the greyscale stage to 800 wide first and then do USM and Threshold I will be able to retain more of the detail when converting to GIF, since I won't have to also do a size adjustment which I'm pretty sure is mucky things up.
Thanks, I'll keep trying a little more with this one and then move on to something else. This is just to learn (and have fun) ... nothing important to be about the image itself.
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