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Old 11-25-2001, 11:56 PM
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Ginger - a 17 yr. old Photoshop expert who prefers chicken to fish

A 17 year old feline Photoshop expert, Ginger, explains the steps involved in her image restoration:



"I selected the image, 'Ziggy’s Mum' for restoration.
First ran the Dust and Cat Scratches filter very strongly and used the History brush to eliminate large cracks and scratches.
Used Levels and Hue & Saturation adjustment layers to eliminate orange discoloration.
[Orange- brown simply looks better on cats than it does on humans.]

To properly restore photo to natural condition, elements were added; such a lovely child would have obviously been under the supervision of the family cat.
[I have offered my services to sit in for this one restoration simply because there was no other suitable choice.]
Color was retained for my coat simply because I wanted it. A drop shadow and lighting pattern were added to match the lighting of the original.
[ If you don’t think that it’s a perfect match, you’re wrong, and you’re probably a dog.]

The lower portion of this image has been left in its natural, unrestored state because its elements were too damaged and of no real importance to the image as a whole. A final Gaussian blur was added to certain portions of the image to reduce distracting elements.

Thank you for providing a stimulating exercise. If you have any questions, don’t bother me – I’m napping."
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Old 11-26-2001, 12:49 AM
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Nice work. Excellent description. Pretty kitty. Nice kitty. Heeere kitty kitty...
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Old 11-26-2001, 06:31 AM
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Love it! And the description is purrrr-fect! That's what I like about this group.

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Old 11-26-2001, 11:54 AM
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You sure got the tune of this challenge purrr-fect!! The sharp focus and color on the Main attraction and the faded scratched look on the dog were great along with the unimportant human subject of course only to frame out the true beauty of our feline artist. Great job CJ!! I had cats and I still had a hard time trying to imagine how to go about this one. You hit it dead on.
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Old 11-26-2001, 05:01 PM
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I only did what Ginger told me to do - as usual. Open the can of tuna NOW, empty the litter box NOW, make a lap for me to lie down on NOW...

It will be interesting to see what other's cats tell them to do...
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Old 11-28-2001, 08:59 AM
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I just took a look at that and couldn't help laughing. I'm not sure what the cat is trying to do - whether it be a sinister hypnotist, ready to pounce on you and scratch you to death etc. The cat just looks so mean and stupid... it's hilliarous!! The contrasting colours really do add greatly to the image and give it a great quality.
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Old 11-28-2001, 09:00 AM
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All cats are sinister hypnotists...at least they think they are.
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Old 11-28-2001, 10:58 AM
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Doug: "All cats are sinister hypnotists...at least they think they are."

Quite so! They will us to do their bidding, and many of us comply, willingly - that purr will lull me into thinking that I really didn't want to get up and wash the dishes instead of being sat on by a cat.




Matt: "The cat just looks so mean and stupid... it's hilliarous!! "

Hmmm, I can't figure out what I did in PShop that would have made a lovely, sweet, affectionate, intelligent cat like Ginger appear mean and stupid to someone. I'll have to try harder next time.
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Old 11-28-2001, 02:01 PM
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I love Ginger's restoration, she's quite talented. :-)
I guess she would agree with what my cat tells me "Dogs have masters and cats have slaves." hehehe
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Old 11-29-2001, 01:51 AM
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nyuk nyuk nyuk

oh cj, too funny.

i know ginger must regard her impact (obviously she feels responsible) on your sense of humor with satisfaction
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