RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Studio > Doodles
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Doodles Miscellaneous fun projects to help enhance your digital skills

Cats have egos to

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-02-2002, 11:45 PM
Ron's Avatar
Ron Ron is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 38
Smile Cats have egos to

To keep in the spirit of this challenge I had to ask “Tom the Terrible” for help. Thankfully it wasn't too difficult. Tom supplied the inspiration and a few photos he scratched together. In the end “Terrible Tom” was quite pleased with the results.

To restore Tom's photos and to mount them as a haunting tribute only took a few hours with Photoshop 6. The photos themselves were extracted from low-resolution images using Photoshop's Extraction tool. Edges were fine tuned with a soft Eraser tool.

A simulated wood fill was created in Photoshop by adding Noise (60%)to a medium brown layer. Filter\Blur\Motion Blur (Angle=0, Distance 999) was used to streak this layer. A light dusting of Noise (6%) was added and Filter\Distort\Wave at the settings (5, sine; 10 & 198; 5 & 6; 100 & 100; Repeat Edge Pixel) was used to introduce a wavy pattern.
The frames were made from this simulated wooden layer by creating two sets of oval selections and moving them to new layers. New (smaller) oval selections were created inside the first ovals and then deleted. This left two simulated wooden oval rings. These wooden oval rings were contoured using an interior bevel layers style. (The smaller oval plaque was copied to three more layers).

After resizing and positioning the plaques, the images were tidied up and enhanced with a custom Boost filter and moved into place. Finally the labelling was added with a Black drop shadow and the image was saved as required.

To me this is quite a gruesome tribute, but it fits a cat's sensibilities purrrr-fectly.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg trophies.jpg (99.1 KB, 91 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 04-02-2002, 11:57 PM
Doug Nelson's Avatar
Doug Nelson Doug Nelson is offline
Janitor
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,068
Blog Entries: 21
Very funny! I especially like the little dog
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 04-03-2002, 09:26 AM
DJ Dubovsky's Avatar
DJ Dubovsky DJ Dubovsky is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Posts: 1,659
You have had a lot of time on your hands, haven't you? That is soooo funny.
DJ
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 04-03-2002, 01:36 PM
Ed_L's Avatar
Ed_L Ed_L is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: northwest Indiana, about 45 minutes from Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,824
Very cool!

Ed
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 04-03-2002, 02:59 PM
CJ Swartz's Avatar
CJ Swartz CJ Swartz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Metro Phoenix area, Arizona
Posts: 3,345
Blog Entries: 19
Ron -- a perspicacious understanding of the ultimate predator.

now I know what happened to my neighbor's Chihuahua...



P.S. Very well done, and very funny.
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 04-03-2002, 03:30 PM
Ron's Avatar
Ron Ron is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 38
Talking

Thanks everyone, I glad you liked it.

It took me a good couple of hours to find those little heads on the Internet. I must have visited 20 sites before I could find the frontal headshots I needed. The birds were the hardest, I guess they know when their picture is being taken and turn their head away.
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 06-07-2002, 04:10 PM
T Paul's Avatar
T Paul T Paul is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 2,987
Way too funny! What a clever idea! The white mouse doesn’t look like it made it to the wall yet…does this mean he got away?

-T

Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 06-07-2002, 07:33 PM
Ron's Avatar
Ron Ron is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 38
Talking

Thanks T;

No the mouse didn't get away. For this catch Tom thought a side mounting -- like a trophy fish (only white and furry), would look better... He probably had his fill of mice that day LOL

Ron
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 06-07-2002, 10:48 PM
Sanda's Avatar
Sanda Sanda is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 573
That's so cute and funny. Great job. I'm glad Tom didn't seem my goldfish or he might have ended up as a trophy too.
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 06-09-2002, 02:21 PM
Ron's Avatar
Ron Ron is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 38
Thanks Sandra;

As you can tell I had a lot of fun with this challenge. Finding images that would fit within my overall theme was the hard part. They all were snatched from low resolution images which made them more difficult to work with.

I just noticed your Sydney address. My wife and I were fortunate to spend a month in Sydney a few years ago. We had a fantastic time and fell in love with the city. Our stay coincided with my birthday in October (before the hot "summer" weather). It was a depressing shock when we returned to Canada and landed in Vancouver in the middle of an early November snow storm.

Ron
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Studio > Doodles


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Two different bowling games related to cats CJ Swartz Salon 7 03-18-2006 10:49 PM
CATS VS DOGS or How to Pill a Cat CJ Swartz Salon 4 02-18-2003 07:27 PM
Cats Doug Nelson Salon 19 06-13-2002 09:10 PM
On the subject of cats AND artists kathleen Salon 2 12-14-2001 09:21 PM
On the subject of Cats DJ Dubovsky Salon 24 12-11-2001 06:51 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved