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Old 08-25-2004, 07:07 PM
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Am I still "legal"

OK, I realized AFTER I did this cartoon and began to post it that we were supposed to have a person or an animal. All I remembered was the word cartoon. So I apologize (with tongue in cheek since I'm posting this anyway).

Danny Raphael has this violin in an art forum; but it was too good to pass up for the cartoon.

I didn't do anything fancy. In fact, what I did was a happy accident while trying to do the art thing for the other forum.

The screen shot gives the steps in a much clearer fashion than I'm able to write them. I will say that I like using several threshold layers rather than posterize. I find they are much more forgiving when it comes to really manipulating shades in a photo.

Enjoy--Even though it is an inanimate object.

Janet
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:10 PM
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Nicely done Janet! I will have to give thresholds a try. As for being illegal...nah, objects are welcomed too. Also thanks for including your layers, they explain your steps wonderfully.

Thanks for the new technique. Hopefully we will see other ways to make a cartoon image posted to this thread.


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Old 10-27-2004, 06:53 PM
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Here's my first attempt at any art challenge, so please be kind. I didn't divert from the original directions at all. I had a hard time with the nose and eyes; my husband actually helped me with the nose because I had it looking a little clownish.

ETA these links; I made the pictures too small in photoshop.

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Old 10-27-2004, 11:26 PM
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keepemcomin,

Welcome to your first art challenge and what an excellent job! I can’t wait to see more entries form you. You should be thrilled with the results. You have created a lovely graphic! I especially like the eyes and kudos on your husband for helping you with the nose. The nose is usually the most difficult feature to make look natural. Excellent job!
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Old 10-30-2004, 07:00 AM
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Had to give this one a try. All the posts are great. I started off with the steps T gave, but my image was B&W so I painted in each color on a seprate layer, color mode. When I was done flattened the image and duplicated and added poster edges, brought down the opacity and fill.

I used a photo I took of my daughter.
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Old 10-30-2004, 11:30 AM
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Jill,

Nicely done…I love the B&W too! The color adds a bit of vibrancy to the image and I really like the subtle soft blush on the cheeks. I’m glad you gave this challenge a try!
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Old 11-10-2004, 03:37 AM
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What a surprise, I got a result of sorts!

I duped the original/Mode-Screen to lighten.
Merged both layers.
Selected horse and repasted into a new blank image.
Spent ages smudging the horses hair and coat.
Smudge enlarged the ears and mouth.
Deformed and widened the whole horse.

Experimented with …..
Flaming Pear – Chroma Solarize
Photo Wizz – RGB TO YCC
Blend Mode – Soft Light.
This turned the horse shades of pink.
Merged all visible

I then had a look at your instructions T. Paul –
thank you and did posterize.
Then made selections and started filling in
with the main colour of the horse (i.e. pink).
I discovered something new with PSP8.01 –
that I then did NOT have to keep making selections
of other colours to fill …. that when I used the
Fill Tool and placed on top of the other colours
they filled automatically???

The first result was after I filled in the bg etc.
The second one was after applying Photo Wizz
Filter again – HSL 2 RGB which changed all
the colours.

Thank you – I learned quite a bit with this exercise.

p.s. Yes...I did add extra graphics (i.e. PSP tubes - diamond and used
a brush to add the boa)
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Old 11-10-2004, 07:38 AM
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Thought I'd give this one a quick try using a tutorial from Photoshop User Magazine on a pic I took at the circus earlier this year:

1. Duplicate original, and get rid of distracting background elements
2. Make a copy of your "fixed" original and name it "dodge/burn"
3. Create a high contrast black and white using a channel mixer AL set to monotone (check channels for most contrasty and go from there)
4. Use a threshold AL to get just black and white tone, play around until you can see the major element but don't worry about the details yet
5. On the "dodge/burn" layer use a soft wide brush and the burn tool to bring out details. You can lower the opacity of the Threshold layer so you can see where details belong.
6. On the "dodge/burn" layer use a small hard brush and the dodge tool to bring back some white areas where you want to add color.
7. Create a new layer for each color you want to add, set blending mode to multiply, and just paint in the colors you want!

I was in a hurry so I didn't paint as carefully as I should have, but you get the idea. Plus, I figure if it was a cartoon it might be kind of, shall we say, freestyle? LOL!
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Old 11-10-2004, 10:37 AM
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Very, very nice. I shall be using this technique soon I'm sure. I have just the photo for it.

Not all of us take those magazines, yet there is a lot to be learned. Thanks for sharing.

Janet
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Old 11-16-2004, 06:29 AM
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Excellent Franny Mae, thank you for the details also which I'm keen to try out in the morning. You started with just the right image too. Well done.
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