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Old 05-10-2008, 10:27 PM
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Re: Ideas for adding interest to photo?

Chillin-

I really like your framed version of the picture.

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Old 05-11-2008, 06:41 PM
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Re: Ideas for adding interest to photo?

Thank you, Gary & Chillin! I'm now playing with different filters to see if this effect might render nicely with some of the ideas suggested on this thread.

I'd be curious what reactions there are to the attached version?
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:14 PM
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Re: Ideas for adding interest to photo?

How about a painting.

Click here. Attached is a thumbnail only.
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:35 PM
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Re: Ideas for adding interest to photo?

Oh yes, I am definately leaning this way now! I really like how more simplistic (less busy) it becomes with the way you've done the colors. It also allows the subjects to stand out more...

I'm curious if you mind sharing what techniques you used? I think I would want to retain a little more clarity of their faces but not so much that it's too distracting if that makes sense?
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:15 PM
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Re: Ideas for adding interest to photo?

Used Impressionist plug-in and some selective coloring around the hair (don't like green hair; lol). Also some bumpmapping for the texture. Easy to describe, but hard to outline. I'm more a doing then an outliner unfortunately, but Impressionist (many links on this forum; here's Steve's (Trimoon) site where you can get it) is a very powerful simplifier filter for painterly effects and a must have in my book. I did add some Chrome (gave it that emboss paint feel) for additional relief, and canvas texture too.
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:08 AM
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Re: Ideas for adding interest to photo?

Thanks much! I went to find the impressionist filter from the link you supplied ~ downloaded it successfully. I'll be checking out that site thoroughly as I only know enough to get myself into further trouble ~ lol...

Curious about the book you wrote? I've a few of the basics like the PS 7 Wow! Book, and (not dating myself here at all) PS 4 Answers! & About PS 5 Limited Edition.

As a newbie here, I just wanted to thank everyone for their patience, help and friendliness I've seen awesome work here and am looking to be inspired and maybe one day inspire others (that's a long shot!)
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:00 AM
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Re: Ideas for adding interest to photo?

You're welcome Morph.

Don't sell yourself short, we all learn from everyone else here in one way or another. Just by posting an image that other people work on you've brought out replies that other people will see and get ideas from.

So you see, you've already inspired others. Not bad for your first few posts eh?
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:45 PM
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Re: Ideas for adding interest to photo?

Thanks for the encouragement, Gary :~) With everyone's help & a lot of time playing, I created this for my interim solution. I thought it fair to share what I came up with using everyone's input...
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Old 05-17-2008, 08:44 AM
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Re: Ideas for adding interest to photo?

I'm sure your friend will be pleased with what you've created for her. Hope you had fun doing it.

Thanks for posting your final picture.
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