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Old 02-12-2003, 10:41 PM
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Cool VERY COOL Chip!

Once I figure out how to do all this stuff in PS I think I am gonna have a ball! Love your interpretation. Too Awesome!

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Old 02-14-2003, 01:58 AM
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Here's a quick one.

1. Magnetic Lasso - Select girl, car and part of foreground.
2. Switch to Quickmask and clean up edges ( I wasn't too careful here).
3. Exit QM and save selection as "Layer via Copy".
4. Select Background in Layers palette.
5. Eraser tool - erase Background to black.
6. In Colour Picker, choose yellowish colour.
7. Brush tool, select Airbrush and huge soft brush.
8. Fiddle with brush opacity, start around 75%
9. Use lower opacity to blend in edges of "aura".
10. Switched to greenish colour and very low opacity for a little fringe.
11. Select Layer in Layers palette.
12. Adjusted levels, sharpened with Unsharp mask.
13. Select Sharpen tool, set to Luminosity and aharpened detail areas.
14. That's about it....
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Old 02-16-2003, 05:11 AM
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I thought I give this one a try.

First of all, I liked everything in the photo, just not so much of it

I tried to subdue the car and background. I eliminated the light from underneath the car by freehand selecting that area, feather of 15. On separate layer, filled selection with black. Layer set to multiply blend mode, opacity of 30.

Changed the time of the photo from day into dusk (or is it dawn?)

Used a gradient to create orange/violet lighting on separate layer. Layer set to multiply blend mode, opacity of 81.

Selected the girl and made 3 copies. Layers stacked above gradient layer. Set one copy to screen, 80% opacity, one to luminosity, 100% opacity. Did a color balance correction on the third copy, set that to color blend mode, 10% opacity.

So is she just going out, or just getting home?

Lorraine
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Old 02-16-2003, 08:16 AM
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Lorraine, I really like how you handled the light under the car. The lighting/overall color cast is great too. Good job.

Chip, yours is wild! I love it. How did you do it?
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Old 02-16-2003, 08:28 AM
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Lorraine - I really like your version. I vote for just getting home

ArtistColumbus - mine was just a really simple quick version. I created a hue/saturation adjustment layer, changed saturation to +100, and painted black on the girls hair and skin (except the leg), then applied a mild USM to the girls face.

Regards,

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Old 02-16-2003, 09:13 AM
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Nice photo to work with..I like all of the versions so far..Blurred the background..Added spot..Added noise..Masked out noise from girl and blurring.. Levels adjustment..Darkened light under car..

Jerry
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Old 02-16-2003, 04:29 PM
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Thanks Chip and Jennifer --

I like they way everyone handled this photo.

Jennifer -- In this, coming from a 50-something year-old , I really wanted to bring out Sam from the rest of the photo which I thought had a lot of guts, but too many distractions. I loved the light coming from beneath the car, but thought it would look better if it highlighted Sam, instead of the ground under the car. The stop sign in the background drove me crazy, so I tried to black that out with the gradient and burn tool. The buidings are great as is the rust on the car, but I thought those should be minimalized as well.

Her dress, to me, was bit much for daytime, so I turned the photo into is it dusk or dawn? scenario.

Chip -- I'd go for just getting home also -- ha ha been there, done that myself

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Old 02-16-2003, 04:34 PM
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Hi Jeffrey --

Nice work on your version. I like the way you managed to darken the background, color the car and to bring out Sam, the main focal point.

Lorraine
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Old 02-17-2003, 12:50 AM
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They accept VISA but the chick doesn't.

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