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Old 10-17-2005, 11:16 AM
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sidewalk chalk

How can I make something something look like it was done with sidewalk chalk, using Impressionist or whatever.. Any ideas ?
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Old 10-17-2005, 02:09 PM
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hi diane,

almost all of the paint programs like photoshop, paint shop pro, corel paint and so on, have a 'chalk' brush or even a chalk filter. naturally, these are just simulating the look of chalk. and, if you've ever studied a chalk line and chalk itself, you'll notice that chalk is always pastel, meaning a color with a lot of light/white/bright added to it. and a chalk line is almost never completely solid. there are almost always holes, missing spots in where you've laid the chalk down on paper. in the paint programs, this is changed with a 'density' setting. the higher the density, the fewer misses you get.

now, the question i would ask here is, do you want to create something from scratch, or work on an existing image? the techniques may well be different. working from scratch you'd be using mostly chalk type brushes, where in working on an existing image you might be working more with chalk type filters.

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Old 10-17-2005, 02:23 PM
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I want to work on an existing image. I have tried using different chalk settings with impressionist plugin and photoshop but couldn't exactly get what I wanted to achieve.
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Old 10-17-2005, 02:29 PM
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diane,

ok. how bout posting something you've done and show us where you are with it and then, if you've got something as an example of where you'd like to get to, post that too so we can get an idea of where you are and where you want to go.

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Old 10-17-2005, 07:44 PM
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I want the soft
blurry drawn look but I was trying to get a rough background behind it too
with cracks in like the pic from link site of the woman leaning
forward...

http://www.pbase.com/savannahga/image/28279485
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Old 10-19-2005, 05:13 PM
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is this kind of what you mean?

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Old 10-19-2005, 10:02 PM
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Wow that is what I wanted ! How did you do that??
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Old 10-19-2005, 10:24 PM
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sun

this is what I want to do a sidewalk chalk effect to if possible..
If you can share the techinque , so I can use it on other images.
thank you
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Old 10-20-2005, 03:31 AM
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Impressionist does a few things well, but "chalk" (IMO) isn't one of them.

A brush I like to use in Photoshop is "Chalk 36". I dunno if this is quite the look you're looking for, but maybe...
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Old 10-20-2005, 07:04 AM
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Heres my take on it - its a mixture of dark strokes, noise and sprayed strokes. The with a mid tone paving slab overlayed (hard light) on top.
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