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Old 10-17-2006, 12:46 AM
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thanks craig i agree, i was surprised at the amount of image (does that make sense) and how clear it turned out -- it also worked much better in b&w. I got the idea from a filter forge filter which i used, along with some other editing.

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Old 10-17-2006, 05:05 AM
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Double take, here
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:17 AM
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marsha, ah, another filter forge user! excellent! have you submitted any filters there and if so, under what name?

chillin, i like that but it's lost a bit of recognition. any way to bring both out a bit more?

and since i mentioned that sometimes avatars are animated, these would be perfectly acceptable on this little challenge. several folks here at RP use animated avatars. and, the small file size of the 50 x 50 format makes it possible to use an animation even on web sites that tightly restrict the avatar file size.
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:33 AM
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I like the sparkles!

For mine I used Xero Radiance. Not entirely happy, but best I could muster today.

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Old 10-17-2006, 09:37 AM
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craig,

yes i have three filters at filter forge, but nothing worth mentioning, although they were accepted; i just wanted to see if i could do it.

...and thanks, you've inspired me to upload my own avatar.

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Old 10-17-2006, 10:41 AM
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jch, it's a bit bleached. a little more color on the skin shld do it

marsha, excellent on the FF filters and excellent on the avatar! a tiny bit more contrast might help it show better.

what are the names of the FF filters or of the user that submitted them? i'll look them up
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:49 AM
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craig,

filters are gold, silver, and copper emboss -- not very sophisticated !!!

i have attached an amber animation -- that's about the extent of my animation knowledge at this point (very confusion to figure out).

marsha

p.s. i added a little contrast; any better?

p.s.(2) the animation is not showing; saved as "gif" but only works through first loop when you initially view and then stops -- it should go through four colors in an endless loop.
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:54 AM
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excellent on the filters. i'll check them out later.

and yes on the contrast but i think a bit more color now too would help. i'm attaching a quickie i did. on this one i added a contrast/brightness adjustment layer and a color balance adjustment layer. mostly i just added more red with the color balance.

also, here's a small tip for all on these. 'jaggies' are VERY prevalent in these tiny images. one way to reduce that is with a light 'smoothness' or 'smudge' brush. however, the trick is to leave some definition so one can make out detail still. so, dont overdo this. i did a little of this on marshas along the jaw lines and a tiny bit around the nose.

love the animation, marsha what program are you using? i might be able to help there.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:16 AM
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craig, i changed my avatar to the original -- i had actually added a blur but it does make it look too blurry on such a small image.

as for the animated gif -- it's working fine, it's just not showing up on this thread as a continuous loop -- perhaps if it was set as someone's avatar it would though.

as for the filters, trust me, they're nothing special, not compared to the other outstanding filters on filter forge.

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Old 10-17-2006, 11:25 AM
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marsha,

perfect on the avatar! very well done! good color, good sharpness, excellent!

not sure what animation program you're using but it shld have a 'continuous loop' setting for it, either when you save or during production. it shld be able to save as a continuous loop and show here. i've done these before here on RP using animation shop 3. they will loop in threads... or shld. you may have a loop control in the program itself but that's not the same as saving it with continuous loop.

hehe, yup. some of those filters are impressive. but i'm still going to look at yours
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