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PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #09 - Mother's Day Tea

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Old 07-29-2002, 02:44 AM
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PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #09 - Mother's Day Tea

PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #09

Here’s another “mini-challenge” to play with in the Photo-based Art category.

Unlike “official challenges” for this forum which can be found here, this one will be self-contained within this thread. It is intended as an opportunity to engage in this artform until the next official challenge is posted.

The rules are more-or-less the same:
* It’s a challenge, not a contest -- intended to provide opportunities to experiment, share methods and/or techniques.
* Everyone who participates is a winner.
* There’s no expiration date.

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#09 – Mother's Day Tea

Given the popularity of "birthday boy" in Mini-challenge #7, thought I'd throw out another portrait for consideration.

Suppose this mother came to you and said something like, "Grandma and Grandpa's 50th wedding anniversary is coming up. I'd like to do something special and artistic for them using this photo taken at our recent Mother's Day Tea."

How would you do it?

NOTE: I'm going to be off the net until Sunday 8/3, so don't take "no response" from me until then as a sign of disinterest!

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Guidelines:
1. Use any method, application(s), style(s) you like:
. * Convert to sketch, grayscale, abstract, watercolor, oil painting, pen-and-ink, Conte crayon, impasto, van Gogh or any style of your choosing
. * Add elements from other images (collage)
. * Wanna add animation? Maybe not a good idea for this one, but I'm open.
. * Hand painting? Tracing? Freehand? You bet. Always appreciate entries of this nature.
. * Apply filters from your favorite application(s)
. * Tweek it with 3rd party plug-ins

Bottom line:
How you create this masterpiece makes no difference. Whatever floats your boat as long as you follow guideline #4 in the process.

2. When done, reply to this thread and attach your work (don’t forget the 100kb size limit).

Note: Multiple entries OK if you’re so inspired.

3. By all means include some verbiage on how you achieved your masterpiece so others will benefit from your skills and experience. Make it as descriptive as you like. Grammar and spelling will not be graded. Priority given to content, not how it is written.

4. Have fun.

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Let those creative juices flow. Let's see if you can bring a tear to Grandma's eye.

Have fun. See ya next week. Keep having FUN!

~DannyR~
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Old 07-29-2002, 06:10 PM
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Let the pary begin!

Used a flaming pear solar filter and set the mode to exclusion. Then did an invert to make them "normal" and removed the "sun" from the center. Caslon open face text.

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Old 07-31-2002, 02:32 PM
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Greeting cards by Retouch PRO.
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Old 07-31-2002, 11:13 PM
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Gland, this is just too cooooool It looks so professional, very creative. Geez, who can top that

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Old 08-01-2002, 05:26 AM
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Thanks Wanda.
I was thinking of making a real greeting card with the text on the inside folder but didn't want to take the time.

Gary

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Old 08-01-2002, 10:17 AM
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Blacknight's Party Pic

Blacknight, I love what you did with the picture...the stripes on the girl's shirt go perfectly with the effect you chose. Beautiful!

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Old 08-02-2002, 11:01 PM
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Mother's Day Tea Challenge

I wanted to try making a line drawing since I'd never done that before. I am a total newbie at "photoart" on the computer, and always admire what others here come up with in the art challenges. Actually it wasn't too hard, and was a lot of fun, but I'd have a hard time telling you HOW I did this since I did a lot of experimenting!

Mainly, I used the method I learned here (from sandi) to find the edges...where in grayscale you make a dupe layer then invert it then set the layer to color dodge then do a gaussian blur to bring out edges, then keep duping and using multiply till you get it as dark as you want.

I experimented with some of the artistic filters to get the flat shadow areas I wanted. Then I added color by painting sloppily on a dupe layer then combining the two with the "color" setting.

I also made it into an anniversary card by adding wording then bordering it with blue with a narrow gold-foil border inside. The gold border turned out really cool...looked just like foil, but made the file size twice as big as allowed here. So I guess I'll save my gold foil look for a regular challenge where the allowable size is bigger. Sniff

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Mother's Day Tea Challenge

That's odd...my pic didn't upload. I will try again here.

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Well, I tried making it smaller and lower resolution, so here is the "anniversary card" I had in mind with the above picture.

Phyllis (third time's the charm!)
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Old 08-03-2002, 01:11 AM
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That turned out really nice, pstewart ! Would like to have seen the foil one at full size. Put it in the gallery, maybe (200 k size there, I think)?
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Old 08-03-2002, 01:54 AM
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Here's my version of an anniversary card.
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Old 08-03-2002, 06:11 AM
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Cool

I love all these cards especially those line art drawings.
Phyllis, can we have a brief description on the gold foil trim?
Nice .
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Took a break to play with this one...
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Phyllis, I love it This really turned out beautiful, I'm also very impressed with the bordered card. Looks VERY professional. I really like the vignette Thanks for your procedure, very helpful!!

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Sanda, REALLY great I like how you made a colored vignette, makes it look very nice. I'm partial to sketching, and you really made this mini look beautiful

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