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PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #20 - Edwin's Birthday Girl

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Old 09-08-2002, 10:59 AM
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Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl

Duplicate original

Selected Girl, Cake and Background separately and put them in separate layers with Layer > New > Layer Via Copy.

With Girl I selected Filter > Stylize > Find Edges then reduced opacity.

With Cake I selected Filter > Stylize > Trace Contour then reduced opacity.

With Background I selected Filter > Gaussian Blur with a very high radius (about 60). Then I went to Filter > Noise > Add Noise, a good amount. Then went to Filter > Render > Lighting Effects, Style = Default and Light
Type = spotlight.

Changed the direction f the flames of the candles. I felt that if she were blowing the candles out than two of the flames were in the wrong direction. So, I changed that center one and the one on her left by selecting then separately and putting them in separate layers and using Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal and then Rotate until it looked right

Did a little cloning and flattened.

Don


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Old 09-08-2002, 11:31 AM
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thank you Jim

Thanks for the information, will play around with that today if I can get my homework done.
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Old 09-08-2002, 09:01 PM
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Good job, Don. You are so right about the candle flames! Now instead of just puckering up preparing to blow, she is actually blowing! Nice attention to detail!

Phyllis
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Old 01-08-2003, 03:54 PM
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my daughter's birthday

Hi foks,

I lost track of this mini art challenge.

Probably during the sumer vacation. Suddenly I rembered it after having some discussion with members over at another subject and I found out that Danny had acutally sent me an invitation to join in. I missed this message completely (hooray for hidden features)

Anyway, I just like to compliment you all with your efforts and masterpieces. It's amazing how good the effect look !

If only I had a super high res version of the picture, I could have it printed and framed as these things are jewels.

Super !!!!!!

Edwin
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Old 01-09-2003, 06:18 PM
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Wanda,

I just seen your post for this challenge. Seems you are really getting a handle on Painter. Very impressive.
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Old 01-09-2003, 07:03 PM
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Hey all,

I thought I'd get this in before another candle is added.

The only filter I used other than what comes with photoshop is uleads "art texture" filter and flaming pears "hue & cry".

The frames were created with the above filters and various blending options and color blending modes.
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Old 01-10-2003, 12:44 AM
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Looker, excellent rendition...the combination of shimmering textures, the confetti background, the way the confetti spills over the frame....it all works together beautifully.

Edwin, got a new pic of this year's birthday you'd like to share with us?

Phyllis
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Old 01-10-2003, 03:32 AM
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have to wait till july

well her birthday is in july (3rd).

Maybe i´ll send some "problem" pictures of my other daughter who will be 2 in a months time.

I´ll start working on some paint art myself too. It seems like fun to me.

Somebody has some good resources (as I´m more of a retoucher than a painter)

Edwin
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Old 01-10-2003, 04:06 AM
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LQQKER...

Very unique rendition. The frame works very well with the effect and I think compliments the pic.

Did you do the frame with an action or hand craft it?

If the former and it's public domain, how about uploading it? If the latter, how about a mini-tutorial? Tis very slick regardless.

~Danny~
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Old 01-13-2003, 11:33 PM
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Thank you for your kind words.

No . . .the frame was not an action (I usually don't use actions because I seldom do things the same twice), it's just something that happened for this particular image.

As mentioned, the frame is primarily just the two filters mentioned earlier, using blending modes. I first layed down the Ulead filter then used a color blend mode of "hue and cry" at a ratio of about 50% opacity to give the impression that the colors were part of the frame and background.

The image background is similiar, only I used a few filters to allow the image to have a drape effect (adapt equalize, hue & cry, Sunshine, and midnight to enhance the shadows), I'm not too sure which paint filter was used, possibly a dry brush with about a 60% opacity. A drop shadow was used with layer styles to give the subject a shadow against the drapes.

Cute child.
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