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PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #23 - Reed Point Marina

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Old 09-29-2002, 06:43 PM
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I started out trying to imitate VE's amazing effect but ended up with something entirely diffrent. I put a pencil-sketch layer on top of a blurred original, set to value. Or something like that.
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Old 07-26-2003, 11:40 PM
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I really liked the lines in this photo. I used the impressionist filter again, but the general results could be duplicated with a number of plug-ins or native photoshop filters.

1. Make 5 duplicates of the original
2. Turn off all but the bottom copy.
3. On the bottom copy run a filter that gives you a very vague shape (blobs of the right color in the right area).
4. On the next layer up, find a filter that gives you a more defined shape, but still vague (edges are starting to show but no detail--shapes are still loose)
5. On the next layer up, pick a filter that only gives mild distortion. You want to be able to recognize what you're looking at--still no real detail.
You have 2 copies left at the top at this point.
6. On the next to the top copy, I like Filter--Stylize--Find Edges. Try it in color first, but it may be better desaturated.
7. On the top layer I like the soft gaussian blur sketch.
a) desaturate
b) duplicate
c) invert top copy--set blending mode to color dodge
d) Filter--blur--gaussian blur (4-6)
e) merge down and duplicate
f) set blending mode to multiply and run gaussian blur again (4-6)
g) merge down

General notes: On the color layers I usually use blending modes to mix the layers--most often soft light or overlay. I do sometimes reduce the opacity of a layer--just to taste.
On the sketch layers I usually try all the blending modes to see what appeals. I also usually use the top 2 layers at either 100% or 33%--rarely in between. It depends on if I want a hard or a soft look.
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Old 10-23-2005, 06:54 PM
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Watercolor on textured matte.

Used Impressionist and Flaming Pear's Zephyr filters to create much of the effect that you see. Other steps are too numerous and subtle to outline here.
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Old 10-23-2005, 09:25 PM
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Ikroll, you are doing some nice work. I really like the light, artistic effect that you have done on this piece.

Cathy
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Old 10-23-2005, 11:04 PM
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Thanks Cathy.

You know that I try to only use layer properties and filters (that's the challenge to me; let the computer do all the work; I'm just the puppet master), but I did have to do some selective erasing and smudging. Usually this is the case. I will, hopfully soon, get a Wacom and learn how to really smudge.
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:54 AM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #23 - Reed Point Marina

Loads going on here, There's definitely a bas relief overlay, a texture and obviously a frame added. Like LK I used Zephyr, to add some colour effects to the sky, that didn't turn out as I liked, I could not get the reflections in the water to look right, so blended it with Luminosity, this added some more depth.

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Old 05-04-2012, 07:59 AM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #23 - Reed Point Mar

I'm a sucker for anything involving water and boats. Here's an oldie to play with.

Fran
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:13 PM
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Wink Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #23 - Reed Point Mar

Hi Danny
It's been quite few years ago that I was here.
Browsing thru the challenges ,I
was sure I did a couple.Going back into my
saved graphics I found mini challenge 23....don't know why it didn't show up in P A archives....maybe I just couldn't find it,it has been a while.
Any way I up dated it a little and if I can remember how,I will try posting it.
tom c
Got a updated avatar but haven't found how to upload?
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:27 PM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #23 - Reed Point Mar

Enjoyed the animation Tom. lol

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