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

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Old 09-15-2002, 05:34 PM
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PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #23 - Reed Point Marina

FIRST MINI-CHALLENGE?
See below for "Information and Guidelines."

Here’s another “mini-challenge” to play with in the Photo-based Art category until the next offical challenge is posted here.

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

This scenic image was donated by RetouchPro regular, Lisa (OhThatGirl2001), who lives in British Columbia, Canada. Looks like a nice place to spend a summer day, doesn't it?

Enjoy.

~DannyR~

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INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES

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 and, most importantly, have FUN.
* Everyone who participates is a winner.
* There’s no expiration date.

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) or replace the background
. * Hand painting? Tracing? Freehand? You bet. Always appreciate entries of this nature.
. * Apply filters from your favorite application(s) or tweak it with 3rd party plug-ins
. * Feeling animated? A few fish jumping, perhaps?
. * Any or all of the above

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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Old 09-15-2002, 10:53 PM
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Hard to explain the process since I don't take notes while I work. Basically, image was simplified by way of combination of photocopy filter, blurring, desaturation, and overlays of original and handdrawn color layers with intensified saturation.
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Old 09-16-2002, 05:27 AM
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VisualEyes, I only get a partial load on your graphic. Any one else have the same problem?
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Old 09-16-2002, 07:27 AM
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I only get a partial load on your graphic. Any one else have the same problem?
Yes, I get only the top 20% or so. I like it so far.

Jim
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Old 09-16-2002, 08:14 AM
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Hmm, I'll repost it this evening when I get home. It looked ok when I checked it last night.
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Old 09-16-2002, 08:25 PM
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Re-upload of mini-challenge response.
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Old 09-16-2002, 08:38 PM
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WOW... This is very nice and definitely worth the wait for the fixed upload.

Simplification + color magic really works here. Stellar effort.
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Visual Eyes,

Wonderful job. I like the posterized version. It's given me all kinds of ideas!

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Well, here's my version. I started out with 2 duplicated layers. Inverted the second layer and changed mode to grayscale without flattening. Then changed blend mode to color dodge and filter blur - gaussian blur until I like the effect. I actually found there was very little clean up. I sandwiched the sketch layer between my background and duplicate layer. Changed blend mode of the top layer to hard light and adjusted opacity. Then I used Nik Color Effects Filter called Midnight Violet to give the over all photo a dawn like effect. That's it!

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Old 09-17-2002, 11:23 AM
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Brightened with Levels and Curves, coloured starting by running through the Virtual Painter Collage plugin and then a fair bit of masking and hand colouring of different areas, some crosshatching.

Now I just want to go there...

Leah
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Old 09-18-2002, 07:17 AM
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Reed Point Marina

Reed Point

When I first started with the photo I was just playing around with it, therefore I did take notes. I did select major areas and put them in their own layer, Layer > New > Layer Via Copy and add filters. I just played around with filters until I was satisfied.

This is a good one to just play with … it’s a beautiful sea/landscape.

Don
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Like all of 'em!

These are all so good so far it's hard to pick a favorite. And...grrrr...sure wish Visual Eyes took better notes!

Phyllis
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Visual eyes....nice image ...like a color sketch.

O that girl....excellent expansion

Leah...Very beautiful blue.... complemented with the boardwalk..

Siodhach...Sort of like a water color effect

Here is
my usual nonsense

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Talking Silly Tom!

Oh Tom that is SOOOoooooo silly you just have to love it! LOL!

Phyllis (still laughing out loud!)
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Sunset at the Marina

Aimed for an almost surreal sunset. I used some gradients set to multiply to accent and add colors in the sky and water, along with some rippling and one of my favorite filters, diffuse-->anisotropic, to soften all the rough edges of the buildings.

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