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PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #32 - Bambi

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Old 10-06-2002, 02:27 AM
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Jerry, that's just lovely. The apple is a wonderful touch! Nice softness to the sketch, and you got rid of that messy background too...good idea.

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Old 10-06-2002, 06:44 PM
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Jerry, I REALLY like your sketch I love how you put the grass in, and the apple is a perfect touch. Really nice!! Jeez, I'm not going to do any more sketches

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Old 10-06-2002, 07:59 PM
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Phyllis and Wanda
Thanks for the nice comments. It is really nice to get them from talented folks like you lady's.

Wanda please don't stop doing sketches. Without your guidance on the rose picture, I would not have known a good way to do sketches. The techniques that you shared are what I am using as a base for the art projects that I am trying. Thanks again for the help..

Right now I am trying to restore the new soldier challenge..Most of my hair is pulled out (jak's entry is unreal)..

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Old 10-17-2002, 01:46 AM
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Hi. I'm new here and thought I'd give Photo Art a try. I'm not sure what else to say, so I guess I'll just see if I can get this picture to post.
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Old 10-17-2002, 02:07 AM
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Andrew, welcome!

Your rendition of the fawn is wonderful! I love the colors...very striking. And your background is very imaginative and effective.

What program did you use to paint with?

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Old 10-17-2002, 09:10 AM
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Andrew B. -- lovely work! Glad you found us, and hope you submit more of your images.
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Old 10-17-2002, 11:14 PM
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Hi Phyllis and CJ. Thank you for the encouraging words!

Phyllis, you asked me which paint program I used. I did most of this in Photoshop. I did one step in an old copy Photo-Paint because it has a filter I wanted to use on the background. But I did use two paint filters within those programs. I also sat down tonight and figured out how to explain how I did this:

Extracted Bambi from background

Background: Applied Alchemy filter (in Photo-Paint) with "autumn" setting. Pulled into Photoshop and set this to Overlay above original background. Lightened the lower part using a gradient mask in a levels adjustment layer.

Bambi: I did too much fiddling with this, but what it boils down to is two extracted copies of Bambi. On the first, I applied large amounts of jpeg cleanup and grain reduction to simplify the image. On a second, I used Color Balance to pull blue and cyan almost completely over to yellow and red (to give Bambi a warm feel). Set the second copy over the the first one with blending set to Color and opacity at 82%. What this did is project the color detail from the color-adjusted version onto the smoother luminosity of the simplified version. Then, I took an averaged sample from the background layer I had already created, and put this on a layer above the two Bambi layers, set to multiply, 27% opacity. This was to get Bambi to share some color tone with the background.

Both: Merged background and Bambi. Applied Paint Engine Soft Paint but with amount lowered to 0.48. Then removed paint engine effect from eyes, forehead and nose. Put new layer of pure magenta on top with opacity at 5%. This was to counter the greens slightly. Cropped, flattened, and unsharp mask set to 60,1,0.

Along the way, I did hand touch-up using clone tool and eraser. And I put a slight blur on some transition areas.

Anyway, this was quite an experience. The background was easy, but Bambi felt like one step forward, one step back -- until I hit on this. I think I'll take a rest before trying another one. <g>

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Old 10-18-2002, 02:53 AM
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Andrew:

A belated welcome from me, too!

Wonderful work on Bambi! This is a great addition to this thread. Appreciate the info on your methods, too.

In the future I hope we see more of your creations in some of the other mini-challenges.

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Old 10-22-2002, 01:47 PM
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Chuck,
Thanks for an educated guess on the type of deer. It's definitely NOT a mule deer, as I watch the mule deer fawns playing in my backyard all summer and they look nothing like this picture.
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Old 10-22-2002, 03:24 PM
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Wow - even the vegetation looks similar!

Here's a newborn mule deer fawn (still damp from birth) that I discovered in my backyard bleating for it's mother who was not visible to me (and I really looked hard)!

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