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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #40 – English Gentleman

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Old 10-24-2002, 05:11 PM
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Toad:
> I have to say that I am more impressed by the high level of
> quality from all of these entries than in any other mini challenge
> so far

Personally I ascribe this to the outstandingly high quality of the original photograph ...

CJ:
> it does answer the question of "what are they watching?"

As far as I recall they were watching the other street performers (as per my other photo to Danny). I suspect the expression of somewhat pained concentration is actually down to trying to remember his lines, but Don's solution is certainly more dramatic.

I'm really pleased to see what everyone's done with this photo. I took it the first weekend I had my new digital camera this summer and was sure something interesting could be done with it, but never quite got round to trying. I've been busy at my sister's wedding this past week and it's been great to come back and see all these outstanding images. Kudos all around...
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Old 10-24-2002, 07:39 PM
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Here's my version, I removed the gentleman from the background, placed him onto a new background made to look like wooden planks, using splat, then turned the whole thing into a cartoon style image using photoshops, texture, grain filter , set to speckle.


Ken
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Old 10-24-2002, 08:31 PM
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Ken:

Very impressive and convincing background construction. If you haven't tried the Lighting Effects filter on this image, it will render variations that will further highlight the creativity of your skillfully crafted BG.

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As Leah hinted there's counterpart to this picture, an "English Lady." She'll be the subject of a future mini-challenge.

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Old 10-25-2002, 07:33 AM
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Uniform Officer of the British Army 1778


I was going to have it framed but all the frame shops are closed
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Old 10-25-2002, 08:53 AM
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Trimoon/Steve -- gorgeous! Get thee to the frame shop!
Love that background.


Chuck -- glad my notes were clear enough for someone to follow. I just tried some different effects until I found some I liked -- now it's your turn.
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Old 10-25-2002, 10:12 AM
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Officer of the British Army 1778... In need of Restoration
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Old 10-25-2002, 10:47 AM
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A good one Chuck… I like the soft color and canvas texture.
Texture is a hard one for most, texture can look bad on the wed if not done right, you did it right.
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Old 10-25-2002, 01:10 PM
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Chuck -- that worked out really well, didn't it! Excellent job. Good idea of inserting an outdoor background.
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Old 10-25-2002, 01:37 PM
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Ken, looks like that guy came out of a comic book... Gentman! The new superhero?

Danny, great job in using filters to get a powerful painting style.

Steve and Chuck, love your use of subtle canvas texture, and the backgrounds are both great choices for an authentic look.

Phyllis
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Old 10-25-2002, 05:52 PM
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Had the old boy framed.
Made the frame in Photoshop.
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Old 10-25-2002, 11:36 PM
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Steve, the frame is perfect...even has a light! Very nice job!

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Old 10-26-2002, 07:10 AM
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Chuck I really like the background and texture of your last entry. Very nice.

Steve, all entries are very inspired as usual..Hang the last one in a museum..

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Old 10-26-2002, 08:36 AM
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Steve. listen to the voices...
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Hello all from a newbie (first post here). Excellent entries so far - very inspiring. Here is my humble entry.

First I selected the gent and copied him to a new layer, then blurred the background. I then ran several actions that I downloaded from another thread, including one called Jaseck Ink Sketch. Sorry I don't remember the exact sequence, but I got into it hot and heavy, and forgot how I got there. Anyway, I then added some color back in, boosted the saturation, and added a slight darkening vignette around the edge.

Looking forward to learning lots from everyone around here!

Bruce
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Old 10-28-2002, 02:29 AM
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Hi Bruce:

W E L C O M E to RetouchPRO. Glad you found our site and the Photo-art forum in particular. If you've been poking around you'll probably have noticed a number of not only talented, but really nice folks who participate here.

Between the actions and other techniques, tutorials, archived threads and other forums, you're in for a great learning experience. Congrats on posting your first image here and look forward to seeing more of your works in the future.

If you have any questions or I can be of assistance, don't hesitate to send me Personal Mail (PM button). Note the link to the "site map" below my signature, which will give you a bird's-eye view of the site.

Again, welcome. Have lots of fun while you're here.

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