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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #48 – Tigers Playing

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Old 08-09-2003, 03:32 PM
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thanks

Thanks for the quick responce. I appreciate the steps to the sketchy and the posterized tigers. Can't wait to try them.

Really am enjoying the forum and all the help. I will try to post something soon. I'm leaning towards an old picture that I restored for a friend. I got very lucky with it. I realize I won't post it on this forum, just enjoying all the artistic talent here.

appreciate the help.

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Old 06-19-2005, 12:05 PM
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Tiger Tiger burning bright....

C.J., thank you for the beautiful photo. I am reviving this old thread of 2002 because i was looking for some animal pic to try my technique on. This photo was perfect.
Enjoyed going through the various creations here.
Started out in painter 8 for the "painterly" effect! Then in ps, used various color blends, with some buzz and virtual p. as well. Hope you like it, C.J.
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Old 06-19-2005, 01:49 PM
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Loved these tiger cubs!

I extracted the background and cubs in Photoshop. Applied a very low opacity Art History brush on a blank layer to the cubs and set the blending mode to multiply. I wanted to add a soft "fluff" to the cub's fur.

Saved these 3 layers and took them into Painter. I used a distortion brush on the background and just smeared it all up then applied a blur and a paper texture. Used a charcoal brush to add back some subtile shadows under the cubs and blurred the shadow layer.

I've only been using Painter for a week or so, but I can see great potential for it even in more "commercial" usages for print output especially for dealing with busy or problematic backgrounds.
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Old 06-19-2005, 08:56 PM
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Judy -- you certainly found ALL of your colors in the paintbox --- vibrant, dynamic, and COLORful!!

Thanks for bringing these beautiful cats back.

Swampy, your image isn't as big as usual, but I can see some of the fluff to the fur and a stronger texture for the background. (Agreed, the original background is not helpful to this image.) Glad you chose them for one of your practice sessions in Painter -- hope to see more! (I haven't even considered trying Painter yet!)
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Old 06-19-2005, 09:18 PM
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C.J. Thank you :-)

I find that often the background needs more work than the foreground subject. In this case the grass was just "blah" and really doesn't add anything to the overall composition. In fact it detracts in this image.

I'm having a hard time with Painter. Since my background is in commercial art and not "fine art". I really have no idea of what to expect from the various brushes so I mostly getting blobs of paint with little definition or detail.

Judy... Your version is almost "Neimanesque". :-)
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Old 06-19-2005, 09:32 PM
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Decided to play with the tigers again -- used Color Range to select the background, then played with the hues and texture (blur, crystallize/Fragment/Ripple/Glass). Used a combination of the Sharpen/Diffuse and Dry Brush on the tigers on several layers, adding different bits on each layer.
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Old 06-19-2005, 10:17 PM
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It almost looks like they are playing in water, CJ!
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Old 06-20-2005, 01:27 AM
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Judy... Your version is almost "Neimanesque". :-)
Swampy, thank you!!! You made my day! i LOVE Neiman's work!!
Thank you C.J. for your encouragement. I truly appreciate it.
Here's a simple watercolor effect.
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Old 06-20-2005, 01:40 PM
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great starting pic, and some really nice renditions.

however, everyone sees different things and i'm no exception

Craig
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Old 06-20-2005, 02:18 PM
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Love it Craig! Hard to believe it's even the same tiger. Just great!
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