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PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #56 – Chicago Skyline II

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Old 11-24-2002, 11:04 PM
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PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #56 – Chicago Skyline II

Forgive the brevity. I've got the flu. I'll populate this post with the traditional verbiage tomorrow.

Picture by Art Hill.

For the record I screwed up last week. THIS is the image that was supposed to have been posted for the mini-challenge. Second chances are good!
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Old 08-02-2003, 03:42 PM
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Adjust levels.
Duplicate layer (BG copy #1) and set Brightness = 15, contrast = 20.
Duplicate layer (BG copy #2).
On BG copy #1 apply cutout (8,3,3)
Select BG copy #2, set blend to soft light and opacity to 80%.
Merge down.
Smart blur (2,20,low,normal)
Hue =5, Saturation =20
Apply Sandstone texture
Sign, flatten, resize and save.

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Old 08-09-2003, 11:40 AM
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My goal was a watercolor over sketch look. This process is still wobbly--the top 2 layers vary by image in the blending mode that's best. Also, while I used the find edges method for the sketch on this one, I find that the soft sketch (gaussian blur method) is frequently better.

Make 3 duplicate layers from the background. We'll start at the bottom and work our way up. Leave the background layer untouched. Each number represents a layer.

1. (bottom duplicate) Filter--Brush Strokes--Sprayed Strokes (20, 25, right diagonal); Filter--Brush Strokes--Sprayed Strokes (20, 25, left diagonal); Edit--Fade--65%; Filter--Artistic--Sponge (10, 0, 15)
2. (middle duplicate) Filter--Artistic--Sponge (10, 0, 15). Set Blending mode to Lighten. (sometimes other blending modes look better--it depends on the image)
3. (top duplicate) Filter--Stylize--Find Edges. Set to Overlay blending mode (try others modes) at around 30% (note: good values for this layer vary by image--anything from 20-70%)
4. The image is probably overly washed out. Add a new Levels Adjustment layer and clip the ends to the ends of the histogram.
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Old 11-24-2005, 09:55 PM
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Primative Watercolor

Just playing around. Not pretty to most, but I enjoyed the challenge.
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Old 11-25-2005, 10:12 AM
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Watery color..............

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Old 11-25-2005, 11:35 AM
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Oh Wow Steve that is a lovely watercolour and you used psp9 too, well done!!! Steve reminds me of paint by numbers!!!

I got carried away again with trimoon tuts.
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Old 11-25-2005, 11:56 AM
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I thank you kindly. I am not a great watercolor fan, but thought this rendering was ok.

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Oh Wow Steve that is a lovely watercolour and you used psp9 too, well done!!! Steve reminds me of paint by numbers!!!
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Old 11-25-2005, 10:20 PM
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I like Steve's wc better.

Good job Steve. Humbled I am.
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Old 11-29-2005, 05:24 PM
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Catia: like your colorful watercolor like effect.
Cheryl H: Cool looking transparency effect you have obtained.
Steve Conway: Cool looking water color.

Here is my water color, in Painter 9, painted on wet layer with dry camel brush with high opacity to give it a night time effect.
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Old 11-29-2005, 10:40 PM
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chance,

that's quite a bit different. i like that.

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