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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #59 – Hotel in Valides

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Old 01-30-2005, 09:37 PM
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OK -- I'm up for this.

Thanks to Danny Raphael for introducing me to the Impressionist plug-in and for his instruction in the use of layer masks.

Icewynd
How in the world did I miss this? (Lots of activity of late, and I just missed it. Sorry about that. You weren't being ignored. Really. )

What a *TERRIFIC* first post.

If this were a yardstick, I'll take credit for 1". Take a well deserved bow for the other 35"!

Don't stop now! Keep them coming.

~Danny~
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Old 01-31-2005, 10:19 AM
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another AHB mess i did

Art History Brush (Watercolour Texture Surface, from Wet Media Brushes), and above it Imp-Watercolour Damp Translucent (size 63, brightness 60), blend Soft Light
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Old 01-31-2005, 10:52 AM
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another AHB mess i did

Art History Brush (Watercolour Texture Surface, from Wet Media Brushes), and above it Imp-Watercolour Damp Translucent (size 63, brightness 60), blend Soft Light
re: another AHB mess

Not a mess; an AHB creative experiment!

Did I get this right?

You:
* Created a new layer and used AHB to paint it
* Duplicated the original BG, applied Impressionist & set blend to Soft Light?
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Old 01-31-2005, 11:57 AM
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Not a mess; an AHB creative experiment!

Did I get this right?

You:
* Created a new layer and used AHB to paint it
* Duplicated the original BG, applied Impressionist & set blend to Soft Light?
thanks

yes, you got it right... or, for me to be precise - i created white fill layer above the BG (i didn't want the BG to look through); then 3 empty layers above it for different levels of detail of AHB (for brush sizes cca 60, 40, and 20 bottom to up); 60 for sky and trees, 40 for trees and building, and 20 for building)...
then, i thought it needs something, so i dupped BG, and put it on top, applied impressionist, and changed blend to soft light

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Old 01-27-2006, 05:38 PM
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Mixed two Van Goghs for this one.

I blended Jeff's Van Gogh preset with my own (hopfully synergistically) to create this rendering. Sharpened, bumpmapped and added canvas texture on just the lighter colors using Cybia's Alphaworks eliminate black to isolate just the lighter colors.
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Old 01-28-2006, 03:46 AM
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I found a little time tonight to play! I decided to give this image a shot. Below is what I ended up with.

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Color sketch effect applied to background layer. Dup. Layer and applied a pencil effect, sorry can’t remember the settings. Merged all and applied a paper textured effect.

Simple but effective.

Enjoy,
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Old 01-28-2006, 07:57 AM
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There are some lovely renderings here. Good job everyone!

Phyllis, great reflection work! Awesome!

Omeyas yours looks like a vintage photo! Love it! All so, good job on the addition of a grand entrance. Just a quick glance at the thumbnail lead me to think you had rendered a new Taj Mahal.

I went for a faux bas-relief effect. Very simple to do and quick

1. Saved the original as a Photoshop file to use as a texture map
2. Deleted the original and created a new layer.
3. Selected two shades of brown, one light and one dark as the fore/background colors and filled the empty layer with the lighter color.
4. Filter -> Texture-> load texture.... loaded the previously made texture map
5. Tweaked the scaling and relief effects.
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Old 01-28-2006, 08:08 AM
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At least two thumbs up! Maybe 4. Good job.

Also I may be losing it, but I still don't understand fully how your "original.bmp"
fits in with the carpet preset in Impressionist. Do I download this, or is it found in Impressionist or what????

Steve

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I blended Jeff's Van Gogh preset with my own (hopfully synergistically) to create this rendering. Sharpened, bumpmapped and added canvas texture on just the lighter colors using Cybia's Alphaworks eliminate black to isolate just the lighter colors.
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Old 01-28-2006, 09:22 AM
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How about a hotel in the mountains?

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Old 01-28-2006, 12:25 PM
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At least two thumbs up! Maybe 4. Good job.

Also I may be losing it, but I still don't understand fully how your "original.bmp"
fits in with the carpet preset in Impressionist. Do I download this, or is it found in Impressionist or what????

Steve

Forgot to add that I ported the whole thing in GIMP for bumpmap. I do not know whole to create the type of relief that GIMP's bumpmap filter creates in PS. Sorry for the oversite; I do this step for oil renderings quite often; I tend to forget to add that I use GIMP. I feel both PS and GIMP are fantastic tools. I'm just a heck of a lot better at using GIMP.
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Old 01-29-2006, 01:23 AM
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i like your chalet, steve

i had a go at this also. however, my attempt wasnt so much at photo art as it was in trying to punch of the image and still make it look like a photo. so, it's more of a 'photograph as art' than true photo art how we mean it.

months ago i began playing with a technique of over-sharpening and then doing various things to that. it had potential but i was never really happy with it. but recently i've been playing with stroker's lum frequencies and a 7 band sharpen filter plugin. this one used the 7 band sharpen. it also used some blending of burn that was then masked to capture just the sky and import that into another image. it had some blank raster layers with gray painted in to lessen some highlights i didnt want with the sharpening. it's also obviously cropped.

the attempt here was to bring out the detail without getting the sharpening blocks or high highlights of an intense sharpening. it's not quite as sharp and intense as i'd like it yet, but it's much better than my earlier technicques with just the sharpening filters.

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Old 01-29-2006, 01:43 AM
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Gives me the chills.

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How about a hotel in the mountains?

Steve
Cool idea Steve. Like the mask work too.
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Old 01-29-2006, 07:28 AM
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Craig,

Very well done! I particularly like the crop which brings out the detail in the dome.
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Old 01-29-2006, 12:38 PM
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Thank you Craig. Put a mountain behind a pic of Wilderness Lodge at Walt Disney World some time back. I get the strangest reactions when I show the image to the staff there and ask about the skiing etc. 8-)

Steve

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i like your chalet, steve

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Old 01-29-2006, 03:11 PM
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Had to take a swipe at this.
Dave's simplifier
Impressionist>kind of an ink thing, I guess
Impressionist>Jaykita watercolor B (modified)
Basic outline
Dropped opacity of Impressionist layers a bit
Duplicated underlying simplified layer in Overlay partly masked out except for the gold on the dome

And pardon the pedantry but for the sake of historical/architectural accuracy, it isn't a hotel, exactly, and it isn't in "Valides." The structure with the dome is a church.

http://www.pariserve.tm.fr/English/p...-invalides.htm

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