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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #64 – Jake and Joey

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Old 12-19-2002, 12:12 PM
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Hi, im new here, and i like to post my version of the cats, can I???

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Old 12-19-2002, 12:41 PM
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No - you have to have been here for at least a year before they let you post anything.

ANYONE can post, as long as they are a member. Down at the bottom of the screen you see when you either generate a new thread or reply, there is a box that says "BROWSE" in the "ATTACH FILE" row. Click on that find your picture. It HAS to have a 100k file size or less and be of the file type that is listed also in that ATTACH FILE row, but other than that it's all done for you when you hit reply.

One thing I have noticed that seems to be a quirk in the software or something is if you hit PREVIEW REPLY instead of SUBMIT REPLY it often doesn't put up the image. Just hit SUBMIT REPLY, and if you discover any spelling errors or want to add something you can always hit the EDIT button on your post and change it then.

Looking forward to seeing your cats, and welcome to Retouch PRO!

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Old 12-19-2002, 01:10 PM
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Too many Phil's here for me to know when you're "talking" to me or the other Phil. I answer to BK, even on the street (have had this "name" for years) so if you want to avoid confusion I can be BK (it saves typing out the whole word Blacknight - no sense wasting keystrokes, huh!)

ANYWAY, here's what I have been able to reproduce from the image I posted here. Grab a cup of coffee and make yourself comfortable...

Copy the original and do a smart blur (this is basically SCHWARTZIE's method, in case you have it in an action already or something) 3, 25, low, normal.

Copy THAT layer and run MEDIAN (4 pixels). Blend mode to PIN LIGHT.

Copy THAT layer and run the WATERCOLOR filter, 9,1,1. Blend mode to LINEAR LIGHT.

Copy the original and put it up at the top of the layer stack. Blend mode to LUMINOSITY.

NOW I PLAYED with the hue/sat on the background copy (if you did it like I spelled it out, your layers should be defaulted to background copy,2,3,4.) darkening it and desaturating it. This works best with all the layers turned on and going back and adjusting them this way, or at least it did for me.

Did the same with copy 3, except didn't darken. Almost a grayscale, with just a hint of color.

Copy 4, if you look at it by itself, is an orangey-red, carpet green, with hue/sat. Again, this works better with all turned on and looking at the one I posted here for reference.

I then ran KPT Equalizer's bounded sharpen on all layers with the sharpness all the way up and RGB tolerance at 2. If you don't have that filter, get it! I imagine you could come close with unsharp mask, but KPT is superior in this regard.

Flatten and play with levels and hue/sat and curves (I always do that just to see if it can be made any better as a last step). I think I may have run sharpen on it again at this point.

Hope this gets you in the ballpark. If not, let me know and I can show you the individual layer pictures and how they each look after being adjusted.

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Old 12-19-2002, 02:23 PM
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Well, here u have my cats

can you tell me what do u think about my work, thanx
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Old 12-19-2002, 03:04 PM
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I have 7 wonderful cats!!! one is 20 years old




on new layer put a border and put a wave filter
put a graphic pen filter on bells
pencil filter on cats and adjustested opacity
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Old 12-19-2002, 05:45 PM
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Ka-El:

Welcome! Congratulations on your first post at RetouchPRO. Hope to see many more in the future.

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PJB:

Very cute!
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David:

RE: Labeling layers with filters applied.
I do the same thing. In addition I've found that including the settings, e.g, Gblur(2.0) or Smart Blur(20,40,high) is helpful too, especially if I attempt to recreate the effect six months later.

Recording results you like as actions is another brain saver.

~Danny~
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Old 12-19-2002, 06:28 PM
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Ok Phyliss I read all the post and I did not see a reply from David, I would like to knoe that as well.

Black Night hey we have something in common our names, yours is Phil to. Well your Blacknight I am Phili1 so we should keep to that.

PJb Great post, nice effect and wow how did your cat live for 20 years, thats a record.

KA-el, your post is a good one, there are no bad effeorts, just different. This forum is made up of people with fantastic imagination and talent, Welcome to our family.
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Old 12-19-2002, 10:20 PM
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Using PSP7, playing around with the chrome filter.
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Old 12-19-2002, 11:15 PM
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Phili - is this what you're looking for? re cat: well it's almost a record, my neighbor's cat just dies last year, at age 21!!

- David
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Old 12-20-2002, 04:03 AM
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Welcome, Ka El, nice use of various filters on the cats...like the squiggly wiggly fur.

Wow, there are so many good renditions here that I can't go thru them all to give proper praise at 4 a.m.! What talent we have there, though...just gets better and better and soooo creative lately...love it!

I used flaming pear's India ink filter followed by a touch of PS7's anisotropic diffuse and just a smidgen of notecard filter.

Phyllis
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Old 12-20-2002, 04:53 AM
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cool phyllis! that's a really different effect.

- David
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Old 12-20-2002, 07:24 AM
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This gets easier every time! Well, a little anyway!

quite simply (ish) J Buchmann sketch effect.

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Old 12-20-2002, 11:36 AM
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Thanx to everyone to post your opinion about my work


PStewart that effect was very good. I like it
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Old 12-20-2002, 11:45 AM
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Collin:

That came out great. Well done!
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Old 12-20-2002, 12:15 PM
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excellent work Collin, that's my favorite type of sketch, and it works really nicely on this photo.

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