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

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Old 12-17-2002, 08:23 PM
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Jeaniesa

Here is the system I used. I got from DPreview a girl named Lisa. YOu can use it for color as well just leave out the B&W conversion. I use Digi Daans conversion to B7W.

Have fun with it.
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Old 12-18-2002, 09:46 PM
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Blacknight - that effect combo really enhances the look of fur! Wonderful lighting also. I'm trying to recreate it, but no luck so far --- any hints? Graphic pen doesn't seem to do it...

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Old 12-19-2002, 12:06 AM
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Thanks, Phili!

Blacknight, I'm curious about your process too...

Jeanie
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Old 12-19-2002, 01:09 AM
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I didn't keep that particular PS file, but I have a pretty good idea what I did, basically. The basis was Schwartzie's watercolor "explanation". which I have been trying to figure out - not very successfully. Anyway, I'll see if I can make it do it again...
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Old 12-19-2002, 02:25 AM
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Blacknight, wow! I love that gray and orange pic! Excellent!

David, thanks for a great idea on keeping track of filters! Hope I can remember to use it!

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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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