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

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Old 03-03-2006, 02:41 PM
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I assume you are using Photoshop.

Those of us who don't, are curious.

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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 03-03-2006, 03:40 PM
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Cute cuddly cats.

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Old 04-20-2006, 12:50 AM
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You can't really tell, but I actually used quite a few filters on this. Watercolor, cross hatch and halftone to name a few....

Then just colorized, added a wonky frame by hand and...

Not great really, but not awful.
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:59 AM
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You can't really tell, but I actually used quite a few filters on this. Watercolor, cross hatch and halftone to name a few....

Then just colorized, added a wonky frame by hand and...

Not great really, but not awful.
Because of the requirement to squish down uploads to 100KB or less it's not easy to appreciate subtle effects like you achieved here. But for those who look closely, results like these can be appreciated.

Don't sell yourself short...

I'm glad you took a shot at this one and look forward to seeing more of your artwork. Welcome aboard.

~Danny~
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Old 03-11-2007, 07:19 PM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #64 – Jake and Joey

Well here goes. Another cat pic.

Palms WOW !!!!


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Old 03-11-2007, 08:27 PM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #64 – Jake and Joey

im apply some layers to grayscale and overlay, and brush for make highlights
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:04 PM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #64 – Jake and Joey

Cats....had many so when it comkes to color and life like....my before and afters....

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Old 12-06-2007, 02:45 PM
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Echer's Cats.

Needless to say, I can not give you a step by step. Started out using GIMP's Seamless tiles, but then I had to do a lot of work to remove the ghosting (anybody have a better idea to remove the ghosting, I will be much abliged). Lots of iterations and half offsets (horizontal, vertical and both) and you get the result shown.
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:35 PM
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And Why not?

Stole the bauble topper from this image. Well, it is getting close to Christmas.
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:56 PM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #64 – Jake and Joey

*First, I defined the shadows under the white cat's head.
then defined eyes of both cats with saturation and contrast.
*clarified image to bring out texture in white cat's fur
* reduced the saturation and contrast on background, including the rug.
darkened and clarified the white cat more
*cropped to improve composition
*applied virtual painter - oil, layered over corrected original and erased some of eyes and faces to reduce the painting effect. Very little of the oil layer was left visible.
*I darkened the perimeters of the image
* Layered it with a blurred layer and a sharpened layer and blended them with Multiply mode to add drama.
*Tweaked many of the image elements with saturation, contrast, etc.

Jake-and-joeyAllieOK.jpg
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