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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #69 – Cedar Waxwing

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Old 12-30-2002, 09:33 AM
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Hi,

Danny, Phyllis and Collin, great stuff. Glad you liked the picture Phyllis, I like waxwings also, tough to get them to sit still to get a good picture of them.

Here is my attempt, I sepia toned it and added the border.

Alan
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Old 12-30-2002, 02:04 PM
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Phyllis: I rather like the "UN" usual one, can't figure out why though. How did you do the "wavy" pattern on the background? was it a specific package?
The wavy colors are from the "hue and cry" filter in a package made by Flaming Pear. The wavy basketweave texture is the result of embossing the India ink filter, also from Flaming Pear.

Collin, excellent work on all versions! I can't pick a favorite, but I must comment on the satiny smoothness of the watercolor one...gorgeous.

Alan, they look great in sepia, and I LOVE that border! Where did that come from? And what camera and lens did you use to get that wonderful picture in the first place?

Chuck, you passed with flying colors! It's lovely. Must have taken some time to get that realistic painting effect. I have tried art history brush a few times but really lack the patience to do it right. Nice work.

Phyllis
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Old 12-30-2002, 02:42 PM
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Alan -- wonderful image! You've given everyone a great starting point, and there are many wonderful renditions here.

This one is trying to emphasize the feeling of winter -- used glowing edges, sprayed strokes, a neutral layer with spatter and other filters...
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Old 12-30-2002, 02:47 PM
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Collin...

It never occurred to me to include B/C adjustment layer as part of the standard 'pencil sketch' (non-color) method. You've just added your own personal touch!

Chuck:

Very nice results with History brush on this one. I like this interpretation a lot.


Phyllis:

Embossed India Ink? Who'da a thunk it. Now I gotta dust that one off and give it another look. Trouble-maker!


Alan:

Nice work + great frame. The sepia effect really works here.

How 'bout sharing your frame method in THIS THREAD. Curious minds (mine, especially) would like to know. I've not seen one like this before.

~Danny~
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Old 12-30-2002, 03:14 PM
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Chuck - I can see I'm gonna have to get this paint engine thing and play too!

Your image first made me think of fibreglass, I know not why. I like it though!
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Old 12-30-2002, 04:05 PM
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Thinking of printing out the original of this for my Mom - she loves birds!
Auto levels on original, dupe.
Invert, blend mode to Darken.
Copy original, put on top layer. FP Chroma Solarize, blend mode to Hard Light.
Hue/Sat and sharpen to suit.

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Old 12-30-2002, 04:16 PM
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Talking

Same as previous, except ran anisotropic diffuse on it, and then the Sketchy action, copied, reverted, pasted and set blend to multiply.
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Old 12-30-2002, 06:58 PM
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Painter 7 was under the Christmas Tree this year. Here's my first posting. I simplified the picture with Buzz Pro before switching to Painter.

Jim
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Old 12-30-2002, 11:24 PM
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Hi Everyone,

Boy there has been some great stuff posted. I am slowly learning a lot.

The specifics of the photo are as follows. It was taken at the Los Angeles Arboretum with a Canon D60, with a 400mm lens and a 1.4x extender and with the D60 crop factor works out to a 35mm equiv. of a about 896mm of lens. The other details are ISO 100, 1/200 at f8. The D60 is a fairly new camera for me, I got it at the end of Sept. before that I had an Olympus E-10 and I still have my Nikon CP990, and my film cameras.

The edge in my version was from a freeware edge collection, I downloaded it off the Adobe forum, the disclaimer for the actions say that they can be freely distributed, the web site no longer exists for the author, so here is the zip distribution of the Edge collection action.

Have fun!

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Old 12-31-2002, 11:04 PM
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Using PSP7:
duplicate layer.
applied pencil filter (white) to duplicate layer.
set blend mode to luminance.
decreased opacity of duplicate layer slightly.
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