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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #76 – Snowy Egret

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Old 02-01-2003, 10:17 AM
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Maybe it is the lack of definition in the water?

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Old 02-02-2003, 02:27 PM
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This is my version of our friend, the egret. It is quite dark, and I hope it looks good online.

For anyone interested, duplicate the combined picture. On this layer, Invert it, setting the mode to color Burn. It looks terrible at this point, but trust me and run Filter/Gaussen Blur (#20 worked for me).

Take a look at this same layer, in the mode of Color Dodge. It produces quite a different picture. I enjoyed this one! Bob
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Old 02-02-2003, 02:30 PM
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daylight version.

This is the daylight version of my effort at the egret.
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Old 02-02-2003, 03:57 PM
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Bob;

I love the night time version of the egret...


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Old 02-02-2003, 11:00 PM
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Bob, that's mean! Poor egret. I just hope the alligator isn't hungry and just wants to play. The night version is dark, but that's okay, because the darkness, contrast, and saturated colors are right for the mood...really intense...shudder.

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Old 02-08-2003, 01:10 AM
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Well, since I don't know what to say (again), I'll post the steps.

1. Remove reflection with Image Doctor and clone tool.

2. Using Virtual Painter I made three layers. Bottom to top they are gouache, color pencil, and oil painting. I reduced opacity of top two so all three layers were contributing to the look. Flatten.

3. In Painter, I used Selective Color Adjustment to pull it to the colors it has now. Then I added a raw silk paper texture.

4. Back in Photoshop for minor touch up.
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Old 02-08-2003, 01:46 AM
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That's gorgeous, Andrew. Simple, elegant and the colors are perfect. I've heard Painter was a difficult program to learn...looks like you're a master!

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Old 02-08-2003, 01:47 AM
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Awesome, Andrew! And thanks for the "how to" this time!

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Old 02-08-2003, 06:52 PM
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Hi Pam.

Thanks for the very nice reply. Especially since you described it as exactly what I was trying to reach for. I can't take credit for being a Painter expert, though. All I used Painter for was to get that background color exactly where I wanted it, using sliders. I'm a complete novice when it comes to Painter's primary tools.

Hi Phyllis.

Thanks for the compliment. Whenever I leave out the steps it's because I'm in such a rush to post I forget about them. I have a problem with going back and tinkering too much, so usually when I think something is done I try to post fast and without thinking too much. But I am happy to share any techniques from any of these pictures.

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Old 02-15-2003, 09:28 PM
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Snowy Egret Mini challenge#76

Using filters I selected Twirl Then glowing edges,& Brightnes & Contrast Then rectangular marquee & Smudge Tool.
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