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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #98 – Lighthouse

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Old 03-13-2003, 08:03 PM
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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #98 – Lighthouse

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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #98 – Lighthouse

Here’s another “mini-challenge” to play with in the Photo-based Art category until the next major challenge is posted here.

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Thanks to Phil Sampson (alias Blacknight) for this great photo of a well-kept little lighthouse in Mukelteo Washington, at the end of the ferry run that goes from Whidbey Island to the mainland.

Phyllis


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Old 03-13-2003, 08:05 PM
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I kept it simple since the little lighthouse is so simple and neat and tidy. First ran high pass to darken sky and put bright glow in center of sky behind house, then colored sky and grass to late day colors. To simplify it I used smart blur with rather high settings. On this layer I overlaid an outline layer set to low opacity to define some edges a bit better. A few little tweaks here and there, but that's the basic process.

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Old 03-13-2003, 08:38 PM
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light house nightlite

simple did 3 layers glowing edge, noise lighting effect.
simple!
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Old 03-13-2003, 08:47 PM
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Phyllis - love the effect - the sky is wonderful---great! Very attractive to look at.

Jean - ooooo that is wierd and cool! I like the way this turned out.
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Old 03-13-2003, 09:00 PM
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Crayon Sketch

Jean, wow, what an effect! Looks like the house is frozen and a flying saucer is the cause! Freaks me out!

I drew this one with my crayons.

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Old 03-13-2003, 09:18 PM
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Poor little lighthouse...

The lighthouse is so shiny and new looking, it got me to thinking how it might look a few decades from now when the wood is rotting and the paint is peeling and no one uses it any more. Pretty sad, eh?

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Old 03-13-2003, 09:46 PM
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Lighthouses.... they just aren't lighthouses unless it's night.

Removed that silly mast blocking the view.. and cropped in a bit to remove some of the other clutter

Added a blue layer on "Multiply".. (I think).. I really should take notes....

Added a yellow gradient for the light.. and voila!

Not what I had originally envisioned....

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Old 03-13-2003, 10:39 PM
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O.k.. maybe lighthouses are lighthouses.. when it isn't night..

Here I removed the mast and cropped to remove some clutter. I removed the background and moved the windows onto a seperate layer. I added in my own background and changed the opacity on the windows to let the background color through. I flattened and added a "light" fresco.. not that a fresco can be light..
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Phyllis -
Excellent renditions all three, but the first one is stupendous! Gorgeous color and the simplification suits the image perfectly.

Blacknight -
This is a great photo, but it's fantastic in b+w. I took a look at the green channel...wow, it really pops out of the monitor! Thanks for posting this...

Jean -
Very creative, it looks to me like a neon sign with a spotlight washing the wall behind it with light.

Charity -
Good work on both! The gorgeous blue twilight color on the first one is my favorite though


Here's the first of two, just a simple sketch in keeping with the simple lines. I thought it would look good in b+w...


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Old 03-14-2003, 02:03 AM
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While working on the previous version, I stumbled on to this...

I started with a sketch, then ran ink outlines on the top layer, faded in exclusion mode by about half, inverted the layer and set blend mode to multiply. Then added a textured pattern, duped, and kinda lost track after that I do remember more difference/exclusion layers and inverted masking, if that helps any...


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