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Old 05-24-2003, 01:22 AM
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Fish, great lacquer look, and I like the shape as well. The second one is a striking moody portrait...love it!

Bill C, very nice watercolor with perfect framing. Your second version is just superb...love the simplicity and softness and how it fades away...beautiful!

Jeanie EXCELLENT smudgeroo!

Jill, your Effie has bit of 3D to it...nice!

Jean, lovely portrait, nice mottled overall texture.

Pam, nice and simplified the way I like ‘em! Smooooth!

Lacto, neat look with the outlined areas...clever.

I loved this picture soooo much that I made six different versions at one sitting...couldn’t stop! I won’t bore you with all of them, but here are the three simplified/outlined sorts. Version #1: Basic abstract method

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Old 05-24-2003, 01:24 AM
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Version #2: Outline layer with anisotropic diffuse blended over smart blur layer combined with low opacity abstract layer, KPT6 materializer for slight 3D effect on birds and trees.

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Old 05-24-2003, 01:27 AM
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Version #3: Since I cannot use Effie (not made for Macs) I have been trying to get a similar look. In this attempt I started with basic outline method, duped several layers at multiply, merged, then applied anisotropic diffuse, very high contrast and increased brightness, setting layer to soft light.

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Old 05-24-2003, 07:22 AM
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Phillis....You achieved the Effie look. Nicely done.

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Old 05-24-2003, 07:37 AM
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Hey Phyllis - it's OK to take a break and get some sleep once in a while! You sure are cranking them out!! Very nicely done - each of them. It looks like you've been watching Bill M's success with the diffuse/ansiotropic filter effect. Nice job. - keep experimenting!
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Old 05-24-2003, 12:24 PM
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It looks like you've been watching Bill M's success with the diffuse/ansiotropic filter effect.
I'm glad Bill and others are reaping the benefits of anisotropic diffuse, because that's been my favorite filter for years, since I got PS7. In fact, I'd say it's a good enough reason for anyone to upgrade...worth the price! Has so many uses, not just for the effect, but also, when faded, to soften jpeg artifacts or jaggies or just overly grainy areas. It's an integral part of my "abstract" method too, though the end result is not smooth by any means. Yep, that's a great little filter for sure!

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oooooohhhhh so many beautiful renditions!

My muted one first.

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Old 05-24-2003, 05:01 PM
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I agree with Phyllis, it waas hard to stop playing.

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Old 05-25-2003, 12:22 AM
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Tyeise, nice sketch look, and I like the high contrast version with this subject.

Blues X, nice soft portrait.

Here is a “quick sketch” and the method I used:

Version #4: Quick sketch method: Outline technique using distort>glass instead of gaussian blur, followed by motion blur after merging b/w layers, unsharp mask at .3, then select a blend mode/opacity that looks good.

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