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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #125 – Robins

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Old 12-09-2005, 09:02 AM
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Must be Robins in Australia to be nesting this time of year. 8-)

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Old 12-09-2005, 09:28 AM
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Painting with texture

Great picture! And many great versions!

I painted texture on to the background. A very simple technique, but some Photoshop Newbies may know know how to do it. - Done in Adobe CS2-PhotoShop, but the same technique is available in many other programs and versions of PS.

1. Created a New Layer and filled with a grayish blue (any color would do, but this blended nicely). Applied a canvas texture to this layer. and placed this layer below the Robins.
2. Added a mask to the original photo and selected a dry brush at about 50% opacity and painted black around the robins so that the texture layer would show through.
3. Duplicated the Masked layer and set to Multiply blend mode with opacity at 100%
4. Curves adjustment layer above that to make the birds "pop".
5. Signature layer
6 Added Frame

Took about 10 minutes.
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:41 AM
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Swampy, that is WONDERFUL. I love it.

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Old 12-09-2005, 10:10 AM
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Thank you, Janet. :-)

I've used this technique a couple of times to rescue photos that have a lot of artifacting/noise in the luminance areas. It's also a pretty good way to wash out areas in a photo that you want to lay text over (like in an ad) without masking in a transparency area or use a gradient. When I use it for that purpose, I do use a very subtile texture (linen or sandstone are good). It's just so quick and easy, even if you are a doofus with the brush tools like me. LOL
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Old 12-09-2005, 11:37 AM
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Two impressionist's styles and a softer background (inspired by Swampy's fine interpretation).
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Old 12-09-2005, 12:48 PM
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Nice picture and some nice renditions.

Buzzed, trimoons watercolor presets, some watercolor paper texture.

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Old 12-09-2005, 03:39 PM
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OnAir, I like your displace filter rendition, what map did you use ?

A lot of talented renditions on this Robin. This was a toughie for me. Deleted the background and increased sat and color, and painted with acrylics, oils and blender in Painter.
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Old 12-09-2005, 04:24 PM
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I've used this map with selection and different settings in background and bird's body.
P.S. Thanks, rappateng!
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:03 PM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #125 – Robins

All these Robins and no Batman. (OK stop cringing jokes finished)


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Old 12-29-2009, 02:24 AM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #125 – Robins

Proud Mama. Simplified in PaintEngine and then painted in Impressionist.
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