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PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #135 - Vietnam

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Old 06-24-2003, 02:07 PM
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PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #135 - Vietnam

FIRST MINI-CHALLENGE -or- NEW TO PHOTO-ART?

New guidelines (subject to fine tuning):
* For each mini-challenge, post up to two (2) interpretations with attached images of your interpretation(s). **

* For each include enough step-by-step detail to give someone a reasonable chance to recreate (or approximate) your results. That way all of us can learn from each other. Obviously it’s impossible to explain things like “individual brush strokes,” but do include such details as filters used, plugins used, blend mode detail, etc.

* Preferred format: 1), 2), 3), etc. on individual steps vs. writing it out in paragraphs. Step-by-step is easier for newbies to follow.

* If you used a technique described elsewhere, include a link to the thread or tutorial.

* You may include an additional post with a screenshot of your Layers Palette if that’s easier than writing out the details.

* If you used one or more Photoshop actions, you can .zip the action set(s) and include in another post separate post or refer to the site from which you downloaded the action, with the applicable action set name.

Focus on quality, not quantity – and sharing your techniques. Unique and/or creative writeups will be preserved and noted in the "Best of Photo-art" forum.

** If you would like to do more interpretations, here’s how to do that:
- Post them at a public site, such as www.pbase.com and include as many links IN A SINGLE POST as you would like.
- You can edit your own posts after the fact if you create subsequent versions and want to include them. Do not add additional posts (beyond the first that includes links) to the thread for each link to a gallery site.

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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #135 – Vietnam

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

The base image can be downloaded by clicking the link below the photo description.

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I thought this was a compelling image.

Let’s start a new era with some compelling interpretations.

Danny


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Meir retains the U.S. and international copyright © not only for the original image, but also for any photo-art versions of it. Unauthorized distribution or use of this image without permission are prohibited.
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Old 06-24-2003, 02:15 PM
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This interpretation was done using the Photoshop action available in this action collection.

The name of the action is "ART-Cutout Jaseck Paint Effect."

1. Applied action
2. On a new layer at the top of the layer stack applied the Edit > Stroke command twice, 6 pxl white inside stroke followed by a 3 pxl black inside stroke.

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Old 06-24-2003, 07:13 PM
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Here is my contribution.

By the way, I love the textures in all of the previous submissions.

Created a Sepia tone, and a sketch.. Laid them on top of each other.. then cropped, burned, and painted white around...
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Old 06-24-2003, 07:49 PM
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There's a nice variety of submissions here today. :-)

1. Make a duplicate layer of the image.
2. Run buzz simplifier to blur lightly.
3. Run Flaming Pear's Melancholytron to get the brown tones and edge blur. Reduce opacity slightly to let a little color through.
4. Turn this layer into a mask and paint the color back into the people and basket.
5. Lower the red saturation on the original image--the red bag was glowing at this point.

Buzz can be found here http://www.fo2pix.com/
Melancholytron can be found here http://www.flamingpear.com/
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Old 06-24-2003, 08:42 PM
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My compliments to all for embracing the new format and spirit of detail.

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Chuck:

I was noticing while plowing through the mini's the past few days how often you included "how to" steps. A belated thanks for doing that so many times in the past, as well has here, too.

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Cheryl:

That's a very creative technique and combination of filters. You're already teaching us how to get more mileage out of our plugin collections!

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Fish:

Xaos Pa = Paint Alchemy plugin, right?

RE: Buzz simplfier
I'll jump in since I'm here...

The Buzz plugin comes in various packages (and prices) of which "PRO" consists of more filters (and prests) than the "Lite" package. Simplifier is among the filters and is what put Buzz on the map (I think).

You know how Photoshop's Glowing Edges filter is like an extension of Find Edges? Buzz Simplfier is in the same ballpark, but gives one much better control over edge selection and characteristics.

RE: Wanna replace an image?
That's no problem. Edit your post and in the Attach file box, choose "replace image" and point to your replacement.

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CHARITY:

To see if I understand, you have a layer setup something like this...

Color Fill (sepia tone)
Sketch version of the original

Then you did some buring on the sketch layer?
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Old 06-24-2003, 09:08 PM
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Yes.. I'm sorry for not following the guidelines... .Didn't notice the new guidelines until after I posted..

Note to self: work on attention to detail..

Photoshop 7.0
1. Duplicated layer and created a sepia toned image.
2. Duplicated Original again, Desaturated.
3. Duplicated Desaturated, Inverted and set blend mode
to "Color Dodge"
4. Guassian blur on Inverted Layer..
5. Flattened Desaturated "sketch layers"
6. Set flattened sketch layer blend mode to "soft light" (I think)
7. Cropped
8. Burned some of the lines in on the sketch layer
9. Created new layer and painted in white with a very large soft
brush around subjects.
10. Flattened and saved for web.

Thats it.. Sorry again for not reading and jumping in before understanding the rules....

PLEASE FORGIVE ME!!!
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Old 06-24-2003, 11:18 PM
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Here's a pearlized version:

Start by duplicating the original layer, and lighten slightly (brightness 20). Duplicate this layer twice. You should now have 4 layers. The original, and 3 lighter ones.

On the very top layer, make the blend mode dodge (linear dodge, I think), and invert(negative) it. This leaves it looking white. Go to Gaussian Blur, and set it for about 50 or 55. This should change the white layer to a colored sort of haloed layer. Merge this layer with the one immediately beneath it. Set the blend mode for difference, and the opacity to 58%.

Let's rename the layers so we can keep track of them. Name the lowest one Original, the next up name lighter, and the top one that you just got when you merged, name it halo outline.

Now, move the "lighter" so that it is on the top. Duplicate this layer. You will now have these layers:

duplicate of lighter
lighter
halo outline
original.

Set the duplicate of lighter to dodge blend mode, invert, and then gaussian blur, this time with a setting of 2 or 3. Merge this layer with the one below it.

Rename the merged layer to Outline. Now your layers should be:

outline
halo outline
original.

Duplicate the outline layer. Your layers should now be:

duplicate of outline
outline
halo outline
original.

Make a duplicate of your original layer, and move this to the top.

Make a duplicate of your halo outline, move this to the top, over the one you just moved.

Now adjust and check your blend modes and opacities as follows.

Layers and blend modes as follows:
Top layer - duplicate of halo outline, set to Luninance, opacity 36
Next layer down - duplicate of original, color (legacy) blend mode, opacity 100.
Next layer down - duplicate of outline, set to exclusion, opacity 100.
Next layer down - outline, set to multiply, opacity 100.
Next layer down - halo outline, set to difference, opacity 85.
Bottom layer - original, set to normal.
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Old 06-25-2003, 07:24 AM
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Hi Chuck. You didn't miss the top layer, I didn't add it before. I did something a little different, as the original method didn't look right on this image.

Tyeise
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Old 06-25-2003, 09:33 AM
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Very nice submissions.

Don't have a name for this ...

1. Duplicate layer Back ground layer
2. On duplicated layer: Filter>Artistic>Cutout…. (No. of Levels = 7 Edge Simplicity = 4 Edge Fidelity = 2)
3. Open Oil texture (don’t remember where I got this, will post jpeg after this post)
4. On Oil texture document apply Filter>Diffuse>Anisotropic
5. Drag or copy Oil texture onto the image you are working on (make top most layer)– resize to cover the complete image.
6. Blend Mode = Multiply (you can try other blend modes to taste)
7. Emboss Oil texture layer
8. Duplicate Oil texture layer – leave both oil texture layers on top.
9. Duplicate Cutout lay
10. on duplicated Cutout layer -- Image>Adjustments>Desaturate -- then
11. Curves In = 110 Out = 161 --- then
12. Image>Adjustments>Equalize – then
13. Blend Mode = Multiply, Opacity = 27% Fill = 41%
14. Duplicate Cutout layer
15. On duplicated layer Filter>Stylize>Find Edges – then
16. Select>Color Range - used eyedropper to select the light and med grey areas --- then
17. Edit>Fill> White 100% opacity -- then
18. Blend Mode = Overlay Opacity = 71% Fill = 85% --
19. Then Filter>Brush Stokes>Angled Strokes…. Direction Balance=50, Stoke Length =12, Sharpness=5.
20. Flatten image
21. Image>Adjustments>Brightness/Contrast - Brightness = +9, Contrast = +2
22. Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation – Saturation +29
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Old 06-25-2003, 09:39 AM
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