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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #149 – Great Blue Heron (this time with image!)

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Old 07-16-2003, 04:28 PM
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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #149 – Great Blue Heron (this time with image!)

Guidelines? Give 'em a rest!

Since I'm going on vacation and won't be back for a week, let's give providing the detailed steps a vacation, too. As a reward for so many fine writeups so far the how-to detail will be optional for this mini-challenge.

Still, limit your submissions to no more than two (2).

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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #149 – Great Blue Heron

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 legal verbiage.

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This image, which I'll acctually attach this time [thank you, Cheryl], begs for the Trimoon watercolor technique. You can use any technique you please, of course.

Enjoy.

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Old 07-16-2003, 08:34 PM
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He's broken free...
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Old 07-16-2003, 09:54 PM
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Ooooooo - CJ, that's wonderful!

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Old 07-16-2003, 10:21 PM
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That's gorgeous, CJ! Very nicely done. You inspired me to go dark with this one. Here's a version done mostly with dark strokes...

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Old 07-17-2003, 12:34 AM
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Hi all - this was fun. I went for the first Herons.

Roger

EDIT> Somehow I got 2 duplicate posts, so I deleted one of them. Now I have half an image, so this edit is to replace the half image with a full image .... keeping my fingers and toes crossed
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Old 07-17-2003, 03:47 AM
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CJ, it is very spiritual one .. like "shaddows of the forgotten ancestors"..
No word to discribe it......

Pam, Very good work and well balanced...

Roger, good work, glimphes to the outer world...

thank you....

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Old 07-17-2003, 10:33 AM
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Glad you liked it! The original image is wonderful, and inspired me to think of Liberty.

Pam -- quite lovely!

Roger -- You've captured the prehistoric feel beautifully!
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Old 07-18-2003, 01:25 AM
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A Golden Heron is mooving to an opposite direction...

since the source of images are so clear I am not going to write it down..
All the submissions have turned in to the way of CJ, and it sparks well.
thank you CJ,
but this is very traditional....

thank you all

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Old 07-18-2003, 01:59 AM
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vijayan -- I've never before seen a golden heron. I am glad that I have now seen a beautiful one. I like the contrast between the golden tones and the blues of the sky and the water, as well as the golden city.
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Old 07-18-2003, 06:38 PM
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I can see this has been a great image to work with. The images posted so far have been fantastic. When I first saw this one, I knew I was saving it for the Trimoon tutorial. I was right--the soft look is great on it. I was also wrong--the stronger, more vibrant versions posted here that I would never have tried are also stunning.
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Old 07-19-2003, 01:18 AM
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Sometimes you just have to play.
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Old 07-19-2003, 01:27 AM
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Cheryl,

You're right -- your soft look is great, and your vibrant look is stunning!

I appreciate those of you who have learned to put Trimoon's techniques to good use.
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Old 07-19-2003, 07:28 AM
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Chery , both of them are very good , But that Heavenly one with Electric Blue is Great....
CJ, thaks for your kind appreciation..

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Old 07-19-2003, 03:09 PM
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Wonderful golden heron, perfect balance to the blue colors and muted tones. Very striking with great composition! Congratulations.

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Old 07-19-2003, 11:24 PM
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Hello everyone!
This is my first try and post......so please go easy on me
I had lots of fun!
Artfully yours,
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Old 07-19-2003, 11:48 PM
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We won't have to go easy on you ... it is beautifull

The bird has the feeling of floating - the angle and the depth you have given to the bottom are probaby responsible for that. Love the mood.

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Old 07-21-2003, 01:38 PM
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many thanks roger for your kind words...appreciate it!

i must take the time and read thru all the wonderful offerings this site has available...you guys are just so darn talented!!!
and one is never too old to learn.......right?

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Hey all,

I used two filters to come up with this. Hardly worthy of the original, but it was fun.
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Old 07-21-2003, 09:59 PM
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LQQKER--I'd guess fantasic machines paint engine for one, but what's the other one? It's a nice combo.
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Old 07-22-2003, 04:56 AM
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Sorry, I didn't mean to make you guess, I was in a hurry.

I used paint engine for the water. Played with it until I got something that looked correct for waves and shadow.

For the bird I used Adapt.equalize at a low setting.
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Old 07-22-2003, 05:07 AM
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Sweetmango,

The colors you chose are excellent. The bird does appear to be floating over the blurred background.

Although this is subjective, being art. I thought the eye was a little "too" pronounced. everything else looks very nice.
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Old 07-22-2003, 06:08 AM
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Hi everybody,

Every entry looks great! It is such a beautiful starting point too.
I tried to capture the glistening of water and that seemed ok but I'm not quit satisfied with the heron. Perhaps it doesn't stand out enough from the background. Not sure, I'll try another approach.

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Old 07-22-2003, 10:52 PM
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Roger, many thanks for the nice compliments...

Sweetmango, yours is a very good work.. It gives the feeling of the bird floating just above a lagoon..

LQQKER, feel very artistic...

gina, Good texture and good patterns..very good..

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Old 07-24-2003, 06:40 PM
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Wink Heron my way

I used Sabers Modula Painter filter which gave it a bit of purple/pink tint, gaussian blur with ampisoft simplifier applied twice, applied leather resurface in Splat and Texturized in Photoshop.
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heron version 2

Version 2 .....

Some of the things I did to this was to seperate the heron from the background and worked on them seperately. I reshadowed the shadow over the origianal but made it more distintive and although reblurred the shadow was more shaped to the bird. Some filters that I used were ..... Fantastic Machines Paint engine, Xero Lithograph, Amphisoft simplifier, PS7 Accented Edges

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Both of those are beautiful. The second is even better than the first. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
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Tenneysmith, the second one is very good. something like Pastel works..

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Heron

This pales in comparison to the other work here, but it was so interesting to see how everyone made the original his or her own that I wanted to join the fun!
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Old 07-26-2003, 06:02 AM
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Annadarling, very good Brown tone and it make the Heron as something like a hunter.... good work.
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One Flair Bird.

Contains , Noise, light effets and lense flair...

thank you..

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FlairBird

vijayan-
I really like the effects you created in Flair Bird - the colors and composition are ethereal! Well done!
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heron

This guy was done with buzz simplifier, Xero's lithograph and Flaming Pear's Aetherize.

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PS: My favorite is Roger's version. But I love them all.
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Before the storm...

Not really had much time for this one so kind of a rush job, so excuse the sloppiness of this piece.

May provide details, but alas off to work I go !!
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Found this image and had to have a go, used the ah brush and the history brush and of course flipped him

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Old 05-18-2006, 11:53 AM
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Sketch on a wall.

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CS2/AHB here.
Palms, I like your AH version better.
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Old 05-18-2006, 01:39 PM
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Thanks dc, Yours is fine though not a lot of differences, Steve like your wall sketch are you perhaps a former graffitti artist ?

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Old 05-18-2006, 02:31 PM
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Nah...just a Bible-method, (seek and ye shall find), computer junkie.

But Thanks.

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How do you all get in here and do so many renderings before I even see the thread? LOL

Great stuff, folks

I wanted to put this heron into my backyard or lakeside setting. They are very common here in south central Florida.
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very nice Swampy your part of the world seems very appealing

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dee dee,

i like it, but i think there's something a bit off on it. the plants in the foreground look like they shld be OVER the heron, not behind. something about the depth and relative sizes of the plants and heron there that makes me think so. otherwise, pretty incredible.

yup, we have great blues here in kentucky also. the folks have a regular fisherman on their lake that comes in and wades the shores.

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You're right, Craig. The perspective is off, but If I made the bird smaller he wouldn't get his glory. LOL...

Artistic license!!!
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hehehe, ok, i wont tell if you wont

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Abstract attempt... Duplicate layer (1), rotate canvas, add blank layer and apply filter texturizer (set blending layer to linear dodge), duplicate again layer (1) and add a layer style (drop shadow, inner shadow, color overlay), duplicate layer and apply a layer style (drop shadow, inner shadow, color overlay) and set blending mode to soft light.
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Staying with the abstract theme...

Layer rendering (see attached Layer Palette screen shot):
* Mike Finn's Executive Toy PS action was used on another copy of the Background.
* Background duplicated. Blend mode = Luminosity
* I recently acquired the NIK Photo Abstract plugin, that has some funky filters. One filter, Pop Art, renders a unique effect similar to Photoshop's Posterize command, but more like looking at a contour map. This filter was applied to a copy of the Background. Blend mode = Linear burn
* Photoshop's Texturizer > Sandstone applied to a layer filled with 50% gray. Blend mode = Overlay

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Old 05-22-2006, 11:26 AM
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Oltenius, Danny I think the abstract theme both of you have done is excellent must get braver and try it myself


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Palms1, Thank you very much.
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Bird On Ocean

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since the bird is over the ocean, i just put a fresh layer of water under the bird.
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Hi, All
Another heron added to impressive collection.

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Old 06-19-2006, 07:13 AM
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I try to re-post the prevous image to make it larger.

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Try to re-post the image again, this time with a different background

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I know I haven't been posting much lately due to the fact I haven't seen very much of anything new to work on in this forum.

Today I decided to have a look around and run across this image I hadn't done anything with yet so I decided to have a go at it and this is what I've came up with, I know it isn't much but hey you can't always come up with a master peice now can yah? LOL

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Figured I would give it the ol' Noob Try.

Simple motion blur on just the water, then a kaleidoscope filter.

I rather like it.
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Old 08-25-2006, 11:36 AM
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Just fooled around mainly in PS. I tried it in Painter to begin with but the lack of color contrast was causing problems. Many good versions here!
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Old 08-25-2006, 01:02 PM
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very nice! i like that, margaret

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Old 08-25-2006, 02:28 PM
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Thank you Craig.
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #149 – Great Blue Heron (this time with image!)

Tweaked and textured

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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #149 – Great Blue He

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Old 12-11-2007, 11:23 PM
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I see these guys feeding in the streams a few times a year. I made three flying away. The smaller one I did a re-paint on.

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Old 12-26-2007, 04:31 PM
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Just getting my feet wet. First post. Great site.

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Welcome aboard, Joeven! Wow, you are off to a fast start. Excellent rendering!
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:31 PM
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Welcome aboard, Joeven! Wow, you are off to a fast start. Excellent rendering!
Well thank you very much for the kind words Miss Swampy.

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Very nice Joeven. We are glad to see you aboard and hope that this first one is just the beginning of a wonderful association.

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I might have to quit. How can I beat such a beautifully well done rendering. Really looking forward to seeing more of your stuff Joeven.
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Thanks everyone for the nice welcome. I used an underwater background that I made for both pics. Different results.


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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #149 – Great Blue He

Nothing too artistic here... just tried to make this a bit less harsh. I used the following 6 filters:
1. Pog's blurrinator
2. Nik/skylight
3. Rosenman/diffuse glow
4. Redfield/bas relief
5. Lighting effects/omni
6. Xero/caravaggio

Also adjusted the colors a bit.
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First timer here. Went a little nutzoid and envisioned a Hawkwind album cover; went from there. Just doodling and tweaking layers, playing with filters and effects. I couldn't retrace my steps if I tried...
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Recolored and used Impressionists for the paint effect.
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