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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #150 – Wine and Rose

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Old 12-05-2007, 05:22 PM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #150 – Wine and Rose

To annadarling,

I am new to this site but I have been in the industry long before Photoshop existed - I worked with the developing Photoshop from version 1 onward to present day. It has been getting pretty heavy in content....

I saw your rendition of the Rose Petal slice from the over all picture challenge. I just wanted to add a small note with the example.

If you are going to work something, give all the elements - including the frame - shape, dimension and life - look at the example of yours and mine.

Just for future reference....

GoMango

P.S. I knew Dan Margulis - if you have read his books - before he ever wrote a book....when he was just a tecchy
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:26 PM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #150 – Wine and Rose

Go Mango - Great job. The tonality and lighting sings with your new re-work.
I assume when you said pre Photoshop that you worked a Sci-Tex?

Chris
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:39 PM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #150 – Wine and Rose

Scitex for scanners, film with photostat cameras, dot etching with etching knives and acid pencils - computerised type setting....manual plate making and manual stripping to get just the right affects....and no I don't walk with a cane....

Thanks for the compliment....on the piece....When I lived in Europe I imported the first DTP publishing system into Italy. I could turn a pixel on and off for retouching. What I could have done then if I had photshop instead of all the manual labor that most people do not even know existed...

How do you know of Scitex?"

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Old 12-05-2007, 05:55 PM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #150 – Wine and Rose

GoMango,

I have been a pro shooter since 1989, finishing up with a Master's at the University of Georgia. Worked commercial accounts for years, high end stuff til I can do what I do now, just about all travel, picking and choosing clients.

I was born and raised in Daytona Beach and this is still home base for me. I started my photo studies here back when digital was a myth we all laughed at. One city north of here is a company that did Sci-Tex work for big bucks. I sat behind the guys back for one day and new it was too tedious for me but I too right into Photoshop.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:03 PM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #150 – Wine and Rose

Sweetlight,

I looked over your work on flikr...WOW!. I will be positing some of my work soon. I lived in Europe for 12 years and have quite an archive of great pics. I studied under the color masters in Italy, started a graphic design and print firm there - then moved to NY to be total digital company.

I know I am getting off topic here but I don't know how to start a new thread. If you could do that we could continue....In the mean time, since I saw yours, I'll show you a couple of mine....

Lets talk soon...we may know some of the same people....nice work...

GoMango
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:22 AM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #150 – Wine and Rose

Mine came out a bit like vijayan's. I cranked up the color, did an emboss. Then I turned the saturation way up. I then placed this over the original and washed out a cross through center using transparency. The original is really nice.

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Old 12-08-2007, 03:20 PM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #150 – Wine and Rose

Mining Art, Chris & Gomango...

You're doing some inspiring work here -- and elsewhere. Glad you jumped in to give this great thread some new life.
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Old 12-09-2007, 08:08 AM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #150 – Wine and Rose

I seem to be having a hard time finding new challenges, so any time I find an open one, I am trying it.
I layered a watercolor rendition (ala Swampy's history brush tutorial) with a sketch -- and a bunch of other tweaks, and came up with this:
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:17 AM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #150 – Wine and Rose

My approach is realism...taking a washed out beautiful image like the wine and rose to start with and then resurrecting it back to life or giving it new life. Filtering is for entertaining...working with an image with raw tools in photoshop - not automatic anything - is where the history of one's experience and ability really shows. Of course, there are as many opportunities to apply the advancing filtering processes that pop up everyday. Don't get me wrong -what programmers are coming up with these days is fascinating...and the use of these filters from the artistic side is awe inspiring...

Process:
duplicating layers
color enhancements
refocusing, redirecting and restructuring the light source
adding more detail
removing unwanted and distracting artifcats
reshaping elements
rebuilding lost detail
resructuring highlights, midtones and shadows
enhancing form and shapes

My 2 centz werth...

GoMango
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:10 AM
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #150 – Wine and Rose

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I seem to be having a hard time finding new challenges
There is no time limit on any of the manipulation opportunities...

Look around in this subforum and the main photo-art forum and take a shot at any you like -- anytime you like!
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