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Impressionist plugin: Examples using your own pictures

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Old 05-31-2004, 11:56 AM
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using image as paper texture

This isn't a killer tip, but is something to try as a novelty.

1. Duplicate image and desaturate.
2. Save grayscale version as a tif file (it's not necessary to put it in the papers folder, but keep track of where you saved it).
3. Load impressionist and choose a favorite preset (don't run it yet). In the paper section set relief to around 20 (I set the grain to around 20 too but it shouldn't be necessary). Click on the thumbnail of the paper and choose your grayscale image. I find inverting the texture worked best on the sample images I tried. Make sure scale is at 100.
4. Let the filter run. You get an embossed image.

You can also choose an alternate image to use--for example use butterflies for one and flowers for the other.
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Old 07-07-2004, 01:31 PM
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Yellow Lotus

This is a Yellow Lotus; I used the Impressionist Tutorial on this one.
I did some smudging, layer blending and texturing.




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Old 08-18-2004, 11:57 AM
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Impressionist Butterfly

Photo is mine. I opened image, duped background, Impressionist setting:
Marker-opague strokes at its default setting, changed opacity of duped layer to 72 % , merged layers, duped again, used Impressionist Chalk-Detailed Opaque strokes at its default setting, changed opacity to 65%.
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Old 08-18-2004, 12:08 PM
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Bee Balms

opened image, duped background, impressionist-chalk-medium coverage-settings brush 100 %, Coverage 100%, pressure 86%, reduced opacity to 67%
merged layers, duped again, changed blend mode to soft light.
Photo is mine
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Old 08-18-2004, 12:19 PM
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Amish Buggy

Photo is mine. Opened image, duped it, Impressionist: Crayon Distressed Fresco2: settings : Brush size 47% , Coverage 63% Pressure 90%
Opacity on layer changed to 85%
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Old 08-18-2004, 07:14 PM
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Diane:

A wonderful trio of Impressionist images. Well done. I especially like the butterfly.

Thanks for sharing your creativity. Keep 'em coming!

~Danny~
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Old 08-18-2004, 09:15 PM
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Wink Black eyed Susan

Photo is mine. I don't remember every step for this, I was just playing around with Impressionist. Opened image, duped it, find edges, inverted, blend mode was pin light, merged, impressionist: crayon short choppy strokes, rought bleached fresco, last thing I think was reducing opacity to 21 %.
I liked the final result tho it probably could be a little lighter.
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Old 08-19-2004, 07:48 AM
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Diane, regarding your comment about the picture being a little lighter...
I for one like the dark just the way it is. Sure pics are great when the sun is shining brightly; but the color saturation is poor when that happens and things end up looking washed out. Your flowers really pop the way they are.
Your technique is good. I like the slightly blurred edges; yet one can tell what kind of flowers they are and feel the exuberance of so many of them clustered together. The only thing I might add to the Black Eyed Susans is their black "eye". I'm missing the dark centers.
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Old 08-19-2004, 07:52 AM
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Cheryl, the image of the cart is stupendous. I know we aren't supposed to just say WOW and let things go; but I can't add anything else. So WOW! Keep up the good work. I'm going to try that particular combination and see what I can come up with.

Danny, your work is inspiring as well. I'm definitely going to have to learn to use painter (in another thread) so that I can achieve some of your special effects. So far, the learning curve is more than I've been willing to tackle this summer. Oh, and p.s. I especially liked your screen shots of your actual layers.

Great job guys.

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Old 08-19-2004, 09:05 AM
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Thanks Janet. My presets are available for download. You can find the link in this thread http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/photo-art-resources/8328-impressionist-plugin-custom-styles-member-posted.html
It's the third post down.
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