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Creative Interpretations - Lonesome Tree

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Old 06-08-2005, 03:24 AM
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Creative Interpretations - Lonesome Tree

Here is one of several pictures I took last Sunday during a walk in the hills of the Peak District of the UK. For those who would like a bigger version to play with, there is one at http://homepage.ntlworld.com/malfirt...0605-06big.jpg
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Old 06-08-2005, 03:32 AM
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Whilst playing with the original, and more by accident than design I came across this way of making a more surreal version.

Make two adjustment layers: Levels and Gradient Map.

Levels Settings: 0, 0.73, 255
Gradient Map: Metals - black, white, black
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Old 06-08-2005, 10:04 AM
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....a more surreal version.
Intersting, Mal. Looks like something from a film I saw the other day (the guy was an artist, died etc..(Robin Williams)...). How about an orange sky and purple grass?

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Old 06-08-2005, 12:21 PM
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great picture! this is another that is almost a painting by itself. and nice effect with the greys. looks like it's going to storm soon.
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Old 06-08-2005, 12:30 PM
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Intersting, Mal. Looks like something from a film I saw the other day (the guy was an artist, died etc..(Robin Williams)...). How about an orange sky and purple grass?

Didn't quite get the colors as you asked, but how about this for weirdness (courtesy of the Randomise button on the Gradient Mask layer).
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Old 06-08-2005, 12:48 PM
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Cool, Mal

Think you've found yourself a new style!!

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Old 06-08-2005, 03:06 PM
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Mal,

nice effect! and in looking at that last one, how about doing a twilight effect on that image.

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I did this one in Painter using sketch filter, and then adding water color washes. I added an edge, and then texture.

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Old 06-08-2005, 05:25 PM
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Just great, Cathy

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Old 06-08-2005, 08:48 PM
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very nice, cathy! an amazing photo is getting some amazing treatments!

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Old 06-09-2005, 11:04 AM
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Thanks Ro and Kraellin...I am finally getting into Painter and exploring what it can do. What fun.

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Old 06-09-2005, 01:47 PM
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Loved this photo, but all i have done is change the back ground to black ( i have just followed Russell Browns tutorial on selections and wanted to have a go ) I would of liked to put a ray of light in to it, but unfortunately didn't know how without getting another photo and cutting and pasting, so if any body knows how to please let me know or if there is a tutorial i use ps7
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palms1,

dont know what it is in PS, but in psp it's effects/illumination for 'lights' and 'starburst'. included some examples here.

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Old 06-10-2005, 06:25 AM
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Hi Mal,

Great looking tree.

Lost a lot of detail resizing it for posting, none the less the idea is there.

Used low opacity brushes, masks and adjustment layers to give it an overall slightly painted look and highlight the grass foreground. Chose the color scheme to reflect the colors of the Mars landscape.

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Paris and Craig: Very very nice effects. Each one evokes a different mood.

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