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Old 06-29-2005, 06:16 AM
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Cat n mouse

I asked my sister for a photo of her cat ( for a project i am working on ) and below is what she sent me, i thought some of you might find it interesting, apart from resizing it is posted warts and all (and with permission )


No animals where hurt or injured while this photo was being taken (or after the mouse made a get away under the shed )
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Old 06-29-2005, 11:17 AM
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What a nice capture of an unusual occasion -- cat lying quietly next to potential meal without harming it. (Photos of my cats with a live mouse would probably not be sweet... )

The anisotropic diffusion (looks like it to me, at least) adds an interesting curly effect to the animals and the background. Nice work.

You could enhance the cat's eye (and white marking) by adding an empty layer on top of the image set to Overlay blend mode, then use a brush set to low opacity to add some white just to the eye until it shows a bit more. Could do the same to the white marking.
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Old 06-29-2005, 02:26 PM
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catching a mouse... a fun time.
playing with your food... also a good time.
biting off more than you can chew.... priceless

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Old 06-29-2005, 02:55 PM
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CJ i agree a good capture shame i can't claim credit for it ! ! ! ! It would of been different outcome if it was my cat also she would of run from the nasty mouse

What i done with the photo was simply run the effie basic atn not sure if this would be what you said

Any one tell me what Ansiotropic is/means ? please

Craig good one made me smile as much as the photo when i first saw it

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Old 06-29-2005, 03:04 PM
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some photos just scream out at me, 'photoshop me, photoshop me!'

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Old 06-29-2005, 08:49 PM
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... What i done with the photo was simply run the effie basic atn not sure if this would be what you said ...

Any one tell me what Ansiotropic is/means ? please
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Anisotropic is one option for a Photoshop filter found under the Filter menu at Stylize->Diffuse

When used after very strong sharpening, it often results in a "curly" effect which can be attractive, and can especially look appropriate for some animal fur.
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Old 06-29-2005, 09:25 PM
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a google define: brings up a number of definitions. here's a fairly simple one...

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Not possessing the same properties in all directions. Wood is anisotropic because the shrinking and swelling, from moisture loss or gain, are unequal in length, thickness, and width
www.armstrong.com/commflooringna/glossary.html
as to how it applies to graphic editing and graphics in general, i'm not quite sure. it's also a setting on your video card in an ibm type pc; one which you can turn off and on for different effects. it's also sometimes found in computer game options, again as a toggle to on or off.

to do a google define, go to google.com or if you have a google search bar on your browser, enter 'define: <your word>' but without the quotes and left and right arrows and where <your word> is the word you wish to define. very handy at times.

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Thanks

Thanks for the info on anisotropic have looked it up and found this bit of info (not used google like that before handy to know )

Anisotropic - A process of etching that has very little or no undercutting

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different in one direction than in another direction or directions. An anisotropic etch process is an etch process that has a higher etch rate in one direction than other directions, or an anisotropic medium is a medium where some property or properties depend on the direction in which the medium is measured. See also, isotropic.


wether i understand it, is something else

As i had heard it mentioned and noticed that on some actions it was used i just wondered i do like confusing myself ! ! ! ! ! !
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