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Creative interpretations: Seattle Trolley

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Old 09-20-2005, 09:23 AM
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Great Picture, Danny!

I wanted to achieve an impressionistic feel using PhotoShop only. This only took about five minutes

1. Duplicated the background and set blend mode for Multiply at 50% opacity. This really sharpens the picture without blowing out whites and reduces any grainyness.

2. Changed the sky color to blue using Hue/Saturation.

3. Merged all layers.

4 Ran the Facet filter about 20 times. (Command+F/Control+F will rerun the last run filter again in PhotoShop).

5. Ran Texturizer and loaded a marble paper with scale and relief set to high values.

6. Cropped.
The textured effect makes it look like it was painted on a concrete wall, which I really like.

Is the Marble texture one that shipped with Photoshop or is it from another source?
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Old 09-20-2005, 10:03 AM
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I found it HERE

There are a couple other good textures there, too. They are all high-res and take a while to download, but well worth the effort.

You can grab these and resize them for a smaller file and put them in the Textures folder.

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Additional info from Danny

Swampy: Thanks for the link!

IMPORTANT: To download
* Right-click on one of the texture file links
* From the fly-out menu, choose "Save target as..."
* Save to a convenient folder on your hard drive

To get these to work in Photoshop, they must be opened and saved as grayscale in .psd (Photoshop) file format.

When all downloads complete
* Open each file in Photoshop
* Image > Mode > Grayscale (yes, it's OK to discard color info)
* Save as... (.psd)

Location: Photoshop doesn't really care.
* One option is your Photoshop version equivalent of

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop 7.0\Presets\Textures
* Another option is a personal textures folder, e.g., \MyTextures

In either event, to use your new saved textures, you can apply them using the Filter > Texture > Texturizer filter
* From the Texture menu scroll down to "Load texture..."
* Navigate to the folder where the texture file(s) were saved in .psd format.

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Old 09-20-2005, 10:15 AM
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Another shot at the trolley. (So to speak.)

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Old 09-20-2005, 12:30 PM
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Steve like the second one best, the crop and the colours are excellent

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Old 09-20-2005, 02:59 PM
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Annabel.......thanks for the kind comments.

Palms..........and thanks to you too!

Danny.......Super work on that one. The best ones always seem to use plugins that I don't have. 8-) (So many plugins...so little time.)

Steve
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Old 09-20-2005, 09:49 PM
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Nice work everyone. I took an expressionistic approach with Studio Artist and PS.

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Mine is a cross between photoshop and painter, this i think looks like one of the finished paintings we did as kids with the number paints and canvas board.

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Old 09-21-2005, 12:02 AM
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sometimes ya just gotta go nuts

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Old 09-21-2005, 11:26 AM
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sometimes ya just gotta go nuts
Nothing wrong with REALLY pushing the envelope... and you certainly did that here, Craig!
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Old 09-21-2005, 11:28 AM
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Craig you need to get out more!

No seriously

That is wicked.

I also like your sense of humor have been kind of following you about this past few days and your humor is very funny.
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