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Old 12-10-2005, 11:38 PM
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Clarification

To clarify a bit.

Impressionist is a Photoshop plug that creates art effects. You can find a copy at www.trimoon.com (free) in the downloads page. It is not easy to install. You get the files but no instructions as where to place them. If you want to get it and install, I will write up installation instructions. You can get some other nice stuff at this site as well.

Jakita is a person on this forum who created templates that are installed in Impressionist. They create settings in Impressionist that give a watercolor effect. You could perfom a search on Jakita watercolor in this forum and find the threads that dissuss the technique. There are a couple of threads, the first has errors, the latest has clear instructions (ignore the Virtual Painter part, another plug in, not required). The templates are downloadable attachements to one of the threads.

Also search this forum for "Impressionist", you will get many hits and information on how to use the plugin.

There are a million ways to achieve nice results and many different plugins that can be used, many free. I suggest you browse the art sections in this forum for tutorials that give results that you like and use tools that you can obtain. If a plugin is mentioned you can usually find it by Googling and if free download it. Assuming that you do not want to start by outlaying cash.

Even though much of the stuff is free it is still a lot of work assembling the tools and learning them but it is fun if you like the creative aspect of PS. Much can be done with PS on its own. You will find tutorials that use no plugins. Try them first and see if you are satsified.

On my effort, I used a non-plugin method first, which had given good results on other images, but not this one. With that as my base image I used Impressionist and the Jakita templates and got a good result. There is no science to this, it is 'by guess and by golly'. Just play around until you get somethig nice. The tutorials give you ideas of different things to try.

Larry

By the way, I think the unmanipulated image when properly corrected and retouched stands fine by itself.
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Old 12-10-2005, 11:43 PM
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Clarification of clarification

Spelling error: it is jaykita not what I said.

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Old 04-05-2006, 01:40 PM
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Steve mentioned last night that I hadn't yet responded to his post. Yikes, how many months has it been??? So now I'm posting...late to the party as always.

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Old 04-05-2006, 03:16 PM
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i did 2 var.
1st : adj. curves a bit, sharppened, bighten eyes, lower saturation, added wide screen frame.
2nd: just your regular poster edges filter (thikness 10, 2 other values to 0)
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Old 04-05-2006, 04:22 PM
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Don't do many "arty" pieces, so forgive my crude blunderings, but had to have a go with this.
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Old 04-05-2006, 05:36 PM
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I missed this thread its first time around...

There's nothing wrong with this photo, in my view, that a little tweaking won't fix. It's a darn nice picture of a really handsome kid.

I converted to Lab, fiddled with color, degrunged, burned and dodged, fiddled with color some more, cropped. Sure, it'd make a nice painting - and there are some nice ones here - but, I dunno, I like it the way it is.

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Old 04-06-2006, 05:43 AM
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Any ideas

Thought I'd give it a shot.
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:03 PM
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I thought this photo would look good done as high key! But i couldnt get it right so smudged, simplified and used cut out filter

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Old 04-06-2006, 03:51 PM
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modified bleach bypass and some other minor adjustments...

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Old 04-06-2006, 04:33 PM
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I'm glad I revived this thread. I'm also pleased with the response and the enthusiasm everyone is showing for Steve's photo.

In behalf of the original poster, I thank you and encourage you to continue playing with Tanner. It is a great photo.

Janet
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