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Creative interpretations: Twede's Cafe

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Old 02-13-2006, 10:11 AM
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Nice Swampy. Love the whole effect.
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Old 02-13-2006, 11:25 AM
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Here's a watercolor interpretation using the Caravaggio filter (4,2,0,0).
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Old 02-13-2006, 01:49 PM
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dee dee,

i like that one also. nice job

ok, wasnt twin peaks that sort of murder mystery show that was so popular?

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Old 02-13-2006, 02:07 PM
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Thanks, Margaret M and Craig. :-) Just the "cowgirl" comin' out in me... LOL
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:49 PM
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Wood burning simulation's fantastic Swampy.

Never thought about doing this before. Care to share your technique? Have some ideas about how you did it, but I'd rather hear it from you.
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Old 02-13-2006, 09:49 PM
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Ikroll....

Thank you for the bravos...

I used PhotoShop, but you can do it in most of the other programs...

1. Duplicae the background and use your favorite pencil sketch, or sketch method. Levels Adjust to make the blacks pretty dark and lights pretty white.
2. I used a Googled image of old weathered board (lightened slightly with a curves adjusment) under the sketch. Added a subtile "Bark" texture to the wood.
3. Set the sketch blend mode to multiply.
4. Added a dark brown color fill layer above the sketch with blend mode set to Color Dodge and clipped this to the sketch layer (in PhotoShop, ALT/OPTION click on the line between the two layers. The color fill layer becomes "indented" indicating that it is only affecting the layer directly below). The color layer brings in the golden brown colors that make portions of the sketch look only singed and not totally "burned"
5. Added a Alien Skin's Xenofex Burned Wood effect for the edges.

Here's my layer palette...
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Forgot to add... I lowered the opacity on the sketch layer to 90% so it would better "settle" into the wood.
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Old 02-14-2006, 05:47 AM
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Swampy,

Your work on this is excellent.

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Old 02-14-2006, 09:25 AM
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Gertrudis Pro, (several paint styles), then played with various blends and opacities to get the final look.

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Steve... It is a nice, folksy little town. North Bend is about 30 miles East of Seattle, home of the 2nd place Seahawks.

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Steve and Palms: Do tell a little about "how" you did your very unique interpretations.
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Old 02-14-2006, 12:40 PM
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Wow lots of good work here.

For mine, I firstly removed the annoying power lines and jpg artifacts.

Made a selection of the cafe & sign, and inverted.

Used a rather heavy Carrivagio setting, inverted again, and used a lighter touch.

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Old 02-14-2006, 01:02 PM
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For mine, I firstly removed the annoying power lines and jpg artifacts.
Jeff... Power lines are a distraction in most cases. If you're gonna do a nice painterly effect I'd remove them too. In this case, I found they added to the "tackiness" of the old cafe. It's so typical of small town rural "truckstop" scenes. ;-)

Nice job on your rendering
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