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Old 02-14-2006, 07:13 PM
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Oil rendering.

Smudging is just too much work. Went back to Impressionist (djroil24 preset) and some selective cleaning and merging with the original. Also, of course, added GIMP's Bumpmapping for relief texture.
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Old 02-14-2006, 08:54 PM
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Ikroll...

Very nice. Your technique "artsied" up the vegetation, but really kept detail and focus on the cowboys. Good job!
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Old 02-14-2006, 09:09 PM
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That's what layers and the eraser tool's for.

I also decided to invert the bumpmap making the whites stick out.
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Old 02-15-2006, 07:08 AM
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I simplified and used the wind filter in PS. SA for painting.

http://www.pbase.com/ob/image/56120886
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Old 02-15-2006, 07:47 AM
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Surface Blur and added Grain minus cowboys and their horses
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Old 02-15-2006, 08:03 AM
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Cowboy

I took the original and modified it in Studio Artist using auto sketch. Overlaid that on the original in photoshop using darken blending mode
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Old 02-15-2006, 08:29 AM
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Phil.. Yours has a very nice "scrubby" texture!

Cass.. I like that you isolated the cowboys from the blur. It puts the focus on them very well.

Kiska... I never thought of using the motion blur in a vertical manner. Very good!
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Old 02-15-2006, 10:17 AM
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Swampy, this is a very cool photo, and I played with painterly effects for a while, but it just kept feeling like a very old photo, maybe because I don't know any real cowboys Anyway, that's the direction I finally went, trying first for the look of a couple of old snapshots, one sepia and one b&w, and then I tried for an old post card, you know how the colors were never not quite right, usually too intense. Anyway, here are my efforts.
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Old 02-15-2006, 10:56 AM
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Oh, Cathrine... I love the sepia! (The others are good too, but the sepia is just great). The sepia could well have been shot a hundred years ago because not much has changed in the roundup process over the years. Yeah, helicopters, all terrain vehicles, Jeeps are sometimes used, but for "catchin' cows" in bay heads and woods such as this is still best done the old fashioned way.

Thanks for thinking of it.
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Old 02-15-2006, 11:36 AM
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cat,

i like the sepia and b&w. somehow they remind me of south american cowboys, though. not sure why. the postcards i recall were usually just the opposite of what you've posted. they were always undersaturated... at least the ones i remember the most. but then, i'm remembering back to much earlier days

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