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a nice image from pdphoto.org

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Old 05-17-2006, 10:05 PM
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a nice image from pdphoto.org

pdphoto.org is an image sharing/hosting type site. many of the images there are posted with no restrictions on others using them. i was scouring around there the other day and pulled a few for my stock. this was one of them. i did carefully check that it was listed as no restrictions on others using it, even for commercial use, so it shld be fine for use here. in fact, the 'pd' of 'pdphoto' means 'public domain'.

no particular challenge intended here. just a nice image to have some fun with.

i added my normal 'tag' on the image file name just to distinguish it from the original file on my harddrive. just eliminate the -1-k-1 from the file name and you have the original file name.

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Old 05-18-2006, 09:51 AM
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Here's an attempt with several layers of everything from Impressionist to Buzz.

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Old 05-18-2006, 12:33 PM
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Hello Craig..nice picture...

Nice one Steve, like how all the details stand out...

Mostly done in photoshop with the oil art history brush...frame from alien skin..

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Old 05-18-2006, 06:25 PM
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Craig, nice picture. It looks like it should be a still life in the impressionist style. :-)

I went about this in a different way.

1. Duplicate the layer, add a curves AL and lightened up the whole thing. Merged down.
2. Ran Filter->Brush Strokes->Ink Outlines. I ran this probably three time or until it was one step beyond "good" and faded the last application back until I liked it.
3. Sponge Filter to blotto it up a little.

Add frame and signature...done.

It's so much fun to experiment with new techniques and I'm finding that some of the more subtile filters, when run more than once or twice, give some nice effects.

Thanks for the play. :-)
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:02 PM
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Great picture Craig, and three great versions already.

Steve - Loads of detail, great woodblock effect.

Patricia - Loved the border!

Swampy - I love the impressionists. You can almost feel the sunshine.

I tried for an oil painting here.

Gertrudis - small oil brush. Then into -

Deep Paint - bump and shine turned on. Lighting adjusted in deep paint.

Regards to all,
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:43 PM
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Glossy oil.

Well, this one's better at showing what I was trying to achieve. Maybe harddrive space will get cheap enough for us to upload larger file size one day.
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Old 05-19-2006, 05:12 AM
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Thanks for the link, kraelin!

Done in SA after cropping.
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:03 AM
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Hey!...that's a nice one! Really like those brush strokes.

Is my mind going, or am I not remembering what SA is?

Steve

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Thanks for the link, kraelin!

Done in SA after cropping.
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:09 AM
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For Mitch and Patriciakay: thanks.

Mitch, it does take on a bit of woodblock style. Wasn't my objective, but I'll take what I can get. 8-)

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Old 05-19-2006, 11:26 AM
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Thanks Steve. SA = Studio Artist, a paint program for mac only, right now.

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