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Old 07-30-2006, 08:04 AM
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I took a number of pictures yesterday at a softball tournament. This is one. As I've mentioned in the past, I'm trying to learn other techniques and approaches to apply to the pics I take. Usually it is based on the photo and the mood that strikes me at the moment. I have definitely learned the value of "retouching"...it can add soooo much more to a photo, and help you when you screw up or situations are not the best. From being on this forum, I have a new appreciation for channels, LAB, curves...etc...my next forcus...so much to learn....but I WILL!

Okay for those interested...inspire me...show me some other options to this shot. I basically used levels, a little cures, tried to bring out the eyes, used buzz filter to create an art effect and used the unsharp mask and some slight dodgeing.

Is there a good explaination (book, thread) on dodging/burning and each effects on highlights, midtones, and shadows...I'm trying to figure out what is happening for each combination.

Again..thanks for those who provide help and PATIENCE!
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Old 07-30-2006, 08:57 AM
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Great colours! A lot of steps to create this...clarifying, smudging, desaturating, softening...
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Old 07-30-2006, 10:25 AM
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Not sure exactly how you want to create your photo art...freehand...vectors...layers...or plugins and filters.

I work mostly with various plugins, filters, and free-standing programs, in conjunction with Paint Shop Pro.

Here are a few examples.

Steve
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Old 07-30-2006, 10:58 AM
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Here is one more. Cropped photo, and enlarged it to bring out more detail after applying paint strokes filters.

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Old 07-30-2006, 12:00 PM
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skydog, i like what you did there. try the photo-art sub-forum for more special effects. we often write up the steps done and there are some great techniques posted there.

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Old 07-31-2006, 10:16 AM
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skydog; I like what you've done, and I'm not sure if this is what you were looking for, but I thought this great colourful pic would look well as a water colour, and it gives me a chance to play with my new Wacom (mighty fine tool by the way).....John
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Old 07-31-2006, 11:34 AM
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This is Studio Artist Brush as Region Fill. No filters.
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Old 05-13-2007, 06:03 PM
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Re: Softball

Nice pic to work on, good stuff from all.

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Old 05-13-2007, 10:11 PM
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Going for a Leroy Neiman look.

Again, the complete hires rendering can be found here. Attached is a lower quality crop. Used GIMPs ACE filter and Grain Extract in creative ways with a blend of Toadies Metalwork filter for this one.
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Old 05-14-2007, 10:48 AM
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Re: Softball

Nice renditions posted. I use a combination of typical photoshop adjustments and a few filters such as Nik, Amphisoft, Kodak, AE and Redfield.
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