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Mijas,Spain!

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Old 08-09-2006, 04:20 PM
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Mijas,Spain!

Hi to you all,

Thought i would post 3 photos taken in Spain in March....I took them in a mountain village called Mijas....Look forward to all your amazing art work...

Here is a link to larger images...
http://s82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...mijas%20spain/

Patricia.....
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:50 PM
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If only I had a bigger image to work with.

Tried it anyway; hope you like the wc Patricia.
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Old 08-10-2006, 12:25 PM
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A watercolor attempt
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Old 08-10-2006, 12:29 PM
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..and the taxi one
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Old 08-10-2006, 03:11 PM
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Lyle....like the water color and its brightness...have added a link above for larger images...didnt have my brain in gear when i posted...

Photovagrant.......nice water colors on the two pics...Donkey taxi is my fave..

Patricia....
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Old 08-10-2006, 05:05 PM
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Very nice pictures. The taxi is my favorite as well.
Originally tried to repeat Barbar's Gimp watercolor work with Photoshop - selected parts of the image image and blurred them. Didn't quite work (well, I can alwas blame the sofware). Added few IMP and PS paint effects layers.

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Old 08-11-2006, 11:24 AM
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Pavel...

Glad you like the pics...Nice one...I think you are getting there......thanks for doing it!

Patricia....
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Old 08-11-2006, 05:38 PM
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Second attempt using foto from the link.

The first post - re-touched photo, second - a few IMP effects (Chunky strokes, pontillist, smudged paint) appled to the first.

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Old 08-12-2006, 07:56 AM
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Pavel...

The retouched photo is great...can i ask you what program you used and if it was curves,levels or whatever???

Impressionist worked well on the second one...I really like it!

Patricia.....

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Old 08-12-2006, 11:21 AM
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Pavel...

The retouched photo is great...can i ask you what program you used and if nit was curves,levels or whatever???

Impressionist worked well on the second one...I really like it!

Patricia.....
Patricia, thank you again for the wonderful pictures.
The re-touching was done in Photoshop SC2
To the best of my recollection I did the following.

1. Re-formatted the picture to 10x8 (cropped sides, used clone stamp to fill the area on the top).
2. Used "Shadow/Highlights" filter to lighten the shadows
3. Increased saturation for red, yellow and green colors (Hue/saturation layer)
4. Used clone stamp to remove a man from the picture
5. Curves layer to increase contrast
6. Selected horse, used another curves layer to further lighten the horse
7. Used "select color" tool to select greens, horse and dark parts of the carriage, run UM sharpening on selection, deleted unselected areas, reduced opacity for the layer to 50%
8. Repeated step 7 with white/cyan/light grey colors
9. Merged everything, Used Nick "remove color cast" filter to reduce cyan by 10%
10 Used Nick soft focus filter at ~20%

I included snapshots of Layers palette.

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