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Creative Interprethations - Carousel

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Old 11-16-2006, 11:20 AM
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Re: Creative Interprethations - Carousel

Nice renditions. I especially like CyberCat's concept and execution of freeing the horses. Danny -- very lovely work! Palms - PopArtist looks really good. Steve - unusual treatment with nice results. Ziaphra - nice work. lkroll - very colorful.


Used PShop Extrude, Crystallize, Polar Coordinates -- looks kinda like they're melting
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Old 11-16-2006, 12:08 PM
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Danny, I like that "shattered look"

Ikroll, Great Crop!

Ziaphra, did you do it in Photoshop? Painter? PS?

Palms, Popartist works well with the image.

Steve, More good ones, Not real fond of the frame on #1, but the overall cut out stuff is good. Also like the lighting on the second one.

CJ, Lots of action. Did you mask out the horses' eyes? There is little jiggle there.
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Old 11-16-2006, 12:53 PM
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CJ, Lots of action. Did you mask out the horses' eyes? There is little jiggle there.
Yes, I wanted their expressions to show -- the difference is abrupt, I know...
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Ziaphra, did you do it in Photoshop? Painter? PS?
In PSP......
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Old 11-16-2006, 01:28 PM
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I wish folks would put some info about the tools they use in their signature line so we all can learn the capabilities of various software.
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I consider my knuckles rapped...
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Ikroll, Great Crop!

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Only out of necessity Swampy; I think you'll like the full res, high quality version much better.
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Re: Creative Interprethations - Carousel

Here's mine.

I was shooting for a pen and ink with a "wash" look in the colors.

Used my minimum sketch technique, duplicated the resulting layer and set to multiply. Duplicated that about 5 times to get strong black lines and bold colors. Boosted saturation, Merged all and then did a strong surface blure to blend and "wash" the color areas.
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:38 PM
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Re: Creative Interprethations - Carousel

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Here's mine.

I was shooting for a pen and ink with a "wash" look in the colors.

Used my minimum sketch technique, duplicated the resulting layer and set to multiply. Duplicated that about 5 times to get strong black lines and bold colors. Boosted saturation, Merged all and then did a strong surface blure to blend and "wash" the color areas.
Very nice. I like this A LOT.

Would you review the steps in your minimum sketch technique for the memory challenged? I don't recall them offhand. (Old age rears its ugly head again.)
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:37 PM
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Re: Creative Interprethations - Carousel

Danny,,,
>>>>Would you review the steps in your minimum sketch technique for the memory challenged? I don't recall them offhand. (Old age rears its ugly head again.)

Minimum Sketch Technique - A quick easy black and white sketch.

1. Duplicate Background Layer
2. Desaturate the copy
3. Duplicate the desaturated copy
4. Invert this duplicate and set the blend mode to Color Dodge (the picture will disappear, but the next step fixes that.
5. Run the Filter ->> Other ->> Minimum. Start with a low setting of 2 and tweak until you see something you like. (2-5 is usually good)
6. Merge this layer down to the desaturated layer. If you want color, set the blend mode to Lumanacity.

That is the basic technique. Down and dirrty and most of it can be accomplished with key strokes. (On a Mac... Command+J, Command+Shift+U, Command+J, Command+I) These key strokes will get you to the point where you set the blend mode to Color dodge and run the Minimum filter.

For my Carousel submission I used a setting of about 3 in the Mimimum dialog. I duplicated the Lum layer and set the duplicate to Multiply to boost the colors, I then boosted the colors more with a Saturation adjustment (pretty strong).

On the piece below, I used a setting of 5 in the minimum dialog set the black to very dark, but also brought up the midtone grays for more color coverage.

Lastly, Merged all visible and ran a pretty strong Surface Blur to smudge some colors around.

BTW... At step 5 you could run a Gausian Blur or a Motion Blur rather than the Minimum flter, but I really like the effect of the Mimimum filter best. If you do Gausian or Motion, blur, DO play with the amount slider(s) for different effects.

Enjoy!
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