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Old 11-23-2006, 03:13 PM
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Love the Mallard photo Palms...

What a lovely collection of pictures...you have all done such different and imaginative ones...

Lyle...Hope all is well with your Dad...

I used the cutout filter in Photoshop too and framed with an action...

Patricia...
It is no good yet another great cutout filter post done i am going to have to sort myself out with it i dont get the same effect you and peter achieve

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Old 11-23-2006, 03:22 PM
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Thanks Palms....

I dont have any skills with the cutout...i just play around till it looks as i want it to and with the mallard i got lucky!!!!

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Old 12-01-2006, 09:31 AM
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I wanted to do this one again with a different approach. Tried a texture map overlaid with a gradient map.
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:58 PM
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Swampy that is beautiful really like it

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Old 12-01-2006, 06:58 PM
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Thank you, Palms. Sometimes you go back and look at something and see invision something completely different. Easy to do with such a great photo.
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:57 PM
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oh, that's cool, dee dee. i like it too
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Old 12-02-2006, 03:56 AM
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Swampy its fantastic. Realy like it. Bravo.
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Old 12-02-2006, 07:55 AM
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Thank you, Craig and Alexmeta.

Texture mapping is one of the first "arty" techniques I learned in Photoshop and probably one of the simplest things to do. It works particularly well with simple graphics such as this Mallard photo

1. Save a copy of the photo to the desktop in PSD format. Call it texture map if you like
2. Select two colors in the foreground/background color wells that will offer good contrast (a light and a dark monochrome of aqua is what I used for my Mallard).
3. Fill a new layer with the light color
4. Filter>Texturizer>Load Texture, and go find your saved Texture Map on the desktop.
5. Tweak the scale (100 % will map the texture to the exact size of the original graphic) and relief to suit your taste and click OK

Here's what's happening. The texture "maps" all tonal values of 51% gray and above to the dark colors and "depresses" those areas. All tonal values of 49% and below are mapped to the light colors which appear as the "raised" areas.

You can go from there. Here is a version (no gradient added) with the blend mode set to luminocity.
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:51 PM
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2. Select two colors in the foreground/background color wells that will offer good contrast (a light and a dark monochrome of aqua is what I used for my Mallard).
so, what do you do with the 2nd color you select?
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:46 AM
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so, what do you do with the 2nd color you select?
You select two colors for the basic monochrome effect (as in my original mapped piece) because you need a dark color for the 51%+ tones to map to and a light color for the 49%- tones to map to. Result is a bias relief effect in monochrome.

The last version that I posted, I just changed the blending mode to luminocity to pull in the underlying color of the original background to add color to the bias relief effect.
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