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Old 01-23-2007, 11:07 AM
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Re: Lancaster, PA farm

I'm sure it did :-)

Originally Posted by Photomaster
Thanks for the great photo Frank. Here is my Photoshop version. I ran the cutout filter first and things kind of got out of hand from there. About 80% of the image is hand work. Spent a few hours on this one. By the way, this is what the scene looked like before they cut down the tree.
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:08 AM
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Re: Lancaster, PA farm

Thanks, Craig. I should have mentioned that it was Phyllis who inspired the experimenting that led up to this one.


Gerry: Appreciate the how to info, esp. the setting detail. Enlightening and a very unique method.


Palms: That "crayon look" is very impressive. When you get things sorted out, do provide some detail. That's a winner.


This one:
* Applied Swampy's sketch technique, then flattened the image.
* Added a new layer, filled with white and added a hide-all layer mask.
* Using brush Chalk 36, painted white on the layer mask for the sketchy look.
* Flattened.
* Double-clicked on Background to convert it to a regular layer.
* Created a new layer and filled with white.
* Layer > New > Background from Layer
* Turned off (clicked eyeball) on the sketch layer
* Added a Hue/Sat adjustment layer Above the Background. Turne on Colorize setting and fiddled with the settings to get a color I liked.
* Turned on the sketch layer, changed blend mode to Multiply and lowered Opacity a bit.
* Added a new layer above the sketch layer and Edit > Fill > 50% gray.
* Changed blend mode to Overlay
* Applied Texture > Texturizer. (Texture used is a matter of choice.)
* Tweaked Opacity

This approach of using separate layers enables one to easily make changes, e.g., background color, degree or type of texture, lightness/darkness of sketch, etc. without having to redo/undo anything.

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Old 01-23-2007, 11:44 AM
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Re: Lancaster, PA farm

Danny, That is Fantastic! A very chalky look that I've never quite been able to achieve! Very believable!
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:47 PM
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Re: Lancaster, PA farm

Originally Posted by Diane
fabulous ! By the way , I couldn't find the James Brown setting at trimoon's.
Sorry 'bout that. Guess he hasn't posted it there, yet.

To keep Impressionist preset info in one place, I posted a download link in this thread (scroll down a few screens):


Thanks, Swampy. Could not have done it w/o your tutorial!
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