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Old 01-18-2007, 05:03 PM
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Texas Ice

Thought you creative folks would have fun with this - taken through a screened window. (Too cold and slippery to go outside and do it properly )

Carole
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Old 01-18-2007, 05:44 PM
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Carol, thank you for sharing the photo
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:18 AM
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Re: Texas Ice

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I had a try at this photo, mostly I added some leaves to the middle, then I sharpened it, then I used a layer of 50% gray and painted with the dodge and burn tool, then I copied this layer 2 times to make the effect more dramatic. Finally I used the select color adjustment layer to skew the colors some.
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:43 AM
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Re: Texas Ice

Had a quick go at this - thanks for the pic Carole. That ice was quite something! All Photoshop manipulation, Paint Engine, Unsharp mask levels and curves and Saturation adjustment.
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:44 AM
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Re: Texas Ice

Nice renditions all. It's fun to see the different approaches that different people take.

Pavel - I like the coloring - sort of fallish but not quite
CathyH - love the interplay between summer green and wintry ice
MargaretM - you really captured the snap of the cold temperature

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Old 01-19-2007, 08:05 PM
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Re: Texas Ice

Just having fun with Amazing Circle action and GIMP's small tile filter. Also added Mehdi's Kaleidoscope filter (got the smaller ones with that).

Oh yes; added the background with Harry's Rasberry filter.
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:06 PM
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Re: Texas Ice

Interesting picture. Seems to be a lot of freezing going on in the U.S. these days. Earlier this week there was about 3" of snow in some of the Seattle suburbs that didn't melt for three days, something that is unusual for around here.

This type of pic is ideal for doing something abstract. In this mode you can go nuts with color and effects without feeling obliged to explain "what it is."

The random rectangles effect was achieved by experimenting with Impressionist's Geometric > Half-tone Squares settings to create a layer of randomly placed and sized black rectangles against a white background. I applied this Impressionist setting to a copy of the Background.

With this black and white layer active I switched to Photoshop's Channels Palette and Ctrl + clicked on the RGB composite channel which "loaded the selection." Select > Inverse Selection came next. Back to the Layers Palette... Turn off the BW layer and select the Background. Ctrl + J to make a new layer based on the selection. From there it's anything goes with filters, blend modes, adjustment layers, Layer Styles.

I felt like I was in Brazil for Carnival.

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Thanks for the opportunity to play with this one. Hope it warms up where you are soon!

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Old 01-20-2007, 03:33 PM
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Wow, Danny, talk about imaginative and artistic! You've got both going here!
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Old 01-20-2007, 06:28 PM
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Re: Texas Ice

Now not a serious one here just fooling about.
Mirror vert
Mirror Horiz
Lucis - exposure
diffuse - ani whatsit
lucis - whyeth
diffuse - ani something or other (why has it got to be something unspellable?)
Flaming pear Zephyr
Flaming pear Kyoto colour

I was gong to ditch this until the last step, and thought what the H*** post.

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Old 01-21-2007, 01:57 AM
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Re: Texas Ice

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Now not a serious one here just fooling about.
Mirror vert
Mirror Horiz
Lucis - exposure
diffuse - ani whatsit
lucis - whyeth
diffuse - ani something or other (why has it got to be something unspellable?)
Flaming pear Zephyr
Flaming pear Kyoto colour

I was gong to ditch this until the last step, and thought what the H*** post.

Peter
Glad you didn't flush it, Peter. Yours resulted from an imaginative flurry of creativity.

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Thanks for your kind words, Phyllis. It was pretty much a combination of clueless on what to do with this one meets Dr. Frankenstein messing with the Impressionist plugin!
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