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Old 07-26-2007, 10:14 PM
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Cabin on the Lake

Taken during evening's "sweetlight". The water was like glass.

Enjoy painting this one folks.

Janet
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:50 AM
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Oh, Janet! Nice shots!

Okay, I learned something new (for me) today. I actually "painted" this in Painter, but found a new easy way to do so without relying on cloning!

1. In Photoshop - color correct, and Swampy's Line art as black and white with setting about 6, then buzzed. Saved as Tiff.
2. In Painter - Generated a color set from the original JPEG, closed that then opened the above TIFF, but did not set it for cloning. On a new layer above the black/white Tiff, with this layer set to "colorize", I grabbed an impasto brush and colors from the generated color set and just started painting! A whole new experience for me! Dab, dab, dab changing colors etc. Loved the way the paint picked up the underlying b/w luminacity for detail (cabin railing etc). Saved as a PSD.
3. Back to the original PSfile , opened the saved Painter file and copied over just the painted layer.

I know you experienced Painter users are probably yawning by now. But this opens up doors for me since I have no native artistic talent and rely heavily on an underlying photo as a "map". Trust me, I can't draw a straight line using graph paper and a ruler, but this was so much fun. :-)
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:16 AM
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Re: Cabin on the Lake

Swampy, that is gorgeous.

Painter and I have a long-standing love/hate relationship most likely based on a combination of user ineptitude and the fact that I just can't seem to get the brushes to load properly. You have given me new inspiration.

Keep up the good work.

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Old 07-27-2007, 10:35 AM
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Re: Cabin on the Lake

Had to do another. Same basic method, but with digital watercolor brush.
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:53 AM
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Janet, I know exactly what you mean about the love-hate relationship with painter. The interface is soooo confusing and there are so many things you can do to change the effect of a brush. I get a brush fixed just right then next time forget what I did.
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:31 PM
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Re: Cabin on the Lake

Janet, wonderful photos!!

Swampy, beautiful work!!

Paling by comparison is my attempt at a pastel rendering.




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Old 07-27-2007, 12:45 PM
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Nice, Alan. The diagonal is the perfect touch.
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:58 PM
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Re: Cabin on the Lake

Hey Janet, those are some great pictures.

Is that your property? One of my dreams is to have a place like that.

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Okay, I learned something new (for me) today. I actually "painted" this in Painter, but found a new easy way to do so without relying on cloning!
Wow, Swampy! That's really nice!

It has quite an appeal.

Well done,

Michael
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Old 07-27-2007, 02:09 PM
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Thanks Michael. It's "Painter Progress". LOL
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Old 07-27-2007, 06:39 PM
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Hey Janet, those are some great pictures.

Is that your property? One of my dreams is to have a place like that.


Michael
Thank you Michael. I wish it was my property...500 acres of beautiful land, lake, forest, and cows. But no. Sadly. It isn't. I was up there with friends.

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