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Creative Interpretations - Gnome in The Garden

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Old 08-20-2007, 09:14 AM
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Creative Interpretations - Gnome in The Garden

Here's another fun one from Cool Backgrounds.

Have fun!
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:24 AM
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Re: Creative Interpretations - Gnome in The Garden

I've been experimenting again. I've gone into channels and picked the best gray scale representation of the graphic (sometimes making a copy and doing a Levels adjustment) to get overall grays. Copy the chanel and past below a color version of the graphic with the color layer set to "Color Blend Mode". Gray scale is important because color isn't applied to solid blacks and whites.

I will often run a heavy gaussian blur on the color layer. Then I do all my "funking up" on the gray scale layer. Any smudging, artistic filters, buzz, whatever. On this particular image I lost the detail in the gnome's face so just did a selection of the original and placed that on top of the stack and adjusted opacity.

I'll then do a merge stamp of the color and gray scale layers, set a history state on the merged layer (add a solid white filled layer below the history layer so I can see what I'm painting) and paint with some watercolor brushes. Tweak a duplicate of the history/painted layer.

On this one, I used Nagel's #40 series, ragged #2 brush and some salt brush.

I'm having fun! :-)
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:08 PM
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...And a touch of Glitter.

Highly compressed, but acceptable. For those who really want to see the glitter, click here.
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:39 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations - Gnome in The Garden

What lovely images - Swampy can you post a link to where the originals can be found. Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-21-2007, 08:27 AM
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Re: Creative Interpretations - Gnome in The Garden

Here ya go, Christine.
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:04 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations - Gnome in The Garden

A little dark, so lightened it up a tad, and messed around generally as well.

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