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Creative Interpretations: Oak Leaves

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Old 10-21-2007, 08:52 PM
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Splat/Furry Impasto.

Lot's of cool interpretations thus far. Thought I would add my recent passion which I call Splat (used GIMPressionist Ballpark preset but changed the brush to one of the Splats) Furry (another GIMPressionist preset that I modded slightly be setting the background to the image itself instead of the defaults) Impasto. Did a few other things too (as I usually always do).
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:15 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Oak Leaves

This was going to be a simple smudge and texture try, but after using AHB a little it started looking pretty good. THEN IT HAPPENED !!! I started smudging the outside and forgot to check brush and it was a hair brush instead of a soft brush. It was looking interesting so I continued on. You be the judge -- -did I uncover a new technique? Anyway it made a different border around the leaves.

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Old 10-21-2007, 09:17 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Oak Leaves

janet, glad i could bring back some pleasant memories some of my filter forge textures are based on childhood memories.

me, i used to take things apart to see how they worked.

and beth, i love that! very clever!

and lyle, i like that also! it looks like the colors are just going wild and moving from leaf to leaf. very cool
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:36 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Oak Leaves

Thanks Craig; that was part of the "other things" category (lol). I used AAA Color Blur filter to blend the colors into the transitions; this filter really does this quite well. Also used AAA Fotofix filter for some addition Sat/Focus enhancements.
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Old 10-21-2007, 10:01 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Oak Leaves

ah, the AAA filters. i just mentioned these in the software forum. they've been upgraded. i used to use these a bit before, but probably more so now. they look better.
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:21 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Oak Leaves

Thanks for the heads up Craig. Have to go to 8bf's site to check them out.
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Old 10-22-2007, 02:21 AM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Oak Leaves

Nice work Peter. How did you create the texture map, if you don't mind divulging? I've made several attempts but have not been successful.
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Old 10-22-2007, 02:37 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Oak Leaves

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Nice work Peter. How did you create the texture map, if you don't mind divulging? I've made several attempts but have not been successful.
Thanks Gerry.
I used Swampy's tutorial with a few changes.

http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=267

I applied the texture map direct onto the picture itself and not onto a colour layer. There were some other tweaks of course colour, Levels and so on. I was just playing around a lot until I saw something I liked.

Once again thanks for the ideas Swamplady.

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Old 10-22-2007, 06:13 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Oak Leaves

Thanks for the info, Peter. I've tried it but can't see to get it to work. I increased the contrast and saved the image as a psd file named map. I duped the background image and when I tried to load the map it wouldn't load. Must be something I did wrong somewhere. I'll keep trying, though.
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Oak Leaves

I started again, with a fresh copy of the original picture and voila, it worked! I guess I had a senior moment. Thanks again to both of you, Peter and Swampy, for the info and the link.
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