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Old 10-16-2007, 08:26 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations - Venice Boat

Oh, man, Steve. I wish I knew how to convert them. I know how you feel though, I would love to have a Mac version of Impressionist. :-(
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:53 AM
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Oh, man, Steve. I wish I knew how to convert them. I know how you feel though, I would love to have a Mac version of Impressionist. :-(
Yeah, most of the brushes in PS 6 seem to be for doing weird and strange things.

All I want to do is nice, sometimes heavy, brush strokes but leaving detail in tact. I can get close on some images, but I want control on the detail more. And all these fancy brushes that I find to download for PS 6 tend to give me abstracts.

What I am looking for is like what Alcar did with this image. I might even want to bring out just a bit more detail. At least that is the capability I would like while working with the AHB in PS 6.

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Old 10-17-2007, 10:11 AM
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Thanks for the beautiful picture, Swampy!
You guys did a fantastic job on this one!!!
Peter, what's the name of the action you used? I recognize the style but can't remember the name of the action...
Sylvia

Sylvia sorry its taken me a while to reply. No actions used for my attempt at all. I used the Cutout filter with an overlaid layer with a Redfields++ bas relief plug-in, plus a texture layer overlaid on op of that. Plus some colour tweaks of course.


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Old 10-17-2007, 10:36 AM
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Re: Creative Interpretations - Venice Boat

Steve, To restore detail, I use the History Brush with a small semi hard brush and set the history back to the original file (turn the eyeball on the Open history state). That's what I did to key in on the bridge area of my painting above.

For those who don't know...When using the history brushes you can "jump" or copy the current history to a new layer, then go back to the history layer select and delete all and continue painting. When I do this, I usually drag the copied layer below the history layer so that new painting can be seen on top of it. Also, when I remember, I try to name a jumped layer as the name of the brush I used.
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:04 PM
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Steve, To restore detail, I use the History Brush with a small semi hard brush and set the history back to the original file (turn the eyeball on the Open history state). That's what I did to key in on the bridge area of my painting above.

For those who don't know...When using the history brushes you can "jump" or copy the current history to a new layer, then go back to the history layer select and delete all and continue painting. When I do this, I usually drag the copied layer below the history layer so that new painting can be seen on top of it. Also, when I remember, I try to name a jumped layer as the name of the brush I used.
Let me give that a try. Having just started to use the AHB I am pretty awkward with it and it's not allowing me enough flexability. That is, to be able to repeat the brushing on subsequent layers with different sizes of the brush until I get the amount of detail I want on a particular image, then stop. This may not be possible, but your idea sounds like it might allow me to do something like that.

Stay tuned!

And thank you ma'm.

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Old 10-17-2007, 12:20 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations - Venice Boat

Thanks for the steps, Peter, I really like what you did with yours.

Steve, are you saying the thumbnail you posted is a picture done by Alcar? It looks like a Monet!!! Do you know where's that thread?
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/att...4&d=1192632799

By the way, resize your brush way down to bring back details with the AHB. The hard mechanical brush is pretty good used as a AHB brush.

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Old 10-17-2007, 01:15 PM
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Thanks for the steps, Peter, I really like what you did with yours.

Steve, are you saying the thumbnail you posted is a picture done by Alcar? It looks like a Monet!!! Do you know where's that thread?
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/att...4&d=1192632799

By the way, resize your brush way down to bring back details with the AHB. The hard mechanical brush is pretty good used as a AHB brush.

Sylvia
Alcar posted two images to the thread "Creative Interpretations Holland Amsterdam Canal."

Thanks for the tip. Don't believe I have that brush on PS 6, but will check.

Steve C.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:51 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations - Venice Boat

I apologize for not thanking you earlier for this last post, Steve, I couldn't find it anymore. Sorry.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:19 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations - Venice Boat

Missed this thread earlier but since I like Venice (pictures only so far) thought I'd try 2

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Old 11-08-2007, 07:02 AM
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Very nice, Bob. :-)
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