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Old 10-15-2007, 10:59 AM
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Creative interpretations: Chew-n-Butts store

We were visiting a small town this weekend, Cle Elum, Washingtion, and I was on a photo safarii. I thought the name of this store, where one can purchase tobacco products, was especially clever.

For the benefit of those unfamiliar with U.S. slang (non-standard English), here's why the name for this store made me chuckle:
* Chew = an abbreviation for "chewing tobacco"
* n = short for "-ing", but also used as an abbreviation for "and"
* Butts = the discarded portion of a cigar or cigarette or reference to one's buttocks
* Being "chewed out" or "getting your butt chewed" = being verbially reprimanded or scolded. If the boss or a teacher was yelling at employees or students, they are said to have been "chewing butts."

So "Chew-n-Butts" (chewing tobacco and cigarettes) is a clever play on another slang phrase meaning a verbal tongue lashing.

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In the mean time here's my BW conversion. Have fun with your own manipulations.
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:47 AM
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Re: Creative interpretations: Chew-n-Butts store

Nice BW conversion Danny. It looks GREAT in BW.

Here is my feeble attempt.

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Old 10-15-2007, 02:54 PM
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Re: Creative interpretations: Chew-n-Butts store

Nice pic and renditions.
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Old 10-15-2007, 03:35 PM
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Re: Creative interpretations: Chew-n-Butts store

What did you use for your b/w conversion, Danny. It' so crisp!
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:19 PM
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Well here is a good example that when you keep messing with something you're not sure what you will get. Finally I just gave up and posted it.

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Old 10-15-2007, 04:25 PM
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Re: Creative interpretations: Chew-n-Butts store

Nice Steve.

Love the old car, Danny! :-) Thanks for the play.

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Old 10-15-2007, 09:20 PM
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Re: Creative interpretations: Chew-n-Butts store

Nice picture. This was fun to work with.
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Re: Creative interpretations: Chew-n-Butts store

Cant beat a bit of education as well as arty fun !

A illustrated action ( with a few edits for ps7) and a black and white conversion

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Old 10-16-2007, 11:57 PM
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Re: Creative interpretations: Chew-n-Butts store

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What did you use for your b/w conversion, Danny. It' so crisp!
For the basic conversion I used the "2 hue/saturation plus one selective color adjustment layers" method. Then I added curves adjustment layers and another layer to tweak contrast and tones in specific areas.

Snapshot of Layers Palette will hopefully illustrate better than I can explain...
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Painted in Photoshop with Art History brushes and freehand work.
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