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Old 02-17-2008, 04:40 AM
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Creative Interpretations: Old West Blacksmith

Our photo group visited "Rawhide", an old West town, and one of interesting shops is the blacksmith. Thought I'd start it off with an illustrated look with a bit of Diffuse Glow added and reduced.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:11 AM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Old West Blacksmith

Great photo C.J. I love it and it is worth more than one attempt,
like you i went the illustrated way using dynamic photo then back in ps for a punch action

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Old 02-17-2008, 11:10 AM
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"Under the spreading Chestnut tree the village smithy stands"...etc...etc....

Wow, what detail in this photo!

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Old 02-17-2008, 11:41 AM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Old West Blacksmith

Great photo to work with, CJ. Thanks for the play.

Used a stock photo of boards and adjusted colors slightly. Did a Fiind Edges and saved as a Pattern then painted back with various opacities with the PST.
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:13 PM
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Hey there Swampy..that's quite good!

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Old 02-17-2008, 01:11 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Old West Blacksmith

Great punched up look, Palms!

Steve, there's a LOT more detail AFTER you worked with it!

Swampy, very nice! Wood burning effect adds to the old west feel!
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:57 PM
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[QUOTE=CJ Swartz

Steve, there's a LOT more detail AFTER you worked with it!

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Yup! Always seem to forget where to stop.

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Thanks, Steve and CJ! :-)
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Old West Blacksmith

I haven't been to Rawhide in at least a decade, nice to know it's still there.
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Old West Blacksmith

couldn't resist another attempt before shutting the pc down

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