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Old 06-07-2008, 05:00 PM
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Re: Retro WPA Poster look

These are the settings I used in AI tracing option :Mode-color, Palette-Automatic, max colors-6, Blur-0.2, path fitting-1.5, Minimum area-4px, corner angle-10,
You could play a little more with paths simplification.
The "colorization" was done in PS.
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Old 06-08-2008, 02:15 PM
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Re: Retro WPA Poster look

Dave,

If you need an image a little more outdoorsy just go to my storage site, pick one and let me know. I'll upload it for everyone to have a go.

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Old 06-08-2008, 07:17 PM
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Re: Retro WPA Poster look

Vectorized.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:13 PM
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Hey Dave- good to see you over here
Looks like there are a lot of good tries in this thread, hope one of them will work for you.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:48 PM
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Re: Retro WPA Poster look

Thanks for the input. I think I still have some work to go to get the look I am after.

I have spent a fair amount of time "defining" the look of this style. First off, I think the conservatory is not the right image for this, at least not on its own. The images need to have less detail that needs to be preserved.

Things that I have found, Most of the image seem to be made of 3 parts.

1. The sky or background.
2. The subject
3. The front frame.

The front frame most often is darker then the rest of the image. This does not need to frame the entire image and can be used as a leading line such as the pines in the Mt Rainer image above.

Dave
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:46 AM
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LOL ... not sure what this is ...
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:58 AM
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Re: Retro WPA Poster look

OK,
I started by removing detail. I, personally, used PSP Edge Preserving Smooth. I think that PS Smart Blur would work, too. Next, I selected the sky, and simplified using cutout. I followed this with a gaussian blur.

Next, I selected the rock walls and used cutout. I followed by inverting my sky selection and use cutout on the rest of the picture.

Finally, I lightened the sky, and darkened the foreground.

If I wanted it perfect, I would go in and clean up some edges.

Viola!

-Jeff
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