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Old 07-22-2008, 01:21 AM
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First Post - First Attempt at Sketch

I've tried out Akvis Sketch on a photo of an outcropping of rocks. I used the basic settings from their tutorial here.

It turned out rather well. :-) I've attached the photo.

Any ideas on how I could be more creative with it?
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:35 AM
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Re: First Post - First Attempt at Sketch

VanDorn, welcome to RetouchPro. Have a look around and enjoy your stay. Looking forward to seeing some more of your work

Which photo editor are you using?
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Old 07-22-2008, 02:48 AM
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Re: First Post - First Attempt at Sketch

Thanks

I'm using Photoshop Elements.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:40 AM
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Re: First Post - First Attempt at Sketch

Here are some more rocks. I tried settings for more of a water color effect, as here.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:16 PM
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Re: First Post - First Attempt at Sketch

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I've tried out Akvis Sketch on a photo of an outcropping of rocks. I used the basic settings from their tutorial here.

It turned out rather well. :-) I've attached the photo.

Any ideas on how I could be more creative with it?
Welcome to RP, VanDorn. Akvis Sketch is my 2nd favorite plugin -- right behind Impressionist.

You might try combining Akvis rendered layers with those rendered by Elements' Colored Pencil or Find Edges filters.

Couldn't resist taking your pic and giving it a go in BW. Blue skies converted to bold darks = a lot of drama.

Hope you enjoy your time here at RP... Have fun!
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:30 PM
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Re: First Post - First Attempt at Sketch

Thanks :-)

I'll try combining the filters as you suggested - should be interesting.

And your version of my photo - very impressive!
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:53 AM
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Re: First Post - First Attempt at Sketch

Another experiment:

1. I used Colore Pencil (Underpainting) to add some texture and blur the colors, lowered opacity of the layer, and then

2. Rendered a layer below that with Sketch to add detail and merged the layers.

Oh, and I forgot to ask, DannyRaphael, how did you create the black and white effect?
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:41 AM
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Re: First Post - First Attempt at Sketch

I Like it VanDorn my only reservation would be the line where sky meets top of trees seems too even....other than that....GREAT
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:58 AM
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Re: First Post - First Attempt at Sketch

Thanks :-)

Yeah, I'll tweak the settings a little bit, and see what happens.
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:14 AM
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Re: First Post - First Attempt at Sketch

Used Smudge Stick instead of Underpainting - a little more uneven now.
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