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Old 03-12-2009, 09:45 AM
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Some Old Outbuildings

Here are photos of some farm outbuildings that I thought were interesting.
I apologize for the photography -- I used a Canon PowerShot S3 IS point-and-shoot camera set to the 'P' mode. The day was overcast. I framed my shots using the camera's sight glass vice its LCD, and I'm learning that the sight glass framing method comes with a lot of parallax shift, thus some buildings are truncated. The only manipulation I've done to these photos is to crop them. Of course, the thumbnails below are a resize of the cropped versions. Both changes were done using PhotoShop CS3.

The full size images can be found here:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...s/IMG_0538.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...s/IMG_0540.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...s/IMG_0552.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...s/IMG_0561.jpg

I hope you enjoy these photos.
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:34 PM
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Re: Some Old Outbuildings

Hi vbrestorer, nice pics. Had a play with them. Thanks for sharing! Hope you don't mind me messing up your photos
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:54 PM
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Re: Some Old Outbuildings

amica999

I'm glad you enjoyed playing with them. I like both of your renditions, but particularly like the line art one, since I'm partial to line art work.

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Thank you, Larry
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:40 AM
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Re: Some Old Outbuildings

amica999:
If you can still remember, would you please post for me a broad outline of what you did to produce your second rendering (the black and white line art)? I would like to learn the technique. Thanks.

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Old 03-16-2009, 10:01 AM
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Larry, the processing was the almost the same on both pics, except in the first I added a very saturated sky....basically I pushed the image through Topaz Vivacity Clean to simplify, some tweakings and finally a small dose of Redfield Fractalius, finally a B/W adjustment layer on top. Some curve for contrast..I guess that was it....

http://www.topazlabs.com/topazlabs/0...opaz_vivacity/
http://www.redfieldplugins.com/filterFractalius.htm
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:16 AM
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Re: Some Old Outbuildings

amica999, thanks for the quick response. Unfortunately, I do not have either of the plug-ins you used. But thanks for the links -- I visited them and downloaded the free ones. I'll try them out, then maybe spring for Redfield's Sketch Master or Fractalius if I like/get the hang of the free ones. In the meantime, I think Swampy has posted a tutorial on how to turn a photo into a drawing using only PhotoShop so I'll give that a study. Thanks for all of your help!

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More than welcome, Larry...Have a look into this thread at post no. 5...Peter S. has a fabulous technique for sketches/lineart...no plugins needed

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...alion-man.html
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"The Forlorn Two"

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Thanks for your interpretation, Steve -- it really looks good. I'm amazed at the talent of the members on this site! Everytime I see someone else's work I think to myself "I wish I could do that!". So much to learn, so little time ...
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