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Old 09-14-2009, 07:58 PM
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The woods

Original photo taken back in late April 2006 on Mont Royal in Montreal. The Greening of Spring was just starting. There isn't much colour in this shot. In fact, I actually converted to a B&W as a final image. But thought I'd play with it to see what sort of photo art it would produce.

Used Dynamic Auto-Paint v2.05 and its Felt tip template. Additional tweaks in PSPv9. The small file size loses much of the texture I added. <shrug> A larger version (334Kb) can be seen by clicking here.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:30 PM
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The Forest of Doom

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Old 09-15-2009, 12:51 AM
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Re: The woods

Nice shot Gene.. Thanks for the play!

Saturated some (just to keep the theme "The Greening of Spring"), a bit of Bas-Relief, sharpened a bit and removed some selective yellow and Cyan areas that popped up during the saturation phase
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:47 AM
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Re: The woods

Love the woods. I tried making the brighter whites shades of green, but could not settle on the colors. Went with this instead. Finished up using Impressionist.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:54 AM
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Re: The woods

A hard but interesting one
a mix of buzz and impressionist

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Old 09-15-2009, 08:15 PM
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Re: The woods

This was a very interesting shot and perhaps difficult for most folks to imagin as a subject for digital art. And yet, the artists in this group have created so many different and intriguing variations You inspire.

My version was to go darker, first a little Simplifier, layer blend change and an overall black layer mask, very soft. Then, added sunlight coming through some trees in the back, then, a little dodge & burn.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:02 PM
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Nice highlighting Veralisa, a great touch. Made many more changes on this one.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:23 PM
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Re: The woods

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The Forest of Doom
Dark can be nice. And I actually like this one, Lyle. <grin>

I do have one very, very, extra tiny nit <smile> with your recent Giger binge and that it I find there isn't enough separation of subject from background.

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Nice shot Gene.. Thanks for the play!

Saturated some (just to keep the theme "The Greening of Spring"), a bit of Bas-Relief, sharpened a bit and removed some selective yellow and Cyan areas that popped up during the saturation phase
Nice play, OlBaldy. In PSPv9 I would achieve a Bas-relief by first applying emboss and then converting to negative image. How do you achieve the same?

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Love the woods. I tried making the brighter whites shades of green, but could not settle on the colors. Went with this instead. Finished up using Impressionist.
Nice, John.

Would be nice if we had something like in Adobe's Lightroom that allowed us to play with the hue, saturation and luminance of each colour. DAP does allow us to select the colour palette we want by taking the colours available in a second image. That was how I managed the colour shift in my image.

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A hard but interesting one
a mix of buzz and impressionist
Oh that is very good, Palms. Thanks for playing

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This was a very interesting shot and perhaps difficult for most folks to imagine as a subject for digital art. And yet, the artists in this group have created so many different and intriguing variations You inspire.

My version was to go darker, first a little Simplifier, layer blend change and an overall black layer mask, very soft. Then, added sunlight coming through some trees in the back, then, a little dodge & burn.
Wow! I absolutely love that shaft of light shining through the trees. Will have to remember that technique for the future.

As for me inspiring anyone. [blush] Thank you, but I don't think so. It is the talent in this group that is inspirational.


Super renditions, everyone. Thanks for playing and for giving me more to digest, think about and try out.
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:29 PM
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Re: The woods

MiningArt, John,
Ah, you've got the wolf in there! I always felt that placing a living, breathing creature in the artwork makes it richer. I almost went with the Bev Doolittle approach. Glad you did.
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Re: The woods

Had a look at Bev Doolittle's work, really enjoyed it. I tried the wolf with it's own color scheme and then as it is now with the same colors as the woods. Makes it a bit less obvious. I did put a focal point just to the left of the wolf so that the eye is guided to the right spot. Glad you like it.
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