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Old 04-02-2011, 10:09 PM
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Had a go at it Veronica. Several Filter Forge filters and some PS.
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:02 AM
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Re: Truck Lips

Tried a watercolour Veronica. Thanks for the play.

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Old 04-03-2011, 03:04 AM
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Thanks Veronica and mlmaxy. This watercolor effect was the combination of two processes. The main process is the use of a really great watercolor effect called Piker's Watercolor Emulation by a gentleman named Vitaly. Here's the website for the tutorial:
The other part of the process uses a great program called Fotosketcher (which is free) found here:

I do the Piker's Watercolor tutorial through step 21. I then copy that result and paste it into Fotosketcher and use the watercolor effect there. This gives a great texture effect to the picture. I then copy and paste this result back into Photoshop and continue with the Piker Watercolor tutorial.

The Piker Watercolor tutorial is a bit long, but gives a great result. After using it a few times you get the feel of the flow and it becomes easier to use. There are links toward the end of the tutorial for the brushes and textures that are used.

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Old 04-03-2011, 05:02 AM
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Thanks Skip, you're awesome. I'm gonna give it a try as soon as I can get my kids off my back (literally)!
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:18 AM
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Skip, I feel like, duh, why didn't I think of that. I've often combined Fotosketcher with other filters, as in the couple walking through the surf in the bridal-theme post, just don't know why I never reversed the order, as in, the Vitaly tut and then Fotosketcher. Your results are a killer combo.

Gunner, before enlarging, I thought yours was salt & watercolor but, in the larger view I see the added texture adding so much more interest. Great effect. And, btw, I've been going crazy with textures lately.

Grant, pleasingly lovely. I don't see all the dings and bruises this old truck has suffered, you've treated her kindly. And again, your watercolor, like Skip's, has beautiful soft outside edges. When I use Piker's brushes the edges seem to me all scratchy and rough, not at all in a watercolor manner. Bet you use Fotosketcher for watercolor too. Gonna try it today myself.
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