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Oliver at Prayer!

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Old 04-12-2011, 12:32 PM
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After noticing him doing this the first time I decided that he was giving thanks for being rescued and being with a home that has a kitty buddy for him. He like to look out our bedroom window at the birds and squirrels as they eat on a railing. It looked to me as if he was praying.

I did the retouched one using PS CS5, Topaz Adjust, and Filter Forge.
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:49 PM
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Re: Oliver at Prayer!

Oh Gunner...what a cute pose, but a challenge to work with without the face visible, at least for me. So, I broke the image down to simple shapes, starting with a desaturate. Next was a run thru Fotosketcher on the cartoon 1 setting. After that I experimented w/ PS half tone dot, then hand colored on a separate layer, set to color mode. This was kind of appealing to me so I think I'll try some more along this line. Thank you very much!
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:59 PM
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Re: Oliver at Prayer!

Oh that is good. thanks for this one.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:39 AM
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Re: Oliver at Prayer!

Nice shot Gunner. Used Lucis , Fractalius and Filter Forge for the frame. Thanks for the play.

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Old 04-13-2011, 01:51 AM
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Re: Oliver at Prayer!

Saying grace before an expected meal, no doubt!
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:13 AM
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Re: Oliver at Prayer!

I guess when I have no good ideas, I can always stitch something together. Cat's like strings anyway.
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:29 AM
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Re: Oliver at Prayer!

What great renditions, and such humor. Actually I like to think he is thanking god for having such a good life-now!!!!
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:53 AM
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Re: Oliver at Prayer!

Here's one using Mehdi's EdgeFX - dilate edges and colorize.
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:56 AM
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Cool rendition.
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Re: Oliver at Prayer!

Nice! BTW, if you develop Tri-X film in Dektol (print developer) you get a similar effect! I found that out in the late '70s...
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