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Old 05-09-2011, 03:04 PM
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Re: Peeps

Crapaud - I "cheated" and added Topaz Adjust's "Dramatic" filter and added some sunshine on a separate layer.
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:17 PM
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Thanks, CJSwartz, I'm trying to guage just how much can be done with PS so it's handy to know which art has been done with what. I could have spent the rest of my life trying to replicate what you've created.

Palms, yes, it is kind of dreamy now that you mention it. I'd have said sentimental, but that's because I'm kind of sentimental about pets. (I'm more of a dog person though.)
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:36 PM
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... I'm trying to guage just how much can be done with PS so it's handy to know which art has been done with what. I could have spent the rest of my life trying to replicate what you've created.
Honestly, I think people with some combination of artistic talent and patience can do most if not all photo art with PShop - take a look at Palms tutorials on using the Art History brush and especially her tutorials on smudging -- takes way more patience than I have, so I get filters that will give me interesting looks with less work . Of course, with talent, patience, effort AND the extra filters from plug-ins, even more effects are possible. Take your time, and work/play with the effects you can create with PShop - layer different effects to create new effects - mask away itty bitty details, use different size / shape brushes. Enjoy the process - you can always decide to spend money on plug-ins later.

Let me add - I'd been trying some of the other Topaz products (free trials) and decided to add a bundle of them (using member Plugnpixels coupon code). Remember what I said about patience - I'm getting older and running low on patience.

May have overdone the image - tried adding a number of the different Topaz effects all at once.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:32 PM
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Re: Peeps

Sorry so long in posting pic of Peeps...sweet cat; love cats. I tried several attempts with different approaches, just not pleased with any. The actual coloration of the animal is high contrast, so just increased that contrast with FP's India Ink filter. As much as I wanted to do more, I knew I had to stop. Cropped his face and gave a royal gold stroke as frame.
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:15 AM
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Re: Peeps

very nice Veronica

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Old 05-15-2011, 01:34 PM
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Re: Peeps

Mr Peeps reminds me so very much of my beloved kitty, Elijah who passed last November after 20 years of being joined at my hip. I am doing one render of Mr Peeps using only Photoshop so that Crapaud may start to learn, as I did here.
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:38 PM
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Here is what I did to arrive at my final rendition of this, which is not the best I can do but I did it fairly quick to get this outline sent along with it.

On peeps.jpg I did these things, in order, using P.S. CS5 only.

Hue/Saturation
Selected the eyes and adjusted color
Used Smudge Tool around eyes
Unsharp Mask
Diffuse Mode: anisotropic, rotating 90 degrees twice between uses, as well as sharpening.

Duplicate Layer
Master Opacity Change
Set current layer
To: layer
Opacity: 71%
Select current channel
Without Make Visible
Select brush
Use a smudge brush and smooth out the image. Or use one of the many actions that folks on retouch pro have provided to duplicate this process. Best if one learns how to do it themselves. I used both on this one. I used this brush set;
TM Tool Presets Set #1.tpl Find Trimoons web site the brushes are free I believe.

After using an action to do "Fake smudge" I also went over it again myself.

I used the blur tool to smooth out some of the pixelation caused by over sharpening for the anisotropic filter.

When I was satisfied I used this to do a final bit of sharpening:
Smart Sharpen
Amount: 279%
Radius: 0.6 pixels

Then I used the texturizer and one of the textures that I had downloaded at sometime called, "MetalBare0099"
The settings for this were:
Scaling: 62
Relief: 5
Light Direction: Top
Without Invert Texture
After which I used the:
Unsharp Mask
Unsharp Mask
Amount: 52%
Radius: 0.5 pixels
Threshold: 2

Then I saved it for the web.


I am going to attach a copy of Elijah so that you can see what I mean about being similar. Just another Tabby, but what a guy!
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:42 PM
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I tweaked the colors a bit (Darkened certain background colors that distracted me from Peeps face) and then used Filter Forge's Fractilitious. It's the only way I know of to get this type of effect using a Mac computer. check out Filter Forge, it's quite something, thousands and thousands of filters to choose from.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:23 AM
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Re: Peeps

very nice Gunner, I liked how the second one highlighted the fur
Elijah was very similar, i love tabby's they seem to all have a strong character

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Old 05-24-2011, 06:52 AM
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Re: Peeps

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I thought you might like to create some art work out of peeps first birthday shots !

enjoy, any technique goes

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Just gorgeous. Love the first photo will make great painting.

Thanks for sharing.
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