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Old 07-01-2011, 11:33 AM
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One more !
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:52 PM
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love the colours you have gottten

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Old 07-01-2011, 03:27 PM
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love the colours you have gottten

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Thanx a lot, I used color adjustments, Lab Color, luminosity and dark masks of Photoshop and Topaz, then I added a Blur/Noise layer (and a partial vignette).
That's a very nice pic.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:39 AM
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Re: Shells

Here's one a little out of the box from my usual. Remember the Virtual Painter plugin? This is with the Airbrush effect on a layer that is overlaid on the original.
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Here's one a little out of the box from my usual. Remember the Virtual Painter plugin? This is with the Airbrush effect on a layer that is overlaid on the original.
and it is another pretty one
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:56 PM
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:11 PM
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I haven't posted in so long, but one of these images has just given me goosebumps!
They are all wonderful, but Crapaud please please tell me how you did this. I am going to search for you other posts as you suggested many of your pics have used this technique, but I can't wait. Wonderful for the shells....really!
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:31 PM
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Thanks, Zip. I don't think I've had such an effusive response to anything I've ever posted on the net. I'm glad you like it.

I should have some time tomorrow afternoon/evening and I'll try and put some form of tutorial together.
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Re: Shells

Thought I would play with PostworkShop again. Click link below for complete rendering.

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/8317/shellsp.png
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:28 PM
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OK, Zip, I've given this some thought and I think a general outline of the sketch process is better than a blow by blow account, of this one pic, is probably the way to go.


The general idea

If you've ever run PS's coloured pencil filter you'll know that it's not very satisfying; the pencillyness however is excellent. There are plenty of sketch tuts on the web that all achieve different results: the colour dodge/invert/blur, glowing edges, find edges for linework, for instance. The goal in this workflow is to use these techniques to create different levels of detail and combine them into one final black and white image.

Linework

We want to create 2 levels of linework: one for fine detail and one for broad strokes.

Detail (CD line in the stack): Make 2 copies of the BG layer, set the top one to Colour dodge, invert and blur. Merge down and desaturate. You should have something like this.

Broad lines (Glowing edges line): Copy the BG layer and run the Glowing lines filter, invert, desaturate (and copy this layer for later). Adjust - I used a curves layer - to make it linework like this.

Pencillyness

Repeat the Colour dodge/invert of the detail linework, but this time increase the blur. Run the Coloured pencil filter with paper brightness at full to get this (colour dodge plus in the stack).

Activate the copy of the Glowing edges layer and run the Coloured pencil filter again. You should have something like this.

Blending

Now the fun part: combining the layers. Change the layer blend modes to darken and mulitply.

CD line: Multiply
CD plus sketch: Multiply
Glowing edges line: Darken
Glowing edges sketch: Normal

The result should look something like this.

So far, so good. It looks sketchy, but there's are a lot of white/light areas which won't take colour. It's also very 'busy'.

Luminosity layer

Make 2 copies of the original layer and desaturate them. Run the coloured pencil filter on the top layer and set blend mode to darken. Merge layers and reduce the contrast to something like this. Reduce this layer's opacity to let the pencilly linework to come through.

The final black and white image should look like this.

To add colour, copy the background layer to the top of the stack and change the blend to colour.
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