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Old 08-04-2011, 12:18 PM
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Wow, you spent a lot of time on this, I am very greatful. I can't wait for the weekend to spend some time going over it. I have a few images I think will work nicely.
Thank you so much and if I get anywhere, I will share my results and/or questions too.
Yea! Deb
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:21 PM
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I just love shells...and these were such a pleasure to work on.

AHB/ D&B, line drawing on top, fussed w/ color tone, eg blacks to cyan, and....
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:35 PM
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I love these shells, thanks. I started with Adjust flat and smooth preset and tweaked it a lot. Used the PhotoPlusX5 glass filter on one copy and the water color2 filter on another and then used layer a lighten layer mode to blend them. Applied an X5 texture on top for the paper texture.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:27 PM
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Like the watercolor Pat and thanks for bringing this thread back. Thought I would try Rodilus with my own Organic flow twist to this one. Click here for a link to this images Flickr (and complete rendition). Attached is a crop.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:23 PM
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Wow, Crapaud, I just saw your tutorial for the first time. Thanks so much. I can't wait to try it.

Veronica, that's a beautiful use of the AHB. I love it.
Pat, very, very pretty watercolor.
Lyle, that's quite an effect. I've never seen anything like it. Beautiful.

I'm trying out GMX Photo Painter so that's what I used on this.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:29 PM
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Thanks Fran; like your watercolor too. Recently some great guys collaborated together (Rod and the creator of G'MIC himself, David) to create an awesome G'MIC preset called Rodilius (which nearly exactly gives you the Fractilus effect) and I added my own twist to create this result (it's what I do; surprised nobody with Fractilus came up with this look but I guess it does require some GIMP no how; lol).
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:01 AM
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Thanks, Lyle and Fran.

Lyle - I think your version of Rodilius has a more varied look than Fractalius, very nice.

Fran - Great water color.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:45 AM
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Glad you bought this one back to life, some great versions posted

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Old 10-02-2011, 05:26 PM
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Glad you bought this one back to life, some great versions posted

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I'd half forgotten about this thread. I agree Palms, all versions on this thread are consistently good and interesting, but it's a great pic to work with.

Lyle, that Rodilus version is just mental.

Fran, it's a work in progress, but a technique that I think has possibilities. A couple of things that have transpired: image size and compression can make quite a difference to the final image. Image size can make the pencillyness quite harsh, at times, or too subtle - I haven't yet worked out if there is an optimal size. If the original has been highly compressed it can lead to large areas of artifacts.

It works best with images that have a lot of detail and worst on images that have large areas of flat tone - see the differece between the face and the hat on my Face with character version.
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In college, they would call me Crazy Lyle (Happy Buddha when I was in Saudi; lol), and never said that I was sane. lol

Apreciate the comments Crapaud (I think; lol).
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