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Old 01-29-2003, 07:57 PM
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I tried doing a watercolor. Still a lot to learn.

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Old 02-01-2003, 12:17 PM
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Beautiful picture to start with, Bubba.

This rendition is based on a Cricket's tutorial described HERE (thanks, Cricket!). It's similar to one desribed by Jack Zucker in THIS THREAD.

First I duplicated the BG and applied Cricket's technique... pretty much a random / experimental application.

Then I duplicated the original BG and after dragging it to the top of the layer stack, applied the Dry Brush filter and set the blend mode to Screen.

Finally, I applied the frame action that can be found HERE and stroked the outside of the frame.

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Old 02-01-2003, 12:20 PM
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Same image as above + I was experimenting with a frame action written by Doug Barber, that applies some additional texture to the image.
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Old 02-01-2003, 02:08 PM
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Pam, wonderful soft look...very appropriate to the subject...love it!

Bubba, looks like watercolors, just maybe a tad too even and neat...might try a second layer with layer mask to wash over it a bit to soften it up and let the colors bleed into the paper a bit. Was it Schwartzie that had that tutorial?

Danny, I'm partial to the first one since I like the way it works with the flowers. Love how you do those frames too...with the picture continuing but blurred or different in some way...must try that. The second framing/texture look is clever and artistic, but I'd prefer to see it with a rougher subject. Flowers are rather delicate for such a harsh texture treatment, I think.

I hope you guys take these comments for what they are...not negative remarks but suggestions. I think it's important that feedback be useful, whether "good" or "bad" and I hope you'll all treat my pics that way as well.

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Old 02-02-2003, 07:12 PM
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Phyllis - I need all the help I can get. I don't take it as criticism but helpful hints (kind of like Heloise). I followed part of one of your tuts but impatience got the best of me! I tried one by Sarah on a picture of my white pekinese and made it "blotcher" or less even and it does look more like what it should. I will go back to yours and work thru it again. I tried your abstract on some flowers and it turned out moe like what it should. Thanks for all the time you spend doing your tuts and helping! Just cannot get away from teaching can you?

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Old 02-19-2003, 10:23 PM
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Here's my try.
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Old 02-19-2003, 11:39 PM
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Wow, Andrew...that's fantastically gorgeous! I love those colors. What did you use to do that?!?!

BTW - The image is only loading halfway. Don't know if it's my browser or some other problem. Maybe try loading it again? Please? I want to see the whole thing!

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Old 02-20-2003, 04:18 AM
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>I love those colors. What did you use to do that?!?!

The first step was to color adjust the photo. And I found that ColorWasher adjusted the curve very well. Then I simplified with buZZ, and included a contrast layer in the buZZ stack to keep the colors strong.

>The image is only loading halfway.

I just checked it, and I think you might be getting that impression because the image is cropped way down to 668x259. If you are seeing less than that, please let me know.
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Old 02-20-2003, 07:27 AM
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Andrew, you're right about the size, it loaded just fine

Thank you for the explanation...wonderful colors and forms!

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Old 02-20-2003, 09:21 PM
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Andrew - nice touch on the flowers

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