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Old 02-27-2003, 01:22 PM
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Here's a quick example of the lines (with a photo by Babe in the DPReview Retouch forum)...

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Old 02-27-2003, 01:45 PM
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Ah, yes. Very nice, Pam.

In addition to Ripple, I've had varying degrees of success with giving a little character to "edge only" layers with Ocean Ripple, Spatter, Sprayed Strokes and Phyllis's favorite, Stylize > Diffuse > Anisotropic (usually backed off a little with a FADE command right after).

Another way to break up the lines is to load the selection (via the channels palette using any of the color channels) of the edges only layer, go back to the layers palette and apply a whole bunch of "noise" to the edges only layer via Noise > Add Noise, or grain or film grain filters.

While I'm rambling, once you breakup the lines via Ripple, Spatter, whatever, apply Emboss and change the blend to Overlay or Hard light against the original BG; this gives kind of a textured effect to image edges that can look pretty neat.

Ain't all this flexiblity and experimenting fun!
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Old 02-27-2003, 03:20 PM
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Danny, it sure looks fun to you but... how many months do you think it will take me to understand you ???
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Old 02-27-2003, 05:43 PM
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Danny and Pam

Very interesting technique..Danny your results have a very muted tinted sketch look to them..(Tinted sketches are my favorite photoart)..

Thanks for sharing the technique..Will have to give it a try this weekend when things settle down..

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Old 02-27-2003, 11:10 PM
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A very good point and noted for the record -- and I really (as in sincerely) appreciate your post indicating I drifted way too far into techno-babble land. Come to think of it this might be a good subject for a mini-tutorial in the new Photo Art 101 subforum.

With a little luck (and if I don't overkill it again), this will make sense to you (and hopefully others) within a week.

Thanks for the inspiration and the gentle nudge. I need that sort of feedback.

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