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Old 05-08-2003, 07:40 AM
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Several distractions on this cobble stone street. Have fun.

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Old 05-08-2003, 09:06 AM
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It IS a fun photo to work with. I did two. The first is a brightened happy color sketch to make the area look upscale. I'm pretty happy with this, but I did one crucial step that I can't remember and compression has made it lose sharpness.
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Old 05-08-2003, 09:10 AM
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The second is just another practice run on a black and white. This didn't have quite as much contrast available to work with as I first thought, so it was a challenge. After I get back in town next week I will put up some thoughts on black and white.

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Old 05-08-2003, 11:27 AM
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E.B. - another fun picture to 'play' with - thanks.
Bill M ... I like both your versions, especially the sketch..
On your BW version ...Is the action you used for the frame one you developed? It really adds the extra something to your BW renditions.
here's my first of what will probably be at least two ....
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Old 05-08-2003, 11:47 AM
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Thanks, Bill. Very nice rendition of your's there, too. Yes, the frame border really makes a difference in presenting a black and white, probably because there is so much white in the image that it looks too flat against a white background. Plus every real life framed BW image you see seems to use a white matte with black frame. As a rule, I don't use frames online, because they eat up kilobytes of the alloted 100, but I think it's necessary here. I did write a simple action just expanding the canvas by 8 percent wide and 12 percent high, making a tiny selection around the edge for the frame, and adding a canned simple layer style.
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Old 05-08-2003, 12:27 PM
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Bill - Thanks for the reply. Here is my second version - also a BW, but a much different technique.
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Old 05-08-2003, 01:21 PM
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Both the black and whites are great in different ways.

I did one but left it color. Did some paint filters, notepad, and then added a texture using Tyesie's (sp) noise technique.
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Old 05-08-2003, 01:29 PM
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The more I looked at mine, the more it looked like an old picture so I went back and added sepia to it. I like it better this way.
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Old 05-08-2003, 03:42 PM
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e.b.west .....Thanks for such great pixs to play with....



There's mine....
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Old 05-08-2003, 04:05 PM
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E. B. -- great texture! I want to rub my fingers over it!

Gold -- very nice soft oil look
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