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Old 06-04-2003, 10:43 PM
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The usual anisotropic diffuse tricks on everything but the girl. Also feathered an ellipse around her by 15 pixels and lightened just a shade.
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Old 06-05-2003, 12:11 AM
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Good call on the cropping Chuck! : I figured out that would be a good idea after I'd already worked on it and gotten the faded edges just the way I wanted them. Rats! I hate it when I start working on a picture before I've assessed it enough. Enough about my problems though... I really like your treatment after the crop too! You definitely achieved the focus on the girl's expression.

photomauler - interesting effect. It looks like she's in the clouds now.

BK - Wow, you never skimp on color! (Just the opposite of me who removed almost all of the color on this one! ) I love how you brought this one to life! (BTW, I notice what looks like two vertical "lines", one is about a 1/2" from the right and the other is just to the left of the girl. I've seen this sort of thing from the texture filter before, but you didn't mention that (and it doesn't look like you added texture.) Is it the result of the big "A"?)

Jean, I see you chose to crop in closer too. Good call. Neat effect you achieved! It reminds me of something, but I can't for the life of me figure out what!

Jill - that last one is very cool! The color of the water is "stormy", but the girl looks bathed in sunlight - like a storm is just breaking. Nice effect!

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Old 06-05-2003, 12:23 AM
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Great Photo, everyone has done some neat and fun things, but this is so pretty I could not bring myself to apply an art look. A straight levels adjustment cleans this one up to beautiful.

Now, I am officially different, I chose the uncropped version, it's more about how big the water is that way...

Since this is Photo-Based Art, I did feel compelled to add some art effects, but with a photo look ...

Roger
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Old 06-05-2003, 11:03 AM
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This has been so much fun to watch! I am pleased everyone saw the strength in the girl's pretty face. I guess what was making it hard for me to apply art to was my reluctance to alter her facial expression and the featureless background of the brown water. But you guys came through!

Lisa- Very nice sketch

Jill- Rugged and colorful. Great effect on your first and your second is just gorgeous.

Jeanie- That's spectacular! You really captured the essence of the girl.

Bill C- I think you captured the mystery of the Amazon!

Jean- Great job. Looks like a paint-on-velvet technique.

BK- Your effect is exactly what the water needs! Great job.

Mauler- Nice work! That gives it a spiritual look but you still kept her facial expression intact.

Chuck- Perfect crop!! Really improves overall composition by eliminating a lot of the water and moving the features into "thirds."

Roger- just beautiful! The bland water background hurts the overall image and you've repaired that.

Thank you one and all! Bill
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Old 06-05-2003, 11:18 AM
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Roger - I just love your version. The colors and lighting are amazing!

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Old 06-05-2003, 12:02 PM
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I notice what looks like two vertical "lines", one is about a 1/2" from the right and the other is just to the left of the girl. I've seen this sort of thing from the texture filter before, but you didn't mention that (and it doesn't look like you added texture.) Is it the result of the big "A"?)
Yes, it is. I was SO concentrating on not losing the girl (due to enlarging and saturating) as well as trying to balance between jpeg artifacts and saturated colors that I forgot to go back over the pic and clone out those lines. They appear only MOST of the time, and not all, oddly enough. I hope they fix that in the next version, but who knows.

Often I don't take the time to comment on the work that others have done. Sometimes I don't even look - off to do whatever - especiially during the nice weather here. Doesn't mean I don't care, or that I don't appreciate (and learn from!) the work of others. It just means I'm in and out - looking at the new challenges and skimming the posts, then off again. I have even been skimping on my descriptions of what I do (mostly anisotropic anyway, so no big loss there!). Will try to slow down a bit and "talk". It would be SO nice to have a chatroom here...*HEY JANITOR DOUG* like some other places have. Anyway, I thought I'd take a moment to try and explain. Seems there have been some hard feelings around of late (which I guess I missed - darn!) and I wouldn't want to add to that!
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Old 06-05-2003, 12:40 PM
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Such an intriguing image! Don't have time right now to comment on such wonderful renditions done already -- will do later.


I worked with Color Ranges, Film Grain, Dry Brush, Glowing Edges, layer masks with some Color Burn and varying layer blends.
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Old 06-05-2003, 09:43 PM
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Jeanie and Bill => Thanks!

I added oarnge into the water highlights, blue into the water shadows then lightened and darkened in little areas ...

blushing and smiling => Roger
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Old 06-05-2003, 10:14 PM
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I added oarnge into the water highlights, blue into the water shadows then lightened and darkened in little areas ...
AH-HA!!! So that's why I couldn't duplicate what you did. I tried and tried, but I just couldn't pull any "yellowish" highlights out of that picture no matter what! It never occured to me that you added them! Duh!

I assume you added the orange highlights to add to the late afternoon light effect? Very effective!



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Old 06-05-2003, 10:34 PM
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Jeanie - Yes, oarnge for setting sun and blue for water. But also because the colors contrast well next to each other (complimentary colors on the color wheel?). I had the oarnge darker but it looked garrish, so I lightened it until it just gave a glow and gave the blue depth.

Thanks, Roger
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