Creative interpretations: True Love?
Started by rebuilding the image so the happy couple wasn't dead center (bench extended to the right).
Three layers arrived at pretty much by trial and error:
* Top: Impressionist Pencil Sketch: Detailed Colored (used layer mask to selectively apply
* Middle: Modified (stretched) original image set to Pin Light and about 70% opacity
* Bottom: Impressionist Chalk Sketch: Half Finished using original image as BG.
Another "happy accident"
Top layer: Levels (to suit)
* Hue/Saturation (Saturation turned down a bit)
* Virtual Painter - Collage (Lighten)
* Virtual Painter - Oil Painting (Color)
* Virtual Painter - Watercolor
Interesting photo to work on. Here is pretty much what I did:
1. Basic color correction
2. Gamma increase
3. Simplified with my India Ink method
5. A few smudge tool strokes here and there to get rid of jaggies
6. Shifted color with Color Balance
Wow, a lot of great work here.
Danny, I really like the 2nd one -- great green colors.
Andrew, yours seems to eliminate everything that does not need to be there; awesome.
Catia, the abstract quality is really cool!
Here's mine. I extended the bench off to the left to get the characters off-center. Used some smart-bluring to get rid of details. Vingnetted using "Meloncholeytron" (sp?). 2nd layer with a 2 pixel gaussian blur, blend mode to darken. 3rd layer with "Sumi-e" filter, blend mode set to screen, opacity 43%. Cropped and resized.
Jch, Great work, I am going to try replicating that effect.
Mine is a sketch. This procedure works well for most images in Gimp.
1)Dup,desaturate, reduce the o/p levels (pull the right slider towards left till the image becomes barely visible.Pull the left slider towards right a little to make visible the totally dark parts of the image).
2)Dup . Add a value of 3 to all the pixels(either with curves or by having a black(3,3,3) layer in addition mode. Put top layer in divide mode.
3)Keep blurring the top layer till a good outline is formed.
5)Dup and put the top layer in multiply mode,blur the top layer. merge down.
6)Repeat 5 till the image attains the desired darkness.
Svsg, really cool sketch!
I hope it will work for you to reproduce mine. I didn't like the composition of the couple on the right with the bench extending to the left -- so I tried recomposing in the opposite direction and repeating my steps. The output was OK, but was lacking much of what is in the one posted here. I must have forgotten a step somewhere.
Anyway, good luck!
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