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Old 10-12-2003, 10:44 PM
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An interesting shot with some interesting options. Hopefully you'll keep on the right track.

Whooo....whooo! (Photo by Matti Mouvinen.

~Danny~
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Old 10-13-2003, 01:26 AM
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Interesting photo. This one will be worth coming back to to see if I can make more of the lines.

This is one of my favorite actions that I've made for myself, but I tend to forget I've got it. It starts with these layers.
1. Fantastic machine's leroy
2. Fantastic machine's tempD
3. DC Special's outliner 4
after blending these, merge to a new layer and run Flaming Pear's melancholytron.

Top this with a find edges layer and then adjust hue and saturation.
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Old 10-13-2003, 11:10 AM
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Cheryl -- nice outline effect!

Here's my take on it:
* Simplified using Alien-Skin Image Dr JPG Cleaner w/ Blur Edges
* Recolored/Softened using Auto-F/X Dreamy Photo
* Watercolor Filter
* Lightened using histogram

Enjoy!

-Jeff
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Old 10-14-2003, 01:24 AM
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Jeff:

I especially like your rendition. Your manips are a breath of fresh air.

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CH:

Well done yet again. I like the color scheme a lot.

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Started out thinking I wanted to do a straight color to BW conversion, then got carried away.

Here's the general approach I took by layer (top to bottom)

* Color Fill (color)
* Original image (luminosity): Restore some detail via Hide All layer mask
* Background copy to which Posterize (Levels=3) + Cutout applied

~Danny~
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Old 10-14-2003, 07:08 AM
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Tried this one over a cup of coffee. I duped the layer and set the blend mode to difference and then added a nightvision filter I forgot I had but thought it would work. The final touch was a little brush work.
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Old 10-14-2003, 01:32 PM
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Danny, thanks for the kind comments.
I like your rendering. The posterization really forces the tonal contrast.

Jeff L, your image is my favorite so far!
I am going to have to go and experiment with VDL Night-Vision some more.

By the way, what about this image has attracted the 3 of us to the cool spectrum? Isolation, Lonliness, Waiting?

I think for me, it was Isolation. What about you two?

However, I still like Cheryl's "Earthy" toned rendition.

Cheers!
-Jeff
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Old 10-14-2003, 07:11 PM
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jch--very nice--I like it. It puts me a little in mind of the way things look on a rainy night.

Jeff and Danny--purple? is it something in the air? I think I'll echo the question of what sent all three of you in that direction--it's statistically significant

The outline effect comes mostly from DC Special's outliner 4 (freebie). http://www.bmath.net/new/prvw.htm I haven't made much use of most of the filters at this site, but the outliner 4 is a nice one--worth adding.

But I think paint engine (another freebie) played a big part in the look too--it's what gave the smudged effect to the lines. http://www.fantasticmachines.com/demo_downloads.htm
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Old 10-14-2003, 10:50 PM
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Thank you Jeff! I rarely use that filter but as soon as I looked at that photo I thought it was a great candidate for it!

It was sorta cold and rainy this morning and blue seemed to be an automatic choice for me. That and it seemed to work better when I inverted the image.

Shortly after I posted that I ventured out and went to the Covered Bridge Festival in Indiana. Quite a rainy and windy road trip but I'm thinkin I may have a few keepers. At least I hope so...
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Old 10-16-2003, 10:18 AM
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Hi guys and girls,

really "cool" stuff here

I like them all so far. I didn't think the first time I looked at the image it was so promising.

Because I saw your renders I decided to try it anyway and guess what : blue too.
I got my old biro out and started scribbling

saturation
impressionist pencil gina
desat-colorize
dupe:
multiply and with layer mask accentuate shadows

gina
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Old 10-16-2003, 10:43 AM
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Gina, that's a really great sketch! Impressionist is wonderful, huh?
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