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Old 07-09-2006, 11:07 AM
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Hope this wasn't the result of one of our recent storms.

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Old 07-09-2006, 11:43 AM
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Storm approaching...safe in port.

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Old 07-09-2006, 02:56 PM
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so glad i did find this one again , I like it when some of the older posts come back "to life" it shows how techniques and approaches change, sometimes in a short space of time
Danny very interesting will have to keep a eye out for some more conversions
Alcar nice watercolours, dont think i have ever used paint engine
Dan your watercolour is cool as well, is there a texture there ? if so what one is it ?
BethMarian welcome to retouch great post i see you use one of my favorite actions (dave's simplifier ) look forward to seeing some more from you ( and we are nearly all friendly, well till your second post just kidding)
steve great as usual, i really like the second one picture that is not the weather
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Old 07-09-2006, 04:08 PM
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Yet another floating flat acrylic.

I know, I know; I hope to get over my lazy mood soon.
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Old 07-09-2006, 05:26 PM
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Dan your watercolour is cool as well, is there a texture there ? if so what one...
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Palms1, thanks!
Yes, is a small sandstone texture over this pic.

Great creations all of you!
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Old 07-09-2006, 07:00 PM
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Llroll, your "Floating Acrylic" looks great. How did you do it?
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Old 07-09-2006, 09:41 PM
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Llroll, your "Floating Acrylic" looks great. How did you do it?
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Very simple (hence my post subject line name). I use Autotrace with the following script: AUTOTRACE -corner-threshold 75 -despeckle-level 16 -despeckle-tightness 1 -output-format ai -output-file c:\temp\d.ai -report-progress %1

I use Mayuradraw to convert the vector to bitmap

Then, in GIMP, I use a Warp Sharp Script-fu to fuse the acrylic pieces a little closer, and then I run bumpmap to give some dimensionality to them.

Finally, I select the white area and to an invert selection and then run Xach Effect Drop Shadow Script-fu deleting the light layer. I adjust the shadow layer to taste and flatten. All of 2 minutes actual work (maybe a little longer, but this method's become quite rote to me).
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Old 07-09-2006, 11:26 PM
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not really sure i can explain this technique. it begins by messing up the image quite a lot and then slowly bringing it back with various tools like airbrush, push, clone and some others. there's a high pass sharpen in there somewhere, some very low density smudging and some very high. lots of different size brushes. it's sort of a huge, gross smudge that's brought back to a finer one.

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Old 07-09-2006, 11:39 PM
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Call it remorphication Craig. lol

Result looks good; that's all that matters.
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Old 07-09-2006, 11:44 PM
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lk, if i can learn to pronounce that, i will

thanks

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