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Creative interpretations: Rocky Morning

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Old 02-12-2005, 10:42 PM
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Hi Danny,

Here's my attempt:

I created a line drawing effect by duplicating and then off setting the layer by one pixel. I then used Blend modes for the original colors to come through.

Once I got the basics right I added a blue Color Fill Layer and painted that into the background by way of a mask. I did the same to the foreground using a warm tone.

I combined everything into one Layer and Duplicated that bluring the top Layer andby applying a mask blured the background to create some more depth.

To finish off the image I created a Curves Layer to darken down the whole image and applied a Radial Gradient to concentrate the eye on the centre of the photo.

Hope you like it.

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Old 02-12-2005, 10:44 PM
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There's almost zero renditions I haven't liked Con. Keep up the great work!!!

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Old 02-12-2005, 11:03 PM
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Very nice indeed, you retained the "mood" exceptionally well...!
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Old 02-12-2005, 11:32 PM
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Con -- wonderfully well done! A beautiful glowing tone.
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Old 02-13-2005, 08:22 AM
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Con:

Lovely job on this one. You really captured the mood.

~Danny~
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Old 02-13-2005, 10:06 AM
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Ah.. retirement, rocking chair, Social Security, deep south. I could relate to this photo.

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Did a sketch type action on the entire photo and set the blend mode to overlay. Ran a Lighting effects with texture on the blue and red channels and added bark texture to both of them (also set these layers to Overlay blend mode) I then added a mask to both lighting layers and painted the effects in on the trees, and background except in the misty area and the rocking chair and foreground walk way. I added a Levels AL to darken the misty fog area and painted this in on all the fog areas except the top and right side of the roof and sky above it, the building in the far background's highlights and the stronger sunlight under the roof of the porch. I also darkend up the boardwalk from the house up to the underside and left of the chair. I felt that by darkening the fog area the chair would pop.

A fun project!
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Old 02-13-2005, 12:19 PM
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I appreciate the amount of time your submission must have taken, the water reflections and cloning out the chair then replacing the walk is tedious work. Absolutly beautiful work. I'm new to RP, but already feel you are a pixel pushing MASTER! :-)
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Old 02-13-2005, 06:12 PM
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Oh yes....great result Swampy
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Old 02-14-2005, 02:19 PM
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Such a wonderful image, and so many excellent renditions! Swampy -- your's is another beauty added to the list!

I worked a bit with Luminesence layers from different channels, but the main ingredient was a tritone created from a sketch layer -- added color layers back on and layer masks to try to control the lighting...
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Old 02-14-2005, 02:27 PM
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I love the choices of color. Very effective. I love luminosity as a selection tool. Good job.
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