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Old 02-12-2005, 09:01 PM
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Ghost Town Coloured Pencil

Hadn't spotted this before, thanks! Gave me another chance with Painter's Fine Round Gouache. Great for pencil sketches. Finished off in PSP. Took 1-1/2 hours.
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Old 02-12-2005, 09:11 PM
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Neve -- like it a lot -- keeps the old-time look to it.
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Old 02-12-2005, 09:14 PM
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Hi CJ - much appreciated. I did try to sepia it afterwards as that's appropriate too however it didn't work well on this oddly enough after working in Painter. If I'd done sepia prior to Painter on the original, that would've worked alright I believe.
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Old 02-13-2005, 03:21 AM
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Hi Amy,

Here's my attempt at a real "Ghost Town":

Hope you like it

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Old 02-13-2005, 08:04 AM
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Con...

Your on a roll i see...Nicely done!

Neve superb pencil drawing!!!
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Old 02-13-2005, 11:25 AM
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This was a good picture, but I wanted to grunge it up and recreate the time line. Completely the opposite of what we usually try to do. It is harder than you think. We all have techniques and actions to remove cracks, but how do you create one?

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Working on a duplicate of the original, I desaturated and then did a HSB LA for the sepia tone. I added grunge effects with Eye Candy's HSB noise filter, fractleized a streak for a crack and added a slight bevel/emboss to that. With a 50% Color layer and painting on it I added some more spotches and mottles, and blowouts. Added a yellow orange gradient color fill layer at about 30% opacity. All layers at Normal blend mode. After flatening the layers, I attempted to tear off the corner.

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Old 02-13-2005, 12:06 PM
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This was a good picture, but I wanted to grunge it up and recreate the time line. Completely the opposite of what we usually try to do. It is harder than you think. We all have techniques and actions to remove cracks, but how do you create one?

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Working on a duplicate of the original, I desaturated and then did a HSB LA for the sepia tone. I added grunge effects with Eye Candy's HSB noise filter, fractleized a streak for a crack and added a slight bevel/emboss to that. With a 50% Color layer and painting on it I added some more spotches and mottles, and blowouts. Added a yellow orange gradient color fill layer at about 30% opacity. All layers at Normal blend mode. After flatening the layers, I attempted to tear off the corner.

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swampy:

The irony of your creativity is that this would be an ideal candidate for "the other side of the house," those interested in photo restoration!

You do "aging" well!

~Danny~
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Old 02-13-2005, 12:12 PM
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LOL, Danny!!

For a 64 year old granny, I'll take that as a compliment! <grin>
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Old 02-13-2005, 01:05 PM
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Swampy -- very realistic look -- we had a Challenge a few years ago to make a new photo look like one that needed restoration -- it was hard (but fun!) to try to make it look aged. Looks like you have had practice.


I wasn't sure which way I was going to go when I started, but ended up making it brighter. Did the Sharpen->Aniso to create some texture, then applied some color layers, layer masks, and curves adjustment. Also replaced the sky.
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Old 02-13-2005, 01:29 PM
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C.J.

Yours has almost a Van Gogh feel. With all that is going on in the rest of the picture, the sky is "just there" and seems out of context. Other than that, it's kewl! The effect is really good on the wagon.
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