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Creative interpretations: Lighthouse in Nantucket

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Old 04-25-2004, 04:51 PM
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Creative interpretations: Lighthouse in Nantucket

This photo, taken by Eric, was taken on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Looks like summer is coming.

~Danny~
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Old 04-29-2004, 12:33 PM
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Gotten a little wild.

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Old 04-29-2004, 10:08 PM
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Kiska. That's really cool. Looks to me a bit like cross processing in a conventional darkroom.

I started off selecting clouds and footprints and Stylized Wind twice. Added some whitecaps with Impressionist.
Ran an overall Impressionist: Charcoal: Stamped tonal: 35/100/100
FP Meloncholytron: Wide/Multiply
KPT Equalizer
Impressionist: Sumie:Fine Ghost Brush: 25/52/100
Xero: Tweaker: -83/74/89

With all the filters I lost most of the wind effect. Oh well!

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Old 04-30-2004, 12:07 AM
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Thanks, Dave. I really like yours, especially the boardwalk and beach area.
On mine I just used the red and green channel, to get that funky color.

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Old 04-30-2004, 06:18 PM
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Lighthouse

Here's my attempt: Started out with a xero lithograph, followed by buzz simplifier. Then I made two copies, one of which I did with PSP8 impasto. Then I did a lot of merging and something else I can't remember.

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Old 04-30-2004, 07:09 PM
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That's really tasty Amy. I especially like the way the clouds are defined. The image almost has a cartoony effect to me.

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Old 05-02-2004, 04:12 PM
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Nice entries everyone.

Dave--I especially like the painted effect in yours.

Xoas tools paint alchemy on 1 layer and VP oil on another. Blended together, topped with a patten fill layer and adjusted brightness and contrast.
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Old 05-02-2004, 11:22 PM
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I've had Paint Alchemy for a couple years and could never get into it. With all those settings that seem unrelated, I gave up. Maybe I just wasn't ready for such a feature rich toy. Could be time to dust it off again.

Anyway on this one I was going for a pencil sketch look. I took a pile of background copies to which a plethora of effects were applied. The final image was 36 layers and I lost track of decent details at about layer eight! So beware: The fillowing is NOT a step-by-step recipe... just a high level summary of the major effects applied:
* Mike Finn's InstaSketch Beta action (available here:
http://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/~mikefinn/action.html)
* Impressionist: Pencil Sketch - Detailed Monochrome
* Impressionist: Pencil Sketch - Detailed Monochrome applied to an inverted copy of the Background
* Impressionist: Ink - Spyderweb Crosshatch
* Photoshop: Angled Strokes (applied to a grayscale copy of BG)
* Photoshop: Smart Blur/Edge Only (inverted), blend mode=Darken
* Photoshop Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer
* Virtual Painter - Oil Paint

By the time I got tired of messing with it I could see I had overcooked a few areas detail-wise, but I learned a few things, making the journey worthwhile.

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