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Creative interpretations: Tennessee Shiloh Tree

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Old 04-25-2004, 04:14 PM
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Creative interpretations: Tennessee Shiloh Tree

A pretty scene from Tennessee. Photo by Jack.

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Old 04-28-2004, 07:03 AM
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Channel question

Is it possible to combine just 2 rgb channels and make a new document of just those 2? I want to use just the red and green chans. of the tree as a new image. If so, HOW?

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Old 04-28-2004, 07:31 AM
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Try this. Open the image. Duplicate the image (2 documents not 2 layers) Then split both. You now have 2 copies of each channel to play with.
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Old 04-28-2004, 08:48 AM
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Another approach:
* Image > Duplicate (to preserve the original)
* Window > Channels (to show the Channels palette)
* Literally drag a channel (your choice) into the trash, leaving (in RGB) two [note: They will convert to CMYK channels]

You could also convert an RGB image to CMYK first and do the same process.

Something I couldn't even begin to explain: Image > Calculations. I believe among other things you can use this dialog to combine channels into new ones.

Hope this helps...
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Old 04-28-2004, 10:30 AM
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Thanks guys. I had tried trashing the unwanted channel, but when it went to cmyk, it lost the color I had gotten with r+g, plus no adjust. layers available. BUT, duh, the CHANNEL MIXER!!

Danny, I ain't touching that caculation thingy. It looks EVIL.

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Old 04-28-2004, 02:52 PM
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Here's my effort that sorta turned out Impsessionist, unintentionally. Ah, well.

find edges
smart blur
niose
gaus
sponge,paint daubs, ocean ripple
motion blur
apply image
blends
moved layers around and messed with them
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Old 04-28-2004, 07:14 PM
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Calculations: I spent 5 minutes in there and started to cry! Very nice and unique effect Kiska!

I put together a couple of Impressionist that I haven't tried before:

Impressionist: Natural: Crushed Gum Mosaic: 25/90/110
Impressionist: Paint: Flourescent Palette: 72/99/100

Tried a few other things but didn't like them.

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Old 04-28-2004, 07:54 PM
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Glad to know I'm not the only one that finds the Calculations dialog a little daunting! (LOL)

Working from bottom layer to top...
Duplicate original Background. Name it "A."
A: Virtual Painter - Impasto
A: Distort > Ocean Ripple (5,5)
A: Edit > Fade (to about 50%; throttle back the Ocean Ripple effect, but disguise the VP effect a bit)
B (next to top layer): Duplicate Background and drag to the top of the layer stack. Name it "B."
B: Impressionist: Crayon > Short Choppy Strokes
B: Impressionist: Charcoal > Default (this chopped that patch of blue sky)
B: Layer > Add Layer Mask > Hide All
B: Set foregrond color to white, selected Brush tool from the Tools palette, selected a Chalk brush from the brushes palette, set opacity to ~ 50%, flow ~ 50%. Painted white on Layer mask in sky area to reveal the 'arty-looking' sky in layer C.
C: (Top layer): Added a Hue/Sat adjustment layer. Saturation = +25 to rev up the colors a bit.
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Old 04-28-2004, 09:31 PM
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Used Photobrush to emboss (gives nice coloured emboss).
Copied into PS.
Paint Engine Brush Strokes.
Duplicated layer and ran Polar Coordinates (Polar to rectangular) lowered opacity of this layer to 25%.

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Old 04-28-2004, 09:44 PM
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No Blue Channel

Removed the blue channel by going to channels and filling blue channel with black.

Kiska - not sure if this is what you meant but it works. If you just want the grey of the channels just copy and paste each channel into a new document.

Christine
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:07 PM
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Lovely image to work with--and great submissions so far.

Christine--you've given me two new tips to play with--thanks.

1. convert 2 cymk and duplicate black channel. convert back to rgb
2. duplicate background. load black channel as selection.
3. ran impressionist--custom setting (custom paper and brushes too)
4. paint engine arctic--fade 65
5. select inverse. VP oil (faded)
6. new emtpy layer--fill with dark brown. Texturize and create mask. paint image back in.
7. nik midnight and brilliance and contrast to enhance colors.
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Old 04-29-2004, 04:16 AM
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Christine, that's EXACTLY what I wanted. I got it with channel mixer but your approach of blacking out the unwanted channel seems the simplest. Thanks

kiska

Dave, I really like your image. I've a mac and am limited with my 'play purties'.(Whine). Any way to make your strokes appear as thicker, globbier strokes? Heavy palette knife effect?? I've been trying to achieve that for awhile. Your tree would be a good start.

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Old 05-01-2004, 12:17 PM
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railfence

If I get frustrated with an image, I can always turn it into an abstract that I do like. This was done with Buzzpro and FP Twist

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Old 05-01-2004, 01:04 PM
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Ooooooh! I like. Would make some really great red hair on some really wierd face?

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