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Creative interpretations: Golden Gate Bridge

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Old 05-10-2004, 04:18 PM
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Creative interpretations: Golden Gate Bridge

This is one of the great bridges of the world, connecting the city of San Francisco, California with Marin County.

The painting on this bridge never ends. At any given point in time,some section of it is being (re)painted.

~Danny~
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Old 05-10-2004, 06:49 PM
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One of these years I've got to try an make it to S.F. I hear it's a beautiful city.

Selected sky and inverted
Ran L'Amico Perry: Luce. Used settings that introduced a yellow sky and the unusual vertical banding.
BuzzPro: Soft Lunar Wash then faded.

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Old 05-10-2004, 08:10 PM
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Great interpretation Duv. I'm not familiar with this L'Amico Perry: Luce. Can you elaborate a little please? Soft Lunar wash sounds like you have the new version of Buzz pro. How do you like it? If you had the old one, is it worth the upgrade?

The color comes from some impressionist layers blended together. I topped it with a Buzz (old version) sketch stack run through distort glass.
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Old 05-10-2004, 09:19 PM
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Hi Cheryl

You can get the Luce plugin at pluginsworld.com. I misnamed BuzzPro. Should have been Soft "Colour" Wash. I was also playing with FPs Lunar Cell and tend to get things mixed up. In Luce, I changed the light type to Directional; Algorithm to Light From and reduced the Intensity setting.

Anyhow, I love the soft romantic feel of your rendition!

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Old 05-10-2004, 09:30 PM
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Thanks Duv. That pluginsworld.com could have been a dangerous place to visit if I was in shopping mode. I found Luce easily.
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Old 05-10-2004, 11:22 PM
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Cheryl: You're 2-for-2 on the questions. I was going to ask both myself.

Dave: Very, very cool effect. And I highly recommend a SF visit one of these days. It's quite a city.

- - - - -

On mine I duplicated the background numerous times...Layer stack (top to bottom)

* Hue/Sat (adjust saturation)
* BG copy (color)
* Merge all below + Virtual Painter Gouache. Layer mask added. Used chalk brush and airbrushed black to restore some texture from layers below.
* BG copy + Smart Blur (Edge Only), inverted [Darken] and selectively applied with layer mask to fill in edge area left out by Find Edges.
* BG copy + Find Edges + Desaturate + Image > Adjustments > Levels to give lines some character. [Darken]
* BG copy + Impressionist Crayon-Short Choppy Strokes + Charcoal-Default + Watercolor-Translucent Wash. Break up all-blue sky and give colors some texture.
* Background (not visible)
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Old 05-11-2004, 12:19 AM
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Danny--that came out great. Good balance between strong colors and strong lines.
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Old 05-13-2004, 12:16 AM
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I agree Cheryl. Very nice rendition Danny! I had another go finishing with MF watercolor. Lost a lot of detail but what the heck.

Selected sky: inverse: adjustments: invert
FP: Mr Contrast
Xero: Abstractor
Eyecandy: Corona
MF: Watercolor

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Old 05-13-2004, 02:05 AM
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One of my favorite places; after living in the Bay Area for 25 years before moving south, I've spent a lot of time looking at the GG Bridge.

Once again, I used Cheryl H.'s technique of using the history brush on a sketch (see the earlier train thread for details). This one came out very differently!

Love to see all the versions everyone comes up with, thanks for sharing. Hope you like mine,

Patricia
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Old 05-13-2004, 07:59 AM
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Hello, I tried out Painter 8 on the bridge. Oil brush. Sloppy, but hey. Bg filters, apply image, feivel's glow. And some other stuff I don't recall.

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