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Creative interpretations: Loneliness

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Old 05-28-2004, 10:25 AM
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Creative interpretations: Loneliness

Found this on Morguefile - I empathise, this to me is the reality of life...

Anyway, lets see your interpretations; Mine is the reversed picture, cropped (1st pic).

I made a rough greyscale mask set (4) of background, backmiddle, foremiddle, foreground), then ran Impressionist on #1, #3, #4 with PE on #2. Then blended the four layers together.

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Try with masks from RGB channels, or LAB channels (VERY good!).

One thing I really like about Imp. is that it will work happily on single channel images (mask layers, for eg!!!!) - PE can't - so, try setting a lightness mask, then run Imp. on the mask itself, then use that mask to isolate the picture for a different Imp. setting. Weirdly brilliant results.
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Old 05-28-2004, 04:00 PM
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Great pic, Fluff. Thx for posting a fun one to work with.

The flip and crop make all the difference in the world.

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I used a method very similiar to the one I used on the Space Needle pic (click HERE).

As much as I wanted to crop it, I couldn't bring myself to do it. There were such pretty colors everywhere I wanted to crop!

~Danny~
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Old 05-28-2004, 05:59 PM
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I went for solitude and isolation. Started with two images (I like to do that because it is easier than with layers to make each of the singular effects you want perfect before merging them.)

Image 1: VP Watercolor on NISNI (normal...intense...) with Canvas texture... Softened slightly
Image 2: Impressionist Paint SMudges, brush size at 50

Merge on Average, not Darken. Play around with contrast and saturation a bit.

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Old 05-28-2004, 11:24 PM
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Nice renditions everyone! It's a great pic to work with..lots of atmosphere.

I isolated the figure and ran a radial gradient to darken the edges. Saturated the sky with Sponge, then ran Impressionist: Ink:Soft Opaque: Image: 25/98/116.

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Old 05-29-2004, 10:44 AM
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Fluff--this was a great photo to work with. I think the wonderful submissions illustrate that very well.

I tried my usual cymk mask routine, but wound up with a big blob where there waves were near the head, so I tried adding an extra step at the front--I'm pretty happy with this.

1. lucis art exposure to bring out detail
2. convert to cymk and duplicate black channel
3. convert back to rgb and load black channel as a selection.
4. impressionist--watercolor--damp transulucent wash (set background to from image)
5. paint engine (bad chalk?) faded
6. invert selection--vp watercolor
7. added a gradient fill layer in soft light
8. added a pattern fill layer in soft light
9. added a "canvas glaze" in color dodge

canvas glaze is inspired by a combination of one of Trimoon's tutorial's (they are truly awesome) and something I read in one of my art books about canvases being filled with dark color before starting painting.

1. create an empty fill layer
2. choose 2 colors from image (I use dark)
3. render clouds
4. run through impressionist and paint engine (I use the same settings as used in the image from laziness)
5. run texturizer (I love trimoon's canvas 2)
6. add a layer mask and paint black to reveal image--adjust blending mode
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Old 05-29-2004, 12:00 PM
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Wow, you guys and gals are getting good -- make that really good. The pics posted in this thread are among THE BEST (as in, most interesting / most creatively rendered) I've seen since I began moderating this forum two years ago. Really.

We may be small in number, but there's definitely no shortage in talent.

I'm honored to be among you. Keep up the great work.
~Danny~
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Old 05-29-2004, 01:17 PM
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No way can i tell you what I did. Many filters, apply image, weak brush strokes,rotate image. Then i inverted the original for #2, more filters etc.
#2 is the first one
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Old 05-30-2004, 08:39 AM
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Cheryl, that's a really nice finish - it brings out the lovely lonely depressive nature of the image. I love it..
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Old 05-30-2004, 11:53 PM
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I liked this pic so much, I thought I'd do one more. Just a simple BuzzPro:Bright/contrast followed by Buzzpro:Simplifier 3.

Cheers
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Old 06-05-2004, 06:31 PM
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Good Lord. This is my third crack at this one. I must like the pic.

Cropped to place person at one third.
Apply Image: Multiple: Faded Back
Levels Adjustment layer
Selective Color: Pumped up the colors in the sky.
Xero: Soft Mood

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