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Creative Interpretations: Bird in the Surf (Fluff)

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Old 06-05-2004, 12:51 AM
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Creative Interpretations: Bird in the Surf (Fluff)

I found a book on painting. It has photographs which the author used (along with the real life scene) to paint an image. So it shows the real scene, and his interpretation of it.

I've scanned one page to post here, we can try out our technniques on it, and see if we produce realistic artwork, or if it stays looking 'computerized'.

I'll scan and post his resulting image after a week or so. Excuse the moire. You can fix if you wish, but it's not important to the end results.

* Image is not for any other use than this purpose above *
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Old 06-05-2004, 06:01 AM
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One I knocked up quick, to show what I meant.
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Old 06-05-2004, 07:55 AM
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Fluff-I really like that. However, you used the term 'knocked up', which here means to get one pregnant. Perhaps you meant 'knocked out'? I'm afraid you left yourself wide open on that.
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Old 06-05-2004, 08:37 AM
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<Fluffbutt runs around looking for a button that says "BLUSH">
<Fluffbutt wiggles his tail and meows, "Cats can't blush", and purrrs.>


LOL!!!
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Old 06-05-2004, 10:44 AM
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My interpretation.

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Old 06-05-2004, 11:31 AM
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Fluff--nice job knocking up the pic Seriously--I really like the stroke effect in the waves

Christine--edge treatment was a good idea (and one I tend to forget)

I went with the cymk masking combined with impressionist I've been using lately and borrowed a few tips from trimoon's latest tutorial--used several layers and used masks (rather than erasing) to have variable amounts of the the different layers showing. The dodge (and another burn) layers seemed to add quite a bit of oomph to the image. Topped it with a canvas glaze (another trick snagged and modified from an earlier Trimoon tut). Since the black channel didn't retain a lot of detail in this particular image, I reduced the opacity of the bottom layer to let a little of the original show through to return some detail to the image.
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Old 06-05-2004, 05:20 PM
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I'm fast. It only took me 7 minutes to knock this one up. Wasn't very satisfying for the egret though.

Grabbed the weak black CMYK channel, pumped up the levels, copied and pasted back into original.
Added curves adjustment layer to boost contrast.
Added 15% Noise
Blue Color Overlay, Faded Back
Impressionist: StyleJROil24 Image: 41/95/150 Faded Back

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Old 06-05-2004, 08:25 PM
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Very good work, all of you.

I particularly like Xaran's - it looks very "Old Master"-ery style. Rembrant, or Michelangelo? (I made a lovely Imp. style that does an OM image, anyone want it?)

(That's not to say I like than one more than you others - it just stands out because it has that OM look) LOL
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I used a combo of brightness/contrast (to increase some of the details), vp pastel faded over orig, light buzz, healing brush for touching up, added a horizon and a bit of sunset, and texture. Oh, and some very light find edges.

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Old 06-06-2004, 11:43 PM
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bk, this is really nice.

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