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Old 06-05-2004, 07:15 PM
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Creative interpretations: Cat - Dave's Maggie

I just took this pic of my little girl, Maggie. Don't know if she saw her reflection, was curious or just wanted to have a pretty pose.

Added noise.
Increased saturation
Ran 3 levels of djrOil24

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Old 06-05-2004, 08:30 PM
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Yeah - you crouch or lay down to get to their level, and the sods get up and walk over, then brush their chins on the camera and Purrrrrr!!

My avatar is Casey Fluffbutt - my male Birman, 4 yrs. When he was born, I tied the cords with iodine soaked cotton (Mitzi (mum) had 5 in a VERY short time, right into the cat litter (not good - it was the 'clumping' type). She needed help. Somehow Boofy (kitten name, he ws so clumsy) just wiggled his little kitty arse into my heart...)

Your Maggie has a lovely face. Do you find she talks much, mrrrrs and such?
(Getting off topic here, but what the hell)
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Old 06-07-2004, 10:31 PM
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Nice stare

Straighten picture.
Cloned and healed missing areas.
Adjusted curves
Simplified lightly
Used Nik Sunshine, skylight, classical blur, contrast and midnight.
Painted in where needed using Pen palette.
Simplified once again using mask.
FP lacquer applied in a few areas.
Color balance & hue & sat adj.
Lightened center.
Added additional canvas size for frame.
Sampled BG color for frame
Created frame with layer styles
Applied FP hue and sat for sheen.
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Old 06-07-2004, 11:13 PM
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Actually Fluffy, Maggie talks quite a bit, mostly ornary talk. Of course, that's because she's a Calico and that gives her the right. LQQKER, I think Maggie would like that framed and put by her bed.

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Old 06-08-2004, 12:07 AM
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I've got a "cat pad" that sits on top of my 21" monitor. That's where my kitty, "Grateful" spends most of her day.

Anyway, a nice closeup of your kitty, fluff.

I downsized the image quite a bit so the filters would render in less than two minutes. After struggling for about a half hour, tried the #djrOil24 Impressionist setting and that wasn't half bad.

Duplicated the background and appied Impressionist Pencil Sketch - Detailed Color. Dragged that layer to the top of the layer stack and blended it with the layer below using a hide all layer mask (Layer > Add Layer Mask> Hide all).

Created a new layer and merged the two Impressionist layers using Alt + Ctrl + Shift + E.

Houston. We have a problem. Kitty's right eye (as you look at the pic) got obliterated by Impressionist, but the left eye looked OK.

Dragged horizontal guide through the middle of the bad right eye. Dragged a vertical guide through the center. Used Lasso tool to loosely select around the left eye. Alt + Ctrl + D to add 3 plx feather. Ctrl + J to put copy of left eye on a layer by itself. Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal. Lowered opacity to about 50%. Clicked on Move tool and drug the flipped "good" eye over the intersected guides. Tweaked position with arrow keys.

When positioning was OK, returned opacity to 100% and a hide all layer mask. With airbrush set to white, I blended in the good eye.

New layer; Alt + Ctrl + Shift + E to merge visible. Added some Unsharp mask to give the strokes some definition.

Time for Jay Leno!

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