RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo-Based Art
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo-Based Art Emulating natural-media painting techniques

Creative interpretations: Rock Star Carlos Santana

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-16-2004, 01:47 PM
DannyRaphael's Avatar
DannyRaphael DannyRaphael is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Near Seattle, Washington, USA
Posts: 6,300
Creative interpretations: Rock Star Carlos Santana

I confess to still having an 8-track tape of his music, but nothing to play it anymore!

Rock on.

~Danny~
Attached Images
File Type: jpg CI-Carlos-Santana-r.rygalyk.jpg (74.7 KB, 71 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 08-20-2004, 10:28 PM
Cheryl H's Avatar
Cheryl H Cheryl H is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: California
Posts: 321
This was a tough one for me. Lots of play here to see what I could make work, so no exact steps.

I did use the cymk mask to retain detail. Lots of impressionist layers at varying opacity and blend modes. I also threw in a little lucis art for extra detail early in the game.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg CI-Carlos-Santanaplaywb.jpg (59.6 KB, 39 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 08-20-2004, 11:37 PM
Duv's Avatar
Duv Duv is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia
Posts: 1,213
Don't despair Danny. 8 track rules! I hear your pain. I'm prepared to give up my Beta player for $865 US. That's $5 Cdn. I accept Pay Pal. Just go to www.greatcdndeals.com.
Just some simple isolated motion blurs and radial. Added some Yellow to Orange Tritones.
What an incredible artist! As Carlos says "I would give my world to lift you up!"
BTW Cheryl. I really like what you did.

Peace Bro (and Sis)
Dave
Attached Images
File Type: jpg D-Carlos-Santana-r.jpg (82.0 KB, 27 views)

Last edited by Duv; 08-21-2004 at 12:04 AM.
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 08-21-2004, 03:24 AM
Manjumena Manjumena is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheryl H
I did use the cymk mask to retain detail.
What's CYMK masking?
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 08-21-2004, 10:49 AM
Cheryl H's Avatar
Cheryl H Cheryl H is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: California
Posts: 321
Convert the image to cymk mode
duplicate the black channel
convert back to rgb mode
load the black channel copy as a selection
do your thing to the image

Loading the black channel holds a lot of the detail when you run distorting filters (like impressionist). I've received criticism for using this, but I find it works well most of the time. If the image contains lots of blues, you sometimes get a color shift/loss of color range in the image. A compare and contrast example can be found in this thread. http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/photo-art-resources/8242-try-cymk-masking.html
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 08-21-2004, 11:00 AM
qtranva's Avatar
qtranva qtranva is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 10
My version

I used cutout filter in PS and converted to BW.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg santana.jpg (58.9 KB, 22 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 08-21-2004, 12:19 PM
jaykita jaykita is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 579
ok, so i used a tutorial for easy masking using channels. Go to channels in tools section. Press Control and click on red, blue or green channel for the marching ants selection.
Lightened Carlos in some body parts. Darkened backgr. That was the basic. Used impressionist filters.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg santana6.jpg (99.3 KB, 24 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 08-21-2004, 01:16 PM
DannyRaphael's Avatar
DannyRaphael DannyRaphael is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Near Seattle, Washington, USA
Posts: 6,300
My first interpretation is based on an idea I got from Diane in this thread where she applied Impressionist > Chalk > Detailed Opaque Strokes on top of Impressionist > Marker > Opaque Strokes.

The .zip attachment contains a Photoshop Action that partly automates the process. (You'll have to choose the Style settings in the Impressionst dialogs, since these do not record.) I added another layer rendered by Photoshop's Dry Brush filter from which additional detail can be restored if necessary.

After restoring detail using the layer masks, I merged the visible layers into a new one (Alt + Layer > Merge Visible), then applied a huge amount of Unsharp Mask (like 400, 1.5, 0) to give the edges some character.

Added Hue/Saturation and Levels adjustment layers and tweaked contrast and saturation.

On #2, this is merely an application of Impressionist > Chalk > Detailed Opaque Strokes onto a copy of the Background with a tiny bit of detail restored by airbrushing white onto a hide all layer mask applied to another copy of the Background and moved to the top of the layer stack. The final layer stack on this one was:
* BG copy + Hide All layer mask (for detail)
* BG copy + Impressionist > Chalk > Detailed Opaque Strokes
* Background (turned off)

Thank you, Diane, for the inspiration.

~Danny~
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Carlos-djr-v1.jpg (62.6 KB, 25 views)
File Type: jpg Carlos-djr-v2.jpg (88.3 KB, 33 views)
Attached Files
File Type: zip ART Imp Marker Opaque Strokes.zip (1.1 KB, 11 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 08-24-2004, 08:14 PM
LQQKER's Avatar
LQQKER LQQKER is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Moon, Southwestern Tycho
Posts: 383
One of the reasons I play guitar

Anyway . . .
Did a hue & Sat and reduced the red.
Contrast adjustment.
Small amount of adapt.eq.
A little gausian blur
Simplified.
Ran several Nik filters (pop art, stairs and soft gold reflector )
FX mosaic
Virtual painter airbrush and watercolor.
Applied some layer styles for the frame & shadow
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Carlos-LQQKER.jpg (99.7 KB, 58 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 08-24-2004, 09:45 PM
DannyRaphael's Avatar
DannyRaphael DannyRaphael is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Near Seattle, Washington, USA
Posts: 6,300
This is simply awesome... one of the best I've seen in quite awhile. I can almost smell the incense (& peppermints).
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo-Based Art


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Creative interpretations: Alcatraz (The ROCK - No, nothing to do with wrestling!) Bob Mc Photo-Based Art 8 09-14-2007 08:41 AM
Creative Interpretations - Boy on a Rock Mal Firth Photo-Based Art 19 04-24-2007 09:19 PM
Creative interpretations: Park Bench in Winter DannyRaphael Photo-Based Art 18 03-04-2007 11:33 PM
Creative interpretations: Portrait - Paula DannyRaphael Photo-Based Art 64 03-03-2007 08:17 PM
Creative interpretations: Hard Rock Cafe sign DannyRaphael Photo-Based Art 6 12-11-2004 02:29 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved