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Creative interpretations: Boat at Marbury Park

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Old 09-26-2004, 04:14 PM
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Wanted to simplify as much as possible.

Corel Painter 8: Surface Contro: Apply Lighting: To background
PS: TLR Saturation Mask: altered to suite
Watercolor action: reduced effect
Curves Adjustment to lighten foreground
Impressionist: Default Chalk, set to Image, Brush 25: Ran 3 times
Effects: Stroke: 8 pixel: Hard Light

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Old 09-26-2004, 07:54 PM
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re: Watercolor action...
Nice results, Dave. Is the action one you can .zip and post or point to the source?
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Old 09-26-2004, 09:14 PM
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Hi Danny

I had to trace back as there was no credit attached to the action. It is one of Mike Finn's free actions which I use alot. Click here.

One of the things I really like to do is run his actions then reduce some of the history to get different effects.

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Old 09-29-2004, 09:22 PM
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Here's another version. Lovely photo.
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Old 09-29-2004, 10:00 PM
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Quite frankly David, I haven't seen anything that you have done so far that isn't first rate. Please keep them coming. But without a description, it's almost pointless

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Old 09-30-2004, 04:53 AM
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Thank you. I posted the picture in the early hours last night after 2 or 3 hours work and didn't have the energy to record procedure. I have also just now lost a fairly full account of the remembered process when I tried to preview my post and got an error message. Grrrr!! So this second attempt is going to be shorter.

I don't work to a plan so I can't offer a template approach; but this is what I did, though not necessarily in exactly this order -

1. Looked hard at the photo and decided what do on composition. Lovely scene but too much foliage and distracting background. Needs simplyifying and focus. A lot of Wacom hand painting will be needed.
2. Duplicated background layer
3. Lifted brightness with Curves
4. Buzzed to simplify
5. Blurred and rebuzzed selected background
6. Painted into picture to lose some river detail and left hand foliage - simplifying to suggest shallow water and a hint of a sandy bank on the left.
7. Applied Impressionist Sumi-E Translucent strokes on White, low opacity.
8. Sharpened
9. Applied Watercolor filter at low opacity
10. Duplicated original photo on new layer and buzzed to create a line drawing. Reduced opacity and Levelled to get to about 2B pencil and erased some to reduce uniformity of the line.
11. Decided I wanted to get the picture to sit better on the paper so I'd create a new colored ground for the painting. After trial and error with various colors (using a new layer, filled, and Muliply) I arrived at the combat green color now predominating.
12. Added some painted in detail like reeds and trailing rope and clear rollock on the far boat.

That's about it. Hope this is of interest.

David

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Old 09-30-2004, 07:21 AM
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Sorry. Me again. This one's better I think.
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Re: Creative interpretations: Boat at Marbury Park

I am really not sure on this one perhaps you could give me your verdict

Hit / miss / work on it ! ! ! !

Palms

P.S. super work David C
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:24 PM
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Re: Creative interpretations: Boat at Marbury Park

This can't hold a candle to some of the earlier contributions - most notably (the other) David C's superb effort.

And Palms, yours is a hit.

I tweaked, sharpened and buzzed it in CS2, applied some more simplification with the AAA simplifier, then ran Impressionist/DJR muckup on a dupe layer which I pasted into Twisted Brush as a base layer. Then painted over top of that with loose oil brushes and added some canvas texture. Then back to CS2 for a light emboss.
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:21 AM
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Re: Creative interpretations: Boat at Marbury Park

I took another stab at it - this one's a little less...something...and a little more...something else. I think I like this one better.
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