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Creative interpretations: Dinner for one

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Old 09-24-2004, 01:54 PM
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Creative interpretations: Dinner for one

Thought I'd try a little still life art by taking a photo of last night's dinner so that you could all have a go as well.
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Old 09-24-2004, 02:14 PM
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And here's my attempt at art - just Impressionist Heavy Embossed with Brush Size set to 25%.
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Old 09-24-2004, 04:15 PM
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A fun challenge, Mal. Thanks for posting your pic.

At least in your interpretation one could figure out the subject of your art. In mine I may have gone too far.

Resized image to 14" wide, 80 ppi.

Layer stack (top to bottom)
* Stroke frame
* Levels adjustment layer (contrast)
* Hue/Saturation adjutment layer (color saturation)
* (Color Burn) Copy of Background
* (Darken) Detail Lines ##
* (Normal) Copy of Background + Impressionist > Conte > Unsmudged Monochrome (Color setting changed from grayscale to color).
* Background (turned off; not used)

- - - - - - -

## Layer = Detail Lines
* Duplicate Background
* Blur > Smart Blur > Normal. Radius = 25, Threshold = 90.
* Stylize > Diffuse > Anisotropic
* Sharpen > Unsharp Mask (100,45) to tighten up the lines a bit.
* Click on Channels tab
* Ctrl + click on RGB channel to "load the selection" (marching ants)
* Click on Layers tab
* Click on (highlight) BG layer
* Ctrl + J to create a new layer based on the active selection
* Drag new layer above the Impressionist layer
* Change blend mode to Darken
* Add layer mask
* Airbrush black to erase unwanted lines or tone down too dark lines

Why bother? This method renders lines that are based on colors in the original image, so they are not completely black. Smart Blur > Edge Only renders white lines on black, that when inverted, yields all black lines.

~Danny~
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Old 09-24-2004, 04:42 PM
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A fun challenge, Mal. Thanks for posting your pic.

At least in your interpretation one could figure out the subject of your art. In mine I may have gone too far.

~Danny~
I like it Danny, it still looks edible
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Old 09-24-2004, 05:25 PM
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I recognize the veggies, but what's that entree? Fish?
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Old 09-24-2004, 08:05 PM
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Doug,

While your efforts here are magnificent, they could be really appreciated here. Great pix, now I must finish supper.
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Old 09-25-2004, 02:46 AM
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I recognize the veggies, but what's that entree? Fish?
Rosemary encrusted trout from our local supermarket (Tescos)
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Old 09-25-2004, 04:17 AM
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OOOOOh! Danny. Done good on this one. I might even eat all those yummy looking veggies.
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Old 09-26-2004, 11:41 AM
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Party hardy!
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Old 09-27-2004, 03:11 AM
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Wanted an abstract...started out with phyllis stewart's tutorial, looked too good to eat, what the heck...so extrude, find edges, multiply layers.
Now Unrecognisable.....like most of my cooking.
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