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Creative Interpretations: Windy Tree

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Old 10-04-2004, 10:54 AM
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Creative Interpretations: Windy Tree

I came across some of my slides from 25 years ago yesterday and thought this one might interest you.
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Old 10-04-2004, 11:05 AM
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And here's my first attempt.

New Layer
Fill with #B86915 (brown)
Mode: Overlay

New Layer
Alt Merge Visible
Levels Layer (20, 1.00, 235)

Duplicate Merged Layer twice

On Top Layer
Mode: Difference
Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur (Radius: 12.6)
Merge Down

On Top Layer
Mode: Difference
Merge Down

On Top Layer
Filter > Sharpen > USM
Amount: 100
Radius: 15.6
Threshold: 0
Levels Layer (40, 1.00, 255)

New Layer
Fill with White
Filter > Render > Lighting Effects
Default
Light Type: Omni
Color: Yellow
Place light 1/4 down from top, 1/4 in from RH side
Mode: Overlay
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Old 10-04-2004, 09:47 PM
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Mal -- spectacularly striking!!
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Old 10-04-2004, 11:32 PM
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Nice image Mal. Really like your rendition. I thought it would lend itself to simplicity.

Ran a Levels adjustment layer to increase contrast.
Applied a Sketcher action (Can't remember where I got it from. Maybe be a Mike Finn)
Erased sky artifacts.

Cheers
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Old 10-05-2004, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Mal Firth
And here's my first attempt.

New Layer
Fill with #B86915 (brown)
Mode: Overlay

New Layer
Alt Merge Visible
Levels Layer (20, 1.00, 235)

Duplicate Merged Layer twice

On Top Layer
Mode: Difference
Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur (Radius: 12.6)
Merge Down

On Top Layer
Mode: Difference
Merge Down

On Top Layer
Filter > Sharpen > USM
Amount: 100
Radius: 15.6
Threshold: 0
Levels Layer (40, 1.00, 255)

New Layer
Fill with White
Filter > Render > Lighting Effects
Default
Light Type: Omni
Color: Yellow
Place light 1/4 down from top, 1/4 in from RH side
Mode: Overlay
Really awesome colors & wonderful detail, Mal. Thanks for a good challenge on this one.
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Old 10-05-2004, 03:22 AM
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That's Gorgeous Mal. A visual rebirth of a old photo.

Brad
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Old 10-05-2004, 08:35 AM
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My pencil sketch

pencil sketch with Trimoon's new Texture!
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Old 10-05-2004, 11:27 AM
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Thanks for the terrific renditions, I've gone for a river of fire

Levels Layer (66, 1.20, 235)

New Layer
Alt Merge Visible
Gradient Layer (loaded Color Harmonies 1 and used Yellow, Blue, Red, Green gradient)
Levels Layer (35, 1.00, 225)

Cloned out the large green area near the top right corner,
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Old 10-05-2004, 11:40 PM
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I keep reading these threads and wondering as well as wondering when I'll have the guts to try to add to. My thought is the original photo was wonderful. So it seems to me to be too much a challange to go some where else, but I want to. I will. But bye the way, that really is a great photo.
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Old 10-06-2004, 12:18 AM
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I keep reading these threads and wondering as well as wondering when I'll have the guts to try to add to. My thought is the original photo was wonderful. So it seems to me to be too much a challange to go some where else, but I want to. I will. But bye the way, that really is a great photo.
Robt:

Agreed. A surpurb picture. (Thanks, Mal, for sharing another of your fine shots.)

Your observation begs the question, "Why arty-ize a perfectly good photo?" Because we can, I guess.

You better get hopping on posting some artistic creations. With Mt. St. Helens so close, we Seattle-ites might be buried in magma by the end of the week! (Robt and I live about 110 miles from the steaming volcano. If you think the national coverage is a bit overdone, you should live around here. It's nuts.)

By now you know there are no sharks in this forum. Jump in the pool anytime. You'll be met with liferings and sponges, not harpoons!
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