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Old 10-17-2004, 05:20 PM
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Creative interpretations: Cabin, Janet's

This old cabin with hand hewn logs was lived in until the 1990s when the Forest Service took over the property as it was part of the land surrounding the Buffalo National River, which was made into a wilderness area.

Forgive me for already having done some mild retouching. I, uhmmmm, uhhh, blew out the sky pretty badly while trying to get the cabin exposed correctly. Therefore, I took the liberty of replacing the sky. If you don't like it, take it back out.

Have fun,
Janet
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Old 10-17-2004, 06:17 PM
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that photo is pretty cute
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Old 10-17-2004, 11:17 PM
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Another kinda P Stewart effort. Wanted to keep the juxtiposition of the quiet, safe, sturdy homestead and the barb wire fence surrounding it. Great image. Thanks

Cheers
Dave
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Old 10-30-2004, 12:51 PM
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my version

The setting for this old cabin is so very picturesque and isolated that I wanted someting dreamy, but not watery, romantic but realistic.

I enjoyed working on this. I used a variation of Trimoon's sketching technique, some overlay and blending, smudge and whatever worked.

Enjoy,

Janet

I uploaded the wrong pic and screen shot the first time. Go figure. As an addendum to the screen shot, I added one extra merged layer at the top and used the impressionist filter Damp/Translucent Wash set to image with settings of 100, 80, & 60.
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Old 10-31-2004, 09:53 AM
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Fun picture to play with, Janet. Reminds me of "camping at the cabin" when I was much, much younger.

First I enlarged the image to 12" tall and 80 ppi. After duplicating the Background I tried experimenting with the Filter > Distort > Polar Coordinates method (described here ) using Dry Brush as the filter.

Then I duplicated the background, applied Dry Brush and set the blend mode to Difference. This gave a black with outline effect. This dry brush/difference layer was duplicated to restore the rest of the detail and colors.

Hmmm... pretty interesting so far. Better than just plain Dry Brush.

New layer followed by Alt + Layer > Merge Visible to combine all layers onto the new layer. I then applied a megadose of Unsharp Mask for some contrast and color.

Optional: For those who have the Impressionist plugin, I applied custom style Oil#24 (see this thread ) and blended it in with a layer mask.

Finally a Levels adjustment layer was added so I could lighten up a few places that looked too dark.

Attachment 1: Without Impressionist Oil#24
Attachment 2: With Impressionist Oil#24

Happy Halloween!

~Danny~
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File Type: jpg Janets cabin djr LP.jpg (32.3 KB, 19 views)

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Old 10-31-2004, 02:09 PM
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Danny, I really, really like both of the cabins you worked on. Your technique for number 1 brings up a whole new list of possibilities and fun ways to experiment.

Janet
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Old 11-09-2004, 02:50 AM
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Thumbs down

I couldn't possibly pick a winner, they're all marvellous! Well done....
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amazing

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Originally Posted by DannyRaphael

Then I duplicated the background, applied Dry Brush and set the blend mode to Difference. This gave a black with outline effect. This dry brush/difference layer was duplicated to restore the rest of the detail and colors.

~Danny~
nice tick here! amazing!


Manju
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Old 12-03-2004, 05:37 AM
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Your little barn's just so cute, Janet.
Wonderful creations, everyone!
Here's mine, using a define-pattern image and brush. I first manipulated the image for the pattern using g'blur and median filters for the effect i was after. Finall, a sandstone texturizer.
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Old 12-05-2004, 10:15 PM
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Thanks Janet, I'd forgotten to come back and grab this one......

Mura Meister Cloud Filter on the sky
Duped original layer
L2 - Cutout 8-6-2
Layer Blend Mode - Lum Legacy - 60%
Merged both layers
Duped bottom layer
L2 - PSP8/Brushstrokes/String Impasto
Layer Blend Mode - Soft Light 100%
I designed the frame last year in PSP7,
forgotten since then but dragged out for this...!

Cheers
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