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Creative interpretations: Lighthouse by John Szeto

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Old 10-25-2004, 09:01 AM
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Creative interpretations: Lighthouse by John Szeto

I ran across this terrific photo today and John graciously granted permission to use it.

A larger base version:
http://www.mindspring.com/~johnszeto...ghthouse-a.jpg

John's interpretation, which I thought turned out really nice, rendered by the Watercolor filter in Corel PhotoPaint 11 plus a little texture via Photoshop:
http://www.mindspring.com/~johnszeto...ghthouse-b.jpg

Have fun.

~Danny~
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Old 10-25-2004, 12:46 PM
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Nice picture!

Cleaned up jpg artifacts
Selectively boosted saturation
Smoothed
Used OpticVerve Virtual Photographer (Halo, adjusted)
Dup'd layers
Impressionist on Top Layer (JCH Painter, grayscale)
FP BossEmboss on Top Layer
Change Top Layer to Lightness Blend Mode @ 69%

-Jeff
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Old 10-25-2004, 03:25 PM
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Nice picture!

Cleaned up jpg artifacts
Selectively boosted saturation
Smoothed
Used OpticVerve Virtual Photographer (Halo, adjusted)
Dup'd layers
Impressionist on Top Layer (JCH Painter, grayscale)
FP BossEmboss on Top Layer
Change Top Layer to Lightness Blend Mode @ 69%

-Jeff
Excellent work, Jeff. I can almost smell the paint. Is JCH Painter among the custom settings you uploaded already? I didn't see it, but maybe I missed it. If not, zip it and attach it to your post. (Edit/Mange Attachments again)

re: Flaming Pear BossEmboss
Do you like it because it gives you more control than the built-in emboss filter?

Boss Emboss info: http://www.flamingpear.com/boss.html

~Danny~
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Old 10-25-2004, 11:54 PM
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I really like that painted look Jeff.

I overlayed the original with a sepia coastal sunset image, masked out some areas over the lighthouse building. Duplicate of original - line art multiply mode followed by texture.

Christine
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Old 10-26-2004, 07:38 AM
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Thumbs down beautifully done!

jch71566
Congratulations!
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Old 10-26-2004, 10:07 AM
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Excellent work, Jeff. I can almost smell the paint. Is JCH Painter among the custom settings you uploaded already? I didn't see it, but maybe I missed it. If not, zip it and attach it to your post. (Edit/Mange Attachments again)

re: Flaming Pear BossEmboss
Do you like it because it gives you more control than the built-in emboss filter?

Boss Emboss info: http://www.flamingpear.com/boss.html

~Danny~
Thanks, Danny!

JCH Painter is located here: http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/photo-art-resources/7810-impressionist-plugin-tips-tricks-miracles.html

And, yes, I like BossEmboss for the control offered. I didn't need it with this particular usage, but usually I like it.

-Jeff
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Old 10-26-2004, 10:10 AM
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I really like that painted look Jeff.

I overlayed the original with a sepia coastal sunset image, masked out some areas over the lighthouse building. Duplicate of original - line art multiply mode followed by texture.

Christine
Christine,

I really like this!

-Jeff
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Old 11-05-2004, 01:35 AM
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I was looking at the link you provided (Thank you Danny!) for the “Pen and Ink” Sketch firstly and admired John’s result very much also. Jeff – Like your result a great deal. Like the colouring and the “feel” of it. Xaran – interesting and very pleasing result.


Selected the sky area and filled with a new one.
Selected the water and applied FP Flood filter
Duped the image twice

Image 1 – applied a brush stroke

Image 2 – Glowing Edges/Decol/Inverted
Added a new raster layer and placed at the bottom
Layer 1 – Transparency filter to remove the white
Copied and pasted outline onto first image with brushstroke.
Mode/Multiply/36%
Merged all – duped layer
Screen Mode – 50% Merged
AIM/USM
Darkened edges/Cropped Image/Masked on
new white bg/added texture
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Old 11-09-2004, 07:13 PM
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On this image of the Lorain Lighthouse I did the following:
1. Polaized the image and adjusted with levels to suit
2. Made a cut out layer
2. Created a sketch Layer and eliminated white
3. Overlayed the cut out with the sketch
4. Brought back some of the details for example the boats ports and eliminated some of the images that were on the retaining wall
5. In the polarize image there were clouds so I just brought them out more using a cloud brush.
Thanks
Bob
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Old 11-28-2004, 07:17 AM
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Used the technique 'Everything New Is Old Again' , out of the current NAPP Photoshop mag. Also added colored layers, apply image, and displace to try to achieve a polaroid transfer look.
kiska
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