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Creative interpretations: Spiritual Desert Scene (James Geddes)

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Old 11-07-2004, 09:21 PM
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Creative interpretations: Spiritual Desert Scene (James Geddes)

This weeks' challenges graciously provided by James Geddes. This was one of my favorietes.

~Danny~
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Old 11-12-2004, 04:44 PM
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Tribute to Laci and Conner

The verdict in a very highly publicized U.S. court case was just announced. The crime was an incredible tragedy for everyone involved and today I needed to do something inspirational.

Duplicated original image and applied Paint Engine’s Mass Poster setting (www.FantasticMachines.com).

Applied Mike Finn’s Insta-sketch Beta action (http://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/~mikefinn/action.html). When the action completed I copied the Mass Poster layer into this image.

Deleted other layers leaving these three:
* (Top) [Color Dodge] – PE Mass Poster
* (Middle) [Darken] Mike Finn Insta-sketch (Pencil layer)
* (Bottom) Mike Finn Insta-sketch (Watercolor)

A Hide All layer mask was added to Pencil afterwhich I airbrushed with white to bring in some edge detail here and there.

Added Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to the top of the layer stack for added saturation.

Merged all visible layers into new layer.

Duplicated the merged layer and applied Impressionist > Crayon > Short Choppy Strokes twice, followed by Virtual Painter’s Oil Painting. Added a Hide All layer mask to this layer too, and selectively applied the effect by airbrushing with white.

~Danny~
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Old 11-12-2004, 07:55 PM
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Danny,
So glad you posted this rendition. It gave me a sense of peace that I was needing.
Very nice.
mead
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Old 11-14-2004, 05:12 PM
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Another using the technique of separating the blacks, and applying filters to each part separately. Impressionist watercolor & chalk on the lights, VP oil and Impressionist chalk on the darks. Then a solid color mask, painted to reveal part of the image. Final touches - adjust levels, a little history brush on the face, and apply texture.

This was a very peaceful image, thanks. A nice way to spend a peaceful weekend after a hectic week.

Patricia
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Old 11-14-2004, 11:45 PM
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What a great image. I replaced the sky, ran a blue photo filter and applied Impressionist: djrOIL24: Image: 88/95/104.

Cheers
Dave
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Old 11-15-2004, 12:55 AM
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Xero Iridium
Photo Brush Watercolour
Photoshop for texture.

Christine
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Old 11-25-2004, 11:28 AM
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This speaks for itself.
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Old 01-14-2005, 01:36 PM
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Been wanting to do something with this for awhile.

did some contrast correction, and added grain.
Overlayed an impressionist layer in "monochrome pencil sketch"

-Jeff
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Old 01-15-2005, 12:44 AM
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Hi Danny,

Here are my attempts,

1. This was created simply by duplicating the Layer and applying a Radial Blur Filter. I created a Mask in this Layer and painted in some sharpness on the cross and statue.
Finally I added a gradient Layer for some color.

2. I selected and copied onto new Layers the cross and used the Bevel and Emboss Layer Style.
Next I Selected the sky to a new Layer and used a Gradient Overlay
I then Selected the statue and copied to a new Layer using the Inner Glow Layer Style.

Finally I created a Curves Adjustment Layer and by using a Radial Gradient darkened the edges of the image to help the focus of the composition. I used Levels on the Mask to help control the effect.

Hope you like them.

Regards

Con Looymans
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Old 01-15-2005, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Con Looymans
Hope you like them.
Although I don't wear my spirituality on my sleeve, I'm very spiritual in the traditional sense and find your interpretations to be especially moving.

Very nice.
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