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Creative interpretations: Leaves of Autumn (Geddes)

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Old 11-07-2004, 09:23 PM
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Creative interpretations: Leaves of Autumn (Geddes)

This weeks' challenges graciously provided by James Geddes. A lovely touch of Autumn.

~Danny~
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Old 11-08-2004, 06:37 PM
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I've been experimenting with a new technique spurred by something in one of the other threads that got me thinking about art classes in high school. One of the techniques our teacher had us do all those years ago was to paint with acrylics, cover portions of the painting with rubber cement, then paint over the whole thing with india ink. There were often happy surprises as we peeled the rubber cement off our paintings. These leaves were perfect for trying my hand at scraping digital rubber cement off the painting underneath india ink.

The technique goes something like this:

1. Dupe background.
2. Apply a drastic unsharp mask to duped copy.
3. Apply Blur>Smart Blur>Edges Only (Experiment with settings)
4. Set to Multiply mode (Experiment with opacities.) In this I ended up duplicating the layer for added dimension.
5. Duplicate the background layer again if needed and place over the lined layer(s). Set mode to overlay. Adjust opacity if needed.
6. Add brightness/contrast to liven things up a bit.
7. Added hue/sat all the way to 100 (for this picture).
8. Merged layers and fiddled with brush strokes. For this picture I wanted it to appear as if it was on a black silk scarf. I used crosshatch and set it really high almost blowing out the whole picture. Immediately after using crosshatch, I went to edit>fade and fiddled with the settings and blending mode until I was satisfied.

It was a lot of fun creating a dramatic, arty, bold piece of art. Thanks Danny.

Janet
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Old 11-08-2004, 11:00 PM
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Thank YOU, Janet. for taking that experimental leap and sharing your steps and inspiring results.

I really like it when people "color outside the lines."
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Old 11-09-2004, 12:34 AM
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Inspired by Janet's experimenting, I went off on a long and undocumented tangent. Abstract at its best (or worst).
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Old 11-09-2004, 08:11 AM
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Way cool Danny. I really like it. It is bold and bright. I have a pic of a campfire; I think I'll try what you did on it...that is if you will post the how tos.

Janet
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Old 11-09-2004, 04:54 PM
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So pretty...I miss fall leaves. 19 years in South Florida...

I buzzed it, xero lithograph, ran PSP8 black pencil, light relief, sharpened it and added a "carpet" texture, and increased the sturation just a tad.

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Old 11-09-2004, 08:01 PM
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So pretty...I miss fall leaves. 19 years in South Florida...

I buzzed it, xero lithograph, ran PSP8 black pencil, light relief, sharpened it and added a "carpet" texture, and increased the sturation just a tad.

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Excellent interpretation. I especially like the depth and texture effects.
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Old 11-09-2004, 09:34 PM
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Gold Leaf

Sorry, dont remember how i got this one...(wish i did), i started off with stylize, find edges, multiply, one layer vpainter airbrush, luminosity blend, got a metal foil effect, took off from there with image adj selective color... (lots of jugglery)
Feel quite guilty doing this to God's perfect design
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Old 11-09-2004, 09:39 PM
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Jaykita: Your leaves give a whole new take on the word gold leafing. I'm impressed. Don't feel guilty. I'm sure that having perfection preserved for all time in gold would please.

ahutton: The depth and style of your interpretation are wonderful. It is peaceful, serene, and absolutely gorgeous.
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Old 11-10-2004, 04:40 AM
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Got my idea from this tutorial by Jacquelin Vanderwood ...
you'll find it at "http://www.designertoday.com/tabindex-16/tabId-19/itemid-1474/DesktopDefault.aspx"
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