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Old 11-21-2004, 08:56 PM
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Creative interpretations: Sailboats in Harbor 2

Back in junior college I took a 3-credit class in "Introduction to Sailing," where we sailed on the Columbia River near Portland, Oregon. That experience sure made me appreciate "real sailors" who navigated the high seas long before radar, diesel motors and global positioning satellites (GPS).

Ahoy!

~Danny~
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Old 11-22-2004, 08:02 PM
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My good friend, Harry Ellerton pointed me to this tutorial...

http://www.spoono.com/photoshop/tuto...rial.php?id=61

...which yields a sketch effect similar to what you get with Photoshop's Find Edges filter, but you have more control over the outcome. I used it for the basis for my interpretation.

When finished with the tutorial, I turned off the top layer (blend mode=Color) and applied Photoshop's Watercolor and Median filters to the layer below it to soften the colors. Hue/Saturation and Curves adjustment layers were added to fine tune the colors and contrast.

~Danny~
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Old 11-22-2004, 09:51 PM
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Just Ps7.
Layer1-Original
L2-Selective color, white reduce black, neutral boost cyan,majenta,yellow a bit.
L3-Dup L2, filter-stylize find edges, filter-sketch-photocopy 24,2.
L4-Dup L2, g'blur 42, opac 60.
L5-Dup L2, adjust levels 0,2.40,255, increase saturation +46, opac 44.
L6- Select all, copy merged, paste.
L7-Dup L6, Multiply blend.
L8- Select all, copymerged, paste. Selective color - neutrals - boost cyan,majenta, yellow. Black - increase black. Increase Saturation +52.
L9- DupL8, cutout 8,0,3, g'blur20, difference blend. Image adj- hue sat -119,+93,-79.
L10-Select all, copy merged, paste. Filter sketch-photocopy. Multiply blend.
L11- Select all, copy merged, paste.
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Old 11-23-2004, 07:28 AM
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Jaykita, I usually really like what you do to create art works from the photos here. Your techniques are an inspiration. This one of the boats is exceptional. The colors are rich and bold. The scene has been turned from blah to striking. WTG!

Janet
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Old 11-23-2004, 12:49 PM
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Jaykita, I usually really like what you do to create art works from the photos here. Your techniques are an inspiration. This one of the boats is exceptional. The colors are rich and bold. The scene has been turned from blah to striking. WTG!

Janet
Thank you so very much Janet. Your appreciation of my work really touches my heart and encourages me to do better.
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Old 11-24-2004, 12:16 AM
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Danny - Cool effect.
Jaykita - Very darmatic use of colors.

1 - levels to brighten
2 - add moon
3 - digital velvia (very high)
4 - paint engine : curve brush
6 - photoshop : watercolor filter
7 - digital velvia (medium)

Not sure I like the moon or not, just thought I would try it.

Pat
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Old 11-24-2004, 01:01 AM
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Danny - Cool effect.
Jaykita - Very darmatic use of colors.

1 - levels to brighten
2 - add moon
3 - digital velvia (very high)
4 - paint engine : curve brush
6 - photoshop : watercolor filter
7 - digital velvia (medium)

Not sure I like the moon or not, just thought I would try it.

Pat
Hello, Pat:

I'm delighted you joined us. I like your sense of creativity. You'll fit right in!

I saw a "digital velvia" plugin the other day. Is that what you used or an action?

Hope to see more of your works in the future. It's always fun to get some new ideas.

~Danny~
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Old 11-26-2004, 08:40 PM
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Digital Velvia

Danny -

I picked that action up at Fred Miranda's web site a year or two ago at

http://www.fredmiranda.com

I just looked and he has a new plugin called velvia vision I think. I might take a look at picking it up. I use his digital velvia action on almost all of my photos.

My web site is at

http://www.scenic-impressions.com

Do you have web site or gallery somewhere? I am just starting trying out the photo art stuff, its a lot of fun. You guys do amazing work.

Pat
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Old 11-27-2004, 12:31 AM
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Danny -

I picked that action up at Fred Miranda's web site a year or two ago at

http://www.fredmiranda.com

I just looked and he has a new plugin called velvia vision I think. I might take a look at picking it up. I use his digital velvia action on almost all of my photos.

My web site is at

http://www.scenic-impressions.com

Do you have web site or gallery somewhere? I am just starting trying out the photo art stuff, its a lot of fun. You guys do amazing work.

Pat
Appreciate the Velvia and Fred Miranda info, Pat.

Yeah, this photo-art can be a lot of fun -- and no messy cleanup afterwards! It allows me to engage artistic ambitions in spite of my absense of drawing / painting skills!

The results of the majority of the tinkering I do are posted as attachments throughout this forum, but I do have a few items in a pBase gallery: http://www.pbase.com/dannyraphael

Here are some other galleries of folks who do some pretty amazing photo-art work. Many techniques, many styles, varied subjects -- something for everyone:

http://www.pbase.com/trimoon (this guy is legendary)
http://www.pbase.com/goldcoin
http://www.pbase.com/pstewart/photo_art
http://www.pbase.com/digitalnuts/this_weeks_nutcracker
http://www.pbase.com/manjulasiriwardena

If you think you're inspired now, after you see some of these you'll really be fired up!

~Danny~
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Old 11-27-2004, 10:06 PM
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Awesome post Danny. Looking at all that exceptional work is very inspiring. Everything I viewed (including and especially yours) makes me want to get the job I'm working on finished sooner and return to playing around.

Thanks so much for the much needed shot of enthusiasm.

Janet
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