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Creative interpretations: Country scene - Hogback bridge

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Old 01-06-2005, 03:47 AM
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Hogback bridge

Thx danny for the image
History brush with PS
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Con Looymans
Hi Danny,

I was quite intrigued by your photo so I hope you don't mind me having a second go at your image.

I processed the photo as if it was taken through some film photographic techniques.

My first image was a psuedo Infra Red effect. Infra red film is composed of three layers just as normal color film is. It's just recording different wavelengths. In simple terms the Red emulsion is recording the Infra Red wavelengths of light and making it visible to us by showing it as red.. The Green Emulsion Layer is actually recording the red wavelengths. The Blue emulsion is recording the green wavelengths.
These film types are also sometimes known as "False Color" for the reasons above.

With this in mind I created a similar effect by using the Channel Mixer.

I went to the Red Channel and set the Red slider to Zero and changed the Green slider to 100
Next in the Green Channel I set the Green slider to Zero and changed the Blue slider to 100
Lastly I went to the Blue Channel and set the Blue slider to zero and moved the Red slider to 100.

There you have it. Instant Infra Red.

My second attempt was a technique known as Solarisation or the Sabattiere Effect which gives an image that is part positive and part negative.

This was done simply in Curves.

I dragged the top of the curve down until it was a flat line on the bottom of the graph. I then grabbed the middle of the curve and dragged it to the top so that it looked like an upside down "U".

That's basically all there was to it. You can also modify this idea by creating several peaks and troughs for a more extreme effect.


May I say you have marvelous technique. You really know how to do some serious maniuplation. I liked your first creation a few posts above, but these two are exceptional.

A belated welcome, Con, with hopes we'll be seeing more and more of your inventive techniques. Thanks for sharing all the details.

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Old 01-07-2005, 06:38 AM
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very nice stuff, people! i like especially (but not solely) glikster's, Duv's, raniday's and Con Looymans's (interpr. #2)...

also i ripped rlspencer1 - did another b&w

simplified, copy layer, amphisoft simplifier (7, spread 3), opacity cca 80%, blend-hard light, paste to new layer, fotomatic-pseudoIR... ahem, that's it
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Old 01-07-2005, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by JustChecking
also i ripped rlspencer1 - did another b&w
Nothing wrong with that. Another reason why I enjoy this whole site: Seeing (and being inspired by) the works of others, just like you were.
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