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Creative Interpretations - Contemplation

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Old 01-12-2005, 02:34 PM
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Creative Interpretations - Contemplation

Here's another picture from my New Year Scottish holiday. It is of me sitting on a rock trying to look suitably contemplative (ie: vacant ).
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Old 01-12-2005, 02:40 PM
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Here's a sketch effect using just the Photocopy filter in Photoshop, then I reduced the picture size to 800px before running the Chalk and Charcoal filter.
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Old 01-13-2005, 06:51 AM
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Across the Border

Terrific result Mal and a great photo to work on, many thanks!

Painter 8
Cloned
Thick Camel Cloner 20 - Hat - default settings
Ditto Jacket - 46% opacity
Ditto Face - 20% opacity

In PSP8.1

Brushstrokes
Soft=0/Length=15/Density=26/Angle=315/
Black/Bristles=20/Width=8/Opacity=4/

Added canvas texture and tartan frame.
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Old 01-13-2005, 09:25 AM
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Hi,
I cropped the photo of this handsome gent; then here's roughly what followed:
Xero filters Improver
Virtual Painter
PS Cross hatch
moved some colors around using eyedropper & paint brush
smudge tool for artifacts that appeared in the background
Sharon's mat action
text

http://www.pbase.com/image/38601019
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:12 AM
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Mal - I've visited your site and must say, you have a good eye for capturing well composed photographs.

Cropped image.
Blended one of Mal's other recently submitted pictures as a bg (seems appropriate).
Knocked out subject.
Color balance on bg as well as subject.
Simplified BG as well as image with different settings.
Contrast adj.
Sketchmaster was used to achieve frame edge.
enhance foliage.
Several hue & sat adj.
Added sandstone texture.
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Old 01-13-2005, 01:20 PM
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Good image.

I replace the background with a yellow sky using KPT6 Sky Effects
Then used Poster Edges, Paint Engine, and Smart Blur.

Cheers!
Jeff
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Old 01-13-2005, 02:58 PM
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Nice to meet you Mal...

Well i did mine in photoshop i first cloned our dear Mal Firth and then i turned a picture of a fisherman on a loch into a wild painting adding Mal Firth signature letting the audience believe that our Mal is looking at his painting, thus adding a frame to it as it makes a believable (please pretend) outlook on Mals love of life and paintings...

*Grins*

Had fun doing this picture...Now its 9pm and i got to go supermarket...

~Legacy~
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Old 01-13-2005, 03:32 PM
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Wonderful pic, Mal... Nice to see you "up close."

I thought this one was an ideal BW candidate. I used the "Quick Yellow-Green" (filter) effect that's described among Glenn Mitchell's great tutorials and action downloads here:

http://www.thelightsrightstudio.com

Navigate to BW Conversions.
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Old 01-13-2005, 04:37 PM
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And a sketch version...

I was inspired by the results Mal got from Photoshop's Chalk and Charcoal effect, so that's where I started.

I used layer masks to combine the results of various sketch / chalk / charcoal-type filters and plugins. See the layers palette snapshot for which filters were used on each layer.

~Danny~
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Old 01-13-2005, 05:04 PM
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Amazing results here! Just love this last from one from you Danny, top-notch.
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