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Creative interpretations: Trains - Red Caboose

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Old 01-25-2005, 04:32 AM
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Creative interpretations: Trains - Red Caboose

Photo source: Google image search.

Have fun...

~Danny~
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Old 01-25-2005, 12:46 PM
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"You bet we're always ready when called upon to go
No matter whether sunshine or in rain
And a jolly crew you'll find us,
if you will come and see us
In that little red caboose behind the train

little red caboose,
little red caboose,
little red caboose behind the train... "

At least on the internet, I can sing without fear of being HEARD!

In PShop, I cropped the image to emphasize the caboose with the two railroaders, then used a copy of the blue channel to mask out the pole and wires at the top of the image.

I made a texture layer, then used it as a mask to apply some filters -- dry brush, cutout, brush strokes -- to part of the image. Then added my texture at a reduced opacity in overlay mode.
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Old 01-25-2005, 09:29 PM
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"At least on the internet, I can sing without fear of being HEARD!
...I cropped the image to emphasize the caboose with the two railroaders
Hey, I could hear you all the way to Seattle, CJ. Internet radio, you know. You should audition for American Idol, where you'd set Simon on his ear!

Back to reality, the crop was a great idea. It did just what you wanted it to.

On mine I applied the "T technique" (click HERE) twice, merged to a new layer followed by a couple layers of Impressionist > Chalk Sketch > Half finished blended at ~50% opacity and a Hue/Sat adjustment layer with Sat = 60 to boost the colors.
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Old 01-26-2005, 03:04 AM
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Great results Danny and CJ. I brightened with PR Brightness filter. Duped bottom layer. 2nd Layer - PR Black and White Studio/Orange filter. Erased on 2nd layer to allow red to show through. Merged. Impressionist/Trimoon's Chalk Effect/Size 25. Mode - Hard Light. Added a mask and filled bg with pale gray - used Greg's Pool Shadow on this (a gradient fill would have done just the same?!)
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Old 01-26-2005, 03:29 AM
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Nice work, Danny. If Simon heard me sing, I would get one of those pained looks, and a quick sharp dismissal.

Neve, nice job -- it reminds me of something that I can't recall. That little caboose really JUMPS out of the image!
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Old 01-26-2005, 03:41 AM
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Thanks CJ - that was my intention. Always loved b/w with colour picked out. Love those lovely hand-tinted photos done on sepia tones too.

Remind you perhaps of the little girl at the beginning of the movie Schlinder's List (sp?) with the red coat on.
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Old 01-26-2005, 06:48 AM
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Isabel's pastel sketch action

Well I was looking around the web some for some sketch actions. An ran into this one. Loaded it into photoshop and ran it on the caboose. I fiddled with it some at various stop points in the action and this is what I ended up with.
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Old 01-26-2005, 06:58 AM
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Terrific result Phil! Glad you found some action...
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Old 01-26-2005, 09:52 AM
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Terrific result Phil! Glad you found some action...
Ditto what Neve said, Phil... That turned out very nice. I especially like the vignette effect.

The action Phil used is available at http://www.AtnCentral.com. Among the downloads, search on "Isabel".

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