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Old 02-06-2005, 02:57 AM
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Hi,

Hope you like my rather tardy attempt.

I sellected the sculpture and copied it to a new Layer. I then created a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer, merged them when I saw a result I liked and ran the Radial Blur filter over that.

Finally I used the Render Lighting Effects again on the Background to emphasise the sculpture.

For the final step I used a Mask on the Sculpture Layer to help merge the two into one image.

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Old 02-06-2005, 02:13 PM
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Thanks for the great photo, JC. I tried your game of making an AHB mess (well, an Elements2 "Impressionist Brush" mess, same tool I think, but it only works on a real layer, not a hidden snapshot). I've yet to get anything likeable from this tool. So, here too, I had to add a bunch of other effects (random walk mode - don't ask for a "how to"), to try and get something interesting. I still didn't like the look, so I put it aside. Today, playing with different layers on/off, blending modes, etc, I chanced upon something agreeable. I think the AHB layer is off, however.

So far, I especially like the creations from Duv, Raniday, and Con L.

Con - I think your image could go from great to awesome if you blend the edges of the statue (esp the chariot rider) into the background some more.

-Mark
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Old 02-08-2005, 06:46 AM
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Hi J.C, S.W.,

I've had a bit more time today and have just reworked my attempt.

Hope you like it.

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Old 02-08-2005, 08:52 AM
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Line art?? Desat, render lighting (modified pencil sketch), usm.
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I didnt see Jeff's rendition. Seems similar to mine though yours is in color. And so very different techniques.
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Old 02-08-2005, 07:28 PM
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Man, what a terrific potpouri of wonderful renditions. Isn't this a hoot!!
Con, I'm really captivated by your creation! It has such a powerful, mythical quality to it, like the gods exploding out of the sky. It seems reminiscent of something I've seen before but I can't put my finger on it. Maybe "Back To The Future?"

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Old 02-13-2005, 01:02 PM
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thanks raniday, i'm also glad i survived

wunderbarful results, people


Con, reminds me of the Clash of the Titans... cool
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Old 02-13-2005, 02:41 PM
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J.C. Great photo. I just took a quick digital camera course offered by the local art league (and taught by a fantastic photographer) and she stressed the need to bend, twist and contort to get the great shots and always have a spotter to keep you from stepping into traffic! LOL

Con.. That is just too cool! The radial spokes adds so much. As said before, it has power and depth beyond just a painterly rendering. Taking an idea from you, I've done a variation.
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Old 02-14-2005, 12:00 PM
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great one, Swampy... i guess you've got exactly what the sculptor wanted to get



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J.C. Great photo. I just took a quick digital camera course offered by the local art league (and taught by a fantastic photographer) and she stressed the need to bend, twist and contort to get the great shots...
thanks

yeah, i'm always impressed by the power of perspective... when i sometimes start doubting that ('cause it doesn't seem so through the view-finder, does it? ), i rem the 2 photos i took few weeks ago [see the attachment]... and there was enough to kneel for the left one, and cross the street for the right one it's not that visible in this small pic, but it looks like 2 different sculptures in full size

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...and always have a spotter to keep you from stepping into traffic! LOL
L L... yeah, that'd come in handy... well, i've been in the middle of the road, but that's like "tram only" zone... i just didn't expect one to go around at that moment
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Old 02-14-2005, 12:33 PM
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J.C.

Great photo! I love architectural photos and sculptural pieces. I've not seen many challenges on perspective, but some "great" shots often need some bending and twisting of their own to set the story "straight".
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