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Creative Interpretations: Old Barn (Grand Tetons)

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Old 03-06-2005, 08:29 PM
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Beautiful barn pic and great renditions. I was trying for a watercolor effect.
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Old 03-06-2005, 08:52 PM
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Beautiful barn pic and great renditions. I was trying for a watercolor effect.
I think it would look even more watercolored if you toned down (what looks like) a layer of Smart Blur/Edges Only.

The underlying colors look very "wet-on-wet." How did you achieve that look?

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Old 03-07-2005, 03:55 AM
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Very nice, everyone. Raniday, exceptional!
Mine is with layer mask -outer glow, color overlay. Also sketch layer-edges only, median layer with increased saturation. Diffuse - lighten only.
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Old 03-07-2005, 12:27 PM
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Thanks Jaykita.
Hi, Danny. As for whether it would look more "watercolored" toned down is basically a matter of taste. I painted in real watercolors long before I got my first digital art software, and I tend to paint in vibrant, splashy colors.

I did a lot of layers, softening and changing blending modes, but as usual, at the end I pumped up the colors in hue/sat because most of the digital watercolors I see try to retain the native colors of the original photo, and to me, watercolor isn't about making a faithful reproduction but is about.........well, color.

You're right, there's some smart blur in there, also some crystalize.
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Old 03-07-2005, 02:10 PM
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Thanks Jaykita.
Hi, Danny. As for whether it would look more "watercolored" toned down is basically a matter of taste. I painted in real watercolors long before I got my first digital art software, and I tend to paint in vibrant, splashy colors.

I did a lot of layers, softening and changing blending modes, but as usual, at the end I pumped up the colors in hue/sat because most of the digital watercolors I see try to retain the native colors of the original photo, and to me, watercolor isn't about making a faithful reproduction but is about.........well, color.

You're right, there's some smart blur in there, also some crystalize.
catherine
No complaints about the colors or their application. They look fine to me.

It was the Smart Blur/Edges Only layer that I thought took away from the final product. To me the types of lines it renders can look out of place and not very naturally-drawn-looking on some images.
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I think it would look even more watercolored if you toned down (what looks like) a layer of Smart Blur/Edges Only.
So, your technique for the colors was to literally paint them on multiple layers using only the brush tool?
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Old 03-07-2005, 06:49 PM
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Ok, I see what you're saying now, Danny. When I saw "toned down", I thought less color, but I agree about the smart blur lines. Actually, I did that layer another way first, running gaussian blur and then usm, but I didn't get a heavy enough line to make me happy, so I did it again and left it too ragged. What I will do next time is to draw the lines by hand w/ the pencil tool, not really that much more work, and I can get the kind of lines I want, so that it looks like a pen & ink drawing w/ a watercolor wash.

Jaykita, I like your watercolor a lot.
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Old 03-07-2005, 08:12 PM
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Nice old barn.

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Layer in B&W over original, erased some parts of the house and beams, added soft light from below, darkened total in gamma correction, and darkened and lightened here and there bits and pieces.

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Old 03-07-2005, 08:21 PM
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Oh...Tyler that picture is AWESOME!!!
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Old 03-17-2005, 09:11 PM
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PSP8: buzz, edges>trace contour; One of the oil brushes on the original, forget which one, merged, softened the lines.

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Thanks for the remarks on I think what might have been my first attempt on this forum. Made my day!!!!

Yeah, I know, 2 weeks late in the thank you....

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