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Old 05-24-2007, 12:16 PM
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Start with a single image...

Okay, I thought a quasi mini-challenge might be fun. Start with any of the following images and do something with it. Colorize, composit, creative mask, just have fun and please give us some idea of how you did it.
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:43 PM
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Re: Start with a single image...

I used the shell to mask a frame of caladium leaves. I first had to use a black brush to close some gaps in the original shell that prevented me from making a contiguous wand selection outside the shell in order to delete the background.
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:02 PM
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Re: Start with a single image...

I used blending modes and masks to colorize the sea scape using a sunset shot from another file.
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:56 PM
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Re: Start with a single image...

A while ago I made a composit image that looked quite a bit like your seascape. So I just combined them and...
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Old 05-24-2007, 02:10 PM
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Re: Start with a single image...

Cool Lonnie. Can you grab a copy of your layer's palette and edit/add it to your messge? It may help the noobies learn about blend modes and such.
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Old 05-24-2007, 03:26 PM
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Re: Start with a single image...

Thanks Swampy.

(As far as your request, well, I don't use Photoshop, so it wouldn't be of much help.)
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:13 PM
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Re: Start with a single image...

About 15 minutes work.

Select inside white portion, fill with 50% gray. Add noise filter, about 12%. With selection still selected add motion blur filter. Add a curves layer to add metallic look to the selected area. Add a hue/saturation layer to the selected area and drop the saturation some. Paint in a stucco background with the healing brush, add another hue/saturation layer set to colorize to add color. Add a white layer behind the background, and reduce the background opacity to lessen the intensity. Add a drop shadow, and its finished.
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:22 PM
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Dave! That is terriffic! Love your brushed metal work and the shadow adds the finishing touch.
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:48 PM
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Re: Start with a single image...

I went a little nuts with this one. No excuses, just an experiment gone awry. Wasn't what I originally had in mind at all; but I sure enjoyed myself during the journey.

BTW, Dave, that is terrific! And LonK, gorgeous. Swampy superb as usual.

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Old 05-25-2007, 08:08 AM
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Re: Start with a single image...

Janet...WOW, that's really cool. Love the colors and the composition!
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