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Old 01-23-2002, 06:00 PM
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Love the results you got. I thought I would give it a try also. Using Photoshop here's what I tried.

1. Magic wand set to 20% Select the lightest area and copy to it's own layer control - J Then go to Select > load selection and select the layer transparancy.

2. Filter > Sketch > Chrome Using the default colors. Detail set to 0 and Smoothness set to 10 Then deselect

3. Activate original layer and use the magic wand to select the next lightest area just out side the previously selected area. Follow the same steps until all shades of the image tone have been selected.

I flattened the image and selected the skin tone since it was a black and white and applied Hue / Saturation and checked the colorize box then moved the slider to achive the blue color and raised the saturation a bit. Here's what I got.
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Old 01-23-2002, 06:26 PM
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Here's a decent Chrome using WinImages. You should be able to get this result in photoshop too.

1) Select the skin

2) convert the skin to monochrome

3) apply brightness remap as shown in sample attachment

that's it.

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Old 01-23-2002, 11:39 PM
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All nice effects. I'm going to play with this, it's got a lot of potential.

DJ - almost looks like a little bit of plastic wrap; the effect is nice (whatever you did, your methods of making the selections, I guess) because it tempered the chrome filter. Gillian, right?

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Old 01-24-2002, 08:07 AM
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I tried plastic wrap also. Forgot why I went with chrome. I think because it conformed better to the curves of the selection.
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Old 01-25-2002, 10:45 AM
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boy that was great.. excellent tutor
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Old 01-25-2002, 10:53 AM
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This whole thread turned out to be a real thinker. It gave us reasons to explore and there are really some very good results because if it.

I had even thought to somehow apply a distorted image as a reflection to see if that gave it more realism but never got that far. It may be interesting to try. I would use paste into and maybe some filter that causes a distortion of the scene. It's definately got me thinking. I guess that's how neat techniques are born.
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Old 02-24-2002, 11:02 AM
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Recently discovered this FANTASTIC site & will soon be uploading some of my challenge efforts.
I came here to ask a question & got distracted by this thread so here's my take on it:

I too made a displacement map by duping the figure, desaturating, blurring then adjusting levels. Loaded this into another copy of the figure which I chromed then ran through the glass filter, using my disp map as the texture. For the extra touches I did some selective cloning & painting white for highlights, before using a gradient in overlay mode to finish.
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Old 02-24-2002, 11:16 AM
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Welcome aboard Stuart. Wow, that's really cool. Makes me look forward to more of your examples in the future.
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