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Old 12-26-2006, 11:54 AM
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Re: Adding Drama to Backyard Cricket?

Just a quick attempt...
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Old 12-26-2006, 12:23 PM
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Re: Adding Drama to Backyard Cricket?

i'm sorry, but every time i hear the word 'cricket', i instantly fall into a deep stupor of confusion. 'rugby' does the same thing to me. it comes from endless conversations with brits and old brit colony folks that have tried to teach me the rules of these games. therefore anything even loosely associated with either of these two renders me incapble of offering aid
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:20 PM
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Re: Adding Drama to Backyard Cricket?

maybe you could add Warnie up the other end.
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Old 12-27-2006, 02:25 AM
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Re: Adding Drama to Backyard Cricket?

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Originally Posted by jasosmith
Gary - now we have lost Warney and McGrath the Barmy Army may stand a chance of getting the ashes back.....cheers
And Santa might really exist.


OK, now to get down to things.

Duplicated image to new layer twice. (now 3 layers)
Extracted ball from top layer. Desaturated middle layer.

Duplicated ball layer (top one) twice. (now 5 layers BG, desat BG, and 3 ball layers). Top ball layer leave alone. Middle ball layer resize and move. Bottom ball layer resize and move. Desat middle and bottom ball layers.

Blur top ball layer with motion blur.

Make middle ball layer active. Add new layer above it and set it to colour blend. Paint in colour sampled from top ball, reduce layer opacity. Merge with middle ball layer. apply motion blur.

Discard BG.

Flatten Image.

Select elipse, then select inverse. Click on Quick Mask to convert this to a rubylith mask. Blur mask using Gaussian Blur, convert back to selection.

Copy paste to new layer. Apply levels to darken it and slight Gaussian Blur.

Flatten Image.

Add Matt.

Sounds complex, but much easier to do than to describe, any questions just ask.


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i'm sorry, but every time i hear the word 'cricket', i instantly fall into a deep stupor of confusion. 'rugby' does the same thing to me. it comes from endless conversations with brits and old brit colony folks that have tried to teach me the rules of these games. therefore anything even loosely associated with either of these two renders me incapble of offering aid
Yeh Craig, I'm the same when anyone tries to tell me that baseball (rounders) is an interesting game, or that ice hockey should just be called hockey, that American Football is a tough game (yeah must really hurt with all that body armour on), or that there's a point to basketball.

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Old 12-27-2006, 02:57 AM
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Re: Adding Drama to Backyard Cricket?

Lasa... nice bit of ball tampering you've done there LOL! Maybe pump up the magenta cast in the boy's skin tones... what's cricket out in the Aussie summer sun without the sunburn esp if you've been camped out at the Gabba leg of the Ashes tour!
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Old 12-27-2006, 03:16 AM
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Re: Adding Drama to Backyard Cricket?

Thanks guys - some great ideas.

Exclam - love the match background.....particularly impressed that you came up with that from the US.....

And for the Cricket Critics....at least our World Series (Cricket) involves other parts of the world.....lol...
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Old 12-27-2006, 12:38 PM
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Re: Adding Drama to Backyard Cricket?

hehehe, ya gotta love the differences and the relative significances we each put on our sports

basically, all i was referring to was that i have really tried to understand the rules of both rugby and cricket and just never quite get past 'scrum'
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Old 12-27-2006, 01:43 PM
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Re: Adding Drama to Backyard Cricket?

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and just never quite get past 'scrum'
He, he, lots of people never get past the scrum, they're taken off on stretchers.

S'OK Craig, Cricket takes years to learn and enjoy, never really thought about Rugby that way, but I suppose it may be the same to those not brought up with it, having the 2 types (League & Union) won't make it easier to understand either.

We pretty much get everybody's sport over here, so although not conversant with most of the finer points of some of the stateside games, we're at least on nodding terms with most of them.

I'd even enjoy the Superbowl if they took out all the breaks and stoppages, and let the game flow a bit.
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:01 AM
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Re: Adding Drama to Backyard Cricket?

Crop. Add two curve layers set to overlay and burn blend modes. The overlay layer is masked and adjusted to accentuate the subject. The burn layer is masked and adjusted to diminish and darken the periphery.

Put on a larger white canvas and use drop shadow and bevel edges.

Cut out the ball, patch the hole, magnify the ball, then put it just off the edge of the photo. Use radial blur to create the appearance of motion with the correct direction.

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Old 12-28-2006, 07:47 AM
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Re: Adding Drama to Backyard Cricket?

Nice job Bart!
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