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Old 09-03-2007, 04:57 PM
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Weeds at Wrigley Field?

Greetings -

Hi, I am new to RetouchPro and am glad that I found this site. I am looking for help with project. The image that I am trying to retouch is of Wrigley Field. It's a shot from the grass and looking up into the outfield. I am looking to ad some weeds to the shot (it's for a weed killer) and need some advice on how to execute this. I have tried a little of everything (compositing) and it hasn't worked. Any advice?

Thank you all.

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Old 09-03-2007, 05:01 PM
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Re: Weeds at Wrigley Field?

Hello David and welcome. Would it be possible to post the picture mentioned in your post?

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Old 09-03-2007, 05:49 PM
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Re: Weeds at Wrigley Field?

Thanks for writing back. I tried, but I can't get it to be 100KB (without it ruining it completely and just end up looking like a blur). Sorry for the setback. Any advice?

Thanks again.
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:51 PM
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Re: Weeds at Wrigley Field?

Using Image > Image size (or equivalent), what is length & W (in pxl) and resolution ppi of the original?

Optionally do you have a pBase or other online gallery where you could upload it?
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:06 PM
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Re: Weeds at Wrigley Field?

I have posted it on flickr for everyone to take a look. Let me know what you think. Thanks for your time and efforts.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12660611@N06
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:35 PM
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Re: Weeds at Wrigley Field?

What type of weeds did you want in the grass. Tall-short. How many and where did you want them? I tried to composite a few and I think that would be the way to go. What program are you using for the retouch? I really can't say that what I did is very good, but didn't want to spend a lot of time not knowing the type of weed and its placement. I am posting a copy of the original image just in case someone wants quick access to give it a try.

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Old 09-04-2007, 12:57 AM
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Re: Weeds at Wrigley Field?

I think dandilions are the way to go.

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Old 09-04-2007, 09:28 AM
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Re: Weeds at Wrigley Field?

To answer a few questions...

I am looking for short weeds, something that stands out, powerful and somewhat distracting. I want them to cover the field. I am just using Photoshop on my G5. Are people using other programs? If so, what?

I am struggling with how the weeds would look naturally grown in. Any advice?

Also, is there a way to post a hi-res image on here?

Thanks for your time.

P.S. Just an FYI, this is for spec work and isn't for anything being published. I am in portfolio school, hoping to get a job as an Art Director. Thanks.
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Old 09-04-2007, 11:33 AM
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Re: Weeds at Wrigley Field?

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I think dandilions are the way to go.
Guy, that's great! VBG

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Old 09-04-2007, 06:48 PM
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Re: Weeds at Wrigley Field?

Hi Guy,

Is the URL below the inspiration for your dandelions? I was considering this. You did a fantastic job.

http://www.ppdl.purdue.edu/PPDL/images/dandelions.jpg

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