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Old 04-24-2004, 12:56 PM
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Paint-by-Number

I’ve seen a couple advertisements for personalized paint-by-number kits where you send them a photo and they turn it into a paint-by-number painting for you. I know this can be accomplished in PhotoShop. In fact there are several ways. How would you go about it?

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The second photo is from the Future Memories Web Site
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Old 04-28-2004, 12:35 AM
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Do you mean something like this? You would have to add the numbers manually and a colour key.

This used Poster Edges, Cutout and Photocopy.

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Old 04-28-2004, 07:26 AM
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Excellent work Christine! That is the method I am most familiar with.

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Old 04-28-2004, 03:29 PM
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Another approach that sometimes works, sometimes doesn't...
* Smart Blur (Normal) - to soften/simplify the image
* Cutout (for further simplification) or Image > Adjustments > Posterize
* You Posterized used, Stylize > Diffuse > Anisotropic, maybe twice (soften edges)
* Smart Blur (Edge Only) to get white lines on black, followed by CTRL + I to get black lines on white
* Depending on the image: Stylize > Diffuse > Anisotropic, maybe twice (soften the lines a bit)
* Unsharp mask and/or Image > Adjustment > Levels (to maximize line boldness/character)

The hard part is assigning the colors to each section!
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Old 04-29-2004, 08:31 AM
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I was hoping you chime in on this thread Danny! I figure you might have a few techniques up your sleeve!


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Old 01-16-2005, 08:43 PM
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Here is a Paint-by-Numbers tutorial I found on the web.

In Short:
1. Open your image.

2. Reduce the colors by changing the mode to Indexed Colors or by Saving it for the web as a GIF File.

3. Make a duplicate of this image.

4. Filter>Stylize>Find Edges

5. Desaturate this Layer (CTRL+SHIFT+U)

5. Colorize the image with a blue tint using Hue/Saturation (CTRL+U)
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Old 12-02-2005, 03:16 PM
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pbn shops

Hi, does anybody know any craft shop in Kensington or central London where to buy paint by numer kits?
Thanks!
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Old 12-03-2005, 12:07 PM
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Action

Here's a link to a free "paint by numbers action" (i think there is actually two in the set )

http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/pho...lactions03.htm


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Old 12-03-2005, 06:33 PM
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Here's a link to one I did just for fun a while back, to look like a Paint by Number painting.

http://www.pbase.com/catbounds/image/48980132
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