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My first efforts at photo art

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Old 06-14-2009, 09:24 PM
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My first efforts at photo art

I joined to improve my photo restoration skills, but am getting seriously sidetracked! I started playing with the impressionist plug-in late last week and am going to post several of my efforts to see how I'm doing. Can't really tell you how I did each one -- just played with lots of layers and different types of blending modes. This is sooooo fun!!!
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:27 PM
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Re: My first efforts at photo art

Red flower was my first attempt. Then I played with the cactus.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:33 PM
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Re: My first efforts at photo art

Next was the photo of the lake.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:42 PM
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Re: My first efforts at photo art

And the last one I did today. My first portrait attempt. I thought it turned out pretty well.

The original was a really light, small file. I did jpeg cleanup in Image Doctor, then enlarged in Genuine Fractals, and then used clarify and added a slight glow in Phototools. Then I was finally ready to play with it.

In looking at it again, I think the cheeks were a little blown out. Should have added some color back into the highlights I guess.

How do you go about printing these kind of images? The only thing I could think of that might work would be something like rag paper.

I would love some feedback on these. I can take criticism! : )
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:28 PM
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Re: My first efforts at photo art

Rats. I should have posted in Photo Art 101. Sorry...
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:55 PM
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Re: My first efforts at photo art

No B, I think you posted in the correct place but of course I always end up putting stuff in the wrong place so you probably should not take it from me.

They all look nice. Is it totally just the plug-in doing the work or are you doing anything by hand?

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Old 06-14-2009, 11:02 PM
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Re: My first efforts at photo art

nice work bpurvis, I like the flower and the young girl best.

What did you use for the young girl?
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:12 PM
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Re: My first efforts at photo art

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They all look nice. Is it totally just the plug-in doing the work or are you doing anything by hand?

c
I used several of the Photoshop filters and the Impressionist filter. Lots of layers and blending modes. These are my very first efforts and I haven't tried doing anything by hand yet. I need to read some of the tuts and figure out how some of that beautiful work is done.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:18 PM
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nice work bpurvis, I like the flower and the young girl best.

What did you use for the young girl?
The little girl is my favorite too. I used a combination of Impressionist filters and Photoshop filters -- maybe 8 layers with different blending modes. I don't really know what I'm doing yet, just playing to see what kind of effects I get. I need to start writing down the steps so I can reproduce them. Sorry I can't list the steps. Maybe next time....

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Old 06-15-2009, 01:04 AM
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Keep playing. Don't worry about how you did it. You'll figure that out later. Keep trying different things. It's the best way to learn.

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