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Old 01-28-2005, 11:29 PM
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Nice work Indigo - this reminds me of the Sinedot Filter folks like to use to great effect:-

Filter link and tutorials:-

http://moonsdesigns.com/SinedotsAddicts/
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Old 01-29-2005, 12:39 AM
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Another variant

Median filter to remove JPEG artifacts
Unsharp 15/50/0
Color blend to "coffeefy" it (lots were tried)
Dodge and burn

Got out the virtual scissors...

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Old 01-30-2005, 10:33 AM
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Thanks

Thank you for your kind words about ladies' day.

Neve: thanks for the link. Will have a play in the near future but time is tight at
the moment.

Sidis: power to your scissors!
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Old 01-30-2005, 10:44 AM
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byRo - Thats a totally awesome rendition, and very well laid out.

Great Job !!!

sidis - I myself often flip the subject around as i also beleive that a subject can look better. Very nice work.
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:30 PM
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Yet another Art-History effort....
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Old 12-04-2005, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by byRo
1) Make b/w: Selective colors with gradient layer b/w;
2) Put values in range 127-255: Levels (this is the 'original' layer);
Hi byRo:

Magnifique reditions of bw and color hi-key. You have some outstanding Hi-Key pictures with your method, and I would like to make this as the standard procedure if you will for such an effect, however, I was unable to duplicate your instruction in PS, so your clarification by reducing it to simple steps would enable those not so competent in PS to duplicate your brilliant efforts.

However, I do not understand the first two lines. Exactly what is needed to to be done. Are you saying, take the original image and make it black/white with desaturate ? Also what is Selective colors with gradient layer b/w mean ?

This post has been a while ago, and I hope you remember it hehe ! I only saw this last night. Thanks !
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Old 12-05-2005, 11:33 AM
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I remember this pic from a while back. Still nice to work on.

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Old 12-05-2005, 03:40 PM
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... I do not understand the first two lines. Exactly what is needed to to be done. Are you saying, take the original image and make it black/white with desaturate ? Also what is Selective colors with gradient layer b/w mean ?
Thanks for the nice words, Chance!
You're right, it is rather confusing - even I don't understand it too much!
The idea is just to get a good greyscale image. You can do this with any method you wish, doesn't need to be the way I had described.

Here's another way to do it (just to confuse a bit more)..
1) Change mode to LAB;
2) Duplicate (<ctrl><J>) the layer and Desaturate (<shift><ctrl><U>);
3) Change back to RGB;
4) Duplicate the greyscale layer and do Image>Adjustments>Equalize, set the opacity to (more or less) 15%;
5) Add a Levels adjustment, auto adjust
(see image and palette attached)
As for "Put the values in the range 127-255", that means...Using levels (<Ctrl><L>) apply auto adjust (to make the image full-range, 0 to 255) and then move the output slider from 0 to 127 (so 127 will be the darkest point and 255 the lightest).

I didn't have the original any more. So I did another version and included a palette shot.

Hope this helps.

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Old 12-05-2005, 04:51 PM
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byRo:

Thanks, You have a winner !
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Old 12-05-2005, 08:39 PM
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Ditto what Chance said, Ro. What will you think of next? I can't wait to see.

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