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  • FlyBall

    I scanned this pic for a friend and thought it would be a nice challenge. The focus is out so much that I am not sure it can be brought back in - BUT - I thought it might make for cannon fodder for watercolor and oil painting challenges. Do to it what you wish - have fun.

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  • #2
    Thanks Bubba for this image. It's a good candidate for impressionist oil painting.
    I used Painter 8, Gouache brush, texture from image luminance.

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    • #3
      This interpretation is based on taking the results of two tutorials and blending them together.

      The basis for this was generated using Tutorial #10 from the Photo-art 101 forum. I'm finding that using a very low opacity for the Art History Brush (35% or so) and applying strokes to different layers using brushes with different settings seems to be yielding more of a

      Then I applied a tutorial-in-progress (written by member CherylH and to be posted soon) on the original image, flattened the results and copied that layer into the first image. Using a layer mask enabled me to reveal what I thought were favorable characteristics from that layer as well.

      This kid needed "something to catch," so I headed over to, searched on "baseball" and found a suitable image. Cropped, sized and cleaned up the baseball. Then positioned, rotated, and adjusted opacity on a couple duplicated layers to get the out-of-place, but fun-to-do flight of the ball effect.

      Great pic, Bubba. In a few years my son will (hopefully) be catching fly balls in the backyard.

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      • #4
        Nice painting job, Tony. How do you like Painter 8? I'm still with 7 and hesitate to get the upgrade.

        Danny, your image makes me think of... I don't know what (at 50, I often know that there's something in there but just can't find it anymore) but I like a lot. Special look. Nice work.


        • #5
          Sketchy action, faded, flattened - smart blur, and just a tad of crosshatch to get rid of the original horizontal lines. Hue/sat to taste - serve warm!
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