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  • Creative interpretations: Sax Man

    Classic pic of a man with soul.

    Create away!

    ~Danny~
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    Sax man

    Experimenting with Pixia's watercolor filter and Redfield's Plasteroid filter.
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    • #3
      In PSP8, adjusted brightness, contrast, and saturation. Ran Edge Preserving Smooth followed by Brushstrokes filter. Added texture.

      Catia
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      • #4
        Here's another using various effects from Impressionist, Jasc Virtual Painter (Collage filter), Photoshop's Find Edges.

        I got a question about extracting the "black lines" from a Virtual Painter Collage (or Drawing) filter application. Here's how:
        * Duplicate the target image
        * Apply the VP filter on the Background (see 1st attachment)
        * Press D-key to set default colors (foreground=black)
        * Select > Color Range
        - Choose "Sampled Colors" from the dropdown menu
        - Set the Fuzziness value to 0
        - Click OK to create the selection
        * Layer > New > Layer via copy. This generates a layer of only the black sections of the image, typically the arty lines generated by VP.
        * At this point I usually apply Stylize > Diffuse > Anisotropic to soften the edges a bit. If you have PS6, apply a little Gaussian Blur, followed by a little Unsharp Mask to get ~ the same effect. See the 2nd attachment for the result. (Note: This appears to be black on white background, but in reality it's black on transparent layer.)

        Copy/paste this layer back into the original and position it above your "arty layers," in my case the ones generated by Impressionist.

        Speaking of Impressionist the 3rd attachment is the Impressionist-Crayon: Distressed Fresco Rubbing 2 effect. I also used Charcoal: Default and Crayon: Short Choppy Strokes as well. These three layers were blended using layer masks to give the background some textured character.

        The last attachment represents the end of the line with all layer in place.

        ~Danny~
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        • #5
          Mike Finn just posted a new (and free) action, "Sketcher" available here:
          http://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/~mikefinn/action.html

          (bottom right).

          This took about 15 seconds to create. Not bad output for an action, I'd say.

          ~Danny~
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          • #6
            Red Hot Blues

            good picture!

            * buZZ
            * Amphisoft Convolution Shaman (Sharpen dark edges)
            * Edge-Preserving Smooth
            * DC Outliner 4
            * Edge-Preserving Smooth
            * Xero Seasons

            -Jeff
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            • #7
              saxman

              I decided to play with PSP8's impressionist filter. First I blurred out the background, then buzzed it, then made a copy of that and applied the impressionist filter, set softer than usual. Merged them together on Average.

              AmyHutton
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              • #8
                Color sketch done with Xero Lineart on dupe of BG. Duped the result and set blend to multiply. Promoted BG to layer and moved to top of stack. Set blend to multiply and adjusted opacity to 40%. Flattened and added texture.

                Sorry for the small size. It was the only way I could get decent quality at 100K on this one.

                Catia

                Decided to do another, this time with Mile Finn's Sketcher (see Danny's post above). Ran Sketcher on image. Duped the result and set blend to multiply. Copied the original and pasted to Sketcher result. Set blend mode to multiply and opacity to 70%. Increased contrast a tad and reduced brightness. Flattened and added texture.
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                Last edited by catia; 02-23-2004, 10:01 PM.

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                • #9
                  Catia. I really like your second image. Here's one created with Impressionist plugin. The values; Custom Color white/Brush 25%/Coverage 100%/Pressure 42 left a very pale rendering. Used a strong levels adjustment moving shadows to a 165 value.

                  Cheers
                  Duv
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                  • #10
                    Here's another snow effect with Impressionist: Color White/Brush 35%/Coverage 97/Pressure 100

                    Cheers
                    Duv
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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the comment Duv.

                      I like the one with the snow. Sort of reminds me of New York.

                      Catia

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                      • #12
                        Wow!

                        Some gorgeous peices of art here, i love sax music and this is a perfect picture, oh i am also going through the archives trying to find some scripts for painter8.

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                        • #13
                          Had tried this one before, but hadn't been happy with my version. I think I like this one better. Two sketch layers plus Diffuse glow on a colored layer to set a low-light mood, etc. Lighting effect on blue channel added some texture to his jacket.
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                          • #14
                            Well done CJ, great result!

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                            • #15
                              All wonderful renditions, everyone. I was trying for a neon look and a bit of atmosphere.
                              http://www.pbase.com/catbounds/image/39731615
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