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  • Creative interpretations: Train Ol' Number 4 (Janet Petty)

    Janet took many shots recently of this classic steam engine and this one was my favorite.

    On my interpretation I used the method described in the "A New Painterly Effect" written by Pete Bauer, and added a Hue/Sat adjustment layer set to Colorize. Click here) for the tutorial (it's near the top of the list).

    Thank you, Janet, for taking and sending such a great collection.

    Whoo...whoo!

    ~Danny~
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    You are very much welcome. Being somewhat of a perfectionist, I could have wished for a great blue sky; but that was not to be. I will take more pics of the train next time the sun actually shines around here. .

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    • #3
      Choo Choo

      Thanks Janet for a rare photo to work on....what happy memories it brings back for me as a child in Scotland steaming across the Firth of Forth on the Railway Bridge! Danny - I really do love your result. Tried hard to get through to the link for Pete's tutorial but will have to try later. I did one of his tuts prior i.e. Warhol Esque 4 colour...for a grandson and he thought it was cool!

      Increased Saturation on image.
      Added some blue sky....!
      Impressionist - Opaque Cross Hatch - Brush 25%
      Mode - Normal 80% - duped this layer
      L3 - Soft Light 30% - Merged all layers
      Some Aim/USM.
      Finito.
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      • #4
        Thanks Neve for adding sky. It was either blow out the sky and have a great train or have a funky clouded sky and a solid black train. I opted (even with the polarizer and different settings) to focus on the train.

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        • #5
          When I took this shot, I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it. Accomplishing the task was a bit more daunting than I anticipated; but I'm happy with the results.

          First, it was difficult to get the lines exactly how dark and how thick I wanted them without a lot of unwanted ones making their presence known. Then when I merged all of the layers, the lines I had exactly right merged into almost nothing. Grrrrrr!!!! So, on the layer that has the lines, I must have duped and merged it at least 30 times to FINALLY get what I was seeking.

          The rest from there was very easy. Thank goodness (giggle). I overlayed (or some other blending option ???) the lines onto the original, added the hue/sat adjustment layer and the levels adjustment layer, a layer with texture, stamped visible and duped it, set the blending mode to multiply at 15%. And presto, I'm done.

          Choo Choo

          Janet
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          • #6
            Janet, great result after your frustrations with it....! I used to be the same trying to achieve a decent looking Pen and Ink effect until I discovered a very useful free filter. This is my approach now in PSP8 which will get you a quicker result.

            Lighten your image using Levels (or by whatever means suits your image...I did that for this example) as your lines will show up more clearly than on a darker image. Dupe your bottom layer image. Place a blank layer in between those two layers.

            L3 (Top layer) Apply Glowing Edges as you can stipulate the thickness 1 to 10.
            I used (1) for this example.
            Desat this layer and invert.
            You now have white bg and black outlines.
            Using the free filter/Transparency/remove white/

            http://www.edesign.com/filters/

            you are left with just the blackoutlines.
            L3 Blend Mode was normal 100%
            I duplicated this layer (for this image in particular)
            Blend Mode Multiply.
            Merged all.
            Sharpened using AIM/USM
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            • #7
              Good job Neve. That is one I will try. Thanks

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              • #8
                Great image! I had a lot of fun with this one.

                Done with Cheryl H.'s technique of working on the blacks separately. Ran Impressionist watercolor, then Impressionist chalk (faded) on the lighter part of the image, then VP oil on the darker part. Oh, and I replaced the sky with a render clouds filter (before running impressionist). Added one of trimoon's art paper textures.

                Patricia
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Patricia
                  Great image! I had a lot of fun with this one.

                  Done with Cheryl H.'s technique of working on the blacks separately. Ran Impressionist watercolor, then Impressionist chalk (faded) on the lighter part of the image, then VP oil on the darker part. Oh, and I replaced the sky with a render clouds filter (before running impressionist). Added one of trimoon's art paper textures.

                  Patricia
                  I like this interpretation *A LOT* !!! Great combination of effects.

                  ~Danny~

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                  • #10
                    You're welcome Janet! Wonderful result Patricia.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Creative interpretations: Train Ol' Number 4 (

                      Choo choo choo choo choo choo choo choo...

                      Joe
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                      • #12
                        Re: Creative interpretations: Train Ol' Number 4 (

                        Wow, I think it may have rusted a bit since 2004 !
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                        • #13
                          Re: Creative interpretations: Train Ol' Number 4 (

                          Nice photo to bring back, Joe.

                          Wonderful renditions, Joe and OlBaldy.

                          Fran
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                            Re: Creative interpretations: Train Ol' Number 4 (

                            I love it when the older threads come back to life. And I'm liking all three of the interpretations since yesterday. OlBaldy, I must return to the train and find if it is really that rusty.

                            Janet

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                            • #15
                              Re: Creative interpretations: Train Ol' Number 4 (

                              Nice find and result Joe; this one was well before my time (well not well; lol) and missed it the first time around. Nice results too. Just want to again share my joy w/ PwS Pro (yes, some Amphisoft Xylogram and a few GIMPy tricks too) for this result.
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