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  • Tutorial 09 .Find Edges + Spatter

    Here's another easy to do effect. It's similar to Tutorial 08, but twisted a bit.

    Original image taken from Photo-art mini-challenge 98 (Lighthouse):

    1. Duplicate Background (new layer name: Spatter)

    2. Layer Spatter: Apply Brushstrokes > Spatter (10,5)

    2A. CTRL + F (to apply step 2 again)

    3. Duplicate Background layer again (new layer name: Find Edges)

    4. Drag the new layer to the top of the layer stack


    try this keyboard shortcut:

    While holding down ALT+CTRL+SHIFT, click the ] key. Not of great value when in this mode, but an important shortcut to know if you build actions.

    5. Anyway... Find Edges layer: Run Stylize > Find Edges

    6. Find Edges layer: Change the layer blend mode from Normal to Overlay.

    That's it...

    To summarize:
    * This is another easy method of creating "photo-art."
    * Will it work on all images? Nope. Will it work on some? Sure.

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    CLICK HERE to discuss this tutorial, ask questions or share your results.

    Hope this was fun!

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    Last edited by DannyRaphael; 03-16-2003, 10:07 PM.

  • #2
    Taking things a little farther...

    This modification is NOT an attempt to recreate a particular style.

    Here's a variation you might try "just because."

    1. Duplicate the Spatter layer (new name: Spatter+DS+Angled Strokes)

    2. Turn off Spatter layer (click eyeball)

    3. Spatter+DS+Angled Strokes layer: Apply Noise > Dust and Scratches filter (3,0).

    This combines the spatter marks into (what look like) blobs of paint. I like the D&S filter better than Gaussian Blur for this purpose because D&S seems to retain distinct colors better, while Gblur turns seems to turn everything into a muddy haze.

    4. Spatter+DS+Angled Strokes layer: Apply Brushstrokes > Angled Strokes (36,25,1).

    This gives the softened blotches some "movement."

    Pretty cool, huh?

    You are, of course, permitted to further experiment. In fact I encourage it!

    Have fun...
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    • #3
      Another example

      Original image:

      ...borrowed from another thread.

      How the attached image was created:

      1. Followed steps in the first post in this thead.

      2. To the Spatter layer, applied Artistic > Fresco (2,8,1).
      Yikes: Too dark.

      Started experimenting with Find Edges layer blend modes...

      3. Change the layer blend of the Find Edges layer to Exclusion.

      Different, anyway...
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