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  • PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #01 - Mountain Man

    This is the first “mini-challenge” in the Photo-based Art category.

    Unlike “official challenges” for this forum posted here, this one will be self-contained within this thread. It is intended as a souce of amusement until the next official challenge is posted.

    Rules are the same:
    * It’s a challenge, not a contest -- intended to sharpen skills and to share techniques.
    * Everyone who participates is a winner.

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    #1 – Mountain Man

    This image was originally posted in the Technique > Critiques/Opinions/Help requested forum by one of our regulars, Fugitive (aka: Greg), who graciously approved using it here for this purpose.

    1. Convert this image to “art.”

    2. Use any style or format you like, e.g., oil, watercolor, sketch, stick figure, whatever. Makes no difference which application(s) and/or plugin(s) and/or filters you use. Want to hand paint it? Go for it. Wanna add a frame? Why not?

    3. Have fun.

    4. When done, reply to this thread and attach your work (don’t forget the 100K size limit).

    5. For this particular thread, focus on the result, not the technique. If you did something unusual or discovered something really cool, by all means report it. If other members are exceptionally interested in the blow-by-blow steps or other details, they will ask.

    Bottom line: Just do it.

    6. Have fun

    7. Did I mention, “Have fun”?

    OK. Recess starts now.

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  • #2

    OK, here goes. I had a lot of fun. So here it is for everyone to amuse over I wasn't trying to create a master piece, just had a lot of fun with the pallete knife. Looks more like a wildman than a mountain man when I got through Great idea, Danny, for those of us who can't pull ourselves away from the computer

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    • #3
      That looks good, but who's palette knife did you use?


      • #4

        I used Painter Classic. Oval in Deluxe. Thanks, I really had fun, nice not to have to write down procedure



        • #5
          OK. Wanda. I made up the rules. I can change them!

          Generally speaking, how did you do this! Photoshop? Painter?

          Do you use a tablet? (If not, add 500 to the 'amazing results' column.)



          • #6

            You better not change the rules Generally speaking, I used Painter Classic, brushes, pallete knife. Used just a little airbrush on the cheeks. Yes, I have a tablet that I just learned to use. Can't say how much i love it Couldn't live without it!! I selected with the lasso tool, used paintbucket to change the bk/grnd. And then......Well that's it.



            • #7
              Here he is looking like a new man!
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              • #8
                Cool idea, Danny! But if you keep it up, I'll never get any REAL work done... LOL

                Anyway, here's my contribution....
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                • #9

                  The tablet is mightier than the mouse! Glad you love it.

                  BTW, If anyone wants my Painter Classic, they can have it.


                  • #10
                    Anyone for comics

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                    • #11
                      I love that texture, Phil. How did you make it?


                      • #12
                        Here's mine

                        Mr Mountain man

                        Done with Painter 7.0, Photoshop 6.0 and a Wacom Intuos 2
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                        • #13
                          We're having fun now!


                          Mt. Man probably never looked or felt so good. Some great intrepretations so far.

                          EXCELLENT WORK! Welcome to RetouchPro. Glad you jumped right in to join us. Hope we see more of your terrific creations in the future.

                          Sure glad you got over the Painter 7 hump. Exceptional job on this one. Did you print the orig & freehand your rendition or... ??? Give us a hint.

                          Ditto Jak's comment about the texture. Very cool. Looks like he's ready for a night on the town!

                          Background really adds flavor! It's right out of my past life. I can hear "Purple Haze" playing in the background.

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                          Gosh... looks like everybody else is having fun. It's OK for me to jump in the pool, too, right? ("Heck yeah! I'm the moderator!" LOL)

                          Here's one in which I used a couple effects (Cezanne, Pencil Sketch) from a not well know application called Professor Franklin's Instant Photo Effects. Pulled the results into PS 5.5 and tuned them up a bit.

                          Kind of the wind blown look, ya think?

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                          Keep those entries coming. (No expiration on this).

                          Already submitted one? Wanna do another? GO AHEAD!

                          But most of all, "Keep having fun!"

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                          • #14
                            Re: We're having fun now!

                            Originally posted by DannyRaphael
                            Sure glad you got over the Painter 7 hump. Exceptional job on this one. Did you print the orig & freehand your rendition or... ??? Give us a hint ...<snip>...

                            ~DannyR~ [/B]
                            hint... hmm..asking for a hint rather than a full step-by-step description, eh?

                            ok, here you go.

                            Used the palette knife in painter with my Wacom, dragged it back to photosop to give it some unsharp masking and lighting effects, back to painter to add some highlights/shadows with a normal brush, then smear a bit more until statisfied..repeat as necessary.


                            • #15
                              That's funny, Danny!

                              My original intention was to make one of those kind of '60s psychadelic posters and the background was originally just a radial gradient in some pretty bizzarre colors, but I slingshotted past '60s psych and ended up somewhere completely different - never bothered to remove the background though...


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