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  • PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #76 – Snowy Egret

    FIRST MINI-CHALLENGE -or- NEW TO PHOTO-ART?
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    PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #76 – Snowy Egret

    Here’s another “mini-challenge” to play with in the Photo-based Art category until the next major challenge is posted here.

    The base image can be downloaded by clicking the link below the photo description.


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    Steve, alias Trimoon, shot this Snowy Egret at Cross Creek, Florida. (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historical Site). It's almost too beautiful to "enhance" but it will be fun trying!

    Phyllis


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    LEGAL VERBIAGE
    Trimoon retains the U.S. and international copyright © not only for the original image, but also for any photo-art versions of it. Unauthorized distribution or use of this image without permission are prohibited.
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    Last edited by pstewart; 01-20-2003, 11:32 PM.

  • #2
    I kept it simple.

    Phyllis
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    • #3
      This looks like the Great White Egret which occurs in Africa!

      First off, the reflections on the bird bugged me, so I painted them out using neighbouring colors (cloning didn't work to successfully). I wasn't too worried about getting exact matches as the pic was going to be sent thru a filter.

      I then duplicated the layer and ran a black pencil filter on that layer (PSP7). I decreased the opacity of the duplicated layer down to less than 40% to bring back the color from the background layer.

      (It may still be a bit blown out for mac users ).
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      • #4
        Nicely done, Al. Looks great on my Mac! Good idea to get rid of those ripple reflections.

        Phyllis

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        • #5
          Thanks Phyllis.

          Here's a slightly more exaggerated version using the same technique that I used on mountain man, but with a smooth background, then letting the color come thru.
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          • #6
            Phyllis,

            Nice shot, I like the reflection, soooo here is my rendition of your image. I first turned it into black and white using one of the digi-daan channel mixture files, then dry brushed and added the frame.

            Alan
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            • #7
              Yummy! I was drooling over Trimoon's website images a couple of days ago, and now we're allowed to play with one -- wonderful!

              Evening is descending, and a last ray of sunlight rim-lights our lovely egret -- with the help of a palette knife layer (LinLite) over a texture layer (ColDodg) with a layer mask over a glowing edges layer.
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              • #8
                Phyllis -- simple, and lovely!

                Al -- nice look to both versions!

                Alan -- white egrets look great in black/white!
                Last edited by CJ Swartz; 01-19-2003, 12:00 PM.

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                • #9
                  Or... if you don't like glowing bills, here's one with similar lighting and color saturation, but more lifelike. Used Phyllis's recipe for an abstract look Abstract drawings and then added a linear burn layer blend of the above layers over the original.
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                  • #10
                    Great submissions!

                    Phyllis--I love the bold chunky strokes on this one. I'm a big fan of large and in charge, so I like this a lot!

                    BigAl--I love both of your versions, but am leaning more toward the first. Nice removal of the reflection and change of overall atmosphere.

                    Alan--I really like this! Sort of moody and dodgy...the frame sets it off very nicely. It's nice to see some work off of another submission, too.

                    CJ--I like both versions, even the with the glowing bill. It reminded me almost of a velvet black light poster. (I mean that in a good way, btw.!)

                    Chuck--such an adorbable baby! Good pic, too!

                    Amanda

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                    • #11
                      I was trying for an oriental water color feeling, with the bird walking through mist.

                      I'm sure I didn't get it quite right...

                      Amanda
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                      • #12
                        Tried a straightforward watercolor effect. BuzzPro Simplify, Paint daubs, Splatter, switched to Painter 7 to apply watercolor brush to water and reflection then added a water paper texture.

                        Jim
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Snoleoprd
                          Phyllis,
                          Nice shot, I like the reflection, soooo here is my rendition of your image.
                          It's not my shot, unfortunately. This lovely photo was taken by Trimoon (Steve).

                          Al, that metallic sheen is great...really adds punch and depth.

                          Alan and CJ, love the boldness of all your renditions!

                          Wow, Amanda, that is awesome! Would you share the method with us?

                          Jim, great watercolor. Where did you find that texture...one of Painter's standard ones?

                          Phyllis

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by pstewart
                            It's not my shot, unfortunately. This lovely photo was taken by Trimoon (Steve).
                            Phyllis
                            Doh! Sorry Steve and Phyllis, I should learn to read more carefully.

                            Alan

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by pstewart
                              Where did you find that texture...one of Painter's standard ones?

                              In PS7, Filter/Sketch/Water Paper.

                              Jim

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