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    PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #150 – Wine and Rose

    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 legal verbiage.

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    Here's a great image to work with, taken by Sue Beatrice who graciously granted permission to use it.

    Thanks to all who held down the fort during my hiatus. I'll post a couple more a little later. Off to play "Go Fish" with my kids.


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    Sue Beatrice 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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    New guidelines (subject to fine tuning):
    * For each mini-challenge, post up to two (2) interpretations with attached images of your interpretation(s). ## SEE BELOW.

    * For each include enough step-by-step detail to give someone a reasonable chance to recreate (or approximate) your results. That way all of us can learn from each other. Obviously it’s impossible to explain things like “individual brush strokes,” but do include such details as filters used, plugins used, blend mode detail, etc.

    * Preferred format:

    on individual steps vs. writing it out in paragraphs. Step-by-step is easier for newbies to follow.

    * If you used a technique or tutorial described elsewhere, include a link to it if possible.

    * You may include an additional post with a screenshot of your Layers Palette if that’s easier than writing out the details.

    * If you used one or more Photoshop actions you crafted and you would like to share them, .zip the action set and attach in an additional post or refer to the download site with the applicable action set name(s).

    Focus on quality, not quantity – and sharing your techniques. Unique and/or creative writeups will be preserved and noted in the "Best of Photo-art" forum.

    In addition...
    * Questions about technical matters or method clarification are welcome.

    * Compliment works you truly admire. Don't feel compelled to comment on (or feel guilty about not commenting on) every single image.

    ## If you would like to do more interpretations, here’s how to do that:
    - Post them at a public site, such as and include as many links IN A SINGLE POST as you would like.
    - If you create subsequent versions and want to include them, you can edit your own posts to add/change/delete links to outside galleries. It's not necessary to add additional posts to the thread for each link to a gallery site.
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  • #2
    This is a beautiful image.

    Danny--is this the one that was on dpreview with an awesome impressionist pencil sketch effect that I can't seem to duplicate?

    Don--Interesting choice of effects. The all metal look does give it an elegant appearance.

    I went with impressionist layers blended together. I was playing around hoping that impressionist would behave well in actions--but it's even worse than virtual painter. Oh well, I guess I should have to do a little work on some images. I stayed with watercolor and paint effects for this. I couldn't find the edge/frame actions Don's been using that I like so well, so I tried to fake it
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    • #3
      Thank you Danny, Well arranged, and a rich looking snap..
      Iam trying to do this without loosing it's identity...

      Mauler. good effects..

      cherry. good touch on leyer blendings..

      Mine is again simple.. Filter > Poster edges and Ink outlines...
      Then did the game in levels...

      thank you.


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      • #4
        Wine and rose

        Don, your rendition is superb! You achieved the mood and look the original deserved!


        • #5
          1. Duplicate image.
          2. On duplicated image -- Image>Desaturate.
          3. Copy layer -- Filter>Blur>Smart Blur> - High - Edges Only( play with setting for best look). Image>Adjustments>Invert.
          4. Copy original B&W layer -- Filter>Stylize>Find Edges -- (play with settings for best look)
          5. Lower opacity and fill on both layers
          6. Flatten image.
          7. On Color image Filter>Artisic>Dry Brush settings=2-8-1
          8. Copy the rose - paste on B&W - Multiply mode, lower opacity
          9. Copy wine glass - paste on B&W - Overlay Mode - lower opacity.
          10. Add standstone texture to rose and wine glass.
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          • #6
            Hey, Jill...

            Nice to see your smiling face/post. Excellent details and much appreciated.



            • #7
              Dream Rose

              Lovely images! I selected the rose alone: cropped, smudged, and framed.
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              • #8

                Isolating the rose was a very effective approach. I like the way you "colored outside the lines."

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                On mine, here's the layer stack (top to bottom):

                * Levels adjustment layer (to suit)
                * Find Edges filter applied to the original background. Darken
                * Impressionist filter applied to original background; settings: Charcoalefault. Normal
                * Background (off)

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                • #9
                  Here's my 2nd entry, rendered with the ART-Oils via CNC-djr action available in this collection:

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                  • #10
                    Danny, excellent work.. good texture...
                    one more wine glass, I do not remmember the roots..
                    But some play I did with levels.. that's all..
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                    • #11
                      Days of Wine & Roses

                      My approach was simple. It made me think of the movie "The Day of Wine & Roses" so I dupe the layer, desatruated it and painted the wine and rose back in. Nothing fancy just the way I saw it.
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                      • #12
                        Wime and Roses

                        I just love your second attempt Danny , it looks brilliant and just like a painting to me. I've downloaded the action set, thanks for the link and Iwill have to have a go at one of these art project one of thesedays


                        • #13
                          Hi Peter:

                          Thanks for the kind words. It was a great pic with which to work.

                          The best way to get into photo-art is to "just jump in."

                          Beware... Sometimes an action will work great on one pic and look lously on another, so keep experimenting. Don't be bashful about posting your creations, even the early ones. That's how all of us started.

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                          I've been admiring your creativity in various threads. Well done on this one in particular. You definitely have the touch.

                          Glad both of you found our little playground. Welcome and keep having fun.



                          • #14
                            This is my first mini-challenge. The photo is so lovely I couldn't resist.

                            Buzz Pro - Simplifier One set at 1003

                            lightened contrast
                            saturation 21
                            Emboss light inverse
                            Selected color tool
                            Unsharp mask

                            Real-Draw Pro
                            Gaussian sharpen
                            color boost
                            clone stamp tool

                            I continue to try to attach my file but the message says it's not a valid gif or jpg. Anyone know why I'm having this problem.



                            • #15

                              Is your jpg file 100K or smaller? That is the post limit on this site. Use the Save for Web item on the file menu and set the file size to 100K.

                              Very nice version BTW.



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