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11/30/2010 09:10:17 AM · #1
I believe it is probably December 1st somewhere in the world. What say we get started? Let's all just have a good time and enjoy the photos. Comment are welcome and encouraged. Here is my first offering....

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11/30/2010 09:18:10 AM · #2
I had considered this for the Oct. Freestudy, but went with something else instead.
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11/30/2010 09:39:40 AM · #3
Alrighty, I'll take your crisp, saturated renderings and oppose them with a liberal decanting of abstract and simplify...

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11/30/2010 09:59:45 AM · #4
I second Bear.

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11/30/2010 11:14:44 AM · #5
I'll create an alchemy of the two, bwaahahahaha!!

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11/30/2010 04:00:20 PM · #6
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To start the holiday season!
12/01/2010 01:18:02 AM · #7
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12/01/2010 07:54:29 AM · #8
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12/01/2010 09:08:34 AM · #9
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12/01/2010 10:16:53 AM · #10
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12/01/2010 10:55:11 AM · #11
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12/01/2010 01:15:26 PM · #12
Going in the other direction entirely, I give you:

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Fancy Pants

Topaz Detail, modified microcontrast setting.
12/01/2010 04:01:25 PM · #13
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12/01/2010 04:10:55 PM · #14
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12/01/2010 10:27:23 PM · #15
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A Little topaz clean
12/02/2010 12:05:04 AM · #16
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12/02/2010 12:31:43 AM · #17
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12/02/2010 05:35:35 AM · #18
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ETA: I figure since this is a Topaz challenge... maybe I could ask you guys a question here too... I tried using Topaz Denoise (which I use all the time and have never had an issue with) on this image, but it seemingly didn't do ANYTHING to the noise. Original and Denoise'd looked identical on the moderate preset. If I turned it up to high, then the image turned into a uniform green swatch. I didn't really mess with it much because I have other noise software that I think works well, so I just used that (Dfine 2.0) and it handled it no problem. Any ideas?

Message edited by author 2010-12-02 06:06:11.
12/02/2010 07:40:25 AM · #19
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12/02/2010 07:55:32 AM · #20
Forgive my intrusion, but despite the fact I cannot currently use Topaz I'm interested in this to see if I want to make changes to my setup (possibly going PC for editing).

These are all great, and some are easily recognizable as Topaz, but others have me scratching my head as to what exactly Topaz was used to do. Mr. Spatula had a great description, but in others (' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/20000-24999/22689/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_923241.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/20000-24999/22689/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_923241.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' for example), I don't really know what Topaz has brought to the photo.

For the inexperienced but interested, could you very briefly explain (other than experimentation in some cases) what you accomplished with the use of Topaz that otherwise wouldn't have happened?

Message edited by author 2010-12-02 07:56:40.
12/02/2010 08:50:13 AM · #21
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12/02/2010 10:15:44 AM · #22
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ETA: Denoise, clean, and simplify

Message edited by author 2010-12-02 12:33:34.
12/02/2010 10:22:55 AM · #23
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Spicify and then some additional tweaking of the detail slider buttons.
12/02/2010 11:06:44 AM · #24
Originally posted by bohemka:

Forgive my intrusion, but despite the fact I cannot currently use Topaz I'm interested in this to see if I want to make changes to my setup (possibly going PC for editing).

These are all great, and some are easily recognizable as Topaz, but others have me scratching my head as to what exactly Topaz was used to do. Mr. Spatula had a great description, but in others (' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/20000-24999/22689/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_923241.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/20000-24999/22689/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_923241.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' for example), I don't really know what Topaz has brought to the photo.

For the inexperienced but interested, could you very briefly explain (other than experimentation in some cases) what you accomplished with the use of Topaz that otherwise wouldn't have happened?


I have upload the original, like that you can compare them. I had no previous experience with Topaz so I'm just playing around, sorry I can't help you much.
I have put the details of the editing in the description.
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12/02/2010 11:21:18 AM · #25
Originally posted by Mambe:

Originally posted by bohemka:

Forgive my intrusion, but despite the fact I cannot currently use Topaz I'm interested in this to see if I want to make changes to my setup (possibly going PC for editing).

These are all great, and some are easily recognizable as Topaz, but others have me scratching my head as to what exactly Topaz was used to do. Mr. Spatula had a great description, but in others (' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/20000-24999/22689/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_923241.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/20000-24999/22689/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_923241.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' for example), I don't really know what Topaz has brought to the photo.

For the inexperienced but interested, could you very briefly explain (other than experimentation in some cases) what you accomplished with the use of Topaz that otherwise wouldn't have happened?


I have upload the original, like that you can compare them. I had no previous experience with Topaz so I'm just playing around, sorry I can't help you much.
I have put the details of the editing in the description.
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I would call that a light tonemapping with detail enhancement.. I assume you used Topaz Adjust ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Mambe?
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