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12/23/2015 09:24:03 PM · #1
Can't find them. Feel like playing. Any help out there?
12/23/2015 10:03:08 PM · #2
Sure! It's an ongoing side challenge, instructions in links on the first page. Give me a moment...here!

Click on the 'last time' link to get to the instructions.

Message edited by author 2015-12-23 22:07:41.
12/23/2015 10:09:42 PM · #3
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Message edited by author 2015-12-23 22:53:31.
12/23/2015 10:26:39 PM · #4
"Open the image you want to edit and make sure the layers palette is visible.
Duplicate the background layer
From the edit menu, choose transform and select flip horizontal
Change the blending mode of the layer to difference.
From the layers menu, choose flatten

Duplicate the background layer
From the edit menu, choose transform and select flip vertical
Change the blending mode of the layer to difference.
From the layers menu, choose flatten
Duplicate the background layer
From the edit menu, choose transform and select rotate 90 degrees (CW or CCW doesn't matter)
Change the blending mode of the layer to difference.
From the layers menu, choose flatten

crop to square (not always)"

Just what I had copied to notes some time ago.
12/23/2015 10:43:58 PM · #5
In addition to the basic instructions posted ...

1) experiment with blending modes other than "Difference", especially in the earlier transformations. I often use two or three different blending modes altogether.

2) you can adjust colors/contrast (Curves or Levels) in between steps.

3) If you are going to make a square image, I suggest cropping (or re-sizing disproportionally) before applying any transformations.

If you are going to use a standard 4:3 frame you'll need to re-size the rotated layer by 133.33% for the short side and 75% for the long side.
12/23/2015 10:44:20 PM · #6
Thanks. I'm on it :)
12/24/2015 12:08:28 AM · #7
I suppose I have to be able to say how I got to my final result . . .
12/24/2015 11:41:48 AM · #8
Just save your working file.
12/24/2015 02:57:46 PM · #9
and we've been given some additional leeway this challenge, too...

"But for this challenge, you may layer, flip, rotate, blend, and warp your source photo to create your entry."

i am working under the assumption that "warp" allows for a wide range of "distortions" in the spirit of the this challenge

can SC confirm??
12/24/2015 04:13:07 PM · #10
I believe that as long as you stick to one original you can distort the image however you want.
12/24/2015 04:18:05 PM · #11
Originally posted by GeneralE:

I believe that as long as you stick to one original you can distort the image however you want.

Absolutely. "warping" would be a catchall to include scaling, perspective, etc. I am using some of that myself.
12/24/2015 05:52:07 PM · #12
OK, it's been awhile since I did this, and I used to have an action.... how the heck did I create actions?? Gotta go see if I can figure that out...
12/24/2015 06:11:41 PM · #13
Is there an app for this actually? Or does it have to be photoshop?
12/24/2015 06:21:43 PM · #14
Originally posted by Melethia:

OK, it's been awhile since I did this, and I used to have an action.... how the heck did I create actions?? Gotta go see if I can figure that out...


Here ya go Melethia!

Remember, way back when, you encouraged me to learn how to do actions. What a handy technique to have! (except when you accidentally delete one which I just did)
12/24/2015 06:32:14 PM · #15
Originally posted by NiallOTuama:

Is there an app for this actually? Or does it have to be photoshop?

Anything which supports layers and various blending modes should work.
12/24/2015 06:37:36 PM · #16
Originally posted by GeneralE:

In addition to the basic instructions posted ...

1) experiment with blending modes other than "Difference", especially in the earlier transformations. I often use two or three different blending modes altogether.
...


I tend to use "Difference" as little as possible. I like to keep things simple and find that it creates too much detail.
12/24/2015 06:45:38 PM · #17
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by NiallOTuama:

Is there an app for this actually? Or does it have to be photoshop?

Anything which supports layers and various blending modes should work.

Anyone able to recommend an app for an iPhone?
12/24/2015 06:50:19 PM · #18
There's a photoshop app for your iPhone but it's not free.
12/24/2015 08:11:52 PM · #19
um, why the heck is this an advanced editing challenge vs expert? duh duh duh?
12/24/2015 08:46:52 PM · #20
Originally posted by NiallOTuama:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by NiallOTuama:

Is there an app for this actually? Or does it have to be photoshop?

Anything which supports layers and various blending modes should work.

Anyone able to recommend an app for an iPhone?


check out iColorama... much more than just flip/bend, but good options under the Form menu

12/24/2015 09:13:57 PM · #21
Originally posted by skewsme:

um, why the heck is this an advanced editing challenge vs expert? duh duh duh?

Because for Expert we'd have had to LIMIT the legal things you could do, and people have a lot more trouble with that. It's easier to ADD options with a special rule than it is to remove them.
12/24/2015 09:37:27 PM · #22
Since we are allowed to use layers, can I safely assume that we are "allowed" to use masking?

12/24/2015 10:08:37 PM · #23
Originally posted by sfalice:

Originally posted by Melethia:

OK, it's been awhile since I did this, and I used to have an action.... how the heck did I create actions?? Gotta go see if I can figure that out...


Here ya go Melethia!

Remember, way back when, you encouraged me to learn how to do actions. What a handy technique to have! (except when you accidentally delete one which I just did)


Thank you!!

Have not come up with anything quite yet, but will keep trying. :-)
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