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12/06/2005 03:17:33 PM · #1
I was just playing around with a photo I took last fall in Colorado, and was wondering how you mostly feel about adding different effects to pictures. Does it make you feel less of a photographer or more of an artist? In my case do you think the Watercolor filter added or subtracted from the original?

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12/06/2005 03:22:36 PM · #2
I think if you're gonna do it, you should do it more obviously. It's kind of in-between right now. Also, if you're gonna go the effects route, may's well apply a gradient burn to the sky and contain the top of the image also.

Robt.
12/06/2005 03:51:20 PM · #3
Thanks for your input. In this case I was thinking less was more, as i didn't like it too heavy. I will work with the gradient burn. Thanks.
12/06/2005 03:53:04 PM · #4
Originally posted by autool:

Thanks for your input. In this case I was thinking less was more, as i didn't like it too heavy. I will work with the gradient burn. Thanks.


It probably looks better at a larger viewing size too. It's been my experience that you need to apply these filters individually to different sizes of the same image for best effect.

R.
12/06/2005 03:58:36 PM · #5
Originally posted by autool:

In my case do you think the Watercolor filter added or subtracted from the original?

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Yes it did. Refer to bear_musics responce.

Message edited by author 2005-12-06 15:59:48.
12/06/2005 04:03:12 PM · #6
Originally posted by bear_music:


It probably looks better at a larger viewing size too. It's been my experience that you need to apply these filters individually to different sizes of the same image for best effect.

R.


I agree. I have noticed that the final outcome of the effects filters are different when applied to images of different sizes. How can you compensate for this?
12/06/2005 04:16:46 PM · #7
Originally posted by flipcitykingz:

Originally posted by bear_music:


It probably looks better at a larger viewing size too. It's been my experience that you need to apply these filters individually to different sizes of the same image for best effect.

R.


I agree. I have noticed that the final outcome of the effects filters are different when applied to images of different sizes. How can you compensate for this?


Create a master for each size and apply the effect to it while viewing at "print size" to see exactly what you're getting.

R.
12/06/2005 04:18:26 PM · #8
I took a stab at doing it myself, for the fun of it, a quickie. Levels, autocolor, add gradient and fade both top and bottom, flatten, gothic gloe on a new layer and faded, flatten, crosshatch filter.

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Robt.
12/06/2005 04:31:22 PM · #9
Originally posted by bear_music:

I took a stab at doing it myself, for the fun of it, a quickie. Levels, autocolor, add gradient and fade both top and bottom, flatten, gothic gloe on a new layer and faded, flatten, crosshatch filter.

265899.jpg

Robt.


Could you say that again in English? I'm not trying to be funny, it's just that PS is the bain of my existence. I took a whole online class, and I still know next to nothing. I also tried to download some free-filters, and I followed the installation instructions. It said when I restarted PS the filters should be in my list, and they're not. :(
12/06/2005 04:40:35 PM · #10
Originally posted by bear_music:

I took a stab at doing it myself, for the fun of it, a quickie. Levels, autocolor, add gradient and fade both top and bottom, flatten, gothic gloe on a new layer and faded, flatten, crosshatch filter.

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Robt.


Wow..... You really took it a long way. I might have had the wrong idea but I didn't want to originaly make it look so "machine finished". I guess it really boils down to each individuals own concept.
12/06/2005 04:42:39 PM · #11
Originally posted by autool:


Wow..... You really took it a long way. I might have had the wrong idea but I didn't want to originaly make it look so "machine finished". I guess it really boils down to each individuals own concept.


Oh, for sure. It's just me letting my hair down. IN no way to I imply this is a "better" approach than yours; just a different one. Though I do think the color-shifting would help yours, anyway.

R.
12/06/2005 04:47:49 PM · #12
Originally posted by ragamuffingirl:

Originally posted by bear_music:

Levels, autocolor, add gradient and fade both top and bottom, flatten, gothic gloe on a new layer and faded, flatten, crosshatch filter.


Could you say that again in English? I'm not trying to be funny, it's just that PS is the bain of my existence. I took a whole online class, and I still know next to nothing. I also tried to download some free-filters, and I followed the installation instructions. It said when I restarted PS the filters should be in my list, and they're not. :(


I ran a Photoshop Basics Mentorship Thread that had half a dozen "lessons" in it for Photoshop neophytes. You might try looking at that and following along, then if you still have questions ask them.

"Gothic Glow" is an "action", "crosshatch" is a filter. They are not the same thing. The "filters" you downloaded may, in fact, be actions; if they are, and even IF you downloaded them to the correct directory, you still need to activate them to use them.

Nail the basics down first then come back with specific action/filter questions OK?

R.
12/06/2005 04:51:24 PM · #13
Originally posted by bear_music:



Oh, for sure. It's just me letting my hair down. IN no way to I imply this is a "better" approach than yours; just a different one. Though I do think the color-shifting would help yours, anyway.

R.


I agree wholeheartedly?
12/06/2005 05:54:38 PM · #14
Originally posted by bear_music:

Originally posted by ragamuffingirl:

Originally posted by bear_music:

Levels, autocolor, add gradient and fade both top and bottom, flatten, gothic gloe on a new layer and faded, flatten, crosshatch filter.


Could you say that again in English? I'm not trying to be funny, it's just that PS is the bain of my existence. I took a whole online class, and I still know next to nothing. I also tried to download some free-filters, and I followed the installation instructions. It said when I restarted PS the filters should be in my list, and they're not. :(


I ran a Photoshop Basics Mentorship Thread that had half a dozen "lessons" in it for Photoshop neophytes. You might try looking at that and following along, then if you still have questions ask them.

"Gothic Glow" is an "action", "crosshatch" is a filter. They are not the same thing. The "filters" you downloaded may, in fact, be actions; if they are, and even IF you downloaded them to the correct directory, you still need to activate them to use them.

Nail the basics down first then come back with specific action/filter questions OK?

R.


Thank you!!
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