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Der Yarn Tootin' It's Art
Der Yarn Tootin' It's Art

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Challenge: Art of 2018 II (Standard Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot A540
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Jun 29, 2018
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2019

File: Yarn_IMG_2093-DPC6

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I then made yet another copy of the base and applied the Gaussian Blur filter at about an 8-pixel setting. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1231907.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1231907.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Finally, after changing the High Pass layers to Overlay Mode (which applied the texture effect) I used a couple of Curves Adjustment Layers to shift the colors around, the first just some gently darkening, and the second to shift the colors significantly. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1231908.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1231908.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

FWIW I've never tried this particular technique before, and I processed this using Photoshop 5.0 (more than 20 years old) on a similarly old Mac.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2019 09:29:58 AM
Very interesting Looks like you might have used a Hard Mix blend on this. I have never found a use for Hard Mix until Now .. Nice work
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01/27/2019 02:05:36 AM
Great use of texture.
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01/25/2019 04:27:27 PM
love that title and not a bad abstract either
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