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Old Mar 17, 2004, 3:33 PM   #1
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This picture popped to mind last night as I was falling asleep, and it snapped me wide awake. Only after figuring out every last detail of how to do it was I able to drift away. If I don't take care, I'm going to turn into a raving lunatic.


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Old Mar 17, 2004, 3:44 PM   #2
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hmm interesting idea.....nice job
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Old Mar 17, 2004, 4:26 PM   #3
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Barb, this blew me away. I am not easily impressed but this concept really got my interest up. B/W and the contrast in one photo. You must explain how you did it.
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Old Mar 17, 2004, 4:41 PM   #4
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Barbara:

This image is awsome -art in its purest form.

Wonderful visualization and technique.

Just awsome,

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Old Mar 17, 2004, 4:44 PM   #5
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Just by chance, DX6490, I was about to post the process, including the first photo, which was this:



In the basement where I could control the lighting, I set up a large piece of glass on top of black cloth. In the middle of the glass I hot-glued an egg into position (required a great deal of swearing). Photos, many of them, were taken. :shock:

Next job was to resize a portion of a cemetery photo until the scale was right. I copied it onto the egg picture, thus forming a second layer. I erased everything of the second layer that wasn't within the egg, then erased inward using the eraser set to a low opacity.

That's pretty much it other than a bit of tweaking in Levels and some sharpening.

Except for one thing: I actually prefer the photo of just the plain egg.

Thanks, guys, for the compliments. A pat on the head now and then feels so very good.
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Old Mar 17, 2004, 5:37 PM   #6
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Did you try reducing the opacity of the grave pic layer? might have given a bit of the egg shell texture to come through ... might have given an effect ... then again it might not .. but you never know, just a thought ... I am not saying your pic would benefit ... it's just a suggestion, nothing more, don't bite my head off :roll: please.
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Jimboy, that's how I accomplished the erasing--by reducing the opacity of the cemetery pic--so I saw how it looked. With translucence, it appeared as if laid on the surface of the egg, not within, which was the effect I was going for.
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Very nicely done, Barbara!
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Old Mar 17, 2004, 7:32 PM   #9
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Thanks, Ohenry.

(I ate the egg.)
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Old Mar 17, 2004, 7:35 PM   #10
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Barbara: Very good image. thanks for telling us how you did it. Would you ever offer to do a photoshop class. Seems like you know your way around it very well. Us newbies could really use the help.

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