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Old Jan 19, 2004, 10:28 PM   #1
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Decided to try my hand out on something new and began my project last night. After fiddling with my editor for a number of hours, I finally came close to what I was hoping to achieve.
These are 2 of 3 attempts that I have made. Now, if I can just remember how to do it! :?

My [ex] sister in-law sent me a photo of her new baby boy. Here is Finnegan, born 11/03:

Original:

<img src=http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v31/informativetoo/blueeyes.jpg>

<img src=http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v31/informativetoo/blueeyes2.jpg>

Colorized (in need of a touch-up):

<img src=http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v31/informativetoo/blueeyes5.jpg>
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Old Jan 19, 2004, 11:51 PM   #2
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Very nice, I like the colorized version. You kept the striking aspects of the child & directed the focus. Wonderful manipulation :!: :!: :P
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Old Jan 20, 2004, 8:21 AM   #3
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I'm totally impressed by both renditions. This is something I've tried doing without ever having achieved what you just did.

As for remembering how you did it, I know that John is with me in wishing you great luck.
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Old Jan 24, 2004, 3:50 AM   #4
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Thank you Barbara &amp; John. You gave me hope to press on!

Well, I went in and tried my hand at reproducing this, using the same photos...but I am just not getting it right. I have the basic sequence down but am off the mark in adjustments. Apparently, I need to record my work.

Eventually I will get it "down" by golly and I will remember to record my work. I'm bent on it.

Barbara, while cruising around dpreview...I came across some awesome sketches.
A woman created "actions" (not sure what these are, exactly) and made them accessible to others. Having seen other "sketches" created by others using her "actions", I'm most impressed!
I saved the zip files and will send them to you via email. Perhaps you could use them.
I tried to post them here but the zip file was only partially linked.

I'm really hoping she creates a file compatible for my software's version. Anyway, if you choose to download it and are able to "work" it...be sure to post photos.
Judging from what I've seen...sure you will like the sketch effects.
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Old Jan 24, 2004, 6:55 AM   #5
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Thank you Barbara & John. You gave me hope to press on!

Well, I went in and tried my hand at reproducing this, using the same photos...but I am just not getting it right. I have the basic sequence down but am off the mark in adjustments. Apparently, I need to record my work.

Eventually I will get it "down" by golly and I will remember to record my work. I'm bent on it.

Barbara, while cruising around dpreview...I came across some awesome sketches.
A woman created "actions" (not sure what these are, exactly) and made them accessible to others. Having seen other "sketches" created by others using her "actions", I'm most impressed!
I saved the zip files and will send them to you via email. Perhaps you could use them.
I tried to post them here but the zip file was only partially linked.

I'm really hoping she creates a file compatible for my software's version. Anyway, if you choose to download it and are able to "work" it...be sure to post photos.
Judging from what I've seen...sure you will like the sketch effects.
Hello Kate.
thanks for your PN. Would you mind sending me the zip file to info@photolity.net ?
Thanks
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Old Jan 24, 2004, 7:36 AM   #6
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I saved the zip files and will send them to you via email
Sent you a private message with my e-mail address to soothe my spammy paranoia.

Thanks!
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Old Jan 24, 2004, 3:09 PM   #7
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Barbara,

I sent the email in the wee hours of the morning, just after posting here.
I do the same when posting my email address, in an attempt to evade the spam bots

I was wondering if you were able to download it? I just clicked on the zip file and came up with "Url not found". It was there early this morning but as of this afternoon (Ak time)...it can no longer be found.

Kex, I sent it to you and it wasn't until afterwords that I found out the Url was no longer there.

I'll be poking my nose around, asking about it.
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Old Jan 24, 2004, 3:37 PM   #8
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I never received the mail, or let's put it this way: I don't know if I received it or not because I have a spam filter that I forgot to mention, so unless a person shouts at me in the subject line to get me to recognize the mail as friend, not foe, it just gets automatically deleted from the server without even being downloaded.

I'll search around and see if I can locate what you found and lost.
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Old Jan 25, 2004, 7:38 AM   #9
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Very nice experiment indeed ! Compliments !

Just one suggestion : I understand your will to put the hair of the child in a less rebel-way

However, to make your work more realistic, just use the clone stamp tool with natural brushes : there are some of them that allows you to reproduce spikes in the hair.
When u have created a rather complete new hair border use the soft tool brush to soften the spikes.

P.S. : I cannot avoid to admire the wonderful thin hairs of your (ex) sister in law
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Old Jan 25, 2004, 4:20 PM   #10
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A great big thank-you goes to Informativetoo for the action she found. (Note the breed, Kex. It's of my brother's much loved dog.)

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