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Old Feb 16, 2005, 8:24 AM   #11
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Not sure what you mean about the drop shadow effect. Would this put a shadow on the ground, or what? Thanks. Walter.

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I tried the drop shadow on a new layer but that did look like a real shadow. So I duplicated the background layer and cut out everything but him on that layer. From here I transformed it until it look like it was laying on its side like a shadow would. Then I adjusted the curves to make it all black and adjusted the layer opaciaty to about 40% and here is the end result. Of course the shadow is not in line with the direction the sun is (it looks like the shadow should move forward and to my right but then you would not see much of the shadow) but I wanted to show you how the shadow looks using this method.


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Old Feb 16, 2005, 5:44 PM   #13
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Thanks for doing the shadow effect. That was a lot of work and much appreciated.

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Old Feb 17, 2005, 1:24 PM   #14
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You make a great team...good job!
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Old Feb 24, 2005, 10:54 AM   #15
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I took a few civil war photos from archives I found and used the effect the higher contrast that most had, the grain and noise and also the edges (edges from an actual civil war photo) There are 2 version here is the first
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the second, more contrast, different settings on noise etc.
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Old Feb 27, 2005, 7:03 PM   #17
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Thanks for those. I think I like the second one, had a more "authentic" look to it.

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Old Feb 27, 2005, 8:04 PM   #18
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I am not expert my but Johnny looks too bright. If he had been there on that misty morning there would have been an ever so slight mist between he and the camera. Not sure how to do it but it he seems to need to be toned down. Maybe saturation?
The hands give him away. Sure is fun to play with PS isn't it?

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Old Feb 27, 2005, 9:51 PM   #19
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In my study most images of that day were over exposed with very bright whites and dark blacks. As for the fog, it may add interest, but if you look at the foggy image provided, there is no fog in the foreground so it is not needed.
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Old Feb 27, 2005, 10:47 PM   #20
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I guess that is what I am seeing, Johnny Reb looks brightly exposed but the rest of the image does not. The exposures don't seem to match.

Interesting to see everyone's comments.
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