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Old Jun 21, 2002, 1:35 PM   #1
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Default Compositing technique

What do you guys think about this?

Cattle Egret image as background layer; image of me clipped and pasted in, then layer set to Soft Light, 66% opacity; Text created; image of GB Starling upsampled to 200%, cropped and pasted in as color fill for the text; Text and Starling layers set as clipping layers with Starling on top as Normal layer and Text set as Exclusion layer, both at 100% opacity. Image flattened.

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Old Jun 21, 2002, 10:49 PM   #2
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Ron.... check out the defination of 'Composting'. Did you mean composing?
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Old Jun 21, 2002, 11:27 PM   #3
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Default I think he meant exactly "Compositing"

because it's a "composit" image created from three images.

Nice job too! Love the Starling's colors in the text! Now - about that guy with the wild eyed stare who was startled when the egret caught him napping on the zoom! :-)

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Old Jun 22, 2002, 12:03 AM   #4
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Default Lin's right:

The Starling needed to be upsampled a bit to reduce the detail (IMO), but the color combined with the gradient-opacity caused by setting the text as an exclusion layer worked out well (also IMO).

re: the geek... The vacant stare is a sign of incipient brain fade
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Old Jun 22, 2002, 11:22 PM   #5
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Well, Ron, I think it's cool. I had to really look for you and then I couldn't find the GB Starling, but loved the colors in the lettering. Finally figured it all out.
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Old Jun 23, 2002, 12:39 AM   #6
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Default Thanks Christie!

I didn't want the pic of me to overpower the bird... and I wanted the text to be soft, fading in and out, but colorful. I thought using the colors of the Starling and setting the text as an exclusion layer clipped to the Starling would work nicely, but of course that was my opinion and hearing what others think of the style is very helpful.

I just did another design job today, redesigning the plant area in front of our condo building pretty much from the ground up, then tearing out everything and executing the design in one day (*lots of work*). Several of the other owners were not even aware that something was going to happen... it was really cool to watch their jaws drop when they saw it and then seeing the tremendous smiles they all had.

I love design work
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Old Jun 25, 2002, 5:56 AM   #7
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Default Really nice.

I really had to look to see you Ron.
Subliminal.
...er....sublime!

[Edited on 6-25-2002 by RobertG]
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Old Jun 25, 2002, 1:51 PM   #8
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Default Thanks Robert :^)

I'm pleased you liked it.
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Old Jun 25, 2002, 7:10 PM   #9
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Wonderful composite, Ron! These type of composites always look good as posters!
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Old Jun 25, 2002, 8:24 PM   #10
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Default Thanks again, Purrcat!

That's pretty much what I was practicing for... how astute of you
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