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Old Sep 8, 2005, 12:28 PM   #1
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The original file's been reduced just enough to stay under the forum ceiling. I've had two goes at it (they'll follow).
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Old Sep 8, 2005, 12:33 PM   #2
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Here's my first attempt.
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Old Sep 8, 2005, 12:34 PM   #3
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And here's my second one - I wanted to make a print & thought the lighter one might print better.
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Old Sep 9, 2005, 11:05 AM   #4
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Herb,

Here is what I came up with after a standard set of PP adjustments.
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That's interesting. I take it that PP is Paint Shop Pro? Will it do water color effects? I tried to get a watercolor effect using Photoshop LE, but it looked terrible! Herb
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By PPI meant post processing. I use Photoshop CS2.Most of the effects filters that are PS standard are way too much if they are just applied as is. An easy way to get control of the effect is to create a layer by copy and adjust the transparency of the layer to suit.
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If you were wanting a painted effect, here is an example of watercolor and crosshatch brush faded by adjusting the trans of thier layer and cropped for thirds.
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That's much better than I got. I still have no idea how to work with layers & such. Whenever I've manipulated a picture & Photoshop wants to save the result in psd format, I let it save it that way & then simply use ACDSee to turn the psd file back into a jpeg. Then I take the jpeg back to Photoshop and continue from there! H.
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Do you want the .psd also?
If so, click on Files, and choose Save As. From there, you can save the file in any format that Photoshop offers. If you want JPEG as well as PSD, check the little box you see that says, Save As Copy. Then you can save a copy of the active document as a JPEG without affecting the format of the active document.
If you want a straight conversion to JPEG, leave the Save As Copy box unchecked, and you then convert the active document to JPEG.
You can do all of this without the hassle of converting in another program and then reimporting back to Photoshop.
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Thanks - I'm going to try it.
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