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Old Mar 4, 2004, 4:13 PM   #1
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Old Mar 4, 2004, 4:18 PM   #2
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interesting pic.....evidence of a yard sale caught in the rain?

btw....i really like how you added your name to it....
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Old Mar 4, 2004, 4:47 PM   #3
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Default Photoshop Sabattier Effect (a.k.a. Solarization)

The Sabattier effect works for color as well as B&W. Following are the steps:

1. >Image>Duplicate

2. Close the original image

3. >Windows>Show Layers

4. [CLT] 0 (fits image to screen)

5. In the Layers Palette

6. Select the adjustment layer (B&W Circle Icon)

6a. Open the Level and increase the image contrast by moving the outside slider in slightly, then move the middle slider.

7. Highlight the Background Layer

8. Select adjustment layer >Curves

8a. Anchor the curve in the center by clicking on the center of the gamma curve line

8b. Place the cursor on the lower left end of the gamma curve line

8c. Move the end of the line to the top to form a large U with the line

8e. Move the line down or up to "taste"

9. Because layers have been used, the levels layer and curves layer can be adjusted to create the desired Sabattier Effect. Open the layer by double clicking on it

10. If a name/copyright is desired, Open a new layer and type the information in the layer. On "Evidence Solarized in Color", the copyright information is on the trashed monitor screen.

To apply the Sabattier Effect in B&W, make a duplicate, the change the mode to grayscale >image>mode>grayscale and follow the steps outline above.

If you plan to "publish" the image, change the image (digital master) to a jpg file. Make a duplicate first then flatten the duplicate >Layers>Flatten Image, now save as a jpg. The digital master is your proof of ownership, hence save it.

This technique was reported in Digital Photographer issue 15 - a UK publication available at Barnes and Nobel

Have fun,

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Old Mar 4, 2004, 6:38 PM   #4
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I sure hope some of the folks who love digital art saunter on over here and catch this one. It's excellent, Rod. And I'm so glad you took the time to post the directions because I came across it somewhere, maybe in a magazine, and saved it...I know not where. This is the second time today I'm printing out a set of your instructions. Thank you.
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