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Herb Sep 8, 2005 12:28 PM

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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).

Herb Sep 8, 2005 12:33 PM

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Here's my first attempt.

Herb Sep 8, 2005 12:34 PM

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And here's my second one - I wanted to make a print & thought the lighter one might print better.

oldlincoln Sep 9, 2005 11:05 AM

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Here is what I came up with after a standard set of PP adjustments.

Herb Sep 9, 2005 12:06 PM

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

oldlincoln Sep 9, 2005 1:09 PM

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.

oldlincoln Sep 9, 2005 1:20 PM

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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.

Herb Sep 9, 2005 1:45 PM

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.

granthagen Sep 10, 2005 12:00 AM

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.

Herb Sep 10, 2005 11:54 AM

Thanks - I'm going to try it.

calr Sep 10, 2005 11:02 PM

I tried a different approach. I converted the original to BW and then colorized it to sepia and then cropped and sharpened. Here is the result:

Cal Rasmussen

Herb Sep 11, 2005 11:05 PM

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I've just (in the past few minutes) downloaded the trial version of ACDSee8. I tried it to modify the colors in this picture - and now I'm tempted to drive up to their place (only a few miles away!) and buy the full version.

aladyforty Sep 12, 2005 10:00 AM

Herb Sep 12, 2005 11:21 AM

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Here's one done with Irfanview. Maybe I don't need ACDSee8 after all.

rob_strain Sep 13, 2005 7:18 PM

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Here is one attempt.

rob_strain Sep 13, 2005 7:20 PM

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Here is another ...

creeduk Sep 14, 2005 11:36 AM

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Nice one to play with. I did 3 variations on this one. First just fixed up or how I see it :)

creeduk Sep 14, 2005 11:36 AM

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Next adding back some of the blue tint.

creeduk Sep 14, 2005 11:37 AM

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and why not add some canvas, I don't usually but hey it seems the theme and it works with this image.

Herb Sep 14, 2005 11:50 AM

I like the colors in your blue cast version. What program did you use?

rob_strain Sep 14, 2005 3:57 PM

Herb wrote:

I like the colors in your blue cast version. What program did you use?


Herb Sep 14, 2005 4:56 PM

I'm refering to the picture with the URL - "lighthouse_blucast.jpg" - I think Creeduk posted it

creeduk Sep 14, 2005 11:18 PM

I used photoshop CS for that one. After correcting the colors I added the blue tint with and tintadjustment layer, my favorite as well.

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