"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." — Thomas Alva Edison

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by Duck
Fri May 25, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My day job
Replies: 17
Views: 952

Re: My day job

It's been a few months since giving up the tattoo business and I'm trying to get used to the new, less hectic, way of life. As an alternative outlet I have been pursuing some avenues where I can sell my artwork and was just accepted as an artist in VectorStock.com. I'm pretty excited but like all st...
by Duck
Fri May 25, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: Baby step in PS: Ta Dah!
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: Baby step in PS: Ta Dah!

Duck, "it's okay to be a little off." Is this little enough? Trying mightily to be patient and careful. I have an Intuos tablet but found that frustrating, with too many motions, but I suspect I will go back to it now that I have braved the PS jungle. Matt Nicely done. After a while it gets easier ...
by Duck
Fri May 25, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Kick
Replies: 4
Views: 38

Re: Kick

Through experimentation we tend to learn new things. Personally, I like this effect and have used variations of this technique a few times. One of my favorites is of an old model T truck where I used a sepia tone to fade out the background. It was taken at a car show so I wasn't trying to recreate a...
by Duck
Thu May 24, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: Help With Photoshop Action
Replies: 12
Views: 84

Re: Help With Photoshop Action

Also, I fail all the time because my default out of ACR is 16 bit color space. has to be 8 bit. And make sure that background layer is called "Background", and other layer is called "ga". Nice trick stepping forward one step at a time. I didn't know that one. For the other, I build a custom "pre" a...
by Duck
Thu May 24, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Showcase
Topic: Mystery light
Replies: 11
Views: 85

Re: Mystery light

Matt Quinn wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 6:00 pm
Duck, As suggested. After breakfast. Don't look too closely, sir. No need for you to worry about competition coming from this direction. Matt
Maybe not, but you do learn a lot from these exercise.
by Duck
Thu May 24, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: Help With Photoshop Action
Replies: 12
Views: 84

Re: Help With Photoshop Action

So, it took some real investigative digging but I discovered one potential culprit. Since this action relies on selections, go to your selection tools (left toolbar) and go down the line and make sure sample all layers is NOT selected. This will hang up the action guaranteed. Hope this fixes your is...
by Duck
Wed May 23, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: Help With Photoshop Action
Replies: 12
Views: 84

Re: Help With Photoshop Action

I run Windows so I can't be certain it's not something to do with Macs. I do find that occasionally actions (in general, not just this one) tend to hang up for some reason. They work well until suddenly, snap, something happens I can't explain. Then, just like nothing happened, it's back to working ...
by Duck
Wed May 23, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Showcase
Topic: Mystery light
Replies: 11
Views: 85

Re: Mystery light

Matt Quinn wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 12:54 pm
...Will look for more today.
Chasing the light, as they say. If nothing else, pull a small table over to a well lit window and set things up on it. Come into my world for a bit. :-)
by Duck
Wed May 23, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Flowers & Plants Showcase
Topic: Mystery light
Replies: 11
Views: 85

Re: Mystery light

Now there is a photo to contemplate on.
I love it.
by Duck
Tue May 22, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Showcase
Topic: Mystery light
Replies: 11
Views: 85

Re: Mystery light

MinnieV pegged it. It's called haloing and it can be caused in several ways (most often seen in HDR tone mapping) and very often it's considered an artifact most people strive to avoid. However, it is also a technique (brushing, masking) that can be used for special effects, as in this case. Now, th...