"Sometimes imagination is no more than randomness applied." —Piet Francke

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by PietFrancke
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: learning to see
Replies: 57
Views: 688

Re: learning to see

Well you said you added color..that brown tone I'm guessing and you said you see lots of problems..I noticed the hand issue and was wondering if things like that was what you meant I think the hand is hard, it is much better than it was, but it still doesn't read right. But I notice a lot more, lik...
by PietFrancke
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: learning to see
Replies: 57
Views: 688

Re: learning to see

Psjunkie wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:26 pm
So do mean like his right hand fingers...adding the color shouldn't have made them disappear??
a lot got more work before I added color. Back of the hand needs much more work to look right I guess, no fingers should show...
by PietFrancke
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: learning to see
Replies: 57
Views: 688

Re: learning to see

good to here about the splotchiness......I think the increased contrast really made it better yeah, I think that was my best cut so far... Now I am starting to add color, and Suddenly I can see so many problems that I want to scream. Perhaps I can now see/and fix my value issues and then wipe the c...
by PietFrancke
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: People Critique
Topic: 'YE OLDE SALTE'
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: 'YE OLDE SALTE'

cool work - if these guys know each other, a photobook for them would be a gift that would be super precious. If they don't know each other, a photobook of them for You would be super precious. Yeah... I am thinking a photobook regardless would be awesome!
by PietFrancke
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Grandkids in three varieties
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: Grandkids in three varieties

on that watercolor one, the thing that is bugging me is the outline being so strong. I love very much that last shot with action pose and the arm so foreshortened. I don't like it as an image, the background is so soft and soothing that it doesn't jive with the action pose. You should turn that pose...
by PietFrancke
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Project 52
Topic: Minne's NEW 2019 52
Replies: 37
Views: 312

Re: Minne's NEW 2019 52

love the colors scheme and the idea of it. I agree that knocking all the color out of her is the way to go for this on. I like the feel of the encroaching foliage. I don't know if the building can go up higher, visually it is uncomfortable having the building both lower and smaller in scale than the...
by PietFrancke
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Havana Fingerwork
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Havana Fingerwork

I like the stamps and buildings and map on the foreground. I like birds and the edgework and the cracking textures. I like the muted colors. I like the color contrast between the stamp and the yellows, I same for the car. I don't like the front pole running into the stamp (makes the stamp feel like ...
by PietFrancke
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: learning to see
Replies: 57
Views: 688

Re: learning to see

has certainly brightened it up.. I felt that for some reason the splotchiness was reduceds and that the image felt better. I really liked it like that - but you absolutely made me wonder.. So being curious I used the standard curve trick and threw some contrast back into it to make the darks darker...
by PietFrancke
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: learning to see
Replies: 57
Views: 688

Re: learning to see

so I know nothing of what you're trying to do but a 50% grey layer set to soft light painting white or black to mellow the splotchiness to tedious?? many tones sounds more complicated..... thank you Frank - I tried some of what I said, and it helped some. I tried some of what You said - That helped...
by PietFrancke
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: learning to see
Replies: 57
Views: 688

Re: learning to see

So... I think the problem that I am having with splotchiness is that I have been using only two tones at a very low opacity. A white tone to make things brighter, and a black tone to make things darker. But as I work, things get too dark and too light. So I am thinking (not knowing), that perhaps if...