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Re: Adjusting the Cap

Postby Psjunkie » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:44 am

PietFrancke wrote:tried playing with it (not with success) but wanted to put it up anyway. I blurred the outside, added noise, and then did a Nik color efex vignette. Will be much easier for you since you have original. Am thinking the only reason it was harsh was the sharpness/solidity of your clouds. f.jpg

Anyway, sorry for putting this less than stellar effort up, but I like the shot you took Frank, give us a proper fix to it!! If you go back to the drawing board, I'd be curious to see what you come up with.
While I understand your thoughts it is not really what I was after Piet, might take me awhile to know myself.....but just for you here is my proper fix..and another just dropped into the template, it seems color more suited to this style.......what are your thoughts?????
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Re: Adjusting the Cap

Postby PietFrancke » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:44 pm

I LIKE the color approach. With the green and brown (didn't notice the brown right away) the effect blends better and doesn't steal the eye and in general adds interest to the image. One thought might be to take the smudges and run a horizontal blur on them and blend that in a little to make it look like a smear on glass (just for the fun of it). But anyway, in color with the proper colors I like the affect.

In the color version it acts a little bit like a Texture - speaking of which, an other option would be to take the smear layer and play with different blend modes on that layer and see if you like a particular affect. And the opacity slider is there too. But regardless, I like what you did very much.

Why does it work in color, but not B/W? A small part might even be that the B/W involved the arm (psychologically), but I'm not buying that too much. More for some reason the affect appeared stronger in the B/W. Perhaps in the color version, the flesh colors contrast nicely against the green so adding the green made the face pop more.

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Re: Adjusting the Cap

Postby Psjunkie » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:52 pm

A work in progress for now...

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Re: Adjusting the Cap

Postby St3v3M » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:02 am

PietFrancke wrote:tried playing with it (not with success) but wanted to put it up anyway. I blurred the outside, added noise, and then did a Nik color efex vignette. Will be much easier for you since you have original. Am thinking the only reason it was harsh was the sharpness/solidity of your clouds. f.jpg

Anyway, sorry for putting this less than stellar effort up, but I like the shot you took Frank, give us a proper fix to it!! If you go back to the drawing board, I'd be curious to see what you come up with.

Love the image, but not the vignettes. Have you thought to crop it square reducing the amount you are trying to cover up? S-
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Re: Adjusting the Cap

Postby St3v3M » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:04 am

Psjunkie wrote:...what are your thoughts?????

I like the black and white as is! S-
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Re: Adjusting the Cap

Postby Psjunkie » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:51 am

St3v3M wrote:I like the black and white as is! S-
Thank you Steve as was mentioned a work in progress...

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Re: Adjusting the Cap

Postby St3v3M » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:01 am

Psjunkie wrote:
St3v3M wrote:I like the black and white as is! S-
Thank you Steve as was mentioned a work in progress...

It's been helpful hearing everyone opinions! Thank you for sharing this and letting us be a part of this! S-
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