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Re: Jack the Wasp

Post by Duck » Sun May 20, 2018 3:24 am

As a suggestion, do some pre processing cleanup and enhancement. For example, at this point you have discovered that the stick up the butt is an issue. Clone it out completely. As for the colors... add a saturation layer to boost the colors prior to running the action.

After a while of this back and forth you do get a sense of what works and what doesn't, making future processes quicker because you can troubleshoot before applying the effect. This image really loves the action so don't get frustrated. The results are worth the effort.
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Post by PietFrancke » Sun May 20, 2018 3:37 am

Duck wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 3:24 am
As a suggestion, do some pre processing cleanup and enhancement. For example, at this point you have discovered that the stick up the butt is an issue. Clone it out completely. As for the colors... add a saturation layer to boost the colors prior to running the action.

After a while of this back and forth you do get a sense of what works and what doesn't, making future processes quicker because you can troubleshoot before applying the effect. This image really loves the action so don't get frustrated. The results are worth the effort.
thank you very much for your encouragement!!! I feel like I have made some fair headway over the last month or so.

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Post by davechinn » Sun May 20, 2018 6:29 pm

Piet, all I can say is "WOW", very nice work indeed.
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Post by PietFrancke » Sun May 20, 2018 11:28 pm

davechinn wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 6:29 pm
Piet, all I can say is "WOW", very nice work indeed.
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Post by St3v3M » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:52 am

PietFrancke wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 11:42 pm
Attempting to get an illustrative look (like Duck's Pumpkin Man) to the wasp image. I ran the starting image through the colored pencil action and played with settings for an hour or so. I think there is great opportunity in the cleaner illustrative type of look for macro images. I think they have greater interest and that there is an opportunity to separate out the form aspects of an image keeping detail and form structure but getting rid of endless overwhelming muck.

Color wise I tried to bring out the reds and yellows mildly but took the blues and tried to deepen them to contrast against the warm colors. I tried real hard to avoid too much saturation...
Wow this could be a museum drawing! S-
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