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Leopard Spots

Postby Bob Yankle » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:13 pm

I was very close to committing this one to the bit bin, but I had originally become fascinated with the Leopard Spots and didn't want to lose them entirely. I first converted this to monochrome and worked on the lighting values, but I was still left a large empty hole in the bottom left corner. And STILL, those white spots didn't want to go away. So I tilted the whole image about 50 degrees to the right and used content-aware fill to square off the image. This is probably more of an abstract now, than a black and white portrait, but Hey!, I saved the white spots and gave it some interesting context in the process.
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Re: Leopard Spots

Postby Psjunkie » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:45 am

Very tasteful Bob...I've no real suggestions for improvement..

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Re: Leopard Spots

Postby Charles Haacker » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:14 am

HI BOB!
That's masterful as always. I am with Frank; no suggestions, but ain't content aware fill the absolute cat's pajamas? ;)
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Re: Leopard Spots

Postby Bob Yankle » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:37 am

Frank and Charles, I'm so happy to hear from you again. Someday someone needs to fill me in on the history of this site. I say that because I recognize a whole cadre of folks I have respected for years.

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Re: Leopard Spots

Postby St3v3M » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:01 am

I like the light inside the flower and the added texture. Well done! S-
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Re: Leopard Spots

Postby St3v3M » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:03 am

Bob Yankle wrote:Frank and Charles, I'm so happy to hear from you again. Someday someone needs to fill me in on the history of this site. I say that because I recognize a whole cadre of folks I have respected for years.

Nothing to see here, just a bunch of refugees that found a home! S-
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