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Hyde Park Sunday

  Hyde Park Sunday
Hyde Park Sunday
CP950 shot of Hyde Park rendered into an oil painting with PhotoDraw 2000
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Carl J. Morrison
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/8/2002
    How did you do this?


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2/6/2002 2:45:02 PM

 
Jeff Koch  

Carl,
I used Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000, which has literally hundreds of different styles (chalk, oil, crayon, watercolor, etc., etc.,)you can apply to your digital pics and experimented with different brush stokes and techniques. This one seemed like the oil painting I would like to have painted myself.


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2/6/2002 9:39:21 PM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/23/2000
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I can't believe this. I was an artist for many years. I thought this was the real thing without a doubt. This has really sparked my interest. Just thinking...hmn, no turpentine, and months of saved time. I already have thousands of photos. Thanks Jeff, and Congratulations on your masterpiece.


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2/7/2002 5:05:27 PM

 
Jeff Koch  

 
  Hyde Park Chalk
Hyde Park Chalk
Chalk rendering of unretouched pic taken in Hyde Park, London using PhotoDraw 2000
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  Hyde Flowers Oil
Hyde Flowers Oil
Oil rendering of photo taken in Hyde Park, London using PhotoDraw 2000
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  Hyde Flowers Water
Hyde Flowers Water
Watercolor rendering of photo taken in Hyde Park, London using PhotoDraw 2000.
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Donna,
I've found PhotoDraw to be far superior in regard to rendering photos than any other pkg out there. All of them can do a little "oil" or "watercolor" etc, but PhotoDraw gives you complete control over all aspect of the work, including brush size, stroke, opacity, firmness, etc. I'm attaching a couple of other example of various styles all applied to some shots I took in London a few months back.
>Jeff


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2/8/2002 11:53:24 AM

 
Carl J. Morrison
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/8/2002
 

Jeff,

I'm like Donna, excited about these effects you've applied. THANK YOU for applying different renderings to the same shot so we can see which we like to try without that extended learning curve. You should teach PhotoDraw!

Carl


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2/8/2002 2:52:07 PM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Jeff, I am impressed! After seeing the masterpiece yesterday, I tried the program that I have. My results were obviously digital and very dissapointing. I am looking foward to seeing more of these different renderings. thank you for your time.


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2/8/2002 4:16:31 PM

 
Jeff Koch  

 
  Pointillist Gondolier
Pointillist Gondolier
Pic taken in Zhouzhiaozhiao, rendered in pointillist style with PhotoDraw 2000.
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Glad you like these, and always happy to give advice...

Here's a pointillist rendering of a gondolier outside of Shanghai. This took about 20 seconds in PhotoDraw...
>Jeff


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2/8/2002 7:08:36 PM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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I like this effect a lot. The photo itself is very good too


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2/8/2002 9:05:43 PM

 
Carl   

 
I like Adobe Photoshop a lot better than Photodraw. And the version 7 is looking pretty promising too, check out the healing brush. Nice work though.


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3/20/2002 8:57:34 AM

 
Damian P. Gadal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/22/2002
 

The joy and frustration of computers.... Keep up the good work!


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4/27/2002 12:22:24 PM

 
Mike McCormick  

well I don't want to be rude but that awful trash can.....surely any photographer would have cropped it out????
Mike


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7/5/2002 2:04:28 PM

 
Lem Metro  

 
  Gone Fishin'
Gone Fishin'
Memorial weekend at the farm pond. Fishermen are currently at the beer cooler!
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  Gone Fishing (solarized)
Gone Fishing (solarized)
Gives the effect of a painted scene.
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It's interesting technique. Mike may be right about the trash can! lol Here is a before and after example of the solarization digital effect built into the Sony DSC-S75.


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8/16/2002 5:44:25 PM

 
Prints of Inkland  

...just another opinion, I like the trash can! Adds a nice touch of accent color and a realistic piece to the scene!
Great job!


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9/2/2002 12:51:21 AM

 
Mark Oxley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/22/2001
 

 
Just an example of what can be done digitaly with the aid of photoshop. I nearly deleted this image as the original is underexposed and washed out. By doing nothing more than boosting the contrast, raising the saturation and using the unsharp mask, it completly trasformed the image.


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Michael A. Abbott  

i like it. I thought the first was a painting. I'm going to try that software for sure. It gives a Renoir or Matisse effect or style.

cool


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Suzanne Menuet  

Trash can?! Don't ya'll know a bait bucket chair when ya see one?!


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Arlene   

Thank you Suzanne. That's what I was thinking too. My opinion is that I like the bait bucket. Afterall,,, that's true realistic fishing. If you crop out everything, it wont be a natural picture. Using Photoshop to enhance or do restorations or even crop is great, but you need to keep a picture natural too right? Anyone with photo shop skills can edit a picture to be anything that they wish it to look like,,, but the natural ones are the best.


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Ronnie Smith  

YOU GOT MY 100 THUMBS UP


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Ann  G. Martin  

 
I use photoshop pro 7, some of the effects I like and some are just usless, I don't care for the paint that much, but I do like the colored pencil, it make's for a neat picture,
I think, here are 2 picture's, one original and one in colored pencil see what you think of the colored pencil
Thanks Ann


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Larine K. Clark  

 
  Lunch Time
Lunch Time
auto aperture and shutter, 50mm lens, Colorado, Lunch Time, 1:30 pm
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Vivitar Vivicam 10...
 
  Lunch Time Retouch
Lunch Time Retouch
auto aperture and shutter, 50mm lens, Colorado, Lunch Time, 1:30 pm
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Vivitar Vivicam 10...
 
Photo Express has great oil paint and watercolor effects as well. PhotoImpression has the best clone tool I have used. Here is an example of my retouch work using PhotoImpression. I am especially fond of this. I removed the fence and freed the horses.


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11/4/2003 3:48:14 AM

 
Mary Yetter  

 
  Skytop Lodge Portico - Digitally Altered
Skytop Lodge Portico - Digitally Altered
Used a photo editing program to create this effect. I like this better then the original!
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Olympus Camedia C-...
 
  Skytop Portico - original
Skytop Portico - original
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Olympus Camedia C-...
 
Funny I came across this discussion! I recently downloaded some software to create different effects.. I actually like my digitally enhanced image better then the original image..

My question was going to be 'how much is just too much'? Referring to the fact that this is a photography web-site, and how well are the digitally altered images received? I feel it is ok to take artistic liberties so long as they are acknowledged..

Please let me know your thoughts.. And would anybody enter these altered images into the contest, and do you think they would be considered?

Thanks,
Mary


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12/18/2003 10:36:55 AM

 
Mary Yetter  

 
  Totally fake bobber
Totally fake bobber
The bobber and refleciton were selected from another image, the water was created by a filter, using layers in ps, this is the result
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  Totally fake bobber 2
Totally fake bobber 2
The reflection was made in the same filter that created the water
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Olympus Camedia C-...
 
Taking it one step further...

Here are two images, the only 'real' part of the image is the bobber..

The water was created by a filter and is totally fake.


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12/18/2003 10:49:30 AM

 
Melinda Davis  

Hey,I think the work you do with Photoshop is awsome.It just so happens that I love adding effects to photos.


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5/22/2004 11:12:40 AM

 
Peter Daniel  

 
  Me Painted
Me Painted
Exp Bias:f/1.0, Apt f/2.8, shutter speed 1/11 (3.50), Focal 11.2 mm, ISO 200
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Minolta Dimage 5 D...
 
I played with the paint filter with Paint Shop PRO 8.1 on a self portrait. I think the painting made me look better. Like your painting/photo..

Thanks for Sharing...
Peter


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5/24/2004 9:59:14 AM

 
Pam M
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005
 

LOL This is one of the most fun and informative discussions I've run across here at BetterPhoto.

Thanks ya'll!

have fun,
oh ... correction ... Keep having fun ;)
Pam


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6/25/2005 7:20:57 AM

 
Oddur Sigurdsson  

There's a new photoshop action available for download somewhere around the dpreview froums. It gives a very distinct look to an image and if done right, can be a real pleasure to look at.


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1/4/2006 11:20:01 AM

 
Joy File
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/26/2006
 

I'm looking forward to experimenting with these and other techniques so my photos will be "Wow"ed...


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6/10/2006 5:00:12 PM

 
Audrey N. Peebles  

These Pitures are awesome! I have Been looking for a progam to transform my photos in to paintings. Looks like I found one, or better yet you found one for me lol. GREAT WORK!


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11/15/2006 10:44:16 AM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Wow, these images are beautiful, guys/gals. To answer Mary's question.....Yes, they should be entered.... Digital Darkroom! When I enter one in DDR, I acknowledge the fact and how I did it. And they are considered. Afterall, that is what this category is for. So.....enter, by all means!


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11/16/2006 9:25:32 PM

 
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