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Sharon  Day
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Tweak It 2


 
 
Just for fun, this shot could use some work. Dr. Silly is providing this image for us to "tweak."

What I'd like to see is members use this photo to manipulate, Photoshop it to death or just basic editing to make it better.

You will find a copy of the image in my pbase gallery and all you need to do to play with this photo is right click and copy it to your hard drive. Then when you're done post it here.

Please record the steps you take and the software you use so we can all learn from others. I will post my version later in the discussion.

Remember you must be fully signed into BP with your email address & password for uploads to work.

Looking forward to seeing what you all can do with Dr. Silly's image!

http://www.pbase.com/sharond/image/56075542

Please, if you don't enjoy Photoshop pass on this thread. We are not looking for the age old debate here on whether it's mortal sin to manipulate a photo.


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2/14/2006 4:00:16 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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I decided to go with a full blown impression on this one. I used Fantastic Machine's Paint Engine and just clicked random until I found an effect I liked. I also adjusted the color and levels of the pic.


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2/14/2006 7:12:20 AM

 
Gloria B. Wood
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/30/2000
 
 
 
I decided to do an impressionistic rendering as well. I started with a touch of buzz. Then I returned to PS and applied spatter and increased saturation. I oversharpened then applied noise and poster edges.


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2/14/2006 8:15:57 AM

 
Gloria B. Wood
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answer above


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2/14/2006 8:17:48 AM

 
Jay A. Grantham
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/21/2005
 
 
  DrSilly Manipulation
DrSilly Manipulation
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Inverted.. Increased Saturation.. Sharpened.


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2/14/2006 9:07:10 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
 
 
 
Saturated, Polarise Distortion, De-saturated, re-coloured, hue.... blur - zoom and gaussian


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2/14/2006 9:31:29 AM

 
Dr Silly
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  Thank you everyone, they all look better then the one you had to start with. And I will not tell which is my favorite because it is going to be to hard to make up my empty mind. LOL.
Doc


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2/14/2006 11:17:19 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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My version..
I used Elememnts 2.0 for this.
I started by cropping it, then added NIK Old Photo/Black and white.. Did some selective coloring with the overlay brush option.
Added romance filter from VP, and Bleach bypass.. Then a touch of canvas texture.. Loved the soft effect I seemed to achieve.. Hope you like it Doc!!


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2/14/2006 8:26:50 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/24/2005
 
 
 
Here's another one for you Dr S. :)
I work with PS Elements 3.
Cropped, Flaming Pear-Kyoto color and Xero-Radiance.


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2/15/2006 4:00:52 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Big suspense...lol...here it comes :)


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2/15/2006 4:02:41 PM

 
Barbara Helgason
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/4/2004
 
 
 
Feeling very bored, nothing on tv tonight. Here's my tweak, I never do this to my own pictures, sorry Dr. Silly.


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2/15/2006 10:03:56 PM

 
Dr Silly
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  Thank you everyone for your tweaking of this photo. You have all done a great job. :o)


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2/16/2006 6:13:13 PM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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OK, Dr. Silly and all, I tried this--what I did was make a vase with the flowers using ONLY components from the orginal image. The table clothe came fromt he dark foliage area on the upper left with burplap tecture aplied--the others should be readily visible.


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2/17/2006 11:00:51 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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OK, Dr. Silly and all, I tried this--what I did was make a vase with the flowers using ONLY components from the orginal image. The table clothe came fromt he dark foliage area on the upper left with burplap tecture aplied--the others should be readily visible.


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2/17/2006 11:01:28 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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OK, Dr. Silly and all, I tried this--what I did was make a vase with the flowers using ONLY components from the orginal image. The table clothe came fromt he dark foliage area on the upper left with burplap tecture aplied--the others should be readily visible.


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2/17/2006 11:03:10 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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  A Vase for Dr. SIlly
A Vase for Dr. SIlly
made entirely of components of the original submitted picture.
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OK, Dr. Silly and all, I tried this--what I did was make a vase with the flowers using ONLY components from the orginal image. The table clothe came fromt he dark foliage area on the upper left with burplap tecture aplied--the others should be readily visible.


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2/17/2006 11:03:10 AM

 
Larry Lawhead
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/15/2002
  WOW!! That's pretty dramatic, Mary!! And very cool!


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2/17/2006 11:47:41 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2005
  Thanks, Larry. I guess that's why I wasn't sure the word "tweak" would apply here. LOL! I hope it's OK!


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2/17/2006 11:50:34 AM

 
Dr Silly
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  So funny Mary I love it. :o)


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2/17/2006 12:32:02 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/23/2005
 
 
 
Dr Silly Tweak image
Extras sharping it using the Flaming pear filtes Aetherie then using flaming pear flexiby filter then with history brush take some part off to orginal then dublicate layers blue at 10 then change the mood to diffrent at 30%.


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2/17/2006 9:20:10 PM

 
Jorge Antonio Bailón Fernández
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/23/2006
 
 
  Dr Silly flower tweak
Dr Silly flower tweak
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After some happy minutes playing with photoshop. here's my version of Dr Silly flower, I hope you like it!.
This time I used Alien Skin Exposure, Digital Film Lab 2.0, Phototune 20/20 Color Md and Power Retouche Exposure and also Magic Lasso and Magnetic Lasso for selections.


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3/14/2006 9:27:02 PM

 
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