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A Horse Walked By in My Dreams

  a horse walked by in my dreams
a horse walked by in my dreams
p.s. effects
© Murtaza H. Saeed
Sony Cyber-shot DS...
Mary L. Martin     Wow! May I ask what p.s. effects are? looks like a painting!!!

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10/28/2003 8:12:51 PM

Murtaza H. Saeed
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/15/2003

Hi Mary, thanks for leaving your comments on this image!:) I usually like applying effects that leave the feeling of a painting!:) There are two major effects/filters used: Open "Filter" from the menu bar at the top and go down to the "Sketch" option. There I chose "Recticulation" and under "Image" on the main menu bar I chose to adjust this image by applying a copper "gradient". I continued applying other tonal differences till I got what I liked.( i.e. color variations, color contrasts, hues - all under "adjust" under "view"). As you can see, there is hardly any copper left in the picture from the gradient. I changed the hues by adjusting the "hue and saturation" option till I got a bluish tone, went off to do some color variations till I got some more colors in there.

The second major filter used is: Cut Out, this you may find in the "Artistic" section in the "filter".

The lovely thing about apply effects in Photoshop is that you can continue experimenting, saving your images as you go along, reverting back to an old stage and carrying on from there. For example the above stages mentioned aren't the complete list of effects applied. I used burn tools as well, even a lighting effect on the horse's face. I encourage you to experiment as much as you can. Soon the buttons aren't speaking in alien lingo any more and then you can really start applying your creative sense. I am still finding out lots of new stuff about photoshop. I have lots of aliens still left to master. I hope to complete an online course on betterphoto some time soon, but before then I am having a lot of fun experimenting. Thank you for your very kind comments again!!!

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10/29/2003 6:19:57 AM

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