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Cowboy   Featured in Digital Darkroom #060
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Effects done in Photoshop with some different filters, plug-ins and layer modes.
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Gretchen J. Gilkey
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    I love the effects you have created in this photo, Sherry!!! Could you please explain how you achieved it? Thanks!!!

11/23/2007 11:31:26 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Very cool, Sherry. I think this is your best yet with this filter.

11/23/2007 11:49:28 AM

 
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WOW you are doing super work with your filters. :O)

11/23/2007 11:50:42 AM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Hi Gretchen. I'm glad you like this. This is actually a statue outside of the American Quarter Horse Association headquarters.The first thing I did was change the background to black. I then used a plug-in called Fractalius(redfieldplugins.com). That's what gives it the neat effects. I then took that layer and layered it over the original layer in 'Hard light' layer mode. I had to do some cloning in a few areas, and a lot of work on the face. I wanted a hint of the face, but I wanted to keep it obscure to draw your eyes to the rope, hands and hat.

11/23/2007 11:52:10 AM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Thank you Nikki and Doc. I'm loving this plug-in!

11/23/2007 11:54:00 AM

 
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Spooky, but kool!
Looks like you had some fun....join the group!

11/23/2007 12:38:09 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Thanks Les, I did have fun on this one.

11/23/2007 12:44:18 PM

 
Aggie Villanueva
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This is just I like to use fractalius -- with a very light touch. I love that it is just the outlines. You re-worked the filter beautifully and skillfully.

11/23/2007 12:59:49 PM

 
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Very cool effects! I like the line of light along the top of the nose.. :-)

Bob

11/23/2007 2:15:53 PM

 
Teri Soares
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Sherry, this is a fabulous use of the Redfield plugin! I like have you gave it the backlit silhouette look with the details on the rope, hands, hat brim and saddle horn. You kept the effect subtle, so it doesn't "scream" Fractalius. Nice!

Teri

11/23/2007 8:10:21 PM

 
Sheryl A. Hudson
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Stunning work Sherry! Love it, Love it, Love it!!! Hope you entered this in DD, looks like a winner to me!

11/23/2007 9:51:01 PM

 
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Thank you Aggie, Bob, Teri and Sheryl for the nice comments on this image. Yes, Sheryl this is in DD, which is my favorite category.

11/23/2007 10:02:29 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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I agree with Teri....I knew it was Fractalius, but it wasn't 'screaming'! Exceptionally well done!

11/23/2007 10:39:33 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Thank you so much, Pat.

11/24/2007 12:46:57 AM

 
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great job

11/24/2007 4:47:23 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Fabulous image...great use of effects..going into my favs!!!!! ☺

11/24/2007 7:35:33 AM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Thank you Joy and Linda for the nice comments about this image, I really appreciate them.

11/24/2007 11:12:19 PM

 
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Very nice use of effectS!

11/26/2007 10:58:28 AM

 
Chris M. Rembold

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I typically hate filters... but this work is spectacular!

11/26/2007 8:27:44 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Thank you Heather and Chris.
Chris, the filter and other effects totally revitalized a dull, uninteresting image. I love experimenting with filters.

11/26/2007 11:01:56 PM

 
Sue C. Cole
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All I can say it WOW

12/2/2007 10:16:17 AM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Thank you Sue. I'm glad you like it.

12/2/2007 11:00:02 AM

 
Carol Teal
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So unique and creative Sherry! I love all the PS work! Great DD work!

12/3/2007 11:12:58 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Thank you Carol. This is one of those images that I created by merely experimeting......just playing with plug- ins, filters and layer modes.

12/4/2007 12:11:16 AM

 
A. J. Perry

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I've just added you to my "favorites" list Sherry. Remarkable body of work.

12/16/2007 3:03:30 PM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Sherry, this is fabulous -- good luck, I hope you pull in at least a Finalist with it.

12/16/2007 3:54:50 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Thank you AJ and Deb. I appreciate your comments. AJ, I responded to your question on the other thread, but I explained the steps on this image earlier in this thread. This is a really neat plug-in and not too expensive, I believe it is aound $39.00.

12/16/2007 4:26:25 PM

 
Gretchen J. Gilkey
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Sherry - wanted to tell you I purchased the fractalius plug-in and I am loving using it!!! My pics are still getting a very "fractalius" look. I'll work on getting a softer look in the future! Thanks for the great advice!!!
gretchen :0)

12/17/2007 5:23:28 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Gretchen, I think you will enjoy this plug-in. It takes some playing with, though. Have fun!

12/17/2007 9:11:55 PM

 
Irene Colling
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Simply WOW.

1/20/2008 11:12:21 AM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Thank you Irene. This is another one of my favorites.

1/20/2008 11:32:46 AM

 
Carolyn M. DAlessandro
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Gorgeous work...outstanding!

1/21/2008 3:56:18 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Thank you so much, Carolyn. I appreciate the compliment.

1/21/2008 8:58:53 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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What an awesome photo Sherry~~~

~ erika haight

1/23/2008 1:49:24 PM

 
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Thanks Erika. This is one of my favorites.

1/24/2008 10:14:57 PM

 
Samantha L. Dean
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Sherry this is awesome. (Had to echo the sentiments of the crowd) :-) Very nice. Can't wait til this filter is available for the mac. :-(

1/27/2008 10:47:12 AM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Thank you Samantha for the nice comment. I appreciate it. I hope this filter is available soon for you mac users. But beware, it is addicting!!!

1/27/2008 10:09:01 PM

 
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Let me be the first to say.......BIG Congrats on your beautiful finalist!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!

2/22/2008 4:48:13 PM

 
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Congratulations on your Finalist, this is fantastic!

2/22/2008 8:15:42 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round.

2/22/2008 8:25:37 PM

 
Kholloud Al-Muraikhi
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Amazing... and congratulations on your finalist...

2/23/2008 12:51:05 AM

 
Samantha L. Dean
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Congratulations Sherry and Good Luck in the next round. This is awesome!

2/23/2008 5:12:52 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Sherry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2/23/2008 8:25:25 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Congratulations, Sherry!

2/23/2008 9:25:21 AM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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What a spectacular finalist!

2/23/2008 9:15:12 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Thank you Nancy, Corinne, Nikki, Kholloud, Samantha, Patrick, Mitch and Ronald.

2/23/2008 9:50:38 PM

 
Sheryl A. Hudson
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Congratulations Sherry! I'm happy to see this one again!!!

2/25/2008 10:39:55 PM

 
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Thank you Sheryl.

2/26/2008 4:58:38 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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I'm so happy to see this one featured in the Digital Darkroom Newsletter, Sherry!!! Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!!!
Cesar

3/12/2008 5:43:37 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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This is fantastic, Sherry! Saw it in the DD newsletter. What a great eye you have--to "see" the artistic potential in the original. (I wish Fractalius worked on the Mac!)

3/12/2008 9:02:24 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats on your DD feature!

3/12/2008 9:02:52 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I just wanted to congratulate you on your Digital Darkroom feature and finalist!! This is a very creative and beautiful artpiece Sherry!

3/12/2008 9:20:10 AM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Thank you Cesar, Colleen, Corinne and Donna. This was a very nice surprise. I always enjoy the DD. Colleen, do they still not have the Frac. available for Macs? I figured by popular demand it would be available now.

3/12/2008 12:35:38 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Spectacular, Sherry!
Thanks for the How-to's!
Blessings, Lisa

3/14/2008 4:55:44 AM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Thanks Lisa. And you're welcome on the how-to's. Sometimes I forget my steps, so this one, I wrote them down.

3/14/2008 8:52:39 AM

 
Nancy Donnell
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Hi Sherry! This is very cool! Congrats!!

3/16/2008 1:56:17 PM

 
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Thank you Nancy.

3/16/2008 11:35:34 PM

 
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Sherry, Great use of Fract. Filter. I too love it. I hope you do not mind but am putting an example in.

5/6/2010 3:10:18 PM

 
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Thank you John! No, I don't mind you putting your example in, I like it alot.

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