Play Guitar

Heather K. McFarland Student 3/11/2006 11:43:32 AM

Here is the original image for comparison to the final version. #406975

Joannie M. Bertucci 3/11/2006 3:29:59 PM

Dudette, this rocks! It looks like a lot of hard work but so well worth the effort!
Wonderful creativity Heather! #2522090

Sue L. Cullumber 3/11/2006 3:32:39 PM

Heather, Very cool - great colors and effect! #2522098

Armando -. Arturo 3/11/2006 3:37:17 PM

Ahh...ok. did'nt understand a word of your explanation,all I know is this is awsome and your are one increadbly talented artist. your galery is amazing and shows your talent with every photo, wonderful work heather. #2522109

Janine Russell 3/11/2006 10:34:27 PM

Heather, excellent colors, detail and effects. #2522676

Daniel M. Bendjy 3/16/2006 7:54:00 PM

Some inspiring stuff, thank you! #2540983

ronda chatelle 3/16/2006 10:04:20 PM

STUNNING-Creative and Inspirational Heather! I absolutly LOVE the way you interpreted the emotion and essence of "Play Guitar"... #2541179

Pat Gamwell 3/17/2006 1:35:37 PM

Amazing transformation, Heather! You are truly gifted. I appreciate the time & effort it takes to create such a fabulous masterpiece! #2544040

Frances Saunders 3/18/2006 1:20:11 AM

Wonderful sense of movement, Heather. Really complements the subject. #2545375

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Description

Taken at an outdoor festival with a Nikkor 80-200mm, 1/160 sec at F6.3.

Increased contrast and saturation by merging several layers with different curve adjustments in different merge modes, erasing all but the best tonal areas of each layer (for instance the hands from one layer over another). Warmed up the color using Vivid Details Test Strip and AutoFX Mystical TTC. Then applied an Alchemy filter in Corel Photo-paint modifying brush shape, size, angle and opacity settings until I created a painterly look that still retained detail and lent a sense of movement to the image.

Uploaded on 3/11/2006 11:42:55 AM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D1X Digital SLR Camera

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