Gretchen J. Gilkey 11/23/2007 11:31:26 AM

I love the effects you have created in this photo, Sherry!!! Could you please explain how you achieved it? Thanks!!! #793335

Nikki McDonald 11/23/2007 11:49:28 AM

Very cool, Sherry. I think this is your best yet with this filter. #5113904

Dr Silly 11/23/2007 11:50:42 AM

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

Sherry K. Adkins 11/23/2007 11:52:10 AM

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( 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. #5113911

Sherry K. Adkins 11/23/2007 11:54:00 AM

Thank you Nikki and Doc. I'm loving this plug-in! #5113916

Les Rhoades 11/23/2007 12:38:09 PM

Spooky, but kool!
Looks like you had some fun....join the group! #5114028

Sherry K. Adkins 11/23/2007 12:44:18 PM

Thanks Les, I did have fun on this one. #5114050

Aggie Villanueva 11/23/2007 12:59:49 PM

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. #5114093

Bob Cournoyer 11/23/2007 2:15:53 PM

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

Bob #5114376

Teri Soares 11/23/2007 8:10:21 PM

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 #5115472

Sheryl A. Hudson 11/23/2007 9:51:01 PM

Stunning work Sherry! Love it, Love it, Love it!!! Hope you entered this in DD, looks like a winner to me! #5115695

Sherry K. Adkins 11/23/2007 10:02:29 PM

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. #5115716

Pat Gamwell 11/23/2007 10:39:33 PM

I agree with Teri....I knew it was Fractalius, but it wasn't 'screaming'! Exceptionally well done! #5115748

Sherry K. Adkins 11/24/2007 12:46:57 AM

Thank you so much, Pat. #5115954

Joy Rector 11/24/2007 4:47:23 AM

great job #5116310

Linda Blair 11/24/2007 7:35:33 AM

Fabulous image...great use of effects..going into my favs!!!!! ☺ #5116992

Sherry K. Adkins 11/24/2007 11:12:19 PM

Thank you Joy and Linda for the nice comments about this image, I really appreciate them. #5119602

Heather 11/26/2007 10:58:28 AM

Very nice use of effectS! #5126413

Chris M. Rembold 11/26/2007 8:27:44 PM

I typically hate filters... but this work is spectacular! #5132049

Sherry K. Adkins 11/26/2007 11:01:56 PM

Thank you Heather and Chris.
Chris, the filter and other effects totally revitalized a dull, uninteresting image. I love experimenting with filters. #5132819

Sue C. Cole 12/2/2007 10:16:17 AM

All I can say it WOW #5159598

Sherry K. Adkins 12/2/2007 11:00:02 AM

Thank you Sue. I'm glad you like it. #5159754

Carol Teal 12/3/2007 11:12:58 PM

So unique and creative Sherry! I love all the PS work! Great DD work! #5166234

Sherry K. Adkins 12/4/2007 12:11:16 AM

Thank you Carol. This is one of those images that I created by merely experimeting......just playing with plug- ins, filters and layer modes. #5166309

A. J. Perry 12/16/2007 3:03:30 PM

I've just added you to my "favorites" list Sherry. Remarkable body of work. #5215336

Deb Koskovich 12/16/2007 3:54:50 PM

Sherry, this is fabulous -- good luck, I hope you pull in at least a Finalist with it. #5215481

Sherry K. Adkins 12/16/2007 4:26:25 PM

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. #5215582

Gretchen J. Gilkey 12/17/2007 5:23:28 PM

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) #5220443

Sherry K. Adkins 12/17/2007 9:11:55 PM

Gretchen, I think you will enjoy this plug-in. It takes some playing with, though. Have fun! #5220983

Irene Colling 1/20/2008 11:12:21 AM

Simply WOW. #5367463

Sherry K. Adkins 1/20/2008 11:32:46 AM

Thank you Irene. This is another one of my favorites. #5367513

Carolyn M. DAlessandro 1/21/2008 3:56:18 PM

Gorgeous work...outstanding! #5373621

Sherry K. Adkins 1/21/2008 8:58:53 PM

Thank you so much, Carolyn. I appreciate the compliment. #5374601

Erika Haight 1/23/2008 1:49:24 PM

What an awesome photo Sherry~~~

~ erika haight #5383005

Sherry K. Adkins 1/24/2008 10:14:57 PM

Thanks Erika. This is one of my favorites. #5389814

Samantha L. Dean 1/27/2008 10:47:12 AM

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. :-( #5403733

Sherry K. Adkins 1/27/2008 10:09:01 PM

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!!! #5405845

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/22/2008 4:48:13 PM

Let me be the first to say.......BIG Congrats on your beautiful finalist!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!! #5534413

Corinne M. Thompson 2/22/2008 8:15:42 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist, this is fantastic! #5536119

Nikki McDonald 2/22/2008 8:25:37 PM

Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round. #5536194

Kholloud Al-Muraikhi 2/23/2008 12:51:05 AM

Amazing... and congratulations on your finalist...


Samantha L. Dean 2/23/2008 5:12:52 AM

Congratulations Sherry and Good Luck in the next round. This is awesome! #5537865

Patrick Rouzes 2/23/2008 8:25:25 AM

Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Sherry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5539032

Mitch Spence 2/23/2008 9:25:21 AM

Congratulations, Sherry! #5539446

Ronald F. Fischer 2/23/2008 9:15:12 PM

What a spectacular finalist! #5542139

Sherry K. Adkins 2/23/2008 9:50:38 PM

Thank you Nancy, Corinne, Nikki, Kholloud, Samantha, Patrick, Mitch and Ronald. #5542248

Sheryl A. Hudson 2/25/2008 10:39:55 PM

Congratulations Sherry! I'm happy to see this one again!!! #5552314

Sherry K. Adkins 2/26/2008 4:58:38 PM

Thank you Sheryl. #5557794

Cesar J. La Rosa 3/12/2008 5:43:37 AM

I'm so happy to see this one featured in the Digital Darkroom Newsletter, Sherry!!! Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!!!
Cesar #5631942

Colleen Farrell 3/12/2008 9:02:24 AM

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!) #5632772

Corinne M. Thompson 3/12/2008 9:02:52 AM

Congrats on your DD feature! #5632773

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/12/2008 9:20:10 AM

I just wanted to congratulate you on your Digital Darkroom feature and finalist!! This is a very creative and beautiful artpiece Sherry! #5632845

Sherry K. Adkins 3/12/2008 12:35:38 PM

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. #5633541

Lisa J. Boulden 3/14/2008 4:55:44 AM

Spectacular, Sherry!
Thanks for the How-to's!
Blessings, Lisa #5641103

Sherry K. Adkins 3/14/2008 8:52:39 AM

Thanks Lisa. And you're welcome on the how-to's. Sometimes I forget my steps, so this one, I wrote them down. #5642167

Nancy Donnell 3/16/2008 1:56:17 PM

Hi Sherry! This is very cool! Congrats!! #5650265

Sherry K. Adkins 3/16/2008 11:35:34 PM

Thank you Nancy. #5651751

john forrant 5/6/2010 3:10:18 PM

Sherry, Great use of Fract. Filter. I too love it. I hope you do not mind but am putting an example in. #8593604

Sherry K. Adkins 5/6/2010 7:00:14 PM

Thank you John! No, I don't mind you putting your example in, I like it alot. #8594005

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