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Image Umbrella: Image Modification/Manipulation

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What about a slight bevel, drop shadow & maybe clouds instead of just one solid colour? Now it has me thinking too!

I like the way it's worn, I just think it's too obviously pixelated. I tried to feather the selection, but when the objects are only a pixel wide, it doesn't really work. I think I'll do the text and border layer again and use the same grunge pattern, but I'll increase the size of the layer by maybe 125% before I do it. Then, when I shrink it to fit, the antialiasing should soften up the hard lines.

That's my theory anyway. We'll see how it goes.

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I had to teach to children 10-11 years old about computers and I spent a couple of hours to explain some photo manipulation with paint.net.

These are the samples I provided:

pelizard.jpg

girfly.jpg

I am convinced that the pupils enjoyed the lesson and I hope I have encouraged vocations.

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@ HitTheScene ... very effective. Looks great

@ Madjik ... there's something quite disconcerting about that bugraffe

@ FC ... that looks great. Pretty surreal. ideal for your tunes ;)

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I don't know why I have not had this come up in "New Content"!

Love the photomanips, Madjik. I am sure that you inspired some at least. I just love the lizard!

FC, cool!

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I like the way it's worn, I just think it's too obviously pixelated. I tried to feather the selection, but when the objects are only a pixel wide, it doesn't really work. I think I'll do the text and border layer again and use the same grunge pattern, but I'll increase the size of the layer by maybe 125% before I do it. Then, when I shrink it to fit, the antialiasing should soften up the hard lines.

That's my theory anyway. We'll see how it goes.

Trying using a Vignette or running it through the Film plugin (it can be found with the forums inbuilt 'search' feature)

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This was done after reading the "out of picture" tutorial. Thought I would try and combine 2 pics.

fishoutofpic-1.png

Here are the original pics. fisherman fish

and this one from the "recolor eye" tut.

eye.png

Edited by minners71

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Minners I like the fishing pics. Very cool & a great application of the tute too. Eye is pretty good too.

Here are a couple of images that are from photos of my husband's Yamaha TX750 motor as it is being restored. The TX ones are 1920x1080 WP, so they are huge.

th_Motorhead.png

Motorhead - name appropriate I think

th_Oilpressurereleasevalvev21920x1080WP.png

Oil pressure release valve, because that is the TX components

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Minners I like the fishing pics. Very cool & a great application of the tute too. Eye is pretty good too.

Here are a couple of images that are from photos of my husband's Yamaha TX750 motor as it is being restored. The TX ones are 1920x1080 WP, so they are huge.

th_Motorhead.png

Motorhead - name appropriate I think

th_Oilpressurereleasevalvev21920x1080WP.png

Oil pressure release valve, because that is the TX components

Comments?? Anyone?? Hellooooo?

Minners, I like your pics but a comment on one of mine would have been nice too. Rules don't state that you MUST but that you should - just a little etiquette thing.

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Comments?? Anyone?? Hellooooo?

Minners, I like your pics but a comment on one of mine would have been nice too. Rules don't state that you MUST but that you should - just a little etiquette thing.

Woops sorry, just to clarify though, I am doing some work for my mum at the moment ( felling trees ) so am using her PC a lot, it has problems. Not being able to connect to youtube or google being a mojor one as any site that has anything to do with google won't display properly ( no pics ) and this site when loading up sometimes hangs and wont connect and I just get a message in bottom corner saying "waiting for pagead2.googlesyndication.com" So I try and make mantal notes on what I need to check out when I am at work and sometimes forget.

Having now seen your pictures I feel I can comment on them and they are amazing works of art, one day I hope to be that good. Would like to see the original photos if possible? The first one looks more like an alien robot type thing very cool.

Another point I would like to make I am new here so spend more time trawling old posts and tut at the moment so forget to check up on the upto date stuff, sorry. Being of the older generation ( 40 this year ) I would like to think of myself as a polite person and no offence was meant.

Edited by minners71

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https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-efhndLgoh-Y/TT6eY7uIwhI/AAAAAAAABP8/AIrxGtRE-90/s912/DSC01378.JPG

https://picasaweb.google.com/Garry.Hocking/LaverhaMotorRebuild#5589441510608523538

I hope the links will take you to the original images. They are all of the Yamaha TX750 that my husband is restoring. His friend is doing the motor.

Minners, looks like we are of a similar but very good vintage!

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https://lh6.googleus...12/DSC01378.JPG

https://picasaweb.go...441510608523538

I hope the links will take you to the original images. They are all of the Yamaha TX750 that my husband is restoring. His friend is doing the motor.

Minners, looks like we are of a similar but very good vintage!

Thanks for the pics, I see also you are just across the water from me.

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That's really impressive - must have taken ages!

You've possibly lost some detail on the little girl's face and the stool by darkening the shadows, but considering the amount of wrinkles you've tidied up, that's a pretty good result! ;)

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That's really impressive - must have taken ages!

You've possibly lost some detail on the little girl's face and the stool by darkening the shadows, but considering the amount of wrinkles you've tidied up, that's a pretty good result! boltbait.wink.png

Actually, it only took a couple hours, but the method I use (copying and pasting from the picture itself in order to maintain shading as close as possible to the area to be fixed) created a messy looking bit of patchwork, so I added noise to the photo to try to mask this "patchwork" and adjusted the coloring a bit too to then mask some of this noise that I added, saved the file and closed it, then reopened it and tried to then remove the noise. I wanted to remove as much of the noise as possible so that it wasn't full of speckles and ugly and in doing so it also removed quite a bit of the detail.

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@ jim100361 ... the forest scene with the kids is really nicely done.

Very believable

Thanx, obviously placement of the "props" has a lot to do with it. As you may note, because the original 3 boys were in the shade, the 2 which I used also had to be in the shade, and likewise with the girl having been from a sunny exposure, she too had to be placed in a like environment (sunny) and it also made sense in her case (in my mind) that she was running towards them - at least that is what I wanted). Then there's always the Google search for "subjects". Looking for just the right ones to fit with the scenery you've selected, etc.

At any rate, I thank you for the compliment, hopefully I can come up with some others (images). I appreciate it.

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