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Image Umbrella: Image Modification/Manipulation

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http://i.imgur.com/rBsDJGn.jpg    made the towers and ships in sketchup.

I really like what you created, it has a very futuristic feel and the rain is right in line with the "mood".

 

The LED flash from the 1st ship is very convincing and the towers are from my perspective quite well carried out.

My only sniglet , for me personally, is that ship passing behind the 2d tower. Its lights seem a bit too bright for the apparent distance and in keeping with the towers distance  and visibility. 

 

Though understand I can not do anything as complex, nor have the skills to even attempt anything like your picture. So, I offer my opinion only in the interest of being helpful for your future works.

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Ooo ... a hover bike! I dream about those, the under-steer could be a problem though! :/

 

Very neat manipulation. B)

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On 1/21/2015 at 3:05 PM, MikeRobe said:

It's my sister's guinea pig attacking Tokyo.

 

Not bad. There seems to be smoke missing from one of the fires caused by the laser sight though.

 

Oh, and by the way, you are compressing your image the wrong way. ;) Dithering is awful and ugly. What you want to use is something like OptiPNG, or better yet, PNGGauntlet. I put your image through PNGGauntlet and it shaved more than 500KB off the file size. B)

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Here's one I did while experimenting trying to come up with a way to do 'cross stitch'. Tell me what you think. I'm not sure how I feel about it.

 

Effects used: Median, Pixelate, and Grid / Checkerboard

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Water-Lilies-and-Japanese-Bridge-(1897-1899)-Monet.jpg

 

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I don't think I dithered anything - what you're seeing is a roughened vignette, for that 'grunge' effect.

There is also definitely smoke there, but it's probably not as noticeable as the other plumes.

Yours is pretty good, it does look a lot like cross-stitch. Perhaps duplicate the layer twice, add noise, motion blur the first up, the second across, blend layers. The best blend mode seems to be 'Darken'.

It adds a little more 'thread-y' texture to it. :)

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On 1/24/2015 at 5:12 PM, MikeRobe said:

I don't think I dithered anything - what you're seeing is a roughened vignette, for that 'grunge' effect.

There is also definitely smoke there, but it's probably not as noticeable as the other plumes.

 Oh, my mistake.

 

On 1/24/2015 at 5:12 PM, MikeRobe said:

Yours is pretty good, it does look a lot like cross-stitch. Perhaps duplicate the layer twice, add noise, motion blur the first up, the second across, blend layers. The best blend mode seems to be 'Darken'.

It adds a little more 'thread-y' texture to it. :)

 Fancy. Not really cross stitch, but still a cool stitches/threaded effect. Thanks man. The thumbnail doesn't do it justice... click through

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I love the picture Toe_Head2001. The garden bridge image makes for a great picture to give artistic and creative effects to. :)

For some special effects I personally like the Jitter and Stitch plugins. They are from this plugin pack : http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/7291-pyrochild-plugins-2014-2-08/
I've also found the FurBlur plugin to be nice for adding texture, as seen in the Seascape tutorial.

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Thank you everyone. Seeing as no one has posted another picture in awhile I am posting a couple I made for a historical society. This one I did for the Wilmington Historical society in Wilmington ,Vermont. This is the center of town using an old picture from around 1880-1900 before cars for the center and a present day picture that I took from about the same angle. In the old you can see a mountain, Haystack mountain, which now is blocked by the trees that have grown quite bigger as you can see in the new part above it. Most of the buildings are still there but the bridge and roadway has changed quite a bit.  

 

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This one is at the upper end of Harriman reservoir. There used to be a dam/railroad tressle with a mill below it on the left as you can see in the old which is gone now and it's one big lake. On the right there was a village and shops for the people who worked at the mill and logging the surrounding mountains. The loggers used to float their logs down the two rivers feeding into this area and the mill would scoop them out, mill them and send the boards out on the railroad. Eventually the power company dammed the whole thing up, 7 miles worth,and generate power with the water. They allow recreational uses but with no overnight mooring or camping. I did this for the historical society also.

 

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( TR's EFX was used)   ;)

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Okay, so this isn't a spectacular image modification, but it's my first efforts at cleaning out some unwanted background in photos. So here's a picture of my horse Athena, taken just as the sun went down today. In the foreground was a dead branch laying on the ground on the bottom left hand side, and a concrete slab on the bottom right hand corner. Also, there were some extremely tall weeds sticking up above her back. So I've copied and pasted to try and get rid of these things. Be gentle, I'm just learning.

 

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