GeorgeB Posted May 6, 2008 Share Posted May 6, 2008 A part-time newbie, still trying to get comfortable with PDN and graphics editing in general. I've been intrigued with the rotoscope effect as seen in the Chas. Schwab TV Commercial; it looks like they colorized a live sequence, so that it almost appears to be hand-painted or hand-drawn. It's almost, but not quite, like a very well-done paint-by-numbers effect. For example, the various skin-tones don't blend, there are distinct edges between each tone -- except you don't see the paint-by-numbers lines. I may be describing this completely wrong, and I don't know how to, nor have the capability of, screen grab off the telly. However, examples can be seen on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTsg9-JOogI. And there is always Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotoscope. I'm not looking to do animation, just applying the technique to still pix using PDN. I first noticed this commercial around the same time as the post appeared requesting a tutorial for an "Allen & Ginter baseball card". That was a start in the right direction. I tried playing with that, taking it to the next level, but I don't get anywhere close. I've also played with the various Artistic Effects, and get some interesting results, just not what I'm looking for. Any hints, tips, tricks or pointers would be appreciated. And keep in mind that I am a newbie, and while I'm comfortable with playing with PDN and making mistakes, there's still so much I don't know, so assume I know nothing. Thanks, Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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