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Promises to be fulfilled

Promises to be fulfilled
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Copyright: Richard Juneau (richardj7) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 8 N: 79] (591)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-03
Categories: Daily Life, Event, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed], Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm F2.8 L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wedding moments [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-14 14:16
Viewed: 2684
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is my second attempt (apart from lots of practices) to make the image look like an unfinished color drawing from a black and white sketch. Not all photos lend themselves to this kind of treatment, as it is necessary to have strong lines to make it appear more like a drawing. This process is a work in progress, as I want the lines to be stronger, so I'll have to tweak some of the controls mentioned below.

How was it done?
• Duplicate background layer
• (into 8 bits, otherwise tool not available in CS) Blur - Smart Blur - Quality: High; Mode: Edges Only. Radius: ? Threshold: ? (you have to experiment with this because it depends on the resolution of your image. The final effect is not known until you have rendered the image with the effect, and that you start painting the colors back in).
• Select "Inverse"
• Create Layer Mask (click on the icon)
• Soft edge brush - Blend mode "Dissolve" Use wide brush, and give long directional strokes, varying brush opacity from 35% to 55%.
The frame is done with strokes and bevel and emboss.

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To Josine: Green stripesrichardj7 1 11-14 15:49
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Richard, your process sounds complicated, but the result is awesome.


Weddings are nice in genaral
But toooooooooooo much distraction here
and I do not understand the green paint stripes
You should have focused in
Sorry a smal 6 on thr 0-10 scale

Excellent... I love the framing, the transition between the B&W and the colors.... the strokes effects........... One of my preferred wedding pictures

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2005-11-14 18:01]

I really love the effect you accomplished here, Richard. This subject lends itself perfectly for the treatment. It certainly makes for an unusual, original wedding souvenir. Very creative. TFS.

I like this effect, Richard. Keep going!

Gayle :)

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2005-12-04 18:29]

Je suis moi-même particulièrement romantique. Ce genre de photo ne me laisse donc pas indifférente! j'apprécie beaucoup toute l'atmosphère douce et agréable que tu as capturé. Ton POV est intéressant et particulier qui donne une touche d'originalité. De même pour le travail de PP!
C'est extraordinaire!

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