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nnelson1
05-22-2001, 09:52 AM
Healing Waters
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A totally digital version of the old "painting a b&w photograph" trick.
Except it's not a photograph and no paint was used! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Vue d'Esprit and Photoshop 6.

Basically doodling on a cold, rainy day...

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Everyone knows the moon's made of cheese...

jnet11
05-22-2001, 10:20 AM
ha doodling! thass cute http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

this has gotta be my favorite of your so far. Will you tell how long it takes to do something like this? Also, do you ever print them out for show?

jeanette*

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"If you understand your painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it." -Salvadore Dali

nnelson1
05-22-2001, 10:54 AM
Thanks, Jeanette!
This was fun to do and really didn't take long at all. Maybe a couple of hours, off and on. First, I created the landscape in Vue. After I was satisfied with it, i rendered it to a file which I imported into Photoshop. There I copied the image and converted the layer to a gray scale. Added the water fall in another layer and used some color filters to get the right brilliance. Then, I used the history eraser to bring out just a little of my original lake color. Not too much, just a little. A final tweaking of contrast and brightness and, voila!

As far as printing goes, I am planning on doing this inthe future. I have my eye on an Epson 1520 stylus that will let me use watercolor papers and archival inks (tnx, Jen!) but need to save up some drachmas before I take the plunge. I've tried printing these using my old HP deskjet printer but it really loses something in the translation. I'll let you know when I get the proper equipment to do giclees.

Cheers!

Nick

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Everyone knows the moon's made of cheese...

JeanineJ
05-22-2001, 11:55 AM
Positively primordial! The water is alive...

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Jeanine Jackson
Stamford, CT
www.peoplescapesct.com