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bluespade
01-23-2001, 03:02 PM
Here's a digital pic i'm doing for a friend's living room. He wanted something stunning. Its sort of like a "sabatier effect"...sorta...

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Doug
Blue Spade Productions
http://www.bluespade.com

Grace
01-23-2001, 08:47 PM
I like the colors - but showing my ignorance here - what is a sabatier effect?

Dudi
01-23-2001, 08:50 PM
I don't know what the sabatier effect is either, but great picture! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

pixelscapes
01-24-2001, 12:43 AM
Definitely stunning. Uses all my favorite colors. I love the composition too; do you take your own photos? (I seem to recall you saying that you do)

As for "sabatier"...
Here's what the dictionary says, but I don't think it's relevant:
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Sa·ba·tier (sä-bä-ty), Paul. 1854-1941.

French chemist. He shared a 1912 Nobel Prize for developing methods of hydrogenating organic compounds.
[/list]

-=- Jen "Organic" de la Cruz
http://www.Pixelscapes.com and http://www.BewareOfArt.com

bluespade
01-24-2001, 02:39 PM
The effect is more properly called "solarization". If you have a good digital photo editing program it might have a filter, or function, called solarization. However, the better way to do this effect is to play with the "curves" layer and give the curve a U or upside down U effect. I then did something to limit the amount of colors and number of colors, but I forget what I did to get this effect! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif Oppss...I'm sure I can figure it out again....

Here's a brief article on solarization in photography.
http://photography.about.com/arts/photography/library/weekly/aa091399.htm

Pixel: Yep I take my own pics with an olympus 2020z digital camera. BTW, you or I am upside down, which is it?


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Doug
Blue Spade Productions
http://www.bluespade.com

eyeburp
01-24-2001, 03:15 PM
Nice. How big is your final output?

bluespade
01-25-2001, 09:54 AM
thanks.

since i don't have a printer myself its hard to work on sizing sometimes. this is a 3:4 ratio, so i might try it as 12x16 on watercolor paper and fit it in a 16x20 frame.

since my images are kinda abstract it is hard to know how far i can push the printing before it looks "jaggie". for instance, this is 1200x1600 pixels (tiff). in the past, i have been able to print 12x16 from this sized tiff file when the image was distorted (i.e., i wouldn't try this with a face), so maybe i'll try to push even further this time.

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Doug
Blue Spade Productions
http://www.bluespade.com

Grace
01-26-2001, 08:19 PM
Went and read your link on sabatier effect. You must be into photography too. Ever post anything in that forum -I would like to see it.