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03-10-2006, 10:58 AM

When I'm working on a painting that has LOTS of detail (as now), I take a break from time to time and do some manipulation. This was done in Photoshop and I loved the way it turned out.

It's based on a photograph by Roswitha Schacht.

By the way, whenever I'm posting a manip in this forum, I'll use the arrow to alert you. If you'd rather just view paintings, you can ignore the post.

03-10-2006, 11:50 AM


03-10-2006, 12:23 PM
Kristen, these are just great. The second one is really tremendous. It has a great "feel" to it. Manips are just great in the hands of a talented artist like yourself!:)

03-10-2006, 01:07 PM
Great both of them. You won't warn me off!!

03-10-2006, 01:18 PM
They both look great Kirsten :)

03-10-2006, 01:55 PM
Thanks, Joel and Jean. One thing I really like about doing manipulations...it always suggests a different "look" I might wish to pursue in painting. :o

03-10-2006, 02:35 PM
Thanks, Joel and Jean. One thing I really like about doing manipulations...it always suggests a different "look" I might wish to pursue in painting.
Quite true Skinny, something I have suggested and done often. In fact, I presently am in the process of doing just that. A wde photo that I Manipulated the hues until I got the feeling I wanted. Now I am doing the real painting of it.:lol:

Oh really no need for the arrows. As I just mentioned to Barry people use them for varied reasons, usually to say look at this post. I doubt most members would know that you have your specific reason in mind. But, if you want them, thats okay too.:thumbsup:

03-10-2006, 02:44 PM
hi skinny...:). really like the 2nd one...well done...:).

03-10-2006, 06:55 PM
Thanks for the encouragement, Sherry and Waheednasir!

Sherry, I'm thinking of trying that skyline with Painter chunky brush...:rolleyes: Good luck on translating your's.

del m
03-10-2006, 07:37 PM
#2 wow. manips well done

03-10-2006, 10:43 PM
Both are good I have to say the second is my favorite ... could be the time of the year. :wave:

03-11-2006, 06:02 AM
I like the doors, how was that done?

03-11-2006, 07:38 AM
Greg, I used filters in Photoshop. Starting with this photo...

(Photographer Roswitha Schact)

I began by "Find Edges", to get something like this...


Then I fooled around with the hue and saturation, and used "find edges" again, to get something like this...


From there, it was just a matter of painting over the image at various transparencies. Obviously, it looks better at a larger size...:wink2:

03-11-2006, 01:08 PM
I love a good manip! And sometimes they take you into a painting mode that brings wonderful results! I like these both!! :D

03-11-2006, 02:07 PM
Thanks, Kirk!

03-13-2006, 08:55 PM
Well, I love the second one too. It started as a manip but you eded up painting on it. That's even more valuable! Great aproach.