Small French town to have a play with.

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Saleen1999
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Fantastic job Lyle! (nt)
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Thanks Melissa.

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I second that Lyle...great feel to it...almost eerie....excellent

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In reply to oltenius, May 3, 2012

The watercolour one from Altenius is the only one that makes me want to visit the town.

Or is that not the point?

All very clever, but why make a nice little town look so cartoonish and spooky?

Tony

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Re: Small French town Lowry style
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Looks great Tony!
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Your 'easy' version is amazing, could you explain how you reached this fantastic result? I would love to be able to turn some of my shots into night shots.

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Up to your terrific high standards Ray
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Haven't been around this forum for quite some time, and it's always a pleasure to see what you can achieve with your PP. I wish I could do half

all the best

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Simply brilliant!
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A true work of art!

Would love to have a few tips about how to get such effects.

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Re: Up to your terrific high standards Ray
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Hi Dov

thank you for your kind words...

Must say most of what I have picked up has been through the kindness of others here sharing their skills...if ever you need anything, it would be a pleasure to repay what has been shared with me....just drop me an e mail.

Best wishes as always

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Re: Looks great Tony!
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doto41 wrote:

Your 'easy' version is amazing, could you explain how you reached this fantastic result? I would love to be able to turn some of my shots into night shots.

Thanks

Yes. I opened the OP version via ACR, turned the exposure to minimum, and adjusted the Brightness and Contrast sliders to taste. That left everything very dark except for a few yellow highlights, thus:-

Then I chose the yellow from the highlights to illuminate the two lamps in the original and copied them (with size adjustment) to be near the above various 'pools' of light to 'explain' them.

The first took about 2 minutes. The lamp duplication and resizing about 20 of my (elderly) minutes. I know how detailed and thorough Ray's work is; car, windows, lamps, moon, clouds and wall lighting and that's why I tried to get mine in first.

You will see in 2 minutes whether the simple technique would work for your own images so it doesn't involve any time investment.

Thanks for asking.

Cheers, Tony.

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Created using the CS5 Art History Brush and Photo Wow watercolor brushes. Painted on five successive layers. For each layer I used a progressively smaller brush. Finished with NIK Sharpener Pro 3.0

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Thanks; most of the effect was easily accomplished by using Lumina Invert Script-fu on a duplicate layer set the layer property to difference (GIMP) Believe it or not. The high tonemapped original really helped so now I have that in the back of my mind for future dtn renders.

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Thanks Ray; coming from you that really does ....
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....mean something to me.

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Thanks Tony! :) (nt)
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Re: Small French town to have a play with.
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I think this is one of the most amazing bunch of takes I've seen on this board. Incredible! I need a light splash tutorial :^)

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Some terrific retouches so far. I suppose I had better start mine this weekend. I'm not the fastest worker when it comes to this sort of photo-shopping.

I really like those smudges that RayGuselli. That's something I'd like to have a go at.

I need more hours in the day.

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Re: Small French town to have a play with.
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No problem, here's the standard exposure version

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My late play...
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Regards,

Paul

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