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    paulcr
    paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
    20 Mar 2006 - 3:13 AM

    Does anyone know of a technique, either here or elsewhere, which could be used as an alternative to the flod filter..Paul

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    sillyconguru
    20 Mar 2006 - 3:15 AM

    Yeah, stick things in water and take pics of them Grin

    paulcr
    paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
    20 Mar 2006 - 3:21 AM

    Excellent silly, cheers. Paul

    Tooth
    Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
    20 Mar 2006 - 3:23 AM

    probably the best way, on reflection Wink

    joolsb
    joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
    20 Mar 2006 - 6:40 AM

    Alternative to the flood-filter? Take decent photos in the first place and don't get tempted to tart-up your rejects with naff-looking effects filters. That's the alternative!
    ;o)

    paulcr
    paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
    20 Mar 2006 - 7:02 AM

    While I do appreciate the time it takes to respond to these forum topics, I was hoping for something a tad more constructive. Julian, if or when I get into misty landscapes I'll give you a shout for advice, hows that? PAul

    User_Removed
    20 Mar 2006 - 7:15 AM


    Quote: hows that?

    Possibly a little extreme. Let's keep it civil please, and if we're going to criticise one another's photos, then let's keep it constructive, and in the gallery where it belongs.

    takui neko
    takui neko  10849 forum posts Spain11 Constructive Critique Points
    20 Mar 2006 - 7:42 AM

    What about this?
    I have not tried but says free and looks like what youre looking for...

    VICTORHABBICK
    20 Mar 2006 - 9:35 AM

    Hi Paul, a little extreme I know but not very difficult is to use photoshop in conjunction with Bryce (a 3d program). You take your photo into bryce as a straight forward pic or jpg and place it on a water surface which can be changed and altered in a million ways. Hit render and safe the file back out as a Tiff. I have done this many times in my images which have mistakenly been said to have been "Flooded".

    Victor

    joolsb
    joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
    20 Mar 2006 - 9:56 AM

    Hi Paul,

    I didn't intend my comments to be taken personally. It was more a general point about how I see people using the flood-filter around here. No offence meant.

    keithh
    keithh  1022734 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
    20 Mar 2006 - 10:04 AM


    Quote: how I see people using the flood-filter around here

    Badly?
    Wink

    MartinWait
    MartinWait  1088 forum posts England
    20 Mar 2006 - 2:36 PM

    I guess that includes me.

    arnieg
    arnieg  10682 forum posts England
    20 Mar 2006 - 3:34 PM

    digtal elements .com do aurora which is based on water and sky not a free down load
    arnie

    vambo
    vambo  8151 forum posts United Kingdom
    20 Mar 2006 - 3:43 PM

    If its a one-off (lets hope so Smile, and you are reasonably competent using layers and so on, then you can probably do it in out of the box photoshop. Get yourself a picture of a body of water roughly similar to what you want; create a mask for where you want the water level to appear; paste in a flipped version of the image for reflections, a touch of blur and add a dark to light gradient layer over; then top with a layer using the water image in luminosity mode. Play with opacities till it looks good. If you want to get real fancy you could use the water as a displacement map but thats probably overkill.

    paulcr
    paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
    21 Mar 2006 - 12:41 AM

    Thanks for the replies guys. No probs Jools, was in a bit of a mood yesterday. Cheers Victor, I'll give that a go, I seem to remember you mentioning that before. Vambo, a displacement map sounds like the way to go too, thanks.
    My original reason for asking was actually to try improve my PS skills instead of relying on plugins etc. Cheers. PAul

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