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I think I'm starting to get the hang of this LucisArt software - well sometimes I get it right, sometimes horribly wrong.

I've been experimenting with a shot taken in Edinburgh at the Royal Show and think I've just about got it right here. Some will disagree and hate the falseness of it but that's ok - it's all part of my learning process!

Camera:Sony DSC-R1
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Spotty Dog
Username:cattyal cattyal
Uploaded:17 Oct 2007 - 8:04 PM
Tags:Dalmatian, Digitally manipulated, Dog, General, Lucisart, Pooch
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zed
zed  10551 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Oct 2007 - 8:13 PM

Wow, I like it, keep it up...Smile

zt

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photoliosis
17 Oct 2007 - 8:25 PM

Nice effect.

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proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
17 Oct 2007 - 8:32 PM

I think you are getting the hang of Lucis too, well done.

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sandrish
sandrish  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Oct 2007 - 9:10 PM

Excellent shot - like the effects very much.

Sandra

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Carl40
Carl40  8 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2007 - 9:12 PM

great image the effect works well

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rachepix
rachepix  6 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2007 - 9:57 PM

it looks good, like the bunch of cuddly keyrings,

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banehawi Critique Team 10867 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2865 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2007 - 10:09 PM

Really like this one.

W

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96057 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2007 - 10:24 PM

Hello everyone and thank you all! It's great when I suddenly hit on the right combination of plugins and wotnot and bingo it seems to come together Smile

I too like the keyrings Rachel - neat aren't they? Not that I'd be inclined to lug so many around - the camera kit is more than enough!

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DolphinLady
17 Oct 2007 - 11:40 PM

I so like the looks on both their faces as they gaze at one another.
A wonderful capture.
What do you think to Edinburgh getting the Best palce to live in Brtain award then???
Hilary

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NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2007 - 7:23 AM

I've been playing around with it too, and this is as good as I've seen.

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96057 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2007 - 8:38 AM

Thank you again everyone Smile

I hadn't realised that Edinburgh had won the Best Place award Hilary but I'm not surprised at all - I love the place and who knows, maybe one day I'll end up living there!

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katem
katem  8
19 Oct 2007 - 10:38 PM

that is a great picture, pity you dont know who the lass and her dog are, I`m sure that she would love a copy

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ann_g  10 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2007 - 8:56 AM

Looks good to me

Ann Smile

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Portknockie
28 Oct 2007 - 12:43 PM

This looks great...colours and tones are spot on..you just keep it going...

Great work


Don

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graff
graff  7 France
30 Oct 2007 - 5:22 PM

great shot.....what is this 'Lucis' stuff?

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96057 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2007 - 7:18 PM

Thank you again everyone Smile

Graff - this LucisArt stuff is an excellent bit of software that I fear I use too much. Here it is LucisArt. Not too pricey in the grand scheme of things and I'm very pleased I bought it! I believe they do a 30 day trial so give it a go!

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sawdust  872 forum posts
18 May 2008 - 7:51 PM

Love the picture you have come up with been trying the lucisart trip myself can't get such clean faces as you any tips !!!!

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96057 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2008 - 8:13 PM

Hi Alan - thanks for taking a look!

With people I keep the doses of Whyeth pretty low - blow the image up in the Lucis window and keep an eye out for grey patches appearing. It is worst with pink/flesh/red and yellows - other colours don't seem to suffer from the dreaded grey splotches. I tend to apply Whyeth in several small doses wiht these colours.

More often than not I apply some noise reduction afterwards - I use Paint Shop Pro mostly and just use their bog standard digital camera noise reduction - it does the job so I've not bothered trying anything else. Very often I'll follow up with another gentle application of lucis or simply sharpening.

I'm afraid it is somewhat trial and error but hopefully I've given you some ideas. Certainly young faces work best - my year old niece for example - I wouldn't go near a photo of myself with it unless I'm wearing a mask (as per my last mask picture in my portfolio!)

My all means let me know if I can be of any further help - I'm always happy to pass on what little knowledge I have.

Alison

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