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Not sure how this is going to look, at the end of my tether with my flippin monitor now :-((
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Looks fine to me, Ken. Not too dark, not too light. Very good.
I like the treatment you've given this - any further details?
Really like this.Excellent rustic tones and a superb composition.
looks great, excellent presentation.
Looks fine to me like the way the light has caught the pears, I like the top middle theres a nice warm tone comming through. I also like the treatment you've given this. Denise x
I like this. The look of the whole is quite different to most of your images. It looks almost as if the pears are camouflaged.
The light levels are good but, being picky, there's the merest hint of specular reflection on the leftmost pear. This is not present on the others and looks out of place to my eyes.
Love the way you have handled this Colours and textures are really complimentary. Nice one
Quote: Looks fine to me, Ken.
Is this an in joke or does boyd know something the rest of us don't?
Thats simply beautiful - love the tones & textures.
Not normally a fan of still life pics, but I think this is a really nice presentation. The colour tone and texture are great.
Ah, this is the pear shot! Looks like a still life painting. Very nice effect. It would go very nicely on a wall of a cottage kitchen.
So your still at work then?
Nice image K
I like the pic a lot K. It has a lovely "old masters" painterly quality to it. I think the border undermines it though as it comes across too contempory for such a retro style photo. Click for the pic.
Nice treatment, lovely image. Well done.
Has an antique look to it, K. Works well.
Wonderfully done...for all the reasons already stated above..!!
Really like this - great colours.
Love the way the textures match. Good lighting too.
Crikey thanks everyone! Michael dont worry its a very long story. Rab I know what you mean it look unfinished without one but I've gone off it now I've looked at it again. Might do some more of these once I've perfected the technique a bit more. K. PS Tony, I am now
Brilliant image. You have acheived a
very subtle effect. I would not be too upset
with my monitor if I was you. I am looking
forward to seeing more with this technique.
Looks great to me.
The treatment you've given this is excellent..truly gives it an almost painted feel. Feel like sharing it? Like the composition and tones too, and I for one think the black border rather suits it, especially for 'online' presentation.
Nice pears! Great texture - love the treatment. Nice subtle colour - looks fine on my monitor. Nice work,K.
Great composition and good treatment. Like it.
PS: I'll have a bit of play with it in b/w and post as a mod.
I love this image lovely textures and tones
and lighting How did you achieve this effect? A lovely image.
Looks like a painting... great colours, very warm image.
K - this deserves an award in my opinion. Fantasticly different - love it!
Very 'old masters' style picture, lovely effect.
Yep a nice change with a rough, grainy look which of course ties in well with the texture of pears. I think i agree with the comment about the border not slotting in well with the image, it is a bit of a clash between old and new styles unfortunately.
That aside its an appealing image.
yes this is a great photo ...
It looks great... lighting, composition, textures are all outstanding and captivating. Nice border treatment too.
Looks great to me K - despite your focussing probs this is spot on. I also really like the manipulation you have done.
Thanks very much, I have to say this was one that was sharp before I started playing with it, its just 3 pears on their own looked a bit bland. K.
Very good, ragged edge and a slightly more subtle/muted colour will finish it off
Excellent shot. I like the match of textures on the pears and the bakground. A very original approach, in my view. Great piece of work.
Crikey thanks Pete! How do I do a ragged edge?
Thanks Tony, very kind, I feel a series coming on, sorry. K.
Excellent! An HC - congrats!
Lovely textures with this treatment - think a side effect is that its gone a bit 2D but the overall result overcomes that in a great image
BTW, having found similar probs with focussing, if there's no movement going on (me or subject!) I now always use manual.
Excellent composition, great background works very well.
Congratulations on your HC Award.
Congrats on the HC K, love the grain, not to sure about the border tho mate.
I do love the way you like to experiment, regards.....Ade
Thanks Mark, glad its not just me, get so flippin frustrated with it. Thank you Lucian too.
Ade, that border! I need to work on these me thinks Thanks for the comment. K.
I really like this, love the grain and toning you've done. Top Class.
I don't mind the border, but often wonder why people who use these always use black, maybe a brown gold or green would be better.
Have you used Render/Lighting on this, if so which one, if you don't mind sharing!.
K - you could do a raged edge by a adding a mask and going round the edge with one of the more unusual shaped brushes.
Come on then let us know the secret to this.
A cracking shot K. Click.
Thank you very much. No render filter on this one just a couple of studio lights. Chris I'll do another one and keep a record of what I do and let everyone know thanks for the tip about the edges that could be just what I need to finish it off. K.
Reminds me of a renaissance painting, a good one at that. Excellent shot K, looking forward to finding out what you did.
Very effective. Bronzed apples. Certainly has appeal.
Well done, looks like a work of art! Congrats on your HC! Spot on! Click!!!
I agree that the border doesn't quite suit the subject, but I love the photo and the treatment you've given it. Very creative!
Beautiful, I like the grain and antique feel of the image. Congrats on the HC,
Really like the colours and grain effect on this. Have to agree about the border though - bit too heavy and it drains the colour from the picture.
Thanks all, yes I totally agree about the border. I'll try and have a brief tutorial for those that want one up tomorrow if I get time tonight. K.
Congrats on the EC K well done
Looks pretty damn fine to me.
Great composition and I like the effect.
This is beautiful.
superb still life, click
Looks bloody marvellous.
This is an excellent capture - I wish I could achieve this level!
Thank you so much for all the comments, you dont know what your support means to me.
For those that requested the technique here is the info here is a very rough guide:
Adjusted levels to suit
Brightness/contrast Brightness 40 Contrast +39
Then greyscale the image
Then monotone Image>Mode> Quadtone
Pantone Yellow C
Filter Add Noise Gaussian @ 18%
Duplicate layer and reduce opacity to 50% and add screen layer
Convert back to RGB
Add layer and add coloured gradient. The opacity needs to be reduced and depending what the % will determine the strength of colour. I think I reduced these to about 25% opacity and add overlay layer.
Add a second gradient layer with a different coloured gradient and repeat as for first gradient layer.
Flatten the layers and now this is when the trick is trying to make it 3D.
A combination of dodge, burn and sponge tools.
Largish brush set to about 30% opacity for the burn tool and burn in the background in various parts to make it uneven. Build up gradually.
Then the fruit, there is not right or wrong way but I used the dodge tool first to remove some colour otherwise it was just too in your face. Then the sponge tool selectively to place colour on the fruit, then the burn tool to add definition to the fruit. Again these need to be on a low opacity soft brush)
Someone will probably tell me this is all a**e about face and there is probably a quicker way but this is how I got it, first go and needs perfecting but happy with the results so far. This site has been a wonderful learning tool.
Any questions let me know, have fun!
PS the original is in the mod section
This is gorgeous. Love the effect you have acheived.
(Hows the focusing problem?, Did you get it fixed?)
Thanks Emma, and no not entirely but working on it. k.
Thanks for detailing how to do it K - recon you should do an artilcle in the techniques section.
Keep up the good work.
K, I agree with chris. Very creative work, thanks for posting the original. Amazing transformation.
Love the effect on this - very creative
An excellent image.
Excellent image K, love the manipulation. Beautiful work.
I think that the sombre black borders help to contain the image and focus the eye back on the main subject, the pears. The variegated background pattern tends to let the eye meander a little.
The whole works very well together.
This is brilliant - well done K.
Superb work, have Athena bought it?..
Thanks very much for all your comments, no Nigel they couldnt afford it K.
Looks great to me, lots of texture with great tone, like the comp and the borders i don't think they look heavy at all ♥Click
Thanks Shelley, glad you like it. K.
This is excelent work K. I love the textures, tones and arty colours. Very detailed description on how you did it. Presumably you wrote that down as you went along. I often achieve effects and results but find it difficult to repeat them. Paul
Hi Ken,As a picture it is a bit too arty for me,but as a photograph i can appreciate the time,work,detail,colour,lighting etc that goes into it.Good work.Take care.Ann
Thankyou for your comments and encouragement in my pf.
Thanks Paul, no I didnt I had to do it all over again and then write it all down, just hope I got it right! LOL
Ann, take no notice of Boyd's comment its his nickname for me, I'm not really a bloke LOL! Thank you both for your comments. K.
Are you going to post another with 3 pears?
Bored here and just thought of a title.
Not tonight, why dont you have a go, I've put the technique up further in the thread, be interested to see what you make of it??? You can use the original 3 pears image in the modifications if you wish. Have a good weekend. K.
Sorry meant to include the title in previous comment "not a pair".
Thanks for the very detailed explanation, though even so, I doubt I have the skill to do it. Might mess around though, who knows.
I find this quite fantastic and no wonder Pete gave you one of his thingies How you had the insight to put your original through all that I'll never know . The end result is perfection .I'd have chucked you first work away if it had been mine . xx
Love the texture in this. Excellent work, very well done.
I will be very busy for the next two to three months so if you see some apparent phantom clicks without any comment it may well be me.
I apologise in advance for not taking as much time as I might wish to in order to comment.
Thank you for your comments and clicks on my past uploads.
Rest assured I will be back to commenting on all my favourites of which you are one as soon as time allows. :0)
Great shot,well beyond me at the moment really like this a lot.
Has the look of an old master - agree with all the above.
This one is a cracker....don't know how I missed seeing it before......It's all been said....Excellent
Beautiful work... love the arty look. It positively glows.
What patience you must have had, but the results have paid off no end!! Excellent stuff.
Great image, looks like it was painted with light.
a quality image lover the grittyness of it
This is great. The more I see it the more I like it. T
Thanks very much everyone for all your comments, very much appreciated. K.
A lovely piece of work - simple, subtle and with gorgeous colours. I would like it even more presented mor sympathetically without those heavy black borders top and bottom.
Jeez I missed this one. Been slacking in the gallery lately. You really are a whizz at this manipulation lark K, what an amazing difference, looks like a painting.
Your pictures look like adverts thay have no soul.
Thanks Tony, Lauren and Fred. K.
Some people are so rude! Why can't they just keep it shut if they have nothing good or useful to say.
Some top photoshop work done on this K. Would look great framed on the dining room wall or something ☼☼☼☼☼
It's all been said - great work K.
Thanks Rob and Nic for your comments, much appreciated. K.
Fantastic work K!
How the heck did I miss this excellent image.
So well done Sir.
Wonderful work Kay.....I think it's all been said....Amazing...Sue
Thanks very much to each and everyone 100 of you! )))))
Supurb image! so simple yet amazingly effective!
Thank you Ryan, glad you like it. K.
missed this one, a great result and image.
top fiddling :0)
Thank you, glad you like it K.
Beautiful light and textures.
You win with 3 pears! haha
sorry, had to say it...
Seriously nice shot..good tone/colors...
thankyou very much for your nice comment
Thanks all K.
Hi K - I'm just catching up on some of your posts after an AWOL period ... this is great! Love the tones and composition and grainy texture. Cleverly conceived and skillfully manipulated. *click*
Interesting work,like it -
love the textures...
Thank you both. K.
pure art in p'graphy sublime.. you have a beautiful inspiring gallery... nicola
Thank you Nicola
Looks like a painting... very nice
I like it..
Excellant still life!~
Thank you both K.
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