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05-17-2012, 10:06 AM
Playing around with ideas for a book cover / website theme. Used AR as a photo manipulation tool, there are 5 different photos assembled here.

D Akey
05-17-2012, 11:23 AM
Cool idea. Unless you want to make it look like a high contrast photo that's been processed in a filter (ala 1960s photo effect), you may want to massage the image afterward. So do your great composition, and then go in and clean it up here and there where it matters. That will make it or break it, in my opinion.

The main parts are the people, and what's in her hand, and there are some places where the values drop out thus opening holes in the bits -- like the girl's hair against the face and the bloke's facial features. I mean you would want it to look like part of the whole technique, so you would do well to make your marks in a characteristic way. So a line indicating the hair would not be evenly weighted smooth like with a ball point pen. If the filter did it, it would get a little tightly fatter and thinner a little crosswise, as it moved along it's descriptive route showing the edge of the hair, but the line itself would be screened sidelong more or less in the direction that the lines were going near it, etc. Hope that makes sense.

Composition looks good. You have the Goth, Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Twilight kind of feel. Huge appeal in that if hit shows speak to a wide audience.

05-17-2012, 05:21 PM
Looks like AR has self inspirational power as well. Yo can create stuff, that is not strictly the piece of art, but in any case can serve as ignition for truly creative activity. Very interesting post fraser_paice.

05-17-2012, 05:39 PM
sepia it sepia it

05-17-2012, 06:45 PM
The key to photomanipulation in ArtRage is the handwork, something ArtRage makes much easier. You end up with a combination of photo-manipulation and photo-painting. The effect can be quite striking. :D

05-21-2012, 12:33 AM
Cool Neil. I don't think AR can be beaten.
Have you tried adding a new layer and using the masking tools-the magic wand on a low setting and filling in areas with different textures and filters?
I get carried away some times with this great program.

05-21-2012, 04:42 AM
nice work Neil... which your excellent photography skill and AR painting skills you could create some outstanding images....this is a good start..