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Thread: ArtRage and Photos: High-contrast tint explorations

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    ArtRage and Photos: High-contrast tint explorations

    Hi all! I've been playing around with a basic set of 3 layers and the same photo and thought I'd share what I've come up with.
    For starters, I used a digital photo of a butterfly and flowers...several bright colors against a sea of green tones.
    I then used the Gimp to render the photo through a copymachine filter to reduce the image to black lines on white. The more shading you have in the b&w image, the more definition you will have in the finished piece.
    This is where ArtRage 2.5 comes in:
    Open the photo as a base layer. Open the b&w image as another layer. Open a third layer and cover it with some sort of coloring.....I chose a warm orange to enhance the bright reds and pinks in the photo and downplay the green. I used the metal setting cranked way up with the paint roller, paint thinned a bit to rough up the texture.
    For this demo, the base photo is left as is. The b&w layer is set to shadow. The top tint layer is set to tint.
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    Further explorations here:
    First, the original photo.
    Second, with a light textured stencil overlay. Note the darker spray-gunned area on top of the butterfly's wings...lends a bit more impact.
    Third is with the top layer being a more dynamic stencil with a bit of dissolve effect. Note that I have erased the area around the butterfly to give it more of a contrasting texture.
    And fourth, and I think this is well worth exploring more, the top layer was set to darken and covered in a very fine, dense glitter. Love the texture this imparts.

    So there! Several different interesting things you can achieve with easily with a photo and three layers.
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    Last edited by foxytocin; 08-26-2009 at 07:50 AM.
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    Marvelous Leah. Fantastic.

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    Thanks, Oriane! Watching your work has made me much more ambitious with color palettes....
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    Thats a wonderful tut Foxy and explains things I was wondering about so well. I definately will have to play around with this.
    Thanks again
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