View Full Version : Start of another day

01-27-2010, 08:13 AM
snapped this off and put it through PS and Fotosketcher this morning, before heading off to work.

01-28-2010, 01:08 PM
I like the shot! It's mixed media for me now as opposed to photography, but i still like it. very nice exposure and composition. Can we see the original or would you rather not draw back the curtain to reveal the Wizard? :D

01-28-2010, 05:44 PM
Agree with Marko. Great setup.

01-28-2010, 07:49 PM
Sorry - I erased the original, since I was just trying out a couple of things/ideas - I wasn't worried about saving the file.

The original was shot with no flash in the pre-set macro setting on my D5000, with the 70-300 lens. I then transferred the raw file into Photoshop as a 16bit TIFF(I own version 6. something). Played with the midtones in levels, tweaked the contrast. Changed to an 8bit, ran it through Xero's Illustrator plug-in, saved as a downsized JPEG and then ran it through the oil painting setting in Foto-sketcher (tweaked a couple of settings here). Hope that helps - next time I'll save the files that I upload for further discussion/critique as I value the input I am receiving.



01-28-2010, 09:27 PM
All this before work? What time do you get up?

01-28-2010, 10:34 PM
4:45 am most mornings

Mad Aussie
01-29-2010, 01:44 AM
Someone's a construction worker! They tell us not to put stickers all over our hardhats here in Aussie.

01-29-2010, 06:25 AM
Glazier and Metal Mechanic to be precise and they tell us the same with regards to our hard hats. This is my original hardhat from when I got into the trade (current one is just plain old boring white with one union sticker)