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kiley9806
05-02-2008, 11:34 PM
these are a couple pics i took - one of myself, one of my daughter Dani. i altered them to the extreme (using a combo of paintshop pro and hp image). thought they were fun & just wanted to share. :)

Marko
05-02-2008, 11:46 PM
I really like the effect, it's very striking! I really like the effect it has in the first shot!
Can you describe the technique a bit more?

Thx
Marko

kiley9806
05-03-2008, 10:27 AM
well, for the most part, its simply a 'special effect' option on the hp image program (i think this program came with my printer...) it works better on certain photos, compared to others. i did some clean up and cropping on the paintshop pro program before the special effect was added.

kiley9806
05-03-2008, 10:30 AM
heres the originals just for fun to compare...

dmartins
05-28-2008, 04:18 AM
I really like the effect, it's very striking! I really like the effect it has in the first shot!
Can you describe the technique a bit more?

Thx
Marko

Hi,

If you want to create this effect, it's quite quick to do in Adobe Illustrator CS3.

1. Insert the image onto the art board (page).
2. Select the image using the selection tool.
3. Towards the top there is a wide bar with a button titled "Live Trace". Hit this. Then there is a little boxy/table button on the left (in the same area). Click this.
4. Once your in this area, you can then get Illustrator to trace your image. To gain the effect showed here (excellent btw), try the following settings:
Black and white, Threshold: 69, Blur: 0, Fills: Enabled, Path Fitting: 2, Min Area: 10, Corner Angle: 20. Go.

Thanks,
Dan

kiley9806
05-28-2008, 10:19 AM
cool - thanks for the option dan! I may have to look into adobe illustrator... :)

Marko
05-29-2008, 12:53 AM
In Photoshop
image -adjustments-threshold (just move slider)
also gets you really close, really fast (maybe 25 seconds).

Though dmartins tip :highfive: for AI users looks like the edges might be more refined.

Mad Aussie
01-23-2009, 05:27 PM
Wow showing us the originals really emphasises that even if a photo isn't a great one (or even not good at all) that you do have options quite often. Those edits are really cool and for me even better seeing as they originated from photos I'd have thrown away.

I hope that all came out as the compliment it was supposed to be. :cool: