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Registered: August 2008
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Just mucking aoround with Photoshop to create an abstract of an old HDR photo of mine of a Red FJ Holden Ute
· Date: Tue August 17, 2010 · Views: 3097 · Tags: 1 · Filesize: 65.4kb, 299.2kb · Dimensions: 999 x 633 ·
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Registered: February 2010
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Tue August 17, 2010 7:53pm

Hi honez! You are back with something wonderful and unusual. Smile

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Wed August 18, 2010 9:52am

Yo Brother Honez, looks like you bin hanging out in the hood, or should I say - under it Smile

I like it...definitely RAD, and it looks very well done. I know it no longer sits in the photographic realm - but who cares....it looks COOL and has an unusual (even sinister) type twist.

What FX setting did you use in Photoshop - just curious.


Registered: August 2008
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Thu August 19, 2010 6:23am

Thanks guys,
and yes it's not really a photo any more, but an abstract of a photo, which I think does look kind of cool. I think this sort of thing would look good as a poster or T-shirt design.
I'm still mucking around with these kind of effect s to try to get something that's a good combination of abstraction but still recognisable as the source object.
Kev, I used a combination of pre-processing the source image to increase the primary colours, lines, shape and remove any extraneous background or distracting elements and used a fractal plug-in to extrude the greatly simplified subject matter.
Then there was a bit more cleanup work in post. Still not 100% there yet, but I'm making progress.

Registered: August 2009
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Wed August 25, 2010 10:21pm

These are just amazing, H!!! Dare I ask, will there be a tutorial in the offing. These effects could be applied to other types of shots too.
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Registered: December 2007
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Thu August 26, 2010 12:01am

I, for one, would love to 'read all about it'. I think they're great too, very original.

Registered: August 2008
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Thu August 26, 2010 6:24am

The plug-in does all of the work; it's not nearly as difficult as it might first appear.
I might try to get an example image and what I did in pre- and post-work to show the workflow.
I think the art is getting the right subject matter in the first place as, no matter what you do, some images will look good and some just won't.

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