More PSCS trickery than you can shake a stick at...

Discussion in 'General Technical Discussion' started by Clivegriff, May 4, 2005.

  1. This photograph...


    shows the River Aire (which was crucial to the development and growth of Leeds as a major city) as it passes under Crown Point Bridge.

    The same pic with the "watercolour treatment"...

    View attachment 8179

    and now with a Hayes Island lookalike effect...

    View attachment 8180

    and my favourite, using Sheri's Sketch action - which you can download from ...

    View attachment 8181


    Feb 22, 2005
    New Jersey
    I really like the last one. Neat effect. I will have to try it. My wife wanted me to do some "watercolor" prints for an upcoming charity auction, I think I will try this instead. Thanks for the info and nice photo :D
  3. Thanks, Dave.

    I hope whatever you decide to do for the auction goes well.
  4. Clive, thank you for showing us your Photo shop talents. I like experimenting in PS too. I think it's good to show others ways Photoshop tricks can help to make us more creative.

    aka beaucamera
  5. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Those are neato Clive - Thanks! I'm gonna go get the sketch action and play with it right now. (well, I'll wait until I get home actually, but virtiually right now. ;)
  6. kccheers


    May 2, 2005
    Liberty, Mo
    Clive Love the effects.

    Now.....for a bit off topic. I am new here, and thanx for the being made feel welcome. I noticed that you are across the pond, as we say. You look, as I am, to be from the era of GREAT Rock and

    What do you hear of the Cream Reunion at Royal Albert Hall! Eric and the Boys can still bring it from what I've read. What do you hear?

    Cheers from KC
  7. Preston


    May 2, 2005
    Reno, NV
    Thanks for the link that is a SWEET sketch action!
  8. Thanks, Virginia.

    In truth, all I did after taking and preparing the original image (slight crop, USM 20 50 0, adjusting histogram in Levels) was to run a series of actions that owe their effectiveness to the creativity and willingness to share of others.

    But. as you say, it's good to see just how images can be manipulated and to harness the community spirit.
  9. You're welcome, Chris.

    I hope you have fun with the sketch action (try it on a portrait).
  10. That's just what I heard, too, Sam.

    [pine mode] long lost youth[/pine mode]

  11. It sure is, mate. Enjoy.
  12. F15Todd


    Feb 1, 2005
    I really have not played around much with the Photoshop "alteration thingies", but I really like what you have done with #2 and #4.
  13. Hi, Todd. Number 4 is my personal favourite too. I also like 2 - but most people who I have talked to seem to like that one least.

    Playing around with the "alteration thingies" is great fun and sometimes, just sometimes, you can hit upon a result worth keeping. And, very occasionally, one worth framing. I think I might just see how #4 looks in a simple black frame.
  14. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Cream?!?!? And here I'm thinking Radiohead is oldies. I almost remember Cream - if you hum a few bars it might trigger a flashback. :shock:
  15. Nah, nah, nah, na-na-na, I feel free, nah, nah, na-na-na...
  16. Can these actions be use in ps elements 3?
  17. I'm not sure about that, Mike.

    But if you go to the Action Central site (link in first post) I think that the Sheri's Sketch action is available in several incarnations for different versions of Adobe programs.
  18. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
  19. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Oh Dear I remember...lolol

    Like your playing around in Photoshop "thingies"

    Excellent image for all those treatments. Can't say I like one more than the other. They all stand on thier own.

    Thank You for sharing.

    I also use action central. The gurus in the retouching forum are great folks.

    I also play in the Thingies. Great fun as you said, and sometime hit on a real winner. I did one last week and it was a keeper for a change.

    I wil get it resized etc and post it.

    I had it printed. Looks good. Got good feedback on it.

    Gale the artist, LOLOLOL

  20. Thanks for your kind comments, Gale.

    Please post your keeper ASAP - I look forward to seeing it.
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