A study in way overprocessing

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    rufus5150 TPF Noob!

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    The pizza eater:

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    This was a candid shot taken at a work celebration event (read 'ship party'). The lighting was terrible, the food worse but most of the pictures processed normally came out OK. It's such a huge batch of photos that I started just playing with doing all sorts of random things with them in photoshop, some successful, some not. The guy pictured, Max, really enjoyed the result but I figured I'd offer it up for input here.
     
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    Nice! It's really different, like a painting, 'cept I'm turn off by all the mushy stuff at the bottom. Rework that, I think you'll have a wall hanger.
     
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    It is soooo different. I like it. :)
     
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    I'm quite taken in by what can be done to creatively alter an image that started out as a profane photo of people having a snack at a fast food restaurant.

    But this thread should be in the Graphic Arts and Photo Gallery! The work has changed the photo so much, it is something DIFFERENT now. So I shall move the thread.
     
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    Since this got moved over here and some of the edits I've done go even further than the first, I'll post some more from this 'set' with a few different attempts at stylization:

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    And another one not from this set:
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I sure like your work. I find it very creative and also well done. All these images are pleasing, each in its own manner!
     
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    A couple new ones. I'm trying to figure out what makes a photograph amenable to this kind of processing because not every one makes the transition well. In any event, here's a couple more. Any comments or criticisms more than welcome.

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    Some really outstanding work ... I love it when someone combines the technical skills with artistic vision and you do that quite well.

    #9 is one of the best I've seen and is a definite wall/gallery piece IMHO.

    Show more whenever you have more!
     
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    rufus5150 TPF Noob!

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    Thank you for the kind words.

    Another more recent one I'm happy with, which ultimately lead to a new technique for creating these:

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    I really like this last one, you could make some money writing your techniques into actions and selling those puppies!
     
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    I'll give away the "secret" :)

    Do a decent B&W conversion and then use a quadtone. Set it back to RGB, duplicate the layer and run a 'colored pencil' filter. The only tricky part is getting the 'stroke pressure' and the 'pencil width' to look good. It should look a little too fake though.

    Once that's done, change the opacity on the pencil sketch layer to blend the original image through. I've been using somewhere between 40 and 80% depending on the image.

    I didn't with that one, but as a final touch, I like to merge those layers and then run a distort->lens correction and put a reverse vignette on the image.

    I've tried many convoluted things to try and get these images, but when I went back and went to a more 'simple' strategy, it worked.
     
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    Well if you feel like sharing how did you get the first couple of photos in this thread? Those are crazy and awesome all at the sametime!
     

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