Living Dead - a GIMP flower experiment

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  1. Replic

    Replic TPF Noob!

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    I can't tell if I hit this photo on the nose or not. It's taken 8 total hours logged in front of GIMP constantly playing and nitpicking over this damned photo, so you can tell that I'm still not sure on whether or not the GIMPization came out right. But alas, I need some help guiding the way.

    I took this photo...


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    And then GIMPed it into...

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    Alas, stoarge quality is poor, and as always, simply e-mailing me shall score you a free (non-autographed) high quality copy for furhter judgment :lol: :roll: :mrgreen:
     
  2. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Eight hours...? Man, that's a LOT of time! Not that you didn't get a decent result here, but.....you know you could have done the same thing by hand with a box of photo pencils in less than an hour, right? :D If you like this look, you might want to print it out and try it by hand next time.
     
  3. Replic

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    Time to color in the photo:...... 2 hours

    Time to nitpick some finer details:.... 2 hours


    Time to change everything, change it back, nitpick even finer details, until eventually realizing you just keep undoing the finer changes back into what they were, rinse and repeat?:.....4 hours plus 2 months in a mental institution.
     
  4. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :lmao:

    Nutter, I see. I'll just say it's fabulous, so you can take your hands off it. How's that? :wink:
     
  5. Replic

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    Nah man, I want critiques. The only way I'm going to get better at this is if I get serious critiques. I can't see what's wrong with it now because it's the only picture I've been able to work on for the past 3 days.

    Thankfully some portrait shots of my brothers girlfriend came out nicely and should keep me busy for the winter break. (Some were outright seductive, till my brother quickly changed the focus on the camera. A shame- they woulda came out nice :-D.)

    So critique away guys. And gals.
     
  6. sillyphaunt

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    No critique here.. so shoot me.. :p

    I love the colors you picked.. I have so been there on the painful process of fixing a photo until you go batty becuase you can't tell if it looks any good or not.
     
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    heh I prefer the b&w image :) the colors are "not real" for me :)
     
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    Did you shoot it in B&W originally?

    If you shot in colour and greyscaled it first, I would suggest letting some of the colour back into the stone work (just a hint) - to me it looks a little too stark at the moment
     
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    Very nice.

    I suggest you color the floor to get a better result. A light touch of brown might be nice and give more life to the scene ;)
     
  10. Replic

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    It was originally shot on 35 mm B&W film. I'll try the brown tint and repost.

    What else can I do to improve it?
     
  11. terri

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    Painting your background brown will push your colors forward, naturally. Be certain that your background color effectively complements your foreground.
     
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    And how's this?
     

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