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    Just an experiment

    I read someone's blog a few weeks ago where they gave a quick tutorial about giving your pictures a "Thomas Kinkade" effect.
    I'm always ready to try new things in PP - so I looked for some pictures that were marked as "discard" to do a practice run.
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    Just an experiment
    And here is the edit:
    Just an experiment

    Did I make a mess of things?

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    Re: Just an experiment

    Hi Kristianna-Marie, if your goal is to see how much you can improve an image over the original then the second one looks a lot more like I think it would have looked to me in if I were there. The water in particular looks closer to what I would expect to see. This is an interesting concept! Can you post a link to the Kinkade tutorial?

    I would love to know how to make a photographic image look like one of Kinkade's oil paintings! Does anyone have any pointers of wisdom on how to achieve the Kinkade 'Painter of Light' look? Can it be done in a photograph?

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    Re: Just an experiment

    Here is the link:
    http://www.quinnstephens.com/tutorials/kincade.html

    I only used it as a guide line - I ended up with 5 layers and different blending modes.
    ----Kris----

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    Re: Just an experiment

    Thank you for the link, Kris, I'll give it a try. As Kinkade used both intense pastels and numberous points of light to create his look, I suspect the result would be very scene dependent. I would love to see your progress as you continue to perfect this technique. Meanwhile, I'll play with it as well and post the results.

    I am hoping someone else on the thread will chime in with C & C and perhaps an example or two of their efforts!
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    Re: Just an experiment

    I definitely will keep at it - it's just a matter of finding pictures that can be made t look 'kinkade-y'.
    I love to experiment, and I don't necessarily aim for the "natural" look. I did some very dramatic edits that keep the originals recognizable, but not even close to 'true to life'.
    My husband is rebuilding my computer, so for the next few hours I don't have access to my pictures. I'll post some earlier edits later on - probably in a new thread.
    Take care - and thanks for the nice comments.
    ---Kris----

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    Re: Just an experiment

    Interesting post. I've never heard of the effect before but, on the right pic., it looks pleasing. Well done.

    Have you ever tried applying the Orton Effect? "Ortonizing" (if you like 'verbing a noun') as it's sometimes called. Somewhat similar.

    Cheers, Dave D

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    Re: Just an experiment

    Quote Originally Posted by accystan View Post
    Interesting post. I've never heard of the effect before but, on the right pic., it looks pleasing. Well done.

    Have you ever tried applying the Orton Effect? "Ortonizing" (if you like 'verbing a noun') as it's sometimes called. Somewhat similar.

    Cheers, Dave D
    Hm, no, I haven't heard about it, but I'll do googlesearch and see what it's about.
    I'm Always ready to experiment.

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