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Old 12-08-2010   #11
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Pretty good job. You got the colors and contrast right, but I seem to remember the center high light being more like a smoke cloud bursting through. Also the paint is not applied as round shapes. One of the best ways to describe it is storm clouds.

How did you make this one?

I took the Lamar Williamson class on painting backgrounds and we used rags, sponges, and just big old 4 inch brushes depending on the look we were going for.
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OK!

Having never seen a Lord Nelson background I had to Google it and find something to go by. I may not have hit it squarely on the head, but here's my shot at it.

This is obviously a small version for posting.

How'd I do for a twenty minute attempt?


Show us almighty Prouty...show us!!!


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I'm not really sure what to show you. I suppose I could redo the work and maybe try to do it better, and then possibly record the work in Camtasia. But I have some important things to attend to. I may get around to it, (I have plenty of square and triangular tuits, and even a hexagaonal one here and there, but round ones are rare! ) but it will have to take a back seat for now!

I suppose I should rephrase my statement about recreating any Old Masters. I would be better saying I can create my OWN with little effort! When you think about it, when you replace a background digitally, it can be blurred to your exact specifications to taste. I create a sharp background usually, and then do a Gaussian Blur to get it the way I want it.

Here is one I did a while ago.
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Good tip!
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Ok I figured it out.

In photoshop create a new file say a 8X10 inch at 300 PPI.

Then pick two colors.

Then go under Filter, Render, Clouds.




It took me about 30 seconds to make this.


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As Homer Simpson would say... DOH!

I should have thought of that!

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Now combine your color choices and the clouds and see what you come up with.
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Here's a quick edition using a black cloud rendering plus layers of the colors, and various blurring and blending.

I think at this point, I will call this my last effort.
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Hey Dave,

Could you send me a large resolution file of your first effort, please? You can send it via Dropbox. If you don't have drop box yet, let me know and I will send you an invitation . That gives us both more free storage.
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Great tips guys.



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