A Work in Progress: Ol' Blue



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Ol' Blue
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Original image


step 1 of 7

Enhance major image lines with Paintbrush tool

Creation of Ol' Blue: Step 1

step 2 of 7

Clone parts of image to even color and texture on wall and steps.

Creation of Ol' Blue: Step 2

step 3 of 7

Apply Fractalius filter to enhance textures

Creation of Ol' Blue: Step 3

step 4 of 7

Applied anisotropic filter (Filter>Stylize>Diffuse>anisotropic) two times. Once at a 45ยบ angle, and then again at regular orientation.

Creation of Ol' Blue: Step 4

step 5 of 7

Create a copy layer of the image and change the blending mode to Exclusion

Creation of Ol' Blue: Step 5

step 6 of 7

Adjust Hue and Saturation, Contrast and Brightness, and use Paintbrush Tool to blend and soften edge colors and values.

Creation of Ol' Blue: Step 6

step 7 of 7

Create a Merge Clone layer, place it over the Diffuse layer from step 4, and change the mode to Hue. Use the Paintbrush Tool and Clone Tool for final image clean up and adjustments.

Creation of Ol' Blue: Step 7

Final result

Creation of Ol' Blue: Final Result

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