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This creature is called a Peatle (Peacock + Turtle). But it's infested by a vinus (vine virus).
Everything is from the source image. Please check SBS. (5 years and 606 days ago)
Darnit, I read it as Wine Virus and got all giddy.. author, you big tease... Really fun chop
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(5 years and 608 days ago)
This would be a fine image if you took the time to fix the jagged edges on the turtle. Using the magic wand tool is rarely the best way to isolate an image. The pen or lasso tool set to 1 pixel feather creates clean edges that are not too sharp.
I assume you are referring to the front flippers and the two upper divots on the rear flipper and maybe a little touch up on the bottom rear edge of the forest. Yes, I used magic wand on them because, well, it's Sunday morning and I didn't feel like working hard . Just couldn't let me get away with a lazy chop could ya' Bob? LOL...Thanks for the feedback... I'll go back and play with it a little later and clean it up, so hold your vote.
Actually it's all the edges. Some are worse than others.
Alright, that's as clean as I can do it. That pic is actually not nearly as clean as it looked....lots of bleed over, especially along the back once you start looking at it in zoomed in high res.
Much better. See, it was worth it!
LOL...I appreciate the feedback...nice to have someone push you to work a little harder. Now we will see what the score says...
Also, a little tip with the pen tool. I have found that once I complete my path, if I load it as a selection and then contract the selection by 3 pixels, I seem to get a cleaner cutout.
Depending on the size you're working 3pxls might be a bit too much at a lower resolution like 72pxl. At 200pxl I find a max of 2pxls with contract works, I also use refine edge to smooth out the selection, usually set at smooth-2. Also using layer mask is more forgiving since you can go back and change your silo where needed.
I like the image very much, a little clean up on the edges would help as Bob suggests.
I agree that the pen tool is theoretically the best way to select an image since it's math based and not pixel based. However there are some images that can be silhouetted much faster and just as smooth with the proper use of the magic wand. I did just that with this source image using the magic wand with layer mask and got a clean accurate silhouette in less than five minutes.
My first job as an artist involved silhouetting B&W photos for catalogs with white paint and brush (no Photoshop in those days). I still use the same technique in Photoshop for much of the silo work, I can work faster than using the pen tool. I don't recommend that for everyone, it's just my experience that makes it easier for me.
If anyone is just starting out with Photoshop take the time to learn the pen tool, it is the best way to make selections once you've mastered it.
This tutorial is a big help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bJSWni7Huw
You'll find others on youtube that are also good.
Good work, good idea... I just do not like the border and the white space, you might want to think that over. But in the end it should be your work, so it's up to you
I tried to upload as a png-24 with an alpha channel to eliminate the circle in the square, but apparently the site will not display it correctly. I stand by the round border though because I think it frames the image nicely. There are curves all throughout the piece and the frame goes with that.
Actually, if this guy is flying, perhaps some motion blur is needed rather than all the very sharp edges. Just an idea, for I love your overall idea.
My thought on that was that he would be very, very large, so not much speed...no speed, no blur
(5 years and 600 days ago)
Wonderful color balance. Beautiful image. ONLY A SUGGESTION..
Do you think if you used puppet warp (GENTLY) on one of the turtles? Just change the neck angle slightly and have the flippers in different positions. They really do look like copies of themselves. Not a bad thing, but if you added some tension/diversity to their construction, they'd look like two separate beasts instead of twins. Great chop no matter what. Good luck.
I think I can do that my friend, thanks for your wise advise. What about if they are twin turtles..... (Kidding) Changes in their way.
Made the suggested changes.
Most turtles all look like twins, but I don't think they mastered synchronized swimming, I've never seen them at Ballet School.. hehehe
They now look like two different turtles good Luck!
Congrats again George!
(5 years and 601 days ago)
AWWWWEEEEEEE! Righteous Dude!
Cute and funny, love the cartoony face!
This is a good image, reminds me of the movie. Like its head.
4th places are good too... you did a good job, congratulations.
Congrats on 4th
(5 years and 610 days ago)
Seagulls! They're RATS with Wings! (got that from Finding Nemo) I really like how the grass melts into the ocean and Vice/Versa. Neat vision author! Good luck
Nicely done. Just remove the shadow of the turtle, since the light source is on the horizon and not from above as you have it. Might want to rethink the bird shadows too, but it's a fun image.
Congrats on 5th! Great Job
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