Something for the weekend - Part 135 - Sphere of influence

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Apr 30, 2021 Apr 30, 2021

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Hi

This weekend's starter image is brought to you not by me, but by @jane-e  (ACP on this community). It is a sculpture called "Stacked Stone Sphere by Devin Devine, taken in Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland.

 

So now Jane has given us our object and scene, what can we do with it? 

 

The “rules”:

* Anything goes, as long as it meets the forum rules on decency, copyright etc

* Anyone, and everyone, is welcome to have a go, whether you are a complete beginner or a Photoshop expert.

* There are no prizes apart from the chance to practice, show off, or bring a bit of humour and fun. Don't be shy, join in and have a go!

 

To download the image below at 2049 x 1536 pixels, with an embedded ICC colour profile (sRGB), hover over the image and click on the circle with the arrows at the top right. Then, when the image opens in its own window, right click and choose “Save Image As/Save Target As” (or similar depending on your browser).

 

SFTW143StackedStoneSphere.jpg

 

When posting back your image – please use the Blue reply button in this first post. If posting a comment on someone else’s entry then please use the grey reply button next to their image post.

 

Have fun.

 

Dave

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Screen Shot 2021-04-30 at 2.08.45 PM.png

A quick change of seasons in minutes via Lab Color

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Apr 30, 2021 Apr 30, 2021

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Quick indeed Norman, straight from spring to autumn  🙂

 

Dave

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Can you show your work, Norman?

~ Jane

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May 01, 2021 May 01, 2021

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@jane-e I guess you are interested in the steps taken in Lab to produce the image I submitted. Here you go:

 

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Change the mode to Lab Color and duplicate the Background layer.

In my setup Curves is set to a 10x10 grid and Pigment % (where the scale runs from light to dark).

 

First:

Top Layer: Image > Adjustments > Curves. Flip the  a  Channel which changes the greenery to orange/brown. The ground color goes green. Will use a mask to display the normal color as it appears on the Background layer.

 

Next:

Create and apply Mask: Top layer. Choose the  a  channel and dupe to create an alpha channel (Fig 3). Choose Curves. Slide endpoints horizontally to increase contrast. Then apply as mask to the top layer. (No brushwork necessary.)

 

Finish:

Choose the top layer image in layers, and use the Lasso tool to make rough (sloppy) selection of tree area. Choose Curves. L channel. Darken the trees and Increase their contrast by bending the Curve. Last make a quick selection of the road and darken it.  

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May 01, 2021 May 01, 2021

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Excellent, Norman, and thank you! I checked a photo I have from January 1, 2020, and all the vegetation was bare. Now I have a photo for the Autumn! 😊

 

~ Jane

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May 02, 2021 May 02, 2021

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Norman, thank you sharing and taking the time to provide screenshots and step by step instructions.

 

Long ago, I worked with PS Lab colors.

I once had many books written by very well-known Photoshop experts to learn from.

 

Today I revisited many of my old files thanks to you.

 

Thank you again,  😀😀

 

K

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May 02, 2021 May 02, 2021

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Thanks for the kind words, K.  

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May 05, 2021 May 05, 2021

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Well done Norman and thanks for sharing 🙂

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Apr 30, 2021 Apr 30, 2021

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                                                                          Big batter?

 

 

 

Click/RightClick to get closer, or Click Here to see in Chrome 

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I recognise that folded rock from the North East England coast 🙂

 

Dave

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No beating about the bush here, Dave.

 

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Dave, I'm always amused by your clever titles, and a "sphere of influence" has several meanings. I picked the one for astronomy.

 

StackedStoneSphere JE Earth.jpg

 

~ Jane

 

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Very good Jane, 3rd rock from the sun.  🙂

Dave

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WHO says not to panic about new COVID mutation...   in a note found in their old offices after they move to central Alaska.

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I asked about that but got stone walled ......

 

Nice idea and nicely done  Trevor 🙂

 

Dave

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Halloween arrives early this year ...

SFTW143StackedStoneSphereHalloween.jpg

 

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The heat from your fire has set my computer fans running full speed, Dave ! 😊

~ Jane

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May 01, 2021 May 01, 2021

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Image credit:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Atlante.JPG

 

It seems Atlas has a new sphere to hold up. 😀

 

K

SFTW 135_stone sphere.jpg

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Nice one K !

 

Dave

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Clever idea k.p

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Brilliant Leslie !

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Nicely placed Trevor

 

Dave

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