Revisiting Malta

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imported_artmar
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Postby imported_artmar » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:03 pm

Since Greg did all the hard work on this image, I decided to start with his corrected version and have a go at the floor (okra, or thereabouts), and fine-tune the walls.
This image will always be a work in progress I think.

Cheers,
Art
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Postby imported_julie » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:13 am

WOW - I am so impressed

It certainly is a work in progress but you have moved it along further than I ever have achieved
I'd sort of given up but will return with new determination

Julie

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Postby imported_artmar » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:38 am

Thanks Julie -- clearly, this image requires a team effort!

Art

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Postby ggroess » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:02 am

Art can you tell us what you did for the floor??  It seems like it was toned but yet not...

Greg

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Postby imported_artmar » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:54 am

I changed the hue in HSB, and then used a layer mask to brush it onto the floor. I conservatively used a lighter color; the version attached, for example, with a more deeply saturated hue, looks better to me in some respects.  But I don't know if it's correct.
Julie, is this getting closer to what you saw, or would like to see?  Also, what about the colors at the bottom of the rear wall  -- are the colors there in this version "real" or artifacts.

Cheers,
Art
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Postby ggroess » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:05 pm

For me art the poles are giving this away for you.

If the bottoms of the poles looked more like the tops of the poles you would accept the floor as is but the color of the floor leaking into the posts makes it look "fake"

Greg

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Postby imported_artmar » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:21 pm

Oops -- thanks -- I'll have to fix that!


Art

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Postby imported_artmar » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:39 pm

Another try --

Art
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Postby imported_artmar » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:57 pm

Adjusted shadow of center pole, which seemed too dark --
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Postby ggroess » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:46 am

Wow much more believable

Good work...
Greg


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