So, I was feeling a bit artistic. :D (pic heavy.....kinda)


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clipse
May 3, 2007, 12:26 PM
ahhhh the wonders of photo editing software. :D

http://www.alwayssafe.org/artistic/makarov.jpg

http://www.alwayssafe.org/artistic/oldtimer.jpg

http://www.alwayssafe.org/artistic/courthouse.jpg

http://www.alwayssafe.org/artistic/c-n-w2.jpg

The pics weren't the best to start out with but I didn't think they were to bad for the ameature that I am. :) I've always wanted to be able to make pictures like these but I didn't want to buy photoshop to do it. :)

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Jac
May 3, 2007, 01:24 PM
Wow... the one with the rose and Mak is beautiful.:)

clipse
May 3, 2007, 01:55 PM
This is a really bad pic but here it is anyway.

http://www.alwayssafe.org/shotgun.jpg

hexidismal
May 3, 2007, 02:02 PM
Very nice. I like the rose and mak particularly. I don't think the 870/1911 is so bad either, nice pic if a little grainy.

jcramin
May 3, 2007, 03:46 PM
Did you say you feel a bit autistic :)

M99M12
May 3, 2007, 03:54 PM
I saved one.
Not bad.

clipse
May 3, 2007, 04:44 PM
Ok, playing with it some more, I messed up a bit on the head of the snake but still not bad. BTW, to keep it gun related, anyone wanna guess the caliber used on the snake? :)

http://www.alwayssafe.org/SNAKE.jpg

sierrabravo45
May 3, 2007, 04:48 PM
Are you using photoshop?

How are you doing the layers?

It kinda looks like fun, and I would like to learn.

Thanks,

TWeatherford
May 3, 2007, 04:48 PM
Nice ball python... wonder how it got out.

clipse
May 3, 2007, 04:52 PM
Its actually a rattler.

I'm using an open-source program called 'Gimp' (http://www.gimp.org/) And yes, it is fun. :)

hexidismal
May 3, 2007, 05:02 PM
sierrabravo45: Very common photoshop technique.

Heres some tutorials that explain it
http://forrestcroce.com/Articles/SelectiveColor.html
http://www.photos-of-the-year.com/articles/colors/
http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/pselements/ss/partialcolor.htm

And a youtube video tutorial for good measure
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nm3e85CaDU


anyone wanna guess the caliber used on the snake?
umm.. .357 ?

clipse
May 3, 2007, 05:29 PM
Nope sorry, it wasn't a .357.

Since flashlights go with guns so well here is an A2.

http://www.alwayssafe.org/a2.jpg

Wow, I think I'm getting sloppier. I'll need to fix the A2 pic soon.

clipse

SoCalShooter
May 3, 2007, 05:31 PM
I really like the grips on your 1911.

clipse
May 3, 2007, 05:35 PM
Thanks, they are home made. :D

clipse
May 7, 2007, 04:11 PM
Ok, so here are a few more. :)

http://www.alwayssafe.org/artistic/cuttiesmall.jpg

http://www.alwayssafe.org/artistic/cutierose2.jpg

http://www.alwayssafe.org/artistic/cutierose.jpg

http://www.alwayssafe.org/artistic/flower.jpg

http://www.alwayssafe.org/artistic/1911camo.jpg



I'll have some more 'gun' pics tomorrow.

wilson
May 7, 2007, 05:07 PM
Ok is that the courthouse in greensburg indiana in the third pic?

Justin
May 7, 2007, 05:36 PM
Please keep the pics gun-related.

Thanks.


(Though some of the non-gun ones are pretty nice.)

Rasputin747
May 7, 2007, 05:37 PM
I want to see more of the Makarov!

Caimlas
May 7, 2007, 07:52 PM
Clipse, your wife (fiance?) is gorgeous. She looks a bit like Jessica Beil...

I, too, like your custom 1911 grips. What wood and staining technique did you use? Do they hold up well to sweat and abraison?

Godfather
May 7, 2007, 08:02 PM
I like the Gimp, I've been using it myself for years. I like it a good deal better than Photo shop. I think it takes a good deal more talent, requires art in the edit.

on the snake, .380?

TheDisturbed1
May 9, 2007, 09:00 AM
im tryin out this gimp program and its pretty sweet...
Hey clipse, how do you get such close detail on your photos?

here is my first good whack, i used select-hand regions to do it, but i am dead tired so my hand wasnt so steady.

haha this should count as gun-related:
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d186/disturbed001/locked_slide_coltm1911-edit01.jpg

hexidismal
May 9, 2007, 09:59 AM
I like the Gimp, I've been using it myself for years. I like it a good deal better than Photo shop. I think it takes a good deal more talent, requires art in the edit.

No offense, but as a graphic designer by trade, thats just .. well.. silly. Gimp is a great program for what it is, especially for free. It is not the industry standard for professional work though. Photoshop is an often misunderstood tool by the non-professional, who isn't aware how to use it to its full potential.

ZeSpectre
May 9, 2007, 10:56 AM
I've tried to use photoshop to it's full potential...then my head exploded. :eek:

Now I just focus on using it to touch up my photography work along with the occasional crazy-tweak :D

Gads I have GOT to set up the strobes again and play with some gun-pron :evil:

TheDisturbed1
May 9, 2007, 08:11 PM
Before:
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d186/disturbed001/WASR-3_onlinephoto.jpg
After:
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d186/disturbed001/WASR-3_onlinephoto-ed.jpg

I think im getting better at this! :D

CypherNinja
May 10, 2007, 12:32 AM
Somebody has been watching Sin City. :D

TheDisturbed1
May 10, 2007, 04:26 AM
haha maybe... :evil:

color over a threshold seems odd, yet awesome :D

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