DAP Tips and Tricks

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Re: DAP Tips and Tricks

Postby lylejk » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:10 am

Tut well done Mary; thanks for that. I had a few stumbles in the creation of these before Oscar explained to me that side of it too. Only really begun to explore this cool new future and have not delved into all the aspects as you outlined in your PDF tut. :)
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Re: DAP Tips and Tricks

Postby Fluffbutt » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:23 am

Trick for you all to mull over (not think on over mull though...hehehe)

We don't give enough though to canvas.

I've been using the usual canvas, canvas or pearl or paper textures.

I found this:

Image

And it gives a fantastic effect of a 300 year old painting..

Image

Try canvasses 'outside the box' - it's worth the time to experiment!
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Re: DAP Tips and Tricks

Postby Rachel » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:30 am

Mary, thank you so much for the time and work to complete the two helps you have provided. I am going to rush through my work today so I can play with my new toys. You are so generous!

Fluff, I agree entirely with your thoughts on canvases. Share some of your favorite site, would you?

I remember Flick talking about canvases and how important they were and I am finally beginning to see why! (Takes me a while to catch on.)
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Re: DAP Tips and Tricks

Postby razzycat » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:26 am

mhwarner wrote:I've created a brief tutorial on using the new DAP x64 Overlay feature. You can download the PDF file here:

http://www.mhwarner.com/dap/DAPx64OverlayTutorial.pdf

(Apparently PDF files cannot be directly attached here for some reason.) I have also uploaded a .zip file containing some frames and a couple of borders to get you started.

http://www.mhwarner.com/dap/framesborders.zip


Thank you very much for these, Mary....it is greatly appreciated!

Sharon
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Re: DAP Tips and Tricks

Postby Fluffbutt » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:33 am

I generally just google images for 'canvas texture' or 'paper texture', sometimes go to DeviantArt.

Found another thing for you to try - a little long winded.

1 - make an image, I used Piker Oil aop, and a generic canvas.
2 - save the image, move it into the canvas folder of dap
3 - redo the same image, same setting but use the first image as the canvas. When you set any 3D depth (impasto), the image outlines itself (and we all collapse into divide-by-zero LOL!).

4 - optional, set material to impasto, reduce depth to about 1/2.

Pic one is no impasto
pic two is with impasto. - Edit: the depth effect doesn't show too well on these tiny images, sorry.. try it though, it works great of cliffs and fences!

BOTH have the final image with its own previous DAP-through (like a run-through, but with DAP) (DAPping sounds sort-of naughty..) as the canvas.


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Re: DAP Tips and Tricks

Postby Rachel » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:05 pm

Fluff, great information! I haven't looked at this in a while, but I am glad I did. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Truck Watercolor Tutorial Using Kai's Watercolor AOP

Postby mhwarner » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:36 pm

Here's the picture:
http://www.mmbforums.com/download/file.php?id=2311
Kai wrote:Thank Rachel,
For the old pick-up truck.

Q : which AOP? I see several from you!
A : Two AOPs blended together
1.Kais_watercolor3
2.Kai_Brush80 (Stroke brush,If interest i uploaded the brush80 AOP to here ---> http://www.mediafire.com/?r3gy1fqr3eiiegu)

Q : change any settings?
A : All default setting.

Q : how many strokes?
A : 12000 strokes at 6 Mpix.

Q : any texture layers added?
A : Watercolor texture added.

Q : did you add an outline?
A : AKVIS sketch outline.Use Color pencil sketch preset run only 20%.

Q : did you add an additional paper layer?
A : Rough paper layer added.

Here the layer in PS
2-26-2012 11-36-42 AM.jpg


Background layer : Stroke brush (brush80 AOP), Before DAP i adjust color (use Topaz adjust4) let red color lead.
Layer1 : Kais_watercolor3 AOP also adjust by topaz let red color lead.Soft light this layer.
Layer3 : AKVIS Sketch made from original photo,Use color pencil sketch high.Darken this layer fill 50%.
Layer4 : Watercolor texture added,Overlay this layer,fill 75%.
Layer5 : Watercolor paper added,Multiply this layer,fill 30%.

Note : The process upto original photo. This process too many step because i try to made detail of rust.
Note2 : All AOPs i made not complete that why i post it here (not AOP thead) wait mhwarner made it complete.

Hope help :D
Thank you.
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Re: DAP Tips and Tricks

Postby mhwarner » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:29 pm

Link to Piker's YouTube video on watercolors: http://pike.jimdo.com/piker-s-watercolor-emulation-with-dap-ps/
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Two Tutorials on Creating Custom Borders for Paintings

Postby mhwarner » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:10 am

This technique requires PS CS5. I think the "refine edge" method works especial well on DAP paintings because of the brush strokes and textures. It will produce a unique edge on every painting.

http://www.msjphotography.com/index.php/2010/09/photoshop-workbench-244-using-refine-edge-to-create-a-painterly-border/
http://www.msjphotography.com/index.php/2012/02/photoshop-workbench-318-limitless-custom-borders-using-nothing-but-textures-and-refine-edge/
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Re: DAP Tips and Tricks

Postby atomicmak » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:07 am

Hi all,

I've been looking at the options to make printable image. So far till 6mp the strokes goes really good.
Would take my an example of watercolor images and its simplicity with 6mp work.

Now the problem comes in when we make 16mp or 24 or 32.
The software works like same and the logic is 4 times higher strokes than we do at 6mp but the kind of details it gives is very different.

So question is what if we want same strokes and style like 6mp in 16 or 24 so that we can later make big prints.
Have posted 6mp work in watercolor section and wish to make a big print but 6mp is just not enough for the desired print size.

Any help on this ?
Regards
~mital~
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