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HOW did I make this photo, please!

Postby redbird985 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:22 am

Am using Paint Shop Pro XI, and I DON'T know how on earth I got the photo I did. I downloaded a color photo of my daughter and her boyfriend, obviously changed it to black and white, and I don't remember how I did this part, but the leaves on the tree in the background are GLOWING like little light spotlights are on them. Very softly, you can't even really tell they're leaves. It's more like little clumps of spotlights where the leaves should be. Her face in the foreground is 'soft', and glowing a tiny tiny bit around her profile.

I opened EVERY EVERY tab in Paint Shop Pro, and looked at every thing that would open up. I mean Everything! It's definitely not something that was done under "Effects" ...looked at every one of those.

I actually love the photo, and would like to do it again as a gift on another photo... but I don't know how!

I know this is all vague and kind of strange, but I would appreciate any help.
I can email a photo if need be. My alternate email is: SCHLLING985_AT_GMAIL_DOT_COM

Thank You Very Much
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Re: HOW did I make this photo, please!

Postby Ron P. » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:41 pm

Welcome to the forums, :)

I moved your post to the PSP forum, where you stand a better chance of getting a reply sooner. Also I took the liberty to edit your post, altering the email address, replacing the "@" and period. Posting email addresses in open forums, is not a good idea, unless you really enjoy getting tons of spam.

Unless you prefer not to, you can upload an image to the forum. It must be no greater than 2Mb, and 800pxs on it's largest side. Just click on the Upload attachment tab, found in the lower left, when you're posting. You can also upload it to a hosting service like Imageshack, and just place a link to that photo here on the forum.
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Re: HOW did I make this photo, please!

Postby df » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:23 am

To be honest this does sound like Effects > Photo Effects > Infrared Film.
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Re: HOW did I make this photo, please!

Postby wds937 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:43 am

I would be interested to see your picture if you post it. In the mean time, you may be able to find something in the Effect Browser (in the Effects menu). I don't use it much, but it is sometimes helpful for this type of thing. There is also the possibility that the photo is the result of a combination of changes.
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Re: HOW did I make this photo, please!

Postby Ken Berry » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:42 am

Have a look at the attached image which should help you upload your own image. You browse to where your image is stored, then click on the attach image button. Finish writing your message and click Submit:
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Re: HOW did I make this photo, please!

Postby redbird985 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:38 pm

Am using Paint Shop Pro XI, and I DON'T know how on earth I got the photo I did. I downloaded a color photo of my daughter and her boyfriend, obviously changed it to black and white, and I don't remember how I did this part, but the leaves on the tree in the background are GLOWING like little light spotlights are on them. Very softly, you can't even really tell they're leaves. It's more like little clumps of spotlights where the leaves should be. Her face in the foreground is 'soft', and glowing a tiny tiny bit around her profile.

I opened EVERY EVERY tab in Paint Shop Pro, and looked at every thing that would open up. I mean Everything! It's definitely not something that was done under "Effects" ...looked at every one of those.

I actually love the photo, and would like to do it again as a gift on another photo... but I don't know how!

I know this is all vague and kind of strange, but I would appreciate any help.
I can email a photo if need be. My alternate email is: SCHLLING985_AT_GMAIL_DOT_COM

Thank You Very Much
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Re: HOW did I make this photo, please!

Postby redbird985 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:20 pm

THE PHOTO SHOULD NOW BE AT THE BOTTOM OF MY POST. THANK YOU EVERYONE!
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Re: HOW did I make this photo, please!

Postby LeviFiction » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:53 pm

Without the original picture I couldn't be sure but it seems to be a regular glow effect.

If it's a glow effect the idea is simple, you duplicate the layer perform a a decent Gaussian blur and then change the blend mode. You can then erase or mask out areas that are over doing the blur or you can simply lower the opacity of the layer to allow more of the background to show through.

So it's not an actual filter but a method. Then again there does seem to be some good contrast at the same time....so no idea really.
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Re: HOW did I make this photo, please!

Postby wds937 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:21 am

df wrote:To be honest this does sound like Effects > Photo Effects > Infrared Film.
That may just hit it on the money, particularly if you use values like 30, 100, and 0, for Strength, Flare, and Grain, respectively.

I also tried applying the User Defined Filter as follows:
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Experiment with the values to your liking.

In either case, a little overall softening may help achieve the effect you want. (Good picture, by the way.)
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Re: HOW did I make this photo, please!

Postby redbird985 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:47 pm

THANK YOU ALL for trying to help me. I did ALL the tips posted, and, nothing. I am pretty inexperienced with these things, so I would think and I sort of remember only clicking a couple of things to get to this effect.
But again, it's very kind of you all to try and help me. Very kind.

Sincerely...
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