Gretchen J. Gilkey November 23, 2007

I love the effects you have created in this photo, Sherry!!! Could you please explain how you achieved it? Thanks!!! #793335

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 23, 2007

Very cool, Sherry. I think this is your best yet with this filter. #5113904

Dr Silly level-classic November 23, 2007

WOW you are doing super work with your filters. :O)

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe November 23, 2007

Hi Gretchen. I'm glad you like this. This is actually a statue outside of the American Quarter Horse Association headquarters.The first thing I did was change the background to black. I then used a plug-in called Fractalius( That's what gives it the neat effects. I then took that layer and layered it over the original layer in 'Hard light' layer mode. I had to do some cloning in a few areas, and a lot of work on the face. I wanted a hint of the face, but I wanted to keep it obscure to draw your eyes to the rope, hands and hat. #5113911

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe November 23, 2007

Thank you Nikki and Doc. I'm loving this plug-in! #5113916

Les Rhoades level-classic November 23, 2007

Spooky, but kool!
Looks like you had some fun....join the group! #5114028

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe November 23, 2007

Thanks Les, I did have fun on this one. #5114050

Aggie Villanueva November 23, 2007

This is just I like to use fractalius -- with a very light touch. I love that it is just the outlines. You re-worked the filter beautifully and skillfully. #5114093

Bob Cournoyer level-addict November 23, 2007

Very cool effects! I like the line of light along the top of the nose.. :-)

Bob #5114376

Teri Soares November 23, 2007

Sherry, this is a fabulous use of the Redfield plugin! I like have you gave it the backlit silhouette look with the details on the rope, hands, hat brim and saddle horn. You kept the effect subtle, so it doesn't "scream" Fractalius. Nice!

Teri #5115472

Sheryl A. Hudson November 23, 2007

Stunning work Sherry! Love it, Love it, Love it!!! Hope you entered this in DD, looks like a winner to me! #5115695

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe November 23, 2007

Thank you Aggie, Bob, Teri and Sheryl for the nice comments on this image. Yes, Sheryl this is in DD, which is my favorite category. #5115716

Pat Gamwell November 23, 2007

I agree with Teri....I knew it was Fractalius, but it wasn't 'screaming'! Exceptionally well done! #5115748

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe November 24, 2007

Thank you so much, Pat. #5115954

Joy Rector November 24, 2007

great job #5116310

Linda Blair November 24, 2007

Fabulous image...great use of effects..going into my favs!!!!! ☺ #5116992

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe November 24, 2007

Thank you Joy and Linda for the nice comments about this image, I really appreciate them. #5119602

Heather November 26, 2007

Very nice use of effectS! #5126413

Chris M. Rembold November 26, 2007

I typically hate filters... but this work is spectacular! #5132049

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe November 26, 2007

Thank you Heather and Chris.
Chris, the filter and other effects totally revitalized a dull, uninteresting image. I love experimenting with filters. #5132819

Sue C. Cole December 02, 2007

All I can say it WOW #5159598

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe December 02, 2007

Thank you Sue. I'm glad you like it. #5159754

Carol Teal December 03, 2007

So unique and creative Sherry! I love all the PS work! Great DD work! #5166234

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe December 04, 2007

Thank you Carol. This is one of those images that I created by merely experimeting......just playing with plug- ins, filters and layer modes. #5166309

A. J. Perry December 16, 2007

I've just added you to my "favorites" list Sherry. Remarkable body of work. #5215336

Deb Koskovich December 16, 2007

Sherry, this is fabulous -- good luck, I hope you pull in at least a Finalist with it. #5215481

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe December 16, 2007

Thank you AJ and Deb. I appreciate your comments. AJ, I responded to your question on the other thread, but I explained the steps on this image earlier in this thread. This is a really neat plug-in and not too expensive, I believe it is aound $39.00. #5215582

Gretchen J. Gilkey December 17, 2007

Sherry - wanted to tell you I purchased the fractalius plug-in and I am loving using it!!! My pics are still getting a very "fractalius" look. I'll work on getting a softer look in the future! Thanks for the great advice!!!
gretchen :0) #5220443

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe December 17, 2007

Gretchen, I think you will enjoy this plug-in. It takes some playing with, though. Have fun! #5220983

Irene Colling level-deluxe January 20, 2008

Simply WOW. #5367463

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe January 20, 2008

Thank you Irene. This is another one of my favorites. #5367513

Carolyn M. DAlessandro January 21, 2008

Gorgeous work...outstanding! #5373621

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe January 21, 2008

Thank you so much, Carolyn. I appreciate the compliment. #5374601

Erika Haight January 23, 2008

What an awesome photo Sherry~~~

~ erika haight #5383005

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe January 24, 2008

Thanks Erika. This is one of my favorites. #5389814

Samantha L. Dean January 27, 2008

Sherry this is awesome. (Had to echo the sentiments of the crowd) :-) Very nice. Can't wait til this filter is available for the mac. :-( #5403733

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe January 27, 2008

Thank you Samantha for the nice comment. I appreciate it. I hope this filter is available soon for you mac users. But beware, it is addicting!!! #5405845

Nancy (Peaches) Harker February 22, 2008

Let me be the first to say.......BIG Congrats on your beautiful finalist!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!! #5534413

Corinne M. Thompson February 22, 2008

Congratulations on your Finalist, this is fantastic! #5536119

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round. #5536194

Kholloud Al-Muraikhi February 23, 2008

Amazing... and congratulations on your finalist...


Samantha L. Dean February 23, 2008

Congratulations Sherry and Good Luck in the next round. This is awesome! #5537865

Patrick Rouzes level-classic February 23, 2008

Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Sherry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5539032

Mitch Spence level-classic February 23, 2008

Congratulations, Sherry! #5539446

Ronald F. Fischer February 23, 2008

What a spectacular finalist! #5542139

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe February 23, 2008

Thank you Nancy, Corinne, Nikki, Kholloud, Samantha, Patrick, Mitch and Ronald. #5542248

Sheryl A. Hudson February 25, 2008

Congratulations Sherry! I'm happy to see this one again!!! #5552314

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe February 26, 2008

Thank you Sheryl. #5557794

Cesar J. La Rosa March 12, 2008

I'm so happy to see this one featured in the Digital Darkroom Newsletter, Sherry!!! Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!!!
Cesar #5631942

Colleen Farrell March 12, 2008

This is fantastic, Sherry! Saw it in the DD newsletter. What a great eye you have--to "see" the artistic potential in the original. (I wish Fractalius worked on the Mac!) #5632772

Corinne M. Thompson March 12, 2008

Congrats on your DD feature! #5632773

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 12, 2008

I just wanted to congratulate you on your Digital Darkroom feature and finalist!! This is a very creative and beautiful artpiece Sherry! #5632845

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe March 12, 2008

Thank you Cesar, Colleen, Corinne and Donna. This was a very nice surprise. I always enjoy the DD. Colleen, do they still not have the Frac. available for Macs? I figured by popular demand it would be available now. #5633541

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 14, 2008

Spectacular, Sherry!
Thanks for the How-to's!
Blessings, Lisa #5641103

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe March 14, 2008

Thanks Lisa. And you're welcome on the how-to's. Sometimes I forget my steps, so this one, I wrote them down. #5642167

Nancy Donnell March 16, 2008

Hi Sherry! This is very cool! Congrats!! #5650265

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe March 16, 2008

Thank you Nancy. #5651751

john forrant May 06, 2010

Sherry, Great use of Fract. Filter. I too love it. I hope you do not mind but am putting an example in. #8593604

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe May 06, 2010

Thank you John! No, I don't mind you putting your example in, I like it alot. #8594005

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