Gregory Waldron  

Native American With A Path Blur by Gregory Waldron

May 2023 - Native American With A Path Blur

May 2023 - Gregory Waldron


About the Image(s)

The original image was taken pre-covid at the Ft Bridger Mt Man Rendezvous in Wyoming. The new AI selection tool were used to extract the dancer. I used a Path Blur in Photoshop for the background, then ran the image through Topaz Studio. Your comments and feedback will be appreciated.

12 comments posted

Tom Brassil   Tom Brassil
Hi Greg.

You have utilised the Photoshop AI tool extremely well separating this chap from his background. The added blur gives a sense of directional movement. Colour saturation is not overly extreme and seems to work well. Nice work in post-processing this image giving a painterly effect to this creation.   Posted: 05/09/2023 21:20:47
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Tom,
Thanks for your feedback and comments.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 05/26/2023 09:08:27

Darcy Johnson   Darcy Johnson
Hi Greg - A good choice taking a nice image of a ceremonial dancer with a busy background and creating a completely different image. I like your post processing choices. I have never used the Path Blur; it is effective in creating some nice movement in the image. Your colors are bold, not oversaturated, and work together better than in your original image. A nit - I think I would tone down the red in the face and hands ever so slightly. I am not always a fan of a border, but in this case, it is subtle and pulls together the white background and subject nicely. Nice save!   Posted: 05/13/2023 21:39:15
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Darcy,
Thanks for your feedback. I think the toned down skin will work well.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 05/26/2023 09:10:48

Ingrid Lockhart   Ingrid Lockhart
Hi Greg. This is a very unique treatment of this dancer and I like it A LOT! The selection worked very well and I'm another person who has never seen the Path Blur in action. Extracting him from the background brings all of the attention to the figure and is very effective. I love the way you have saturated the color and the Topaz filter makes this a great illustration suitable for publication. Thanks for sharing, Ingrid   Posted: 05/14/2023 15:22:10
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Ingrid,
Thanks for your feedback and comments.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 05/26/2023 09:11:59

Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Hi Greg, A interesting image, and well possessed. Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 05/23/2023 11:05:44
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Xiao,
Thanks for your comments.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 05/26/2023 09:12:40

Syed Shakhawat Kamal   Syed Shakhawat Kamal
Hi Greg,
Greetings my friend.
An well captured image with AI conversion presented. You never know when AI is going to take over the creativity from human being. I hope that day never comes and if so happen, then this human race will be obliterated.
Well presented.
  Posted: 05/23/2023 20:02:31
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Kamal,
Thanks for your comments and feedback. I think the AI take over will be sooner than later. I really enjoy the improvements made with AI for selections. I just finished watching a new tool for Photoshop called Generative Fill. It's a tool in Beta that uses AI to generate images from scratch. I am still trying to get my head around this tool and how I feel about using it. I don't think it will give me the same feel as some of your images that help me see the world through different cultural lenses.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 05/26/2023 09:22:27

Karen Davis   Karen Davis
Hi Greg,
I love what you did with this image! You too a so-so capture and turned it into a piece of art.
Well done!
Karen   Posted: 05/26/2023 22:19:55

Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Karen,
Thanks for your feedback.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 05/27/2023 09:48:55


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