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Janet Petty

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Registered: January 2004
Location: Mid-South
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I've learned a lot since I first posted to this photo art challenge. The whole journey has been and continues to be a fascinating experience.

The first step was to create a color and texture on which to place the "sketch" of the woman. This can be done in several ways. I used a blank layer, which had been colored and went to filter>texturizer and played around until I had one I liked. In this case, it was a custom texture created from eddies in a fast moving steam.

The next step was to drag a copy of the subject onto this file and turn it off.

From there, I returned to the original and went to the channels pallette and found the channel that worked best for what I wanted to do. Usually it is green; but in this case, red worked better. Duplicate the channel, sharpen it some. Go to filter>stylize>find edges. I tried smart blur but the effect was undesirable. Invert this selection using control I. Go to filter>other>maximum. Use a value that will suit what you want. In this case, I used 4.
The next step wants us to go to filter>noise>median. Usually I use the same value as used with the maximum filter. From there go to filter>blur>gaussian blur. Use the same value as median in most cases.

Make sure you are still on the channel and control click on the channel itself. This will create a selection.

Return to RGB mode and the layers pallette. Select the move tool and carefully position the scissors so you don't move the whole picture (just the selection). With that done, move the selection to your created background. Fiddle with blending modes to get the effect you are searching for and voila, done.


I "borrowed" a technique for the overlay on this one from one of the earlier posts. The replicas were created using a custom pattern then scaled to fit the image. Then I cut out a hole in a mask to brighten up her face.
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Registered: July 2004
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1/18/2005 4:29am

Hi Janet. Youve done a great job, and the way you did the tiling and superimposed her face on it. Its different, unique.

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