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Old 04-14-2009, 07:51 PM
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Do you recognize the Author of this Masterpiece?

New to the digital art world, about a year ago I was awed by the attached image as a SUPERB example, and saved it (from RTP, I think) as a reminder to revisit the web page--foolishly, without any identifying data. Does anyone recognize the artist or artwork? I would like to locate the work online to view more by the same person and see if any information was offered on what software was used and/or how it was done.

I will appreciate anything anyone may be able to tell me. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:17 PM
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Re: Do you recognize the Author of this Masterpiec

I thought that I did add the attachment using Manage Attachments in the last post, but perhaps it got swallowed up into the ether. I hope that this one does not. Strangely, this time the preview does not show the attachment. Last time it did.

I even tested the thumbnail last post to see if it opened after it was posted. 'Tis a mystery.

At any rate, I am trying again.

Thank you for letting me know.
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:54 PM
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Re: Do you recognize the Author of this Masterpiec

It looks like it was done with Buzz and a edge layer. There's a link in another thread here a couple of days ago to a free Buzz download. Hope that helps.

http://asnailpace.com/blog/buzz-pro-v30/



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Old 04-15-2009, 03:30 AM
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Re: Do you recognize the Author of this Masterpiec

I'm with you Joe looks like buzz to me

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Old 04-15-2009, 02:27 PM
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Re: Do you recognize the Author of this Masterpiec

Thanks. I have been all over RTP and the web since reading your posts this morning looking for clues on how to do an Edge Layer. Most confusing of all is how to make it transparent so that the BuZZ3 color layer shows through. Can someone explain, or, since this is not the correct forum, direct me to a tutorial or discussion on how to make Edge Layers and how to make them transparent?
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:31 PM
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Re: Do you recognize the Author of this Masterpiec

Lucile which software are you using ? only different answers for different ones

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Old 04-15-2009, 02:46 PM
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Re: Do you recognize the Author of this Masterpiec

Lucile just looked at your earlier posts and noted that you are using photoshop so here is a quick summary for you,
firstly
Edge layer is also referred to as line art or a sketch layer

a few ways of doing this.
Quickest way is in the filter gallery stylize> find edges
or swampy's tut or the action i made based on swampys tut ( there are many other ways these are just a couple for now)

make sure this part is on a layer over the original (in this case buzzed layer
then change blend mode to soft light or overlay which ever you think suits best lowering opacity if needed

hope this gives you a starting point to go on

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Old 04-15-2009, 11:10 PM
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You can also use Glowing Edges. More control. Copy your layer you want the edges for. Use Glowing Edges to get the effect you want and then desaturate that layer and invert. Use Levels to get a nice clean outline and try different blend modes and opacity. You can blur that layer too. If you want a white outline just invert it again.


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Old 04-24-2009, 07:19 AM
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Re: Do you recognize the Author of this Masterpiec

Hey!! That looks like my piccy!

IF (and is stress "IF" - I'm not trying to pinch it if it's not mine) - it's done in Buzz (on a copied layer with some transparency), with a little extra edge enhancement afterwards (layer, again). The transparency of each layer was played with a lot.

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Old 04-24-2009, 03:03 PM
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Re: Do you recognize the Author of this Masterpiec

It is a magnificent work of art. Every time I look at it, I am blown away!

Thank you all for responding to my question. I sincerely appreciate your time and sharing of knowledge. I experimented using the many suggestions but have not succeeded yet.

Indeed, it is the brilliant, pure, clear colors that darken to firm edges (emulating genuine watercolor) in Fluff's exquisite artwork that I hope to achieve.

Fluffbutt, can you tell me what you mean by "transparency" and "edge enhancement?" What tools or filters of the many available do you favor?
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