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Old 01-14-2010, 10:03 AM
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How is this accomplished???

Hello everyone...
I was doing some websurfing and came across these...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=38483189


I think they are pretty cool! Totally love the look of them.
Would anyone know how this is accompllished?
Or could someone point me in the right direction??

Thanks for any and all help/advice...
Jodi
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:58 AM
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Re: How is this accomplished???

Thresholding followed by vectorization perhaps.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:10 PM
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Re: How is this accomplished???

Likely what secretagents said.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:17 PM
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Re: How is this accomplished???

I agree with Secretagents advice too (good call)...

Here's more food for thought. Might take more than one layer; combine using layer masks. Experiment with Posterize too.

Things get more difficult if either of the subjects is blond.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:35 PM
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Re: How is this accomplished???

Thank you so much for the responses!! I really appreciate it.
Gave me some place to start, and I am going to set aside some time
tomarrow to put your ideas/thoughts to work!!!
Thanks again, and after being a member of this site for a few years,
I just recently spent a fair amount of time on the site and it is so full
of info that you could go in "overload" if you aren't careful... ;-)

Thanks again and will post a pic if I can figure it out!!
Appreciate the responses..

Jodi
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:26 PM
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Re: How is this accomplished???

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Thank you so much for the responses!! I just recently spent a fair amount of time on the site and it is so full
of info that you could go in "overload" if you aren't careful... ;-)

Thanks again and will post a pic if I can figure it out!!
Appreciate the responses..

Jodi
Glad to help... have fun experimenting, but stop before the overload light goes on! [been there, done that myself!]

Wave the white flag if you get stuck.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:19 PM
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Re: How is this accomplished???

I got exactly* the same results with: (* well, not exactly exactly. More sort-of exactly)

Open image (girl for me)
convert to grey
copy BG to new layer
threshold about 110
(here: diffuse glow helped on some, not others)
open second pic (flowers for me)
drag flower layer to girl picture and resize to suit girl picture dimensions.
Ctrl e to drop flower layer to BG (you should now have a 2 layer image, BG = flowers L1 = girl in BW, thresholded)

select girl layer
select colour range, click on the white
make layer mask of selection (just in case you want to edit out some black dots)

Basically done - need some tidy up, but that's it.

I also got good results with dropping to grey, then dropping to 8 colours, then removing white and near whites. Try it!
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:55 PM
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Re: How is this accomplished???

Once again... My many thanks to all that helped me out with this.
I think I figured it out and wanted to show everyone what I have accomplished so far....
Thanks again...
Jodi
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:19 PM
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Re: How is this accomplished???

Jodi, That Looks Good!!

Welcome to RetouchPRO Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends. Poke around, ask questions, offer help, have fun!

Guess I am a bit late with this... Stencil Tutorials: Make a Stencil

For your projects, just leave off the final parts that make it a stencil.. OR if you do make stencils like this be aware that they can be used for pumpkin carving also
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:53 PM
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Re: How is this accomplished???

Jodi, as others have pointed out such an effect can be achieved with the Threshold and Posterize adjustments. However, I find much more flexibility and control using Topaz Simplify which is a PS plugin filter from Topaz Labs. It has 8 control sliders that adjust the amount of the effect and the detail to keep or discard. It can reduce the outline to a barely recognizable blob as well. Attached for you to compare are PS Threshold at default 100 as well as Topaz with two different levels of detail with the simplify slider around midpoint.
Regards, Murray
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