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Old 05-08-2006, 07:51 PM
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Doug, if you need me, I'm willing to do it. Just let me know.
Kudos to you Frank.
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Old 05-08-2006, 10:18 PM
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I just discovered the whole studio part of the forum a couple days ago!
I'm really looking forward to voting, all the different styles and methods used are just amazing!

At first I was bound and determined to do some type of crosshatched version, but it just would'nt work for me..

Here's what I did
-first converted to greyscale
-converted back to RGB, and adjusted curves to lighten the blacks, this layer stayed unaltered as the backgroung
-made a line drawing and pasted as 'line' layer, kept this on top for later.
-duplicated the background a couple of times
-layer 1 I dodged and burned, mostly dodged the background.
-layer 2 Impressionist filter, a variation of Chalk,Chunky strokes with a white
background (merge mode-overlay)
-duplicated 'line' layer and ran Stylize, Diffuse, lighten only. set this layer to
multiply 40%.
I lost track of my complete steps after this but I know I ran Stylize, diffuse,
darken only on the other line layer and used the history brush on another new layer set to multiply to darken the lips and nose area, I then deleted the original line layer. I did do something to bring back some detail in her hair. should have saved as a new file here... that helps me remember what I did.
the final step was unsharpen mask at about 50%.

I'm still not sure that the nose and lip area is dark enough... but don't want to lose the focus of those EYES!
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Old 05-09-2006, 12:19 PM
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Ziaphra,
Your current contest entry does not meet the rules. You must include your username as part of the file name. Please correct this to prevent your entry from being disqualified.

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3. When you submit your entry put your username in the file name (ie: tpaul.jpg). This is so users can save the images to a local directory and remember who did what--important when it comes time to vote.
Update: Entry has been corrected.

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Old 05-09-2006, 12:47 PM
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Done....
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by NancyJ
Though I really hate it when someone has a cracking entry then change it at the last minute and its not as good
I just changed mine and could almost hear Nancy!
I looked hard and long at the two versions, so as not to have any doubts, before changing.

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Old 05-10-2006, 06:56 AM
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CathyH,

Your current contest entry does not meet the rules.


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5. Your final image size must be exactly 800 pixels high and 600 pixels wide.
Please correct this to prevent your entry from being disqualified.

~Thanks

Entry has been corrected

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Old 05-10-2006, 08:00 AM
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Since so many have posted descriptions of their sketching tecniques, I wanted to include mine:

The basics: I used two tutorials from Shan Canfield. http://www.shanzcan.com/photoshopaho...photoshop.html


I followed her pencil sketch tutorial:
Desaturated background layer.
Duplicated layer, invert, linear dodge blend mode.
Filter/Gaussian blur, adjusted layer opacity to liking.
Painted with black and white on that layer to create highlights and shading.
Erased original backgound and painted in new background.

Created another composite using her charcoal sketch tutorial.
Used the hair from that composite to create more detail in the hair strands of the pencil sketch.

Created a pattern fill layer as directed in the pencil sketch tutorial: Stucco pattern/overlay blend mode/adjusted opacity to my liking.
Merged all layers.

Used many more layers to bring out highlights, shadows and facial contours.

Lorraine
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:26 AM
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I just changed mine and could almost hear Nancy!
I looked hard and long at the two versions, so as not to have any doubts, before changing.



Looks good, Rô
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Old 05-10-2006, 02:07 PM
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dan ryan,

one entry per person.

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Old 05-10-2006, 03:49 PM
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Wrong size too.

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