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Old 10-06-2009, 02:45 AM
RayGuselli RayGuselli is offline
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Here's a selection of my work

I would appreciate c&c.

Some are manipulations of car images.

The James Cagney image is my colourisation from a black and white.

The remainder are smudge paintings I have done...

I am always looking to learn and appreciate feedback and ideas please.

Kind regards

Ray

links here

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/6792/italianjob2.jpg
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9217/dprcarforplay.jpg
http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/290...ngtwenties.jpg
http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/577...ieandclyde.jpg
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/234...ourisation.jpg
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/9...ykidsmudge.jpg
http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/916...mes3smudge.jpg
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/1...hterviolin.jpg
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/579...littlegirl.jpg
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/935...rch2009web.jpg
http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/520...smudgecopy.jpg
http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/396...copywebjpg.jpg
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:01 AM
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Re: Here's a selection of my work

The antique car series is outstanding. These are inspirational in concept and execution.

Of the others, this is my favorite:
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/935...rch2009web.jpg

In a nutshell: Well done, Ray.
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:22 AM
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Re: Here's a selection of my work

these are amazing.

the only thing I see is her eyes are a tad too bright in this one;

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/579...littlegirl.jpg

[could be my monitor]
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:33 AM
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Re: Here's a selection of my work

Simply not good enough Ray as a selection of your work
your stunning (and my favourite) landscapes are missing!

I think you should rectify this oversight as soon as possible

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Old 10-06-2009, 04:37 AM
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Re: Here's a selection of my work

Fantastic work Ray.

I am fairly new to photoshop and was wondering if you could give me any tips on the smudge technique you use. Many thanks.

RhMaMoL
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:43 AM
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Re: Here's a selection of my work

My thanks for looking and commenting....it is very much appreciated and encouraging.

I can tone the eyes down in the little girl smudge because on my "new" monitor colours and brightness looks "so" different....I appreciate you pointing that out for me....thank you.

Palms, I will try and send some landscapes up but I didn't want to bore people or hog the forum.

As for my technique re smudging all I can say is my thanks to two people: Lisa and, the master of smudge, Scott deardorff.

I simply could not get the hang of smudging until Lisa did a small but invaluable video (no unavailable) which got me going. However, not only did she do that but she also identified that by brushes were corrupt. So I had wasted 18 months trying to learn etec.

However, once that was sorted I found it fell into place.

Next, I took a course provided by Scott Deardorff, through DigitalAcademy.

That was mindblowing and a fantastic help with so much attention to detail it was great. The courses are run at Digital Academy on line and are very reasonable.

My own style now is to use a layer for each section of the image to smudge.

So, I use a layer for hair, one for skin, one for mouth, eyes, clothers etc etc.

I use different brushes for each aspect of the image and at differing strengths.

For real close up I can be at 80-90% strength, for skin where you are working further back I may be at 20%.

I use some brushes to retain features and others to eliminate them.

I always finish with adjustment layers for levels and cureves etc.

I also use Paint with light to complete just before sharpening and adding texture.

I hope the above is a little insight but I do recommend Scotts tutorials....no amount of words can explain the technique....it is so much easier to see someone actually doing it.

I hope that is a little help and thank you for being kind enough to look at my work....by the way....the original images are not mine and OI thank a great friend and photographer, Fred James for allowing use of his originals to work on.

Kind regards

Ray

Last edited by RayGuselli; 10-06-2009 at 02:20 PM.
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:50 AM
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New here.....some help please

Hi,

I notice that there are 13 posts indicated but I cannot see 13?

I also received e mail notification of a post from Steve13, but when I click on the link, it does not take me to his post but only my last message.

Steve recognised the little country girl image as being a copy of a smudge by Brad Buttry.

Brad has a dvd which uses this image for training people how to smudge and my post is my attempt at replicating Brad's original.

However, I cannot see Steve 13's post of any others.....am I missing something please.

Many thanks

Ray
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:19 AM
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Re: Here's a selection of my work

Ray, the 13 post indicates your own posts to this forum. In this thread are 6 posts so far. Have a look at your private messages if there is a post from Steve or in your profile may be a visitors message....
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:17 AM
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Re: Here's a selection of my work

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Ray, the 13 post indicates your own posts to this forum. In this thread are 6 posts so far. Have a look at your private messages if there is a post from Steve or in your profile may be a visitors message....
Hi Amica,

Many thanks....sorry about that, learning all the time.

Thanks for your help....appreciated

Kind regards
Ray
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:26 AM
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Hi Amica,

Many thanks....sorry about that, learning all the time.

Thanks for your help....appreciated

Kind regards
Ray
You are welcome Ray, btw I am a great admirer of your smudges. Keep on
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