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Old 12-07-2004, 08:44 PM
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I experimented with the blade of grass theory and found a nice setting that works well for me with just a bit of minor tweaking once in a while.

One blade of grass brush. Settings: Shape dynamics: Angle jitter 0; 19% roundness; diameter max; size jitter 100. Scatter: Jitter 100%. Brush tip shape: Flip the X axis; angle at -80 to -85 degrees; spacing 25%.

This lets you draw individual lashes if needed. You can add as many or as few as you want for a thick, painted look or one that is more natural. The size of the brush can be changed to accomodate the shorter looking lashes as well as those in between.

I should mention this is for the left eye and has to be flipped for the right eye. No problem.

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Old 12-08-2004, 08:42 PM
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I'm not sure how " alive " this thread is but one thing I noticed was her left nostril. Just didn't look quite right to me.

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Old 12-09-2004, 02:45 PM
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Thanks for the tips, Kiska and Janet. Here's what I came up with:

Create a new image at 200 x 200
• select the Dune Grass brush
• in the brush property deselect all the check boxes
• keep the Diameter at 112
• paint one stroke, you'll see one lash on the image
• go to Image> Rotate Canvas> Flip Canvas Horizontal
• go to Edit> Define Brush then give your new brush the name Lash 2
• Close the new image without saving it

Load a portrait in need of eyelashes
Create a new empty layer and name it Lash Brushes
Zoom to the the eyes (200 to 400%)

General Settings
• Select the appropriate brush below
• highlight Brush Tip Shape
o set the Diameter to 30 px (vary)
o set the Spacing to 20%
o set the Angle appropriate to the eye
• highlight Shape Dynamics
o set Size Jitter to 3%
o set Minimun Diameter to 1%
o set Angle Jitter to 2%
o set Roundness Jitter to 5 %
o set Minimum Roundness to 5%

Upper Left Eye (the subject’s right eye)
• Dune Grass
• Angle set to 90 degrees

Lower Left Eye
• Lash 2
• Angle set to 90 degrees

Lower Right Eye
• Dune Grass
• Angle set to -80 degrees

Upper Right Eye
• Lash 2
• Angle set to -80 degrees

To paint strand by strand, adjust the Angle of the brush as follows:
• Upper Left Eye: Dune Grass Angle +10 / +99
• Lower Left Eye: Lash 2 Angle +117 / +160
• Upper Right Eye: Lash 2 Angle -10 / -99
• Lower Right Eye: Dune Grass Angle -117 / -160

• Eyelashes curve outwards and up
• Towards the center of the eye they curl in the opposite direction
• Draw a few long ones and several shorter ones
• Make it appear as if several lashes are clumped together
• Don't make the bottom lashes as dramatic as the top ones
• Try bluring or smudging the base of the lashes
• Try varying the opacity of the lash layer
• Shade at the top under the lash line
• Rim the outer edge of the iris
• Make a gradient effect from dark to light towards the center
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