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Tutorial 01: Line Drawings using Smart Blur / Find Edges

View Poll Results: Photo-art rookies only, please: Select PS experience level and rate this tutorial.
Photoshop experience: A lot 12 31.58%
Photoshop experience: Moderate 20 52.63%
Photoshop experience: Fairly new 6 15.79%
Very useful 27 71.05%
Useful 3 7.89%
Slightly useful and/or somewhat confusing 2 5.26%
Not useful and/or really confusing 0 0%
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Old 11-13-2002, 12:39 AM
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Signing in tonite with a huge feeling of accomplishment, thanks to you, Danny.

Want to tell you how much you are appreciated ...... and that your tutorial was excellent.

Here is my result... I did have fun!!
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Old 11-14-2002, 09:59 AM
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Looks like this might be a useful series to those new to photo-art. I'll craft another soon.

I appreciate the feedback -- poll, posts and especially the images Jerry and Goldcoin did - WELL DONE!
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Old 12-01-2002, 01:47 AM
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Goldcoin -- I can see why you're feeling that huge sense of accomplishment -- really great looking image! It's even more fun when you can figure out how to do it again, isn't it

Jerry - now you have another sketch technique in your tool chest -- lovely image!
Danny -- wonderful step by step tutorial. This will be very helpful to many.
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Old 12-01-2002, 02:39 PM
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Re: Soften lines with Diffuse > Anisotropic

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Originally posted by DannyRaphael
The STYLIZE > DIFFUSE > Anisotropic effect is really powerful.
Nice to know folks are finally recognizing the value of anisotropic diffuse, after all the harping I've done about it for months.

Keep in mind that it's good for smoothing pixels in many other photo art methods as well. For example, it works great on noise too, giving a wonderful all-over effect.

Thanks, Danny, for writing out all the steps you use in this drawing style. It's a really great look.

Phyllis
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Old 12-09-2002, 01:52 PM
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Wow, Danny, this is an absolutely terrific tutorial. I learn best with step by step "recipes" so this tutorial is perfect for me. Plus, having examples of each step is like getting a double serving of fudge frosting on the cake. THANKS.
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WOW!


Danny

This is probably THE best tutorial I've ever followed! Easy and works too! I got a little lost with what layers were where in the middle, but Step 19 sorted all that!

I've added my effort. Only one more step, I added a Gaussian Blurred Stroke round the edge, purely because I'm not a huge fan of the "non-border" (does that make sense?!) you get on most digital images.

Thanks - I look forward to trying more - both new tuts and this one on other pics. If I'm happy with 'em, I'll post 'em here!

Collin
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Old 12-12-2002, 04:16 PM
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June:

I know what you mean. I too prefer specific instructions whenever possible. Once you get a recipe nailed, you can then start tweaking the steps to your liking, just like making a cake!

Speaking of cake-n-frosting... last Friday I had a piece of the best choc. decadence cake I've ever had. [Dinner honoring my wife's bday.] It was simply awesome.

Thx, too, for the very nice PM. I wish the same for you and yours.

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Collin:

You're on your way! Once you start getting used to how layers can be blended and how to manipulate line characteristics, you'll leap to another level.

Regarding borders and your own custom touches: I'm all in favor. Glad to see you're already stepping outside the box.

It's feedback like yours and June's that inspires me and I really appreciate it. After we get past the holiday season I plan on writing a few more of these step by step tutorials.

Thanks for sharing your efforts and to both of you for the kind words.

~Danny~

P.S. to Phyllis.
I really did mean to mention that it was your inspiration (insistence? nagging? pleading? ) that finally led me to try PS7's STYLIZE > DIFFUSE > ANISOTROPIC filter. You were really right on that one!
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Wonderful tutorial. Even for a blonde
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Let me add my thanks

AS a newbie to this forum I can only add my thanks for a well written and excellently documented tutorial. As an industrial designer, there are many times that I have to "re-interprete" our 3D models and renders to a comprehensible line form. You've helped greatly in that task.
Thanks again

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Old 03-07-2004, 10:18 AM
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Ghags:

Thank you for your kind words. They are greatly appreciated.

When the time is right, hope you'll take the time to post some of your creations. (You can do so in this forum or the site Gallery.)

~Danny~
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