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Tutorial 01: Line Drawings using Smart Blur / Find Edges

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Old 01-22-2005, 07:39 AM
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Cuddles

PSP8.1

Power Retouche Filter/PR Brightness
Edge Preserving Smooth 10
AIM/USM Filter to sharpen
Impressionist Filter/Jaykita's WC A Modified
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Old 02-27-2005, 04:10 PM
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Thumbs down I loved this tutorial.

Thanks for this. I loved it.

Here's my try.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...mer450x337.jpg

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Old 02-27-2005, 04:15 PM
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Hello, PB...

Welcome to our little fun forum. Glad you gave this a go. It's a great technique that has a lot of possibilities.

Hope you have lots of fun trying other methods.

~Danny~
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Great Tutorial...Thanks!

I used the basic techniques but to the Smart Blur layer I used an opaque white brush to delete the background detail, and then ran a Distort->Diffuse->Anisotropic filter to blur and blend the lines in the sketch. (I did not use crosshatch or angled strokes)

I then copied the background and ran a moderate gausian blur to soften the colors in the leaves only.

I made a copy of the blur layer and added a mask for the leaves so they would not be affected by the next two steps. A little more agressive blur on the photo and application of the Artistic->Sponge filter for texture. (Be sure to apply these to the photo, no the mask).
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Old 05-08-2005, 06:40 PM
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The STYLIZE > DIFFUSE > Anisotropic effect is really powerful.
Hi Danny,

So far I'm having fun with your tutorial. However, what exactly is the anisotropic effect? When I use STYLIZE > DIFFUSE I get three options in PS6, Normal, Lighten Only, and Darken Only. Am I missing something?
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Old 05-08-2005, 08:25 PM
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Hmmmmm, I'm thinking perhaps anisotropic effect is only available in PS7. I really like the look of that--bummer! Anyway, here is my stab at it. I really liked this tutorial Danny. Is 02 out there somewhere? I added some new layers on top , filled with a color and then changed to color mode. I then created a layer mask for each color (hide all) and then used a white brush to reveal the areas that I wanted to color. I also changed the opacity of each layer to control the intensity of the colors. Hope that all makes sense.
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Old 05-08-2005, 09:52 PM
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re: I'm thinking perhaps anisotropic effect is only available in PS7.
Correct. This option was introduced in PS7. You can get in the ballpark by applying a little Gaussian Blur followed by some Unsharp Mask.

re: Is 02 out there somewhere?
Sure is (and more).
* Open the attachment (you'l need these settings)
* Click Search above and choose "advanced search"
* Populate the search fields according to the attachment

re: I added some new layers on top...
Excellent.

Getting creative with tutorials is awesome. Glad you're "coloring outside the lines." That's how you grow.

Keep it up!
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Old 05-08-2005, 10:57 PM
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Thanks Danny. I didn't have much luck with the search feature. (i never do for some reason) but was able to find your other tutorials by looking back a few pages in the forum. I really wish I didn't have to go to work tomorrow. It seems like every weekend I learn all this new stuff and then Monday comes and I never get a chance to let it sink in my head.
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Re: Tutorial 01: Line Drawings using Smart Blur /

Danny, I know I'm late to class. But just wanted to add my thanks for posting this and other tutorials.

I've used Paintshop Pro for years. But have only recently come to use Photoshop (CS4)

Is there are Sticky somewhere detailing all the tutorials you've done with links? (If not, it should exist as these are extremely helpful for us newbies.)

Liked mine with a hint of pastel colours.
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Re: Tutorial 01: Line Drawings using Smart Blur /

Used the GIMP interpretation of Dee Dee's idea (like her method the best of all the line art techniques I've seen thus far (other then special filters of course; lol)) for the line art part, but then did a few other things (including GREYCStoration for smoothing/cleaning and Xero's Supersmooth filter for flattening) for the colorization portion.
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