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Old 08-14-2003, 07:14 PM
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fluffy and cuddley technique

Hi everyone. Forgive me if this posts twice. I tried sending a post similar to this one, but something went screwy and I think it's lost in cyberspace. If it finds it's way here, i apologize for the repetition...

I'm looking for some advice on how to achieve a fluffy and cuddley look. I took a gazillion pictures of sheep the other day, worked on it in photoshop elements, and came out with something decent, but not what I set out to accomplish. Any tips on how to get "fluffy and cuddley" would be most appreciated!!

Thanks! I'll post an original photo first, followed by my two artistic attempts.

Replaced original partial image with a complete one - DannyR
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Old 08-14-2003, 07:31 PM
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OK, here's the first rendition:
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Old 08-14-2003, 07:40 PM
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and here's #2. I think I like this better. Any feedback on fluffy and cuddley (as well as the approaches i've used) would be great. THANKS!
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Old 08-14-2003, 08:00 PM
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Of the 2 you posted I like the 2nd best. Here's my version.

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Old 08-14-2003, 10:08 PM
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Ken, not only is that one good, but it's also funny.



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ps. bigkidjr, they both look fine.
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Old 08-14-2003, 11:01 PM
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hey big boy > wwoowwee > you look ramilicious

Now for serious,

Soft is gentle with curves, the things I did besides the obviious soft oval is I turned it at an angle for a softer expression (is it too noticable?) and blurred the grass, eyelashes were just for fun although the more I look at those eyes ... ahh, never mind

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Old 08-14-2003, 11:22 PM
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ok, guys, very funny.... while they are both beautiful, i particularly like the one ken posted with the extra little sheep...

I'll keep working at it and see what I can come up with. Maybe bring some of the colors out a bit more -- pep it up a bit, you know? it's a little drab...

hey -- how'd you get those vinettes to fit so nicely around the sheep? when i use the vinette effect from the effects palate, it always cuts in too close.

thanks for responding to my note. i'll keep you posted if i come up with any brainstorms.

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Old 08-15-2003, 12:07 AM
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my soft vignette,

-duplicate background layer
-fill background with white
-make top layer with photo active
-oval selection
-quick mask
-gaussian blur
-un-quick mask
-click mask button in layers pallette while selection is still active

If you would like clarification on any of this feel free to pm me.

By the way, I like Ken's best also
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Old 08-15-2003, 12:35 AM
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p.s. thanks, mig, for the encouragement...
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Old 08-15-2003, 01:33 PM
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Picture Perfect

Hey, Bigkid...

Fun pic. Welcome to the forum.

(FYI: I replaced the partial image in the first post with the "good one.")

This was done using two layers rendered by Jasc Virtual Painter, Oil Painting (on top, hard light) and Impasto (bottom, Opacity = 35%).

Added the Polaroid frame via an action that I'm working on. When I get it fine tuned, I'll post it for download.

~Danny~
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