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PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #20 - Edwin's Birthday Girl

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Old 09-07-2002, 10:44 PM
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JB, you've certainly come up with a masterpiece with this one It reminds me of an old painting by one of the "Masters". I want it for my wall!! I also want that book You have to tell us how you did it, you can't sit there and tease us you know Beautiful!!!

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Old 09-07-2002, 10:54 PM
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Well, I applied angled strokes to my first entry. I used the eraser to erase some of the harsh angles. After that I have no idea what I did. I was trying to do the faded thing and everything got messed up. Things weren't doing what they were supposed to be doing and ended up with this. Not what I had planned. I have no idea how it's going to look. Oh well, what the hey, you live and learn. Well, some of us do

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Old 09-07-2002, 11:40 PM
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Wanda,
As Bob Ross would often say, "There are no mistakes, only happy accidents".

I usually start by duplicating the background, inverting color (same as getting a negative image). Change mode to grayscale without flattening. Set top layer's mode to color dodge. Do a gaussian blur 9.0 . The image is now like a line drawing.

Changing mode back to RGB, I use Art History Brush using Wet Brush 60 pixels and setting brush dynamics.
Big broad brush for bakground and smaller brush size for details.

Here's another version after (Mary Ellen Carter) Cicely Mary Barker. Almost same steps as above but using lower opacity and Artistic Roug Pastels as the last step.

[FONT=times new roman]I don't know why the image was not attached. Will repost immediately below.[FONT=times new roman][I]

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Old 09-07-2002, 11:50 PM
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Here's a pastel rendition after (Mary Ellen Carter) Cicely Mary Barker.

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Old 09-07-2002, 11:54 PM
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Angue, thank you for the info. You certainly got a beautiful effect that's for sure. I'm just beginning to learn how to use the Art History Brush. You got some really impressive brush strokes, I love that. I had to smile when you mentioned Bob Ross as I was one of his followers. Never missed a show, as a matter of fact I have some of his shows on tape. He was wonderful and made it look so easy. I liked his "happy little trees" too Again thanks, and thanks for your entry, I keep going back to look at it it's so well done

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Old 09-08-2002, 12:00 AM
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Angue, Wow, love the pastel. Just too Coooooool How long have you been using PS, you seem to handle your tools VERY well. I'm rather new at it, feel like a bull in a china shop

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Old 09-08-2002, 01:03 AM
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Angue, Jim, Wanda

Angue, your Renoir is AMAZING! What program did you use? How did you paint those wonderful brush strokes. Was it just straight painting in the lines of a sketch version, or some quicker method?

Jim, your "one click" result certainly looks like it took more than a click (or two or three). It's lovely, and I haven't seen that style from a filter method yet.

Wanda, I love your second pic in the oval...makes a perfect frame for her.

Phyllis
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Old 09-08-2002, 01:18 AM
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Pretty Great Stuff

Anjue, wonderful, hard to choose which one I like better but guess it is the renoir.
Thank you so much for giving your steps, I for one really appreciate it.

Jim, outstanding, I too am curious which page in the one step wow you were on?
I went to the seminar and have the book, cd and believe me, nothing he demonstrated or in the handouts came close to your example. Would love to know which effect it was you were following, thank you.
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Old 09-08-2002, 07:19 AM
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My apologies to everyone regarding referencing my second rendition to Mary Ellen Carter. I did not want to mislead anybody. It was late last night (1:00AM my time) and that name stuck in my mind for no apparent reason other than the fact the artist I wanted to mention also had three word name. I should have said
Cicely Mary Baker . The rendition also reminded me of Jesse Willcox Smith .

Then I realized we also have a member named Mary Ellen Carter. Again my apologies especially to Mary Ellen Carter.

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Old 09-08-2002, 09:32 AM
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Re: Pretty Great Stuff

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I too am curious which page in the one step wow you were on?
Would love to know which effect it was you were following, thank you.
The effect from the "One-Click Wow!" book I referenced begins on page 79 (Paint & Clone Presets). I used the Pattern stamp and one of the Wow watercolor brushes.

Before starting with the above technique, I prepared the photo by first extracting the main subject, simplifying it with Smart Blur, and then following the advice in Steve's (Trimoon) post (paragraphs 3, 4, and 5). That post can be found here:

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/sho...&threadid=3785

The particular filter I applied to get some brush strokes was Paint Engine's "Arctic Filter".

Jim
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