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Old 10-20-2002, 07:38 PM
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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge# 40 – English Gentleman

FIRST MINI-CHALLENGE?
See below for "Information and Guidelines."

Here’s another “mini-challenge” to play with in the Photo-based Art category until the next offical challenge is posted here.

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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge# 40 – English Gentleman

This image of a street performer in historical get-up was taken this summer at a festival in Tunbridge Wells, UK by RetouchPRO member Leah. Leah, who kindly submitted it for this mini-challenge, retains the copyright © and unauthorized distribution or use without her permission is prohibited.

Let's see what you can do with this one.

~DannyR~

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INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES

Unlike “official challenges” for this forum which can be found here, this one will be self-contained within this thread. It is intended as an opportunity to engage in this artform until the next official challenge is posted.

The rules are more-or-less the same:
* It’s a challenge, not a contest -- intended to provide opportunities to experiment, share methods and/or techniques and, most importantly, have FUN.
* Everyone who participates is a winner.
* There’s no expiration date.

GUIDELINES:
1. Use any method, application(s), style(s) you like:
. * Convert to sketch, grayscale, abstract, watercolor, oil painting, pen-and-ink, Conte crayon, impasto, van Gogh or any style of your choosing
. * Add elements from other images (collage) or replace the background
. * Hand painting? Tracing? Freehand? You bet. Always appreciate entries of this nature.
. * Apply filters from your favorite application(s) or tweak it with 3rd party plug-ins
. * Feeling animated? How about a bird popping in and out of his hat?
. * Any or all of the above

Bottom line:
How you create this masterpiece makes no difference. Whatever floats your boat as long as you follow guideline #4 in the process.

2. When done, reply to this thread and attach your work (don’t forget the 100kb size limit).

Note: Multiple entries OK if you’re so inspired.

3. By all means include some verbiage on how you achieved your masterpiece so others will benefit from your skills and experience. Make it as descriptive as you like. Grammar and spelling will not be graded. Priority given to content, not how it is written.

4. Have fun.
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Old 10-21-2002, 03:44 PM
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I'll start! This was done with the art history brush and a few filters(emboss and texturizer) to give it texture.

I kept the man in the background because he just seemed really interesting to me.

Thanks for letting us use your great picture, Leah!

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Old 10-21-2002, 05:12 PM
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Hi folks
Leah thanks for the nice photo to work on. I thought this gentleman had a lot of character..Tried for the old portrait look using one of trimoons glaze techniques.
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Old 10-21-2002, 07:56 PM
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This attempt uses Trimoon's sketch effect combined with BuzzPro.
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Old 10-21-2002, 10:01 PM
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Jennifer, great color, great background, great texture. Excellent job!

Jerry, great job of turning a snapshot into a classy oil portrait, especially with the background replaced by a dark moody one. It looks like you may have used a distort--displace filter here to get that brushy texture...did you?

Jim, really looks like a painting...especially lower right corner. Love the texture and the colors and the way it fades off onto the paper/canvas.

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Old 10-22-2002, 01:25 AM
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Woodcut

Here is something new that I tried. If I ever made a woodcut again, I would remove excess detail before adding the wood and depth, but since I noticed my error after I'd already saved it as a jpeg, it's too late to fix this one. But I do like the woodcut effect. Here are the main steps, not counting blending modes and tweaking:

Working with a b/w dupe, found thick edges with a KPT filter (but poster edges should do it just as well) and set contrast high to get make it all black or white with no shades inbetween. Redid contrast to make it light gray and dark gray. Applied the craquelure filter with all sliders set to zero. Overlaid it onto the wood and adjusted saturation, brightness, and contrast.

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Old 10-22-2002, 03:04 AM
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Excellent, excellent entries so far! I was hoping folks would remove the non-essential background elements.

Jennifer:
Very, very painterly. As Doug once said in a review, "I can almost smell the paint!"

Jerry:
Great glaze treatment. Trimoon will be pleased you've picked up his method so quickly plus put your own spin on it.

Jim:
Yet another winner. Subtle use of Buzz really worked on your rendition.

Phyllis...Phyllis...Phyllis:
How utterly creative. This is awesome. Appreciate you sharing the actual and workaround steps. This method will make a great alternative to some holiday gifts I would normally have had to PAY for!

Great stuff!
~Danny~
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Old 10-22-2002, 12:40 PM
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VISION ...

VISION …

A Naval Officer’s worst dream … the Vision of His Ship Surrendering to the Sea.

Basically this was done around the Pencil2 Filter …

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Old 10-22-2002, 02:16 PM
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I was experimenting with the Techtures plug-in from Andromeda that I got in that package I told you about in the software forum: http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/sho...&threadid=4132 .

I did most of this painting with those textures, tweaking with PS7's displacement filter to suit, but first applied "accented edges" filter and faded it a bit.

The first thing I did after cutting out the soldier was to straighten him up...he was leaning forward too much for a portrait pose. Also, before merging layers I duped him and turned him all white with hue/saturtion then applied a generous gaussian blur to put a light between him and the background.


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Thumbs down Phyllis and her new toys!

Glad to see you're putting Techtures to such good use so quickly, Phyllis! This is a facinating technique and terrific result.

When you get a few minutes would you go into a little more detail about how you went about using the textures to get this effect, e.g., did you only use one texture? Did you apply all textures to the same layer or separate layers (if > 1)? What do you look for in textures? What benefit does Displacement bring to the game?

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Old 10-22-2002, 04:38 PM
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Phyllis
Your Woodcut and Portrait are just sooo good..really good stuff..

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Jerry, great job of turning a snapshot into a classy oil portrait, especially with the background replaced by a dark moody one. It looks like you may have used a distort--displace filter here to get that brushy texture...did you?

Phyllis, the filter I used for the texture on my portrait was with Paint engine (bad chalk). I then adjusted the slider way low.. Then I applied a small amount of PS "drybrush" and played with sliders.. The rest was done with layers removed with a wet brush..

Don
really great rendition of the stern sailors face with the frigate biting the dust..I really like that one..

JB
your portrait is really nice.. I toyed with trying to get the texture smooth like you did but I couldn't get a painted look..Mine still looked like a photo.. Nice job..

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Old 10-22-2002, 10:15 PM
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Re: Phyllis and her new toys!

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Glad to see you're putting Techtures to such good use so quickly, Phyllis! This is a facinating technique and terrific result.

When you get a few minutes would you go into a little more detail about how you went about using the textures to get this effect, e.g., did you only use one texture? Did you apply all textures to the same layer or separate layers (if > 1)? What do you look for in textures? What benefit does Displacement bring to the game?
Well I'll give you as much as I can recall. Keep in mind that this was my first time trying Techtures so I was figuring out how to work it while using this picture as a guinea pig. I don't recall which Techture I used, but there was just one...one of the cloud set. I applied it to a blank layer, then increased contrast till it became blotchy, then use distort--displace (size 5 on wrap around and tile settings) a few times, turning it 90 degrees inbetween to make it look sort like "brushy" blotches, then pulled back the contrast to shades of gray and overlaid it on the man, fading it out to suit, adding color back into the blotches with a color mode layer of the original placed above it.
I used the same blotchy layer again to make the background, reversing it and turning it 180 then laying it over itself at 50% opacity, and colored it a slight bluish shade. Last I added the gaussian blur dupe of the man to cast a white "shadow" behind him.

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Old 10-22-2002, 10:56 PM
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Wow! What great entries for this challenge. To single out any of them would be to do a diservice to the others - I have to say that I am more impressed by the high level of quality from all of these entries than in any other mini challenge so far - in the lofty 2 or 3 weeks that I have been a member here...

Give yourselves all a pat on the back - EXCELLENT work!

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Duped image layer, applied Dry brush to top layer - then applied layer mask and used gray to bring back eye and mouth features a "bit" – I liked the immediate maturing of their features – makes them look more real figures of history to me rather than impersonators. Duped that layer and applied Stylize->Find Edges filter, reduced opacity of top layer to about 64%.

To mask the obvious modern aspects of the background - Selected background and ran medium Gaussian blur, then dry brush several times – ran Levels adjustment to darken it and emphasize the two subjects in foreground.

Having looked at the other entries, I agree with Toad -- high caliber entries. Phyllis -- your woodcut is the first I've seen -- great concept. Jerry, JLC, Jim -- such good work! Don -- your addition of his sinking ship is an excellent idea -- it does answer the question of "what are they watching?"

Added a vignette effect -- thought it let the officer almost "step out" of the background.
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Old 10-24-2002, 05:17 AM
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CJ:

Dry Brush + Find Edges? Excellent and very creative. Had never thought of doing that. The vignette effect subtly ages the pic without being distracting.

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Here's my swipe:

For the "how to" start with layer 7 (the original image) and work "up" for the general idea.

Layer 6 was a 2-pass development. After completing layers 5 and 4 above it, I went back to 6 to add additional texture. I just kept mucking with it until it looked "arty enough."

LAYER STACK:
1. Merged layers 4,5,6,7; airbrushed with black on layer mask to let layers 2, 3 show through. Used Blur tool to soften the guy in the back a bit.

2. Hue/Saturation adjustment layer set to colorize. Messed with sliders until I found a combination that looked good to me.

3. Pseudo background generated by Clouds followed by Difference Clouds (4 times)

4. Copy of Background layer, Hard Light, opacity 75%. This restores some color.

5. Copy of Background layer + Emboss + Sprayed strokes (for texture), Overlay. Adds little more texture and depth.

6. Copy of Background layer, Hard Light, manipulated with these filters in this order:
* Add noise (5, color, Gaussian). This makes Colored Pencil filter more effective.
* Colored Pencil (4,8,42)
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* Crosshatch (9,6,2)
* Angled Strokes (18,6,5)
* Ocean Ripple (7,5)
* Fade Ocean Ripple
* Dry Brush (2,3,1)
* Fade Dry Brush

7. Background

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Old 10-24-2002, 05:11 PM
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Toad:
> I have to say that I am more impressed by the high level of
> quality from all of these entries than in any other mini challenge
> so far

Personally I ascribe this to the outstandingly high quality of the original photograph ...

CJ:
> it does answer the question of "what are they watching?"

As far as I recall they were watching the other street performers (as per my other photo to Danny). I suspect the expression of somewhat pained concentration is actually down to trying to remember his lines, but Don's solution is certainly more dramatic.

I'm really pleased to see what everyone's done with this photo. I took it the first weekend I had my new digital camera this summer and was sure something interesting could be done with it, but never quite got round to trying. I've been busy at my sister's wedding this past week and it's been great to come back and see all these outstanding images. Kudos all around...
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Old 10-24-2002, 07:39 PM
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Here's my version, I removed the gentleman from the background, placed him onto a new background made to look like wooden planks, using splat, then turned the whole thing into a cartoon style image using photoshops, texture, grain filter , set to speckle.


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Old 10-24-2002, 08:31 PM
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Ken:

Very impressive and convincing background construction. If you haven't tried the Lighting Effects filter on this image, it will render variations that will further highlight the creativity of your skillfully crafted BG.

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As Leah hinted there's counterpart to this picture, an "English Lady." She'll be the subject of a future mini-challenge.

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Old 10-25-2002, 07:33 AM
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Uniform Officer of the British Army 1778


I was going to have it framed but all the frame shops are closed
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Trimoon/Steve -- gorgeous! Get thee to the frame shop!
Love that background.


Chuck -- glad my notes were clear enough for someone to follow. I just tried some different effects until I found some I liked -- now it's your turn.
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Old 10-25-2002, 10:12 AM
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Officer of the British Army 1778... In need of Restoration
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Old 10-25-2002, 10:47 AM
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A good one Chuck… I like the soft color and canvas texture.
Texture is a hard one for most, texture can look bad on the wed if not done right, you did it right.
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Old 10-25-2002, 01:10 PM
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Chuck -- that worked out really well, didn't it! Excellent job. Good idea of inserting an outdoor background.
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Ken, looks like that guy came out of a comic book... Gentman! The new superhero?

Danny, great job in using filters to get a powerful painting style.

Steve and Chuck, love your use of subtle canvas texture, and the backgrounds are both great choices for an authentic look.

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Old 10-25-2002, 05:52 PM
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Had the old boy framed.
Made the frame in Photoshop.
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Old 10-25-2002, 11:36 PM
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Steve, the frame is perfect...even has a light! Very nice job!

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Old 10-26-2002, 07:10 AM
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Chuck I really like the background and texture of your last entry. Very nice.

Steve, all entries are very inspired as usual..Hang the last one in a museum..

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Steve. listen to the voices...
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Hello all from a newbie (first post here). Excellent entries so far - very inspiring. Here is my humble entry.

First I selected the gent and copied him to a new layer, then blurred the background. I then ran several actions that I downloaded from another thread, including one called Jaseck Ink Sketch. Sorry I don't remember the exact sequence, but I got into it hot and heavy, and forgot how I got there. Anyway, I then added some color back in, boosted the saturation, and added a slight darkening vignette around the edge.

Looking forward to learning lots from everyone around here!

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Old 10-28-2002, 02:29 AM
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Hi Bruce:

W E L C O M E to RetouchPRO. Glad you found our site and the Photo-art forum in particular. If you've been poking around you'll probably have noticed a number of not only talented, but really nice folks who participate here.

Between the actions and other techniques, tutorials, archived threads and other forums, you're in for a great learning experience. Congrats on posting your first image here and look forward to seeing more of your works in the future.

If you have any questions or I can be of assistance, don't hesitate to send me Personal Mail (PM button). Note the link to the "site map" below my signature, which will give you a bird's-eye view of the site.

Again, welcome. Have lots of fun while you're here.

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Old 10-30-2002, 10:20 AM
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Maybe he looks so grim because he's been captured...

Yeah, I know this flag did not exist in the revolutionary period. Whatever.

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Old 10-30-2002, 02:49 PM
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I'm not a portrait type, don't like to shoot them so it's not something I'm used to working on. I am so impressed with everyone's work on this "gent". I could name you all, but that would be everyone who submitted to this challenge. I decided to give this a try to see.....well.....it is a challenge and I couldn't resist. I was trying to give an old, but not damaged look to this.

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Old 10-30-2002, 02:51 PM
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Grim look might be from what he had for lunch that day... No Tums back then.

RE: Flag BG, timing and all that
No problem. You're merely operating in the spirit of guideline #4 (Have Fun).

Very cool edges.
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Old 10-30-2002, 04:51 PM
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Another fun lunch hour playing with accented edges and blending layers.
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Old 10-31-2002, 12:31 AM
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Truman, very crisp looking, and almost seems to have a 3D quality. Wonder if that comes from the contrast with the blurred background or something you did with a filter...hmmm...

By the way, it's great to see you back here making pictures again...I missed you.

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Old 10-31-2002, 04:12 AM
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Going a bit the other way, an answer to the challenge and a restoration challenge as well

I used a photo I have from a boat trip on an old restored sailboat here where I live. I thought it suited the gentleman. I turned it to greyscale, then tritone, used a warm greyl. Then back to RGB and gave it the sepia color. Added some brush effects(clouds, paper damage, finterprints, decay) and that's about it, I think.
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Old 10-31-2002, 07:10 AM
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Trine....Outstanding! Great idea, very well executed!

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Old 11-08-2002, 07:18 PM
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Here's a companion to the ladies .
Same steps taken plus Glowing edges. Then history brush tool with brush dynamics on to bring back the color. Embosed effect by way of REnder>Lighting Effects.

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Old 12-23-2002, 01:07 AM
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Abstract version, using same outline-equalize-aniso-cutout method as in minis 62, 63, and several others.

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Old 02-06-2003, 01:00 PM
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Another try at an oil

I wanted to see if I could duplicate my earlier oil look.

Sadly, I don't think it turned out as well on this one. Perhaps it's just the nature of the photo that I started out with.
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Old 02-07-2003, 01:28 PM
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Amanda, it's certainly true that the same treatment will yield different results on different pictures. But I like the effect you did achieve here...so moody and dark and intense...especially love how the yellows/golds stand out.

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Amanda,
I like it too. Very nice image.
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English gent

I aged the gent a couple decades by applying PSP8's Topography filter set at 100% detail. This also gave the photo some depth.

Then I added an all over texture and decided this was time for his end-of-career formal portrait and used Flaming Pear's melancholytron. Softened the whole thing.

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One sketch layer with aniso, multiply blend, a filter-render-clouds layer, overlay blend, one "color from original" layer - which means i used an eyedropper to airbrush colors from original image onto a blank layer, overlay blend. This renders a more painted effect. Finally, merged all with the original bckgr layer and framed.
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Some great work in this thread. While I especially liked Trine's composite, themanda's oil interpretation inspired me to give my own oil mimic a try.

Using Elements2 with HPTs:
Created a new background for the subject. Then mostly followed the steps in my oil tutorial. Some key embellishments to try and get a darker, antique like result: A Hue/Sat adj. layer to darken & up saturation in reds and yellows. (Masked the subjects face.) Curve adj layer to darken. A layer filled with "dark yellow orange" from the default color swatches with Hard light, low opacity. A gradient fill layer in Multiply mode. Merge visible all this and ran SmartBlur. Masked to only affect the face and white part of the shirt. Finally a rough selection around the eyes, copy & paste from the BG layer. Hand painted a specular highlight in the eyes & lowered opacity to get a good blend.

I'm not completely satisfied with this, but it's probably my best oil-like portrait so far.

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Outstanding result Jaykita - I wish I understood your explanation better so that I could try it out in PSP and there's no "aniso" in PSP unfortunately. Terrific effort SWE, I like the texture.


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Dupe bottom layer
L2 - Glowing Edges (2-20)
Decol and Negative
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Merge Top Two layers
L2 - Paint Alchemy - Little Dutch Boy Sketch (My own Setting)
Layer Blend Mode - Luminance (L)
Merge both layers.
The image can be decolourized again for a BW sketch
I faded the outer edges.
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English Gent:1

I wasnt looking forward to this one, not entirely sure which method to adapt so went with the ever so popular Impressionist.

Cant really go into too much details with this example, however it involved about 7 level of the impressionist filter with some minor adjustments to each application. Some layer blending and selective opacity erasing.

Finished off as always with a art paper texture for a little added realism.
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Its been a long time....

Hi All,

Been bored with the general photography stuff lately and had to take a break. Was doing some research on how to color a bw image and ended back here. I can spend hours reading and learning threads but tonite I had to sit down and play with this great image.

Not much of a manipulator, but we try from time to time, usually with portraits.

I borrowed an image of the mill a long time ago from who I can't remember (in a forum challenge), so I can't give credit due ...... sorry.

Used impressionist, some blurring, smudging and more blurring to try to get an oil effect.

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Thank you Neve!

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Outstanding result Jaykita - I wish I understood your explanation better so that I could try it out in PSP and there's no "aniso" in PSP unfortunately. Terrific effort SWE, I like the texture.


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Dupe bottom layer
L2 - Glowing Edges (2-20)
Decol and Negative
Dupe L2
L2 - Gaussian Blur 4.00
L3 - Multiply
Merge Top Two layers
L2 - Paint Alchemy - Little Dutch Boy Sketch (My own Setting)
Layer Blend Mode - Luminance (L)
Merge both layers.
The image can be decolourized again for a BW sketch
I faded the outer edges.
I just love this creation of yours!
Sorry that i sounded so vague describing the technique i used, so i'm sending you this website that explains it perfectly. Click here Have fun, i do hope it works for your psp software. This tutorial is for photoshop7 that i used for my image.
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Thanks Jaykita - for your kind comments and the link which explains all....you're a gem
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Just having some fun.
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Ok here is my try at this mini-challenge. I started off by doing a colored pencil sketch on the image once I had that I made a selection of the English gentleman and promoted him to a layer and did some toning on the bottom layer. I applied a new layer over the English gentleman and reduced the opacity off this layer next I merged the white layer down and applied a soft focus effect and merged visible. Once I had this looking like I wanted I duplicated this and applied a pencil effect to the whole image. I then went back and set my eraser tool to a very low opacity and did a little touch up work allowing the bottom image to show through a little better.

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Old 01-25-2006, 09:15 AM
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Excellent image!

I may have to try more than one on this one. Here's one.

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Try #2...sans background.

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And a sketch.

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Danny, I really like that effect. Have you ever, played, and played. and played around with an imagen and kinda got carried away. Guilty. I buzzed this one and then desaturated and changed the color in the background for an old fashioned look... well then I though, "maybe it's was night".... and then I thought, "well if it was night there may be fog" and then I thought well, maybe there was also some wind being they were outside, so I gave the fog a motion blur... came up with three images.
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This is the only extant portrait of Brigadier Sir Wainscot Humphrey Rudley-Hickers, whose less-than-distinguished military career came to an end when his forces were defeated (and the General himself captured) at the battle of Scarsdale in 1781 during the American Revolution.

The Rudley-Hickers family endures the shame to this day.

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Slightly different version of this nice image.

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Here is my try. http://www.jereme.com/clients/challenges/40.jpg

I haven't done one the painting style images for anything before. I used the spatter and dry brush filters and overlaid the two to accomplish the effect I wanted.

The painting wasn't tall enough so I duplicated some of the sky to fill the remaining space. I'm sure the original artist is rolling in his grave.

I think the soldiers are from different time periods, but the themes seem to go together pretty well.
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nice effect, jereme. might be interesting to see if the two combined images are from the same era.

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Portrait of a Gentleman.
Done in Painter Oils with opaque round oil brush and camel oil cloner for details. Background was painted and blended with a color set generated from the picture. Texture(raw silk) was applied selectively to give a more realistic look.
If anyone knows of good framing plugins (reasonable or free, of course), I would appreciate them passing the info along.
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there are 'borders' and 'edges' plugins, but never seen a free frame one. fairly easy to make your own and set them to a script or 'save as frame', however. still, i wouldnt mind knowing of a good one too.

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This is my first time participating - I hope I'm doing this right!

First I found a great stock photo that would complement the man in the background. Then I pasted the original photo onto it. Flipped it horizontally. Then changed the original to a layer mask and removed everything but the man.

I cropped the background so the proportions fit properly. Then using the clone tool, I gave him an elbow on the left side.

I reduced the brightness of the man so he fit the lighting in the background.

Merged the two layers and then used a filter (canvas texture) on it. Then I used the cross hatch filter.

I then created a border and filled it with brown. I used texturizer>footprints and then gave it a drop shadow and a bevel to make it look like a frame.

Tada I thought that his pose was the sort you would see in the old paintings like my grandparents have hanging in their home.
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I actually love how it looks before the filters
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Well, I visited Cheers and saw the old boy being interviewed by some college kids......
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Here is my try...
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while i was masking that captain, he kept smiling at me when the pen touched his cheeks
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Welcome to all the Newbies! You may be new to the RTP forums, but it is obvious you are all well versed in digital editing! Look forward to more of your stuff!
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i'm definitely a bad influence on you, dee dee nice.

and kilcan, i like that, both of them. and i think i actually like the unfiltered one more. great background and nicely done!

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Jereme, you did a GREAT job!!!!! It is a terrific work!!!

And as such, I hope you don't mind, I took your wonderfull image and "pushed the envelope" a bit. I hope you are ok with my take on it.

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Here is my try. http://www.jereme.com/clients/challenges/40.jpg

I haven't done one the painting style images for anything before. I used the spatter and dry brush filters and overlaid the two to accomplish the effect I wanted.

The painting wasn't tall enough so I duplicated some of the sky to fill the remaining space. I'm sure the original artist is rolling in his grave.

I think the soldiers are from different time periods, but the themes seem to go together pretty well.
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Can't you see the family resemblance? LOL
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Jereme, you did a GREAT job!!!!! It is a terrific work!!!

And as such, I hope you don't mind, I took your wonderfull image and "pushed the envelope" a bit. I hope you are ok with my take on it.

Now that's just too cool; an action perhaps, or was this done from a book and you changed perspective of Jereme's rendering? Kudos to both of you.
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Hi, All:

I am new to the forum, this is my first try. I do hope I found a correct way to post messages. Hopefully, the picture is attached.

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Welcome pavel. It is great to see your first post and you as well. I'm glad you jumped right in and got started.

You will have a lot of good experiences here. There is a lot to learn. And the environment is friendly as well.

Good work.

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Welcome pavel. It is great to see your first post and you as well. I'm glad you jumped right in and got started.

You will have a lot of good experiences here. There is a lot to learn. And the environment is friendly as well.

Good work.

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Janet,

Thank you for the welcoming note.

So many talented people, so many trully astonishing works. I do hope to learn

At any rate it will take me forever to get anythere close to the examples I see here, but as Danny stated, rule No one is to have fun...

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I had the book... changed the perspective of the rendering.

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Now that's just too cool; an action perhaps, or was this done from a book and you changed perspective of Jereme's rendering? Kudos to both of you.
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #40 – English Gentleman

Smooth, Lucis, blur, sharpen, levels.
For the most part, some minor other stuff as well.

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you've gotten some good mileage out of lucis. i like this one.
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you've gotten some good mileage out of lucis. i like this one.
Thanks Craig

I need the practice on it - hence all the activity lately

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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #40 – English Gentleman

Interesting, I posted to this thread yesterday but it is no longer showing.

Peter, your style is quite unique and works well with this image.

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Interesting, I posted to this thread yesterday but it is no longer showing.

Peter, your style is quite unique and works well with this image.

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Thank you Janet, much appreciated.
I obviously did not see you comment yesterday or I would have replied.
I've never been called a "nique" before - this is something new, I may enjoy this.

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What a great picture !
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Good post to reopen Sylvia great work

one of those everything thrown at it techniques

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nice one, sylvia

that has an aged photo look, palms. nice
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #40 – English Gentle

Click here for larger image.
It's been a long time since I did my first version of this. And thought I'd give it a try again, to see if I could still do it. I use the art history brush and the smudge tool, the art history brush to lay the color down the way I wanted it and the smudge tool to smooth it out. Then I added some texture.

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nice one, trimoon i had to open the full size to truly get the effect.
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #40 – English Gentle

Heres what I have played out. I tried to resize but lost too much info by doing so. Thats why a link to the actual size photo.


http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/i...ngbookpage.gif



HA, this could be another mini-challenge!
Color it!
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My turn to revisit this old classic.
I used Painter Essentials and CS4/Impressionist this time around.
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Thats great! I liked the look on his mate thats why I kept him. Looks like there is a statement in there somewhere.
"Look at the size of that thing Capt'n!"
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #40 – English Gentle

Used FotoSketcher for the paint effect.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:41 AM
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It's interesting to see this one resurrected.

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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #40 – English Gentle

These Nice English Gentle.

I did retouched and add blue with rusted metal effect background.
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Re: PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #40 – English Gentle

Hi,

I made this using custom auto-paint software I am writing; the only PhotoShop work was sharpening and adding text.

John
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Wonderful, John! Great stuff.
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Photoshop + DAP
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