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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #91 – Vietnamese Lady

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Old 02-21-2003, 11:29 PM
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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #91 – Vietnamese Lady

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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #91 – Vietnamese Lady

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

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Jeanie (Jeaniesa) took this wonderful photo of a woman in Vietnam. What a story her face could tell! See what history and moods you can bring out with different artistic techniques!

Phyllis


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Old 02-21-2003, 11:41 PM
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Quite often my abstract technique doesn't give good results on faces, but it seems to work just fine on this weathered face.

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Old 02-22-2003, 06:36 AM
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oooooh --- very nice effect on this! Weathered yet soft. Fabulous.
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Old 02-22-2003, 07:39 AM
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Phyllis, Love the eyes! They seem to draw you in.

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Old 02-22-2003, 08:14 AM
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What a wonderful subject to work with.
I wanted to make everything around her face to look more eroded and soften her face.

Made a layer and applied Craquelure filter, opacity to 35%, added some noise. Erased the face and neck part of the layer.
Made new layer from the original selected the face did and inverse and deleted (to bring back the crauelure in the bg). Used the smudge stick filter to soften the face, opacity to 46%.
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Old 02-22-2003, 10:31 AM
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Phyllis-
You have a way with that abstract look, I can't get it to work for me no matter how hard I try!

Jill-
Very nice effect. I especially like the tone and texture you achieved on her face. It almost looks like a dye transfer print.

I tried Phyllis' anisotropic filter (I call it "her's" cause I learned it from her it's a great one), along with some other stuff and kind of worked it into an airbrushed look...kinda sorta...

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Old 02-22-2003, 11:20 AM
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Jeannie -- wonderful image! I wanted to emphasize the face - used palette knife over glowing edges with a layer mask to bring back some detail...
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Old 02-22-2003, 11:31 AM
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This is a very interesting portrait to work with..

Phyllis.. Your abstract is very effective with this portrait..

Jill..The Crackle..texture works well with this lady..Nice work..

Pam.. Your isolation of the portrait and new background are very artlike..

I started with the smudge painting technique..Sharpened several times..Used a glazing technique to add new background..Sandstone texture..Edge action #4 (I think)...Buds double matte action..

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Old 02-22-2003, 12:00 PM
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Pam – I love the soft pastel look without compromising the character in her face. I also like how you choose to crop this --- very effective.


C.J. This effect works very well with the image. Very dramatic.

Jerry the frame and scalloped matt puts the finishing touch on your image. The burgundy just enhances her face even more!
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Sorry I missed seeing yours..We must have been posting at the same time..

Your glowing edge effect is really unique..Very artlike technique..

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