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Old 04-21-2008, 02:07 PM
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Re: Smudging resources

I have added this Faye Sirkus pdf ( painter) although this is a painting it has a similar look to smudging, also there are some great tips to getting the image ready in this case to taking into painter but stand good for preparing to smudge as well,
and some great tips on doing eyes

http://www.corel.com/content/pdf/pai...ser_Sept05.pdf

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Old 04-30-2008, 10:41 AM
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Re: Smudging resources

After spending a hour or two tracking down Alan Buonforte's workflow for smudging/painting eyes ( i knew this existed somewhere) i have added it and Alans workflow for smudging to the list
I think Alan is a bit of a forgotten smudger and was one of the first ones i became aware of

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=13999204

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=14703851

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Old 04-30-2008, 01:46 PM
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Alan is one of the best I have ever seen. I'm glad you spotted that tutorial of his, he's really good!
Thanks for taking the time to share the goodies with us
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:53 AM
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thought i would show you a couple of doggy smudges i have done this week

first one was with the soft dry brush
and the second was with Linda's smudge brush

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Old 05-03-2008, 11:23 PM
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Fantastic work. Just love them, the dog also.
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:56 AM
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Fantastic work. Just love them, the dog also.
Thank you Gholmes the dog is a vistor to my neighbours (when his owners go on holiday)

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Old 05-04-2008, 05:06 AM
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thought i would show you a couple of doggy smudges i have done this week

first one was with the soft dry brush
and the second was with Linda's smudge brush

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Both excellent Palms.
Could you explain your method for keeping the whiskers intact and still make them look smudged, do you just bring back the originals by masking???

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Old 05-04-2008, 05:21 AM
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Both excellent Palms.
Could you explain your method for keeping the whiskers intact and still make them look smudged, do you just bring back the originals by masking???

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Mainly on the whiskers on these two i just smudged them as i went along, i do tend to smudge them onto another layer as it is easier to erase or correct etc and that then makes it easier to smudge between the whiskers on the layer beneath,
but on the second one, left side as you look at it , the whiskers go onto the background so i painted them freehand with a 2/3 size paint brush on a seperate layer then used the softlight overlay reducing opacity ( made the mistake of using white at first but in fact a light grey works better )
Hope this helps a bit but it is a case of whatever works

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Old 05-04-2008, 05:59 AM
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Thanks Palms, I was dreading the freehand approach as I've not got that steady a hand for it.

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Thanks Palms, I was dreading the freehand approach as I've not got that steady a hand for it.

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I know what you mean but not too bad on a separate layer and it is only small strokes ! ! I have been collecting whiskas to make a brush for ease of use, keep you in mind when i have finished it ( not sure when though!)

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