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Old 01-21-2008, 07:22 AM
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Re: Smudging resources

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I used the two brushes from one of your links to smudge the dog. A hair one and the one from Linda. I'm just learning.

Joe
You are doing well Joe , If you have downloaded trimoons smudge brushes try the soften edges on your edges, I think it makes a better finish

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Old 01-21-2008, 09:42 AM
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....but you can smudge onto a empty layer by doing
new layer, and checking the box at the top that says "use all layers"
........then turn visibility off on the background layer and you can see where you have missed smudging
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:28 AM
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Re: Smudging resources

My attempt at the girl, and I send my apologies i thought this was a decent candidate to smudge for both those starting out smudging and for those who just wanted practice

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the freckles ( wished i could of got them back in ) and all the fine fly away hair cause some problems (take note)
And yes the dog has a few problems like blown out bits ! ! ! !

but i suppose it shows you what is meant be some images work better than others

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Old 01-21-2008, 02:43 PM
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Re: Smudging resources

when i have finished a smudge painting i sharpen, but different ways depending on the image. ( when you read the tutorials they nearly all use a different way ) This is quite time consuming so i have attempted to make a action based on the sharpening methods i mainly use.

It opens a duplicate of the image and makes 5 layers each with a different type of sharpening, just turn on the visibility (eye) of each layer to see the effect. this is meant to be mainly a visual guide so that you can make a quicker choice for your original

hopefully i have got everything right and it runs ok

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Old 01-22-2008, 11:55 PM
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Thanks for sharing this... I would definitely download all the smudge tools :-)
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:58 PM
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Just a quick up date i have added to the links ( rod barker technique and a post from another forum dealing with virtual paintings (smudge) ) Also at the moment i know the link to lisa's video is down, this i am hoping is down to maintenece work at nikon cafe will keep a eye on the situation though



http://abc-impact.com/
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:15 PM
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Re: Smudging resources

Oh wow, Palms, you did a fantastic job with this post! I had never heard of most of these threads.
I'm glad you added the link to download Lisa's video from my website, I know a lot of people enjoy that video.
Thanks for putting all this stuff together!!!
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:36 PM
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Oh wow, Palms, you did a fantastic job with this post! I had never heard of most of these threads.
I'm glad you added the link to download Lisa's video from my website, I know a lot of people enjoy that video.
Thanks for putting all this stuff together!!!
Sylvia
And thank you Sylvia for making Lias's video available it would be criminal to let such a useful video sink without a trace
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:52 PM
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My pleasure! I had a heck of a time to find it!!!
If anybody needs Lisa's brush or pictures, let me know and I'll try to get them...
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:27 PM
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I'm so very sorry but Lisa just informed me that she doesn't wish to share her video on the Internet anymore, so I removed it from my website.
Sorry about that...
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