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Old 03-24-2008, 06:39 AM
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Are these tool that I should download into Photoshop CS3 - or does CS 3 come with all these brushes/tools. I'd love to try something like this!
As well as the brushes from Sylvia's site there are the links at the beginning of this thread, As well as what comes with ps ( rough round bristle )

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Old 03-24-2008, 06:55 AM
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Well, didn't like the blues too much. Anyhow nice peace to practice, Thanks Peter.
Used Chalk light brush with almost an overall 60% opacity, different modes
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:34 PM
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I thought i would go more down the photo realistic way (sort of Scott Deardoff's way )
first i boosted the colours a bit, then raised the resolution to 200
added usm at the settings of 200 amount > 1.00radius > 0 Threshold, and ran the anisotropic filter ( the usm settings i used i had read somewhere that someone used, so i am giving them a try and the aniso i got from Scotts pdf )

on the actual smudging i used Linda's smudge brush at 40% for the face, ear and breast

Changed to the rough round bristle brush for the fur at 50%

changed the background ( less smudging ) not 100 % happy with it though
Finished by using Paint daubs at settings 1&4 ( not really got on with this before but keep trying it, and a little usm i think it was 100>0.3>0
And finally a bit of dodge and burn

Again well done Amica I havent tried the chalk brushes, I will have to give them a try And i will get round to your cats soon i think a soft fluffy smudge for them ! ! ! !

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Thank you Palms and giving compliment back on yours.
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Peter, Amica, and Palms- really love all 3 of your smudge versions! This photo seems very well suite for smudging Peter, good choice.

Palms- you say the anisio made it HARDER to smudge? Any idea why? Was it just harder to see where you had smudged?
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Thanks Jordan
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Palms- you say the anisio made it HARDER to smudge? Any idea why? Was it just harder to see where you had smudged?
No its hard to explain but the brush sort of seemed heavier and took a little bit longer, not too sure if it was worth it , but when i get time i will try again without the aniso and compare the two

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Old 03-26-2008, 06:59 AM
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Amica hope you like this one i had to guess the eye colour hope i got it right !

I used trimoons #23 smudge brush at the set opacity of 73%


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Old 03-26-2008, 10:59 AM
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I like all the smudge versions here. Way better then what I've come up with. I must be doing something wrong. I've tried every brush available and any time I use an opp greater then 30% it removes all detail from the fur. No amount of sharping helps. Palms do yo vary the brush size as your going or do you basically stick with the one size on the fur? My attempt looks like a giant blue fur ball with a face on it.

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Old 03-26-2008, 11:14 AM
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I like all the smudge versions here. Way better then what I've come up with. I must be doing something wrong. I've tried every brush available and any time I use an opp greater then 30% it removes all detail from the fur. No amount of sharping helps. Palms do yo vary the brush size as your going or do you basically stick with the one size on the fur? My attempt looks like a giant blue fur ball with a face on it.

Joe

Joe please please post your blue fur ball it sounds great

I guess you are doing the guerrilla i change the size depending on the fur, using small strokes,
Seriously post even just a bit of what you have done then i can see what you are doing and offer some better advice that way

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