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Old 03-26-2008, 11:49 AM
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Re: Smudging resources

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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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Hey Palms this is smudged at only 13% opp. Sharpened heavily and the fur still looks like crap. What am I doing wrong? It doesn't matter what brush I'm using.

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Old 03-26-2008, 12:01 PM
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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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Very nice smudge there Palms, and of a CAT as well, we don't see many of them here do we.

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Old 03-26-2008, 12:33 PM
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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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Love it Palms, the eyes were shaded orange, but I do like the blue ones as well. By the way, he never looked that smooth in real life, he was a living "fur-ball". Absolutely beautoful, let me check if I have that brush as your edges look so perfect. Thanks for the play. Aynone wants more CAT pics, i must have hundreds of them, they are such thankful modells...no wrinkle removal, no makeup..:-)
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:42 PM
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Re: Smudging resources

OK, I finally did it. I smudged for real. I actually sat down and studied a few tutorials.
Here it is. <Gulp> I actually had fun doing this.

I used Sarsa's brush on the fur and Linda's brush on the face & ear. I used Sylvia's background brush for the background.
Sylvia- that brush is awesome!! thank you!
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:08 PM
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Hey Palms this is smudged at only 13% opp. Sharpened heavily and the fur still looks like crap. What am I doing wrong? It doesn't matter what brush I'm using.

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Joe try this
usm> 200,1.00,0
then get the rough round bristle brush (from the thick heavy brush set)
opacity 50 size 30
zoom in on image to about 190-200% (big) then work from the outside in with small strokes ( best way i can say is about the same size movement as if you are doing a capital letter ) in the direction of the fur ( try not to scrub backwards and forwards you may need to go over the area a couple of times ) then sort of layer the fur on top of each other (Had a thought i mean all on the same ps layer dont use different layers hope this isnt confusing )
when you think you have finished look over the image again a bit at a time to find bits that you have missed ( they are easy to spot when you have used the usm )
See how you get on take your time (sorry not a quick thing) and post any problems
thank you for posting there are plenty who say they cant do it and wont post it makes it hard then to see what the problem could be

here is a couple of images that i hope will help where i have done just a little bit ( so ignore all the background and unsmudged bits )
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:13 PM
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Love it Palms, the eyes were shaded orange, but I do like the blue ones as well. By the way, he never looked that smooth in real life, he was a living "fur-ball". Absolutely beautoful, let me check if I have that brush as your edges look so perfect. Thanks for the play. Aynone wants more CAT pics, i must have hundreds of them, they are such thankful modells...no wrinkle removal, no makeup..:-)
Amica i have added another image with hopefully the right colour eyes ( i had done them on a seperate file and kept the psd)
Not sure about anyone else but maybe try a human next, Harder i think ? so will look for a image for that.

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Old 03-26-2008, 02:14 PM
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OK, I finally did it. I smudged for real. I actually sat down and studied a few tutorials.
Here it is. <Gulp> I actually had fun doing this.

I used Sarsa's brush on the fur and Linda's brush on the face & ear. I used Sylvia's background brush for the background.
Sylvia- that brush is awesome!! thank you!
Jordan i think that you are getting the "bug" well done

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Old 03-26-2008, 04:18 PM
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I've never had much luck with the whole smudging thing so it is with some trepidation that I dare to post this.

After the smudge I took into Painter to muck up the background a little. I hope that isn't considered bad form in Smudgeland.

Okay, here goes (clicks "Submit")
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:06 PM
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I've never had much luck with the whole smudging thing so it is with some trepidation that I dare to post this.

After the smudge I took into Painter to muck up the background a little. I hope that isn't considered bad form in Smudgeland.

Okay, here goes (clicks "Submit")
"He who dares wins", glad you submitted
Its not bad, you got the bug as well.

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Old 03-26-2008, 08:07 PM
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And it is an addicting bug, just as everything else with this hobby!

Well done dc. The ear looks a little sharp, but I like the eyes. I have seen several smudge paintings where the background was done in painter!
I've actually been wondering how different it would be to smudge the whole thing in painter. I know some do, but I haven't tried it yet. Anybody have any tips on that?
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