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Old 03-26-2008, 10:24 PM
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I used Sylvia's background brush for the background.
Sylvia- that brush is awesome!! thank you!
You're very welcome!!
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:47 AM
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Thanks Palms for the advice. I'm going to learn how to smudge even if it kills me I mean it. Just kidding.No really! This smudging is driving me nuts!

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Old 03-27-2008, 05:05 AM
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I have added two more links to the origingal post one for Sylvia's smudge brushes (thank you Sylvia) and another for some more links from mikajomc (thanks)

Dc great work, as said there are quite a few people who use painter for the backgrounds as well as the smudging, but i dont have painter so cant really comment on that but maybe someone will jump in

Joe you will get there remember the best tool for smudging is patience and you might find that other subjects are easier Sylvia has said she finds people easier ( thank goodness for that maybe she will be able to give some more advice when we give them a try , Well if we smile nicely and say pretty please) Like jordan i find animals (Peter read that as cats ) and flowers easier

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Old 03-27-2008, 02:45 PM
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I have added two more links to the origingal post one for Sylvia's smudge brushes (thank you Sylvia)

Sylvia has said she finds people easier ( thank goodness for that maybe she will be able to give some more advice when we give them a try , Well if we smile nicely and say pretty please)
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You're welcome! I just updated my site and placed some new smudge presets.

I used my "- SD - Oil Streaky" to do Janet's excellent pictures of the old lady and the old guy and version 2
These are the original links to Janet's pictures:
Old Woman
Old Man Revisited

As for the colors, I usually darken the outside, and lighten the face a bit with these steps:
Select the lasso tool, feather around 40, hit Ctrl J (Cmd J on Mac) to place the selection on its own layer, Ctrl M (Cmd M on Mac) to open the Curves, click once on the middle of the graph and pull it up a bit. Hit OK, adjust the opacity if necessary and merge (Ctrl E / Cmd E on Mac).

Any other questions, just shoot, but I'm not the big expert on the subject.

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Old 03-27-2008, 02:52 PM
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Re: Smudging resources

Thank you Sylvia, I have already admired your face smudgings, haven't been brave enough to give it a try, yet.

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I gave up on smudging. I just cannot get it. But it did give me the basics for this rendition using Corel Painter Essentials 4.
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:23 PM
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I gave up on smudging. I just cannot get it. But it did give me the basics for this rendition using Corel Painter Essentials 4.
Oh dear that is a shame, but try something else later ( i felt like giving up on it earlier as well )
but you still ended up with a great image

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Old 03-30-2008, 01:24 AM
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Re: Smudging resources

Here's a picture to play with from www.freedigitalphotos.net. I think I'm actually getting worse.

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Old 03-30-2008, 04:57 AM
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Here's a picture to play with from www.freedigitalphotos.net. I think I'm actually getting worse.

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you might think that but i think that is a great image tigers are hard to do and you have done the whiskers better than i could ! !

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Old 03-30-2008, 11:59 AM
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Palms I took your smudging advice from earlier and I also reread that beagle smudging tutorial. I tried it on this lion from www.freedigitalphotos.net. I used only the rough bristle brush at 60% and different sizes. I sharpened using USM with a low amount 25% and high radius 50 to help with the contrast and Smart Sharpen at 100 for the amount and a radius of 0.4. I think this one turned out better. Here's the pic to play with.

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