RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo-Based Art
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo-Based Art Emulating natural-media painting techniques

Liz in thought

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-14-2005, 06:44 PM
cardmnal's Avatar
cardmnal cardmnal is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Albany, Oregon
Posts: 286
Blog Entries: 3
Liz in thought

This picture is just dying to be tinkered with

On the second version I extracted liz from the picture and put her on a seperate layer. I desaturated the background.
Created an adjustment layer for levels, added gaussian blur.
I merged the Liz back with the background layer.
Loaded the Liz selection (was saved as a channel), inversed and expanded 2 pixels. Ran the chalk and charcoal filter.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg lizinthought.jpg (99.7 KB, 69 views)
File Type: jpg lizinthought_1.jpg (33.9 KB, 56 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 03-15-2005, 11:00 AM
jaykita jaykita is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 579
my watercolor

Thank you, cardmnal, I thoroughly enjoyed doing this......
Prepared the original image by increasing saturation and adjusting levels (layer1), then dup, and applying these filters: dark strokes, median, palette knife, (layer2). Pulled L1 above L2, applied layer mask to bring back some detail. Finally added some strokes by hand.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg lizinthought-web.jpg (99.4 KB, 41 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 03-15-2005, 01:09 PM
cardmnal's Avatar
cardmnal cardmnal is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Albany, Oregon
Posts: 286
Blog Entries: 3
Great job Judy!!

You made the bright colors jump out in this one. The frame really adds depth. Beautiful work!!
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 03-15-2005, 02:08 PM
keepemcomin's Avatar
keepemcomin keepemcomin is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 56
I loved working with Liz; this is a beautiful picture with a beautiful subject!

This was the first time I've ever used the clone stamp for anything. I erased everything but our lovely Liz. I adjusted Levels, did some other stuff (sorry, lost my train of thought) and eventually did a watercolor filter.

Voila. And don't be surprised if I come back with another one, I really like this picture.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg lizinthought2.jpg (54.6 KB, 29 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 03-15-2005, 02:29 PM
keepemcomin's Avatar
keepemcomin keepemcomin is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 56
And here she is in a frame...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg framedliz.jpg (57.2 KB, 16 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 03-15-2005, 02:56 PM
cardmnal's Avatar
cardmnal cardmnal is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Albany, Oregon
Posts: 286
Blog Entries: 3
keepemcomin, great image!! It never occured to me how well balanced the photo would be with the room empty except for our subject and the curtains, I really like that.


I didn't much care for my first attempt so here is another.

I made all the photo corrections on adjusrment layers.
duplicated the BG and used pastels on a burlap texture.
Put the original in PSP, sketched it, and pasted the sketch into photoshop.
Placed the sketched layer above the pastels and blended it as a screen.

I built the cheap, plastic looking frame with 2 selections and bevel boss.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg lizinthought-1.jpg (99.2 KB, 18 views)

Last edited by cardmnal; 03-15-2005 at 02:59 PM. Reason: missed a step
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 03-15-2005, 03:04 PM
keepemcomin's Avatar
keepemcomin keepemcomin is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 56
I'm not happy with the final result of this, but I might toy around with the idea a little more.

I wondered what Liz might be deep in thought about.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg lizdaydream.jpg (76.7 KB, 22 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 03-16-2005, 03:25 AM
Gary Richardson's Avatar
Gary Richardson Gary Richardson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Yorkshire, England
Posts: 2,717
Had a bit of spare time, and liked the look of this, so had a quick play with it.

Had to really compress it to get within 100K limit, hope it posts OK.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg lizsecondthought 1.jpg (89.7 KB, 20 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 03-17-2005, 09:46 AM
kiska's Avatar
kiska kiska is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: mentone,ala
Posts: 623
I cropped and blurred bg. Took into painter for strokes and surface texture. Back to ps for tweaking.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg liz-thought.jpg (92.3 KB, 22 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 03-18-2005, 11:36 AM
LQQKER's Avatar
LQQKER LQQKER is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Moon, Southwestern Tycho
Posts: 383
You caught a very nice expression.

Cropped image.
Sho.
adapt.eq
Xero Clairity
Simplified
Redfield sketchmaster for bg.
Hue & sat adj.
Contrast adj.
Color balance.
Several Nik filters (contrast, skylight, warmth, midnight, etc)
Added shadows and highlights using several different methods (contrast, brightness and color enhancement).
enhanced overall colors.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg lizinthought-LQQKER.jpg (99.5 KB, 28 views)
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo-Based Art


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just a thought for this forum chrishoggy Photography 8 02-02-2007 12:24 PM
Thought I was pretty good ukpapasmurf Image Help 24 06-22-2006 07:01 PM
Just thought I would share... 1STLITE Salon 11 08-26-2005 02:12 AM
FYI thought this link might be useful RalphBenmurgia History, Conservation, and Repair 2 03-09-2005 04:28 AM
Food for thought Jim Conway Work/Jobs 8 02-18-2002 09:07 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved