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Photo-Based Art Emulating natural-media painting techniques

What's your reaction?

View Poll Results: My reaction after viewing the attached image was "I like this style."
Strongly agree 5 10.87%
Agree 9 19.57%
Somewhat agree 16 34.78%
Somewhat disagree 7 15.22%
Disagree 9 19.57%
Strongly disagree 0 0%
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Old 03-25-2005, 09:55 PM
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Another example of using this tutorial on a different image can be found at

and an example of one of the other tutorials can be found at
the basic steps of this one are also shown in a separate post.

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Old 03-26-2005, 08:38 AM
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Thanks Christine. As someone said earlier, most effects work on some images, and don't on others. I think the effect works well on the image you posted on the other thread. Probably because the eyes remained "strong", giving a focus to the picture. I've revised my earlier opinion (which was a marginal dislike) in the face of this new example.
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:20 AM
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Before I would say I liked this or didn't like it, I would want to know what look the artist was trying to achieve. What might not work as an 8x10 for Aunt Emma's coffee table could be striking as a book illustration or on a canvas with lights. If soft & dreamy with interesting texture is what he/she was after, that's been achieved. I've done plenty of 'em that I felt were misunderstood
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Old 04-06-2005, 12:40 PM
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What Rainiday said. If this were to be the only picture that I had of my kid, grandkid, neice etc... It's way too soft and affected. On the other hand, a great illustration for a children's book, or Charmin ad.
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Old 04-13-2005, 02:08 PM
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I voted "Somewhat agree".

I really like the idea, but first impression was that the canvas texture is a little too hot/big, or the opacity of the texture layer needs to be taken down a bit. After some thought, I'm also wondering what it would look like as a black and white image, with just her eyes in colour - either a luminous pale blue or green.

I think I have that mag. I'll have a look see

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