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Old 05-06-2007, 11:42 AM
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Now that's relaxation!

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Old 05-06-2007, 01:26 PM
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What a cool (no pun intended) picture. If it's got a black nose and eyes, I'm a sucker (puppies, kitty cats, Labs, hounds... I just a sucker!).

I know there are smudge experts here that will gasp in pain, but I find all that smudging with the smudge tool tedious. I want a smudged look, but not the pain so I took this into PS Liquify filter and smudged there. It just goes faster for me. So, smudged then a sharpen then I added a shaggy rug texture through the styles palette.
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Old 05-06-2007, 01:37 PM
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What a cool (no pun intended) picture. If it's got a black nose and eyes, I'm a sucker (puppies, kitty cats, Labs, hounds... I just a sucker!).

I know there are smudge experts here that will gasp in pain, but I find all that smudging with the smudge tool tedious. I want a smudged look, but not the pain so I took this into PS Liquify filter and smudged there. It just goes faster for me. So, smudged then a sharpen then I added a shaggy rug texture through the styles palette.


Gasp & Gasp , Tedious no, relaxing yes ( ok ok you have to be in the right frame of mind for smudging ) But i do like your express smudging ! ! ! very nice and the texture is super

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Old 05-06-2007, 01:46 PM
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LOL, Palms.. Express smudging... good description. I'm just impatient. I love the effects you get (and you are a master) smudging, and I adore Ro's beautiful AHB work, but working with a 1 pixel brush to achieve the results is out of my tolerance range.

Besides, I've been bothered by RSD (repetitive stress syndrome) which is cousin to carpal tunnel and very fine detail work with the Wacom pen (which I refuse to give up) seems to agrivate it. Doing these "paintings" is just so addictive and I enjoy it so much, I try to find ways to achieve the look without too much repetive motion. Heed this old woman's warning and take breaks and exercise your arm, wrist, shoulder and elbow often.
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Old 05-06-2007, 03:33 PM
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I really like that Swampy. It's kind of like 'lint art' ... he just blends up into a nice warm fuzzy blanket... very nice effect. :-)

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Old 05-06-2007, 04:36 PM
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I don't do smudge either. But thought a "fabric" bear might be ok.

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Old 05-06-2007, 06:03 PM
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Thank you Snuffy! :-)

Fabric bear... nice, Steve. I only have one suggestion... I would mask out the effect in the dark area around his feet to give some depth and separation.
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:04 AM
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Thank you Snuffy! :-)

Fabric bear... nice, Steve. I only have one suggestion... I would mask out the effect in the dark area around his feet to give some depth and separation.
Good suggestion.....but I could always give the excuse that I intended it to be a bear rug...(which I didn't.) 8-)

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Old 05-07-2007, 08:38 AM
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LOL, Steve. That would about have to be a black bear for the rug. :-)
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:35 AM
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Swampy i wouldnt say master, still some way to go on that one and like you i havent the patience for a 1pxl brush ( hence why there is a long way to go )
Your advice is sound about moving your arm about regular, I do have a gel pad on my mouse mat that helps a lot, but i changed my desk a short while ago and that has caused me a few problem, I notice that i rest my wrist or elbow on the edge more so have to keep a eye on that.
Sherry i know where to come when i want a good description you have that nailed
And Steve your fabric bear is a great idea

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