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Old 02-01-2006, 04:10 PM
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Thank you for you tip about LucisArt exposure filter, Danny.
I think it is definitely one of effects used for creating the image.
However, I still can't get soft pencil look and details of hair.
Does anybody know a texture filter better than grain and noise filter?
Here is what I got using exposure filter.
I found a couple of places on the net that have a 15% discount code. Two of them are: SUZETTEALLEN and plugsnpixels
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Old 02-01-2006, 05:47 PM
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I found a couple of places on the net that have a 15% discount code. Two of them are: SUZETTEALLEN and plugsnpixels
~Nancy~


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Ah... I get it now:

SUZETTEALLEN and plugsnpixels are the discount codes.

Here are the sites from which they came...
* http://www.suzetteallen.com/DigitalD...d_sponsors.htm
* http://www.plugsnpixels.com/developers.html

Thanks, Nancy. Wish I'd known about these discount codes when I bought this plugin.

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ddolddolee82:

re: Texture / soft pencil look
Sorry, I got no leads... Sure makes a difference, doesn't it?

re: hair detail
I created a Levels adjustment layer (middle slider moved left) to bring out the hair detail. Then I inverted it (ctrl+I) and selectively applied the effect by painting white in the areas of her hair.

Then I merged the two layers and applied LucisArt Exposure.

If YOU find that illusive magic texture, do let us know, OK?
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Old 02-10-2006, 01:46 PM
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Well, I purchased Lucis Art, and have been playing with it A LOT, however, still not even close to the fine pencil lines in her hair, etc. Did anyone ever get anywhere close to it? Any more ideas?
Thanks in advance,
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:41 AM
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That's very good Danny. How did you get your great results?
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OK... I finally got around to this and got pretty close to recreating the results from my first attempt above (Click HERE).

The attached Layers Palette screen shots (hopefully) tell the story. For the most part I would apply an effect to a layer, then (copy) that layer and apply another effect. You'll see that I use layer masks often, too.

Unless noted otherwise, layer opacity = 100% and blend mode = Normal. Something like (Overlay, 50%) translates "on this layer blend mode was set to Overlay and Opacity lowered to 50%."

Don't hesitate to ask if questions.

Thanks again for the kind comments.

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Old 02-12-2006, 09:05 AM
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Pastel Sketch

This was done using Isabels' Pastel sketch action, available at
http://www.AtnCentral.com
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Old 02-12-2006, 11:04 PM
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OK... I finally got around to this and got pretty close to recreating the results from my first attempt above (Click HERE).

The attached Layers Palette screen shots (hopefully) tell the story. For the most part I would apply an effect to a layer, then (copy) that layer and apply another effect. You'll see that I use layer masks often, too.

Unless noted otherwise, layer opacity = 100% and blend mode = Normal. Something like (Overlay, 50%) translates "on this layer blend mode was set to Overlay and Opacity lowered to 50%."

Don't hesitate to ask if questions.

Thanks again for the kind comments.

~Danny~
THANKS DANNY! And also for the screenshots, that is sooo cool and it will make so much easier to follow along. I am going to try this out, in my copious spare time, the next couple of days. I found the site the file in question is located, but it is asian; no hope for me there. I'll post the image here.
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:54 PM
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This was done using Isabels' Pastel sketch action, available at
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thanks Phil that is very nice. I posted the effect we are trying to duplicate in the post above this one.
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Old 08-13-2006, 03:18 AM
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I see Nancy has mentioned my Lucis Art discount code ("plugsnpixels")! That's also the name of the website; Here is my Lucis Art info page.

Nancy, I work in Orange County too (Fullerton).

I had a little fun with the example image from this thread and Lucis Art only (aside from some Levels work along the way).

I opened the color source image of the girl and immediately duplicated the layer. On the bottom layer I used Lucis' Klimpt setting, then desaturated it. On the top layer I used Lucis' Sculpture option, with a Screen transparency effect on that layer. Next, I flattened the image and applied Lucis' Exposure setting.

The result is very close to the sketch example that Nancy found, but still doesn't have that image's amazing realistic sketched feel. I also tried Little Ink Pot's Sketcher but that didn't fly.
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Old 08-13-2006, 10:46 AM
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Lack of aniso

What I've come to conclude from my earlier attempts was the lack of applied anniso to them (still looked like a glorified photo). I used Sharp Control to enhance the edges of the image (added aniso) and then ported the result in GIMP for cleanup (smudgeing out the noise and eliminated grey background) for the result. I've attached both a colored pencil and monochromatic (additional cleaning required).
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Old 08-14-2006, 09:54 AM
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I elected not to overly smudge the image or oversharpen the rendering as much as the image in question. To me, by doing this you are losing too much of the characters unique expression just to make it look like a drawing, when less could be as good of a ending result. Anyway . . .

Ran levels
Sho pro to bring out shadow highlights.
Contrast adj.
Brightness adj.
several layer mask
Some AE to enhance detail.
Nik B/w filters
blend modes.
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