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Old 02-18-2006, 10:56 PM
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Since there has been a lot of interest in Smudge painting brushes, I thought this image I found on Morgue file (http://www.morguefile.com) would work well with his/her beautiful feathers. The full size image can be downloaded off morguefile.com You can search for parrot or by the image file name which is: parrotCn_3220.jpg
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Old 02-19-2006, 12:02 AM
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Not really a smudge, but some smudging was involved.

Used my new toy (Eye Candy 3; free version) to create the strokes. Also GIMP's bumpmapping for relief texture.
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Old 02-19-2006, 01:33 AM
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Used my new toy (Eye Candy 3; free version) to create the strokes. Also GIMP's bumpmapping for relief texture.
Love that pattern, didn't know Eye Candy had a free version. Will have to go check it out.. Thanks for the ifo!

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Old 02-19-2006, 01:51 AM
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went a little wild.

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Old 02-19-2006, 06:40 AM
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Great project Nancy used Sarsa's hair brush on this one, with opacity at 60%

Palms

Added a second one this time done with Trimoons smudge brush soften edges
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Old 02-19-2006, 10:12 AM
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Love that pattern, didn't know Eye Candy had a free version. Will have to go check it out.. Thanks for the ifo!

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Hey Nancy; check this link out from Danny
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Old 02-19-2006, 10:20 AM
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like nancy said, interesting pattern. nicely done

and palms, you know i always like your smudges

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Old 02-19-2006, 10:32 AM
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Highpass sketch.

Used the Highpass filter and then selected the lightest grey color. Created a fill layer and Inverted the color and set to Color Dodge. Some additional cleaning and sharpening (also used Flaming Pear's Mr. Contrast filter) and voila.
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Old 02-19-2006, 11:47 AM
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went a little wild.

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You should get wild more often! Looks heavenly... like a dreamy effect!

Nice Palms, don't you just love those smudge brushes? I know you have been working with them a while, and it show. :-)

kroll: great sketch effect for just a few steps... very clean. And thanks for the link-wish they had it for mac!

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Old 02-19-2006, 12:44 PM
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lk,

i like that. a lot of sketch type results leave out a lot of detail. i prefer, often, those that do more fill, like you've done here. very nice.

nancy,

thank you.
it could only loosely be classified as a smudge. and where i dont recall all the steps, the main one was done with dreamysuite's free plugin, the ghosting/blurring one.

ok, here's a more traditional smudge. this was mostly done with the 'push' tool in psp 10. only 3 layers were used and the only reason i did that many was because i get to one point and go, 'ok, i like that to this point'. so, i sort of 'save' by making a new layer and continue on the new layer to refine things. generally, each time i add a new layer, i lower the impact of the tools, either by lowering opacity, density, size of the brush, or the type of brush used. this gives you a gradual smoothing and refining effect. this one took roughly 90 minutes or so to do.

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