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Painted look, I forgot how to do

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Old 06-27-2006, 09:34 AM
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Painted look, I forgot how to do

Hey all,

this sounds a little odd I know, but look at the image attached and tell me how to achieve this effect.

I know I knew how to do it but I forgot! I probably even posted about this here but have no idea where to find it to give myself a little hint.

Help me
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Old 06-29-2006, 01:47 AM
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Hi Patrick,

I've been searching the Internet to see if I could find something on the topic, but all I found was tutorials about creating comics etc.

You have obviously something specific in mind ...

I'm going to move your Thread to the Photo-Based Art Forum hoping someone there will be able to help you!
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Old 06-29-2006, 12:49 PM
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Thanks, Flora!


Image is small and quality is not so goood, so the following is just a shot in the dark.

a) Simplifying the image using filters/plugins such as Photoshop's Noise > Dust and Scratches, or Blur > Smart Blur > Normal, Noise Ninja, Neat Image, Buzz Simplifier I, II or III or the like.
b) Then apply a strong dose of Unsharp Mask
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Old 06-29-2006, 04:37 PM
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you might also try searching 'painting with light' and 'high pass'. i can see a bit of both in there.

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Old 06-29-2006, 05:06 PM
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Its also true ...

... that this is one of the best portraits I've sen on this site. It would be a useful exercise to try to reproduce it. Is the original available?
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Old 06-30-2006, 07:18 AM
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Looks like tonal mapping (major effect), with some smudging or bluring, Paint With Light.
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Old 06-30-2006, 02:12 PM
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Agree with Chip.

Could also get this effect with some creative blends using Flaming Pear's Mr. Contrast and some smudging.
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