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Old 10-22-2006, 10:53 AM
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More photo's of my lazy cat this time on a background that can easily be selected of course she is getting ready for when the colder weather comes

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Old 10-22-2006, 11:57 AM
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hehe, i love that 'go away; i'm trying to sleep' look
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Old 10-22-2006, 12:51 PM
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hehe, i love that 'go away; i'm trying to sleep' look
Glad you thought it was that, i thought it was " Oh no not the b***** camera again "

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Old 10-22-2006, 01:09 PM
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She does look as if she expects some rough weather ahead. Smudge, noise removal filter, sharpen, finally watercolor effect.

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A smudge question How to avoid blurred look?
I've seen so many great examples. Read a few tutorial too, everything basically boils down to "select your brush and start smudging". Every time I do that I end up with something that looks blurry, more or less as if i'm doing Gaussian blur with a brush. Is that wrong brush selection? Any hint will be much appreciated.
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Old 10-22-2006, 01:53 PM
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Pavel that is lovely
not sure exactly what you mean but when you have smudged there are umpteen ways to finish
usually you do need to adjust contrast
and then try usm, high pass , paint daubs ( settings 1, 4 ), custom filter, and i have seen one/two finished with a lucis layer
and of course different brushes do give different effects as do strength, maybe it would be a idea to post a pic saying which brush you are using and strength
and have you seen this tut
http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=74448
(unfortunately just noticed there are some missing pictures)
any way please let us know how you get on
and maybe someone else has some ideas
and here is my different sort of smudge to yours

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Old 10-22-2006, 02:22 PM
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Palms,

Great rendition.

That's exactly what I mean saying that there are so many great examples of smudging. I guess I need more practice (and perhaps patience).
Next time I do smudging I'll try to post unfinished pic for critiques.

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Here's a combination of watercolor and smudge tool.
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generally, with smudge painting, you sort of follow the grain of the image, like you were painting with a thick brush. you want the lines to remain rather whole but you're smudging all up and down them.... sort of and use a fairly narrow smudge tool. you want to sort of stay either on the edges or between them.... and again, sort of and of course, that's just one method.
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Old 10-22-2006, 08:33 PM
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Thanks a lot, Craig

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generally, with smudge painting, you sort of follow the grain of the image, like you were painting with a thick brush. you want the lines to remain rather whole but you're smudging all up and down them.... sort of and use a fairly narrow smudge tool. you want to sort of stay either on the edges or between them.... and again, sort of and of course, that's just one method.
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Old 10-22-2006, 08:59 PM
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see my recent post in the fuchias picture. i used the warp brush instead of smudge to do something similar but a bit wilder.
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