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Old 05-15-2007, 12:21 AM
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Wonderful capture bcarll. Just experimenting with a Pencil Sketch Script-fu for this watercolor on textured paper. The big version can be found here. Attached is a reduced size rendition.
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:38 AM
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I am working on a painting method but it may lose too much detail for your taste. It is a combination of noise reductions, blurring, sharpening and contrast adjustments with a blurred lighted surround. I did not spend too much time on this so is a little rough (about 10 min).
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:12 AM
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MargaretM --Love what you did to my portrait. How did you achieve the brush strokes to
Thank you bcarll. I use a combo of PHotoshop and Painter, Brushstrokes are from Painter Acrylic brushes in this picture. I almost always texturize in Painter - huge assortment of textures there, but have found a very light hand works better, so usually reduce the depth to between 20 and 30 and then usually end up using the edit fade. Also, once you have texturized, to get a more natural look, dupe the layer then mask it and then paint over the mask in black with different opacities to hide some texture in the places it would not show in a regular painting - areas where the paint would be thick. This can be done in Photoshop.
Here'a a link to Trimoon's smudging tutorial -
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:59 PM
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Not sure your question has been answered bcarll but i had to have a quick go

Admirer that looks like a interesting paint method

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Old 05-15-2007, 05:42 PM
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Ok i had a little more time to sit down with this picture.
Again just selective contrasting and a blend of filters, this one is a little less heavy handed than the last. I am far too impatient to hand paint, one of many character flaws.
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