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Old 06-23-2007, 01:44 AM
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Keepsake Portrait

My sister-in-law recently lost her sister and I wanted to do a keepsake portrait for her. The only image I had of her sister was a low resolution (121KB) digital and her eyes were closed. I began my work in Photoshop by doing the normal retouch steps. I added the eyes from a picture of another sister and matched them to the face by resizing and changing the perspective. I added a new background, saved the file in PSD format and moved to Painter. There I primarily painted with the Smeary Round Oil brush and the Just Add Water brush. Back to Photoshop for color adjustment and sharpening. I printed an 8 x 10 and it was a bit grainy but when viewed from a distance of 3 feet it looks just fine.

My sister-in-law was very pleased with the results.
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Old 06-23-2007, 03:21 AM
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My sister-in-law recently lost her sister and I wanted to do a keepsake portrait for her. The only image I had of her sister was a low resolution (121KB) digital and her eyes were closed. I began my work in Photoshop by doing the normal retouch steps. I added the eyes from a picture of another sister and matched them to the face by resizing and changing the perspective. I added a new background, saved the file in PSD format and moved to Painter. There I primarily painted with the Smeary Round Oil brush and the Just Add Water brush. Back to Photoshop for color adjustment and sharpening. I printed an 8 x 10 and it was a bit grainy but when viewed from a distance of 3 feet it looks just fine.

My sister-in-law was very pleased with the results.

excellent work Photomaster

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Old 06-23-2007, 07:06 AM
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Photomaster, that is very nice work.
I like the color you choose for the background, they blend great with the over all look.
Very nice work on the eyes and the smile. :-)
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:41 AM
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WOW! Great job PM!! Go to the front of the class!
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:46 AM
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...My sister-in-law was very pleased with the results.
I can see why. This is a wonderfully crafted tribute.
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Old 06-30-2007, 08:06 PM
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Excellent retouch job. Your sister-in-law will be thrilled.
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Old 07-01-2007, 02:56 AM
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That's a lovely job PM.I'm sure she was very pleased with what is a very touching tribute.
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:29 AM
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I'm with everyone else. You have done a superb job.

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