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[pop-art] can you do it better ?

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Old 08-17-2007, 07:41 AM
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[pop-art] can you do it better ?

Hi,

I have an assignment were a 'client' want to pop-art-based poster of her kids.

I once did it with my own kids, but wanted to do it better this time. This was my attempt last year.
http://www.pbase.com/perrush/image/67526828

I attached 2 images. One is the original and the second is what I made of it today.

I just wondered what remarks you have and if it can be done better ? All input is welcome.

Greetz
Stefan
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File Type: jpg sofie_warhol.jpg (32.3 KB, 43 views)

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Old 08-17-2007, 07:39 PM
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Re: [pop-art] can you do it better ?

Yep, looks like pop art to me. Only objection I have are the teeth. They didn't translate very well in the conversion. Great choice of colors. Love the purple and gold as they are opposites on the color wheel.
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Old 08-18-2007, 01:21 AM
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Re: [pop-art] can you do it better ?

There is a tutorial about it here
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:57 AM
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Re: [pop-art] can you do it better ?

Stefan:

I doubt you could improve much on your technique, but here's a link to a thread for more ideas if you need them.

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...t-effects.html

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The pop art collage examples in your pBase gallery are very creative and the retouching tutorial on your site is one of the BEST I've seen anywhere. Well done.
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:55 AM
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Re: [pop-art] can you do it better ?

@ Swampy, tnx for the comment. The way the area's are divided by the cut-out filter isn't easy to control. Sometimes one area is good, but the others aren't. So it's a trial and error process to come up with something decent.

But ...

I was thinking of making an action where I copy the portrait layer multiple times and do a different curve on each of them before applaying the cut out filter. This should result in (very) different patterns. It could than choose the best pattern for each part of the face :-) sounds good in theory, we'll see it next week if it works in practise

@ Clillin : I've gone through that (and many other) tutorial before. But I agree it's on of the better.

@ Danny : I had seen that link also before I think (I do use a search function ;-) ). Nevertheless tnx. But especially tnx for kind words about my site. A lot of effort is gone into that. But if my traffic is high, I'm happy and it motivates me to make other articles and tutorials. So I would say ... spread the word
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:39 AM
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Re: [pop-art] can you do it better ?

I just tried a few out and I prefer using different layers of different threshold amounts at different opacity set to multiply. then make a color adj layer set to color. Then a contrasting or compliment background color.

www.myspace.com/kissofglamour
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Old 08-18-2007, 01:08 PM
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Re: [pop-art] can you do it better ?

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I just tried a few out and I prefer using different layers of different threshold amounts at different opacity set to multiply. then make a color adj layer set to color. Then a contrasting or compliment background color.

www.myspace.com/kissofglamour
Another impressive result. I like the idea of multiple threshold layers and varying opacities plus Stefan's thoughts on simplifying the setup with an action. I might tinker with that one of these days.
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:03 PM
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Re: [pop-art] can you do it better ?

emily, although I don't line the hard edges in your example, the mouth and eyes are way better. So I now I need to find a way to blend those eyes and mouth into my workflow
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:23 PM
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emily, although I don't line the hard edges in your example, the mouth and eyes are way better. So I now I need to find a way to blend those eyes and mouth into my workflow
Here's Emily's version on a duplicate layer with Stylize > Diffuse > Anisotropic applied a few times, then masked to restore a little detail from the original BG.

Food for thought...
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Old 08-19-2007, 10:17 AM
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Re: [pop-art] can you do it better ?

That looks great! thanks Danny!
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