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Help painting a "creative" photo for a friend...

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Old 12-08-2007, 02:10 PM
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Re: Help painting a "creative" photo for a friend.

Very sweet picture

Here's my try

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Old 12-08-2007, 03:23 PM
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Tried a painted version in painter but can't disagree with the prefs for the B&W one
Now, if I could smudge as well as you, I'd like doing it more! This is really well done.
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Old 12-08-2007, 03:32 PM
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Re: Help painting a "creative" photo for a friend.

well my vote would be the B&W thats very nice Danny.


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Old 12-08-2007, 04:09 PM
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Thank you everyone for all the great work! I can't wait to show her the results! Danny...those three pictures are amazing! I personally love the black and white, but I think she will go for the second color one. Maybe one day I will get to know photoshop enough that I could execute something like that. Do you have a tutorial? Thanks also for all the nice comments on the picture. This is a great forum!
Thanks again for all the hard work and I'll let ya know what the mother says when she sees them. I'll make sure I give credit where credit is due.

Brandi
Hi Brandi...

Mom's generally prefer color. The good news is making a BW is pretty easy once the color version is done should she decide to go that way. Be sure she sees all the interpretations. There are some really good ones from which to choose.

re: Maybe one day I will get to know photoshop enough that I could execute something like that.

Believe me... If I can learn to do this kind of thing, I have no doubt you will be able to learn how too. I confess a lot of what I have learned to do in PS has been as a consequence of being a not-so-good photographer, which required me to to learn how to fix things. At least you don't have that problem!

re: Do you have a tutorial?

Not per se, but the essence of what I did is well documented in numerous already written tutorials that explain:
* Using the Lasso to make selections
* Using Layer Masks, the Brush, Clone and Free Transform tools to combine and stretch the selections into a replacement background
* Using Layer Masks to combine parts of one layer with another, e.g., the arm, flower and foreground from the original with the replacement
background
* Applying a simulated texture via Filter > Texture > Texturizer to a layer filled with 50% gray set to Overlay
...each a fairly basic skill I'll be glad to help you with offline if/when the time comes.

Thanks for the kind words. They made my day.
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Old 01-19-2008, 03:49 PM
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Re: Help painting a "creative" photo for a friend.

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Hi Brandi...

Mom's generally prefer color. The good news is making a BW is pretty easy once the color version is done should she decide to go that way. Be sure she sees all the interpretations. There are some really good ones from which to choose.

re: Maybe one day I will get to know photoshop enough that I could execute something like that.

Believe me... If I can learn to do this kind of thing, I have no doubt you will be able to learn how too. I confess a lot of what I have learned to do in Photoshop has been as a consequence of being a not-so-good photographer, which required me to to learn how to fix things. At least you don't have that problem!

re: Do you have a tutorial?

Not per se, but the essence of what I did is well documented in numerous already written tutorials that explain:
* Using the Lasso to make selections
* Using Layer Masks, the Brush, Clone and Free Transform tools to combine and stretch the selections into a replacement background
* Using Layer Masks to combine parts of one layer with another, e.g., the arm, flower and foreground from the original with the replacement
background
* Applying a simulated texture via Filter > Texture > Texturizer to a layer filled with 50% gray set to Overlay
...each a fairly basic skill I'll be glad to help you with offline if/when the time comes.

Thanks for the kind words. They made my day.
Just an update. I printed out the three techniques that you posted and the mother (my friend) couldn't decide which one she liked best, so she framed all three of them in a trio frame. It looks awesome! They are graduated from the black and white, to color, to the really painted one. Just thought you'd like to know how much your work was appreciated.

As soon as I get finished editing wedding photos from a December wedding I'm going to try and practice on my painting techniques so you'll probably be hearing more from me. Until then...

Brandi
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:21 PM
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Re: Help painting a "creative" photo for a friend.

Well, I hope the hand is recognizable

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Old 01-19-2008, 09:12 PM
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Re: Help painting a "creative" photo for a friend.

Nice photo. Had to give this a try. have been working on my paint look.
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:00 PM
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Re: Help painting a "creative" photo for a friend.

very, very nice interpretations, still I "love" the b/w best...but it's just my opinion...
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:07 PM
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Re: Help painting a "creative" photo for a friend.

I do love these baby photos you've been letting us play with Brandi!
And everyone's work has been wonderful!!

I know the mother already has her print out. But I couldn't resist playing with this myself. Mostly just the impressionist filter.

-jordan in cinci
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