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Old 12-07-2007, 08:05 PM
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Help painting a "creative" photo for a friend...

I took this shot of a friends baby and she wants to print it in a 16x20 and frame it. But she wanted to know what it would look like "painted". I have tried and failed with several different photoshop actions and have not yet learned enough about photoshop to try and do the smudge painting. Could someone show me what it would look like painted and is there an easy way to blend the shadowed and white areas to make it more gradual than looking like a line across the bottom? I know it's a long shot, but I thought someone might want to give a stab at giving this a painted look for me.
Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 12-08-2007, 12:44 AM
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Re: Help painting a "creative" photo for a friend.

I'm just better at using GIMP. Was trying to use Impressionist (in Irfanview instead of PS), but I didn't really like the result. Went to my crutch with GIMPressionist and a few other tricks and got this.
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Old 12-08-2007, 02:59 AM
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Re: Help painting a "creative" photo for a friend.

Wonderful photo. Thanks for the chance to take a shot at this one.

Here are a couple interpretations to chew on: color photo, BW photo & painted using Corel Painter. I'm not to much into the smudge thing; prefer a little looser, rougher style. Sometimes works, sometimes not.

Is this more or less what you had in mind re: blend the shadowed and white areas to make it more gradual than looking like a line across the bottom?

Personal opinion FWIW... I'd go for the BW photo look.

Hope this gives you some ideas.
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Old 12-08-2007, 03:05 AM
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Re: Help painting a "creative" photo for a friend.

WOW Danny that black and white is excellent, who wouldn't want that blown up and framed on a wall

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Old 12-08-2007, 03:55 AM
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WOW Danny that black and white is excellent, who wouldn't want that blown up and framed on a wall

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I was having a difficult time sleeping, so I got up and started tinkering. Thanks for your very kind words.

It's now 2 a.m. - time to go back to bed.
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Old 12-08-2007, 05:04 AM
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Re: Help painting a "creative" photo for a friend.

Gorgeous picture!
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Old 12-08-2007, 06:19 AM
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Re: Help painting a "creative" photo for a friend.

This is a great photo. Hope this helps you with ideas.
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Old 12-08-2007, 07:46 AM
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Re: Help painting a "creative" photo for a friend.

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.

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Old 12-08-2007, 08:00 AM
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Re: Help painting a "creative" photo for a friend.

I had to have a go at this,even though everyone has done a great job ( my money is still on the black and white ) so used the ahb and lighting effects,

Danny glad to know i wouldnt be the only one getting "up" at 2 a.m. as opposed to the just going to bed at 2 a.m.

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Old 12-08-2007, 01:17 PM
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Re: Help painting a "creative" photo for a friend.

Tried a painted version in painter but can't disagree with the prefs for the B&W one
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