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Old 02-21-2008, 06:56 AM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Free for all...

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Looks awesome
BTW - would you mind if I used that texture retouch as my profile photo on my facebook account?
No problem there Jillian

doing the texture one is real easy (honest )

download some textures ( there are thousands of free ones out there) The two i used for this are here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/6099168...7601879066377/

1st and 4th along
layer them on top of your image and change blend modes and opacity to suit, on this one the crumpled paper i used soft light and the second colour burn. The flower is a brush

I think that this will work on gimp,( sorry but i dont know anything about the programme ) not sure on your brushes but there are gimp brushes out there (google) you could also use custom shapes (if it has them ) as for layering the textures if all else fails cut and paste them

The hardest part is making descisions like which textures to use and which colour
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:53 AM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Free for all...

Awesome - I'm goint to go play around with them
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:06 PM
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wow guys - I've been trying to wrap my mind around gimp and overlays, and layers, and textures, and it's really something hard to learn at first. I'm using Youtube right now and hopefully I'll get some ideas from that GRRR
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:48 PM
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Hey everyone
Here are somethings that I've learned
I've finally figured out how to use some of the features on GIMP such as...
Ceating and Editing paths - I changed my hair and lip colour. I did this by clicking the "Creat and Edit paths button". Then I traced my hair and to close the lines I went under "Select" and clicked "From Path". I then wanted to change my hair colour for starters - I kept it close to my natural colour but had the option for pinks and purples. I found this option by right clicking on my image and then clicking "Tools", "Colour Tools" and then "Colour Balance" really easy and fun to play with. When I was done, and wanted my path to close I went back under "Select" and clicked "Deselect". I always explored the option under "Colour Tools" called "Levels" (or something close to that - regarding levels) and that was used in the black and white photo.
Just some light hearted fun
Still trying to wrap my head around somethings....

Original:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...n/IMG_4995.jpg
Iffy Retouch:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2.../IMG_4995a.jpg
Something I'm proud of:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...G_4995-RGB.jpg
Not touched:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...n/IMG_4983.jpg
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:48 AM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Free for all...

HI Jillian

glad to see you are having some fun and are getting somewhere, the more you can do the more you will want to do, ( not bad the lips and hair) and you know what is next practice, practice, and then some more practice

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Old 02-29-2008, 09:08 AM
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Hey I have a question.
How would you go about changing the colour of a background. Like that really dark one that you did Palms. And how did you make the skin pail, but still realistic looking...
Gahhh I'm playing around, but it gets frustrating.
And with that path tool where you click in various spots and add dots to select an area of the photo, what if I wanted to trace my face, and then my lips, and my eyes... like this http://www.adobetutorialz.com/conten...ormation/2.gif
USING GIMP..... that's the down fall maybe :S
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:35 AM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Free for all...

Hi Jillian
As i said in the thread not sure what i did ! ( now that is frustrating) I do remember bits but not all, to darken the background i duplicatd the layer then changed the blendmode to multiply, the bits of white that were left i painted out with the paintbrush, i also reduced the saturation right down on this layer, not sure how i got the skin paler i have tried to redo the image but not got any where yet, one thing can you see if gimp has "apply image" as i think i used that as well
as for the path tool will have to pass on that one I only have limited knowledge on that ( one i am always going to try and learn more about) lkroll is the gimp master if you are not sure on anything try asking him in a pm

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Old 02-29-2008, 10:37 AM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Free for all...

Jillian have you seen these tutorials

http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/

there are others as well just google

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Old 03-17-2008, 03:47 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Free for all...

Nice pic, Jillian...

I started a new thread here...

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...sive-look.html

Didn't want the new interpretations to get lost among the ones on the first challenge.
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