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my 2nd try !! (Newfy ~dog)

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Old 04-17-2008, 07:34 PM
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my 2nd try !! (Newfy ~dog)

Hi everyone
heres my 2nd try using painter..
Thanks for looking and any advice LOL be gentle LOL

Cazzie
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:28 PM
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Looks fantastic to me Cazzie and welcome to our little corner.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:59 AM
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Re: my 2nd try !! (Newfy ~dog)

cazzie I still like the work you have done on your dog but i dont think the background is right still, ( and no i am no expert on that subject i struggle with backgrounds as well )

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Old 04-18-2008, 11:27 AM
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Re: my 2nd try !! (Newfy ~dog)

I'm not an expert either, but at least to me, some of the ends of the fur appear feather-like. Otherwise, I like what you have done.
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:51 PM
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Re: my 2nd try !! (Newfy ~dog)

Just came across these painter tutorials...

http://craigstutorials.com/blog/

Free.

Take a look... some pretty good stuff.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:18 PM
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Re: my 2nd try !! (Newfy ~dog)

C:

I offer the attached interpretation as "food for thought," not as criticism of your effort. To be very truthful your first two tries at Painter are way, way better than mine were -- by a loooooong shot. The intent here is to give you a visual "something to chew on" for future reference.

Whether you like my style or not, ask yourself, "In what ways does this not look like a photo?" (or "In what ways does it look painted?") Hints: Color, detail, implied texture, it ain't "perfect" (photo-realistic), not every square inch (or cm) is covered in (digital) paint.

Nice job of isolating the subject; that's a good step forward. I'd suggest breaking up the background a bit so it's not solid. Perhaps "rough things up a bit" (over doing it with Unsharp Mask works well in this regard). Add some colors that aren't part of the original photo.

My preferred tool for adding arty variety (stroke and color-wise) is the Impressionist plugin [see note below my sig]. I used Charcoal > Default here, tweaking the brush size, hue and saturation settings. (If you are a PC person, Impressionist works under Painter as well as Photoshop.) Once Impressionist is applied, the colorful and varied strokes can be cloned and blended in Painter using brushes of choice.

Again, don't take this as criticism. Consider it a "different way."

I look forward to seeing you continue to grow. You have obviously got what it takes to get very, very good at this type of thing.

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I just added the grayscale version... kind of "out there" as a painted look. Again, food for thought.
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File Type: jpg RP dog Newfy alt look djr3 bw.jpg (166.2 KB, 14 views)

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Old 04-19-2008, 02:53 AM
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Re: my 2nd try !! (Newfy ~dog)

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Looks fantastic to me Cazzie and welcome to our little corner.
Hi Ikroll,
Thanks for your comment and welcome

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cazzie I still like the work you have done on your dog but i dont think the background is right still, ( and no i am no expert on that subject i struggle with backgrounds as well )

Palms
Thanks Palms
I appreciate any feedback to help me improve


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I'm not an expert either, but at least to me, some of the ends of the fur appear feather-like. Otherwise, I like what you have done.
Thanks hawkeye
I see what you mean

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Just came across these painter tutorials...

http://craigstutorials.com/blog/

Free.

Take a look... some pretty good stuff.
Thanks danny will check these out!!

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C:

I offer the attached interpretation as "food for thought," not as criticism of your effort. To be very truthful your first two tries at Painter are way, way better than mine were -- by a loooooong shot. The intent here is to give you a visual "something to chew on" for future reference.

Whether you like my style or not, ask yourself, "In what ways does this not look like a photo?" (or "In what ways does it look painted?") Hints: Color, detail, implied texture, it ain't "perfect" (photo-realistic), not every square inch (or cm) is covered in (digital) paint.

Nice job of isolating the subject; that's a good step forward. I'd suggest breaking up the background a bit so it's not solid. Perhaps "rough things up a bit" (over doing it with Unsharp Mask works well in this regard). Add some colors that aren't part of the original photo.

My preferred tool for adding arty variety (stroke and color-wise) is the Impressionist plugin [see note below my sig]. I used Charcoal > Default here, tweaking the brush size, hue and saturation settings. (If you are a PC person, Impressionist works under Painter as well as Photoshop.) Once Impressionist is applied, the colorful and varied strokes can be cloned and blended in Painter using brushes of choice.

Again, don't take this as criticism. Consider it a "different way."

I look forward to seeing you continue to grow. You have obviously got what it takes to get very, very good at this type of thing.

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I just added the grayscale version... kind of "out there" as a painted look. Again, food for thought.
Thank you Danny,

I really appreciate your comments and feedback !! I really like what you did!
I will give that go with the background!
and thanks again I appreciate all the help i can get

I love this forum so glad i found you guy!!!
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:27 PM
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Re: my 2nd try !! (Newfy ~dog)

Danny- For the background, did you start with just some random colors brushed on, and then run impressionist? Could you share a little more info of what you did before you actually ran the filter?

thanks!
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:47 AM
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Re: my 2nd try !! (Newfy ~dog)

I gave this one another try and added the original photo this time ..

Thanks for looking
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:26 PM
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Re: my 2nd try !! (Newfy ~dog)

I almost forgot about this one.

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