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Old 04-27-2008, 07:51 PM
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lkroll, those are both really cool. I like what happened to the hair in the first one, maybe you could smooth out the side of the lips though. (just a thought).
The second one looks like it should be printing onto a dollar bill. Is Guilloche a plug in?

And I don't mind at all that you play, is sure is better than fighting.
keep them coming.
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:15 PM
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Unfortunately, no one individual filter can do this. I used a technique that I outlined here and blended in DCSpecial's Nylon to it.
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:59 AM
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Thanks lkroll, it looks like you are putting a lot of hard working into it. I was hoping for a quick filter.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:04 PM
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...I was going for a smudge painting, but it doesn't look very much like a painting. I need to work on the brush stroke look.
Unless one is very close to the monitor or the art is blown up into a large print or canvas, one of the challenges of smudge paintings is creating something that "looks painted" especially if one stays faithful to the original colors and highlights.

Something that sometimes works is once you get to the "final result" [and assuming Photoshop] duplicate that layer and then apply a healthy dose of "over sharpening" to emphasize colors and textures. You can then use a layer mask and/or opacity setting to include/exclude as much of the effect as you like.

Here's an example to chew on...

Getting the "right look" (whatever That is) in smudge painting is definitely an art, not a science. Keep at it. Starting with a great photo like this one sure helps.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:49 PM
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Thanks Danny I will keep working on it, and I like yours too.
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:55 PM
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Re: Smudge pretty blond

thanks, cathy

very cool, lyle!

and i especially like yours, danny!
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Old 05-19-2008, 03:58 PM
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Had a go at this.
I need the practice, especially on hair.
Though I may have over done the eyelashes a bit.

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Old 05-19-2008, 04:17 PM
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Peter that is amazing...nice work!
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:53 PM
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Pete that is great, can you tell me what you did?
Do you use the smudge tool at 100% pressure?
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:14 AM
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Pete that is great, can you tell me what you did?
Do you use the smudge tool at 100% pressure?
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Thanks Cath, !00% no, I made that mistake when I first tried smudging things. This was Trimoons #23 preset, I've been finding that the easiest for me to use, set to about 50%, but I cheat a little at the start by using noise reduction to get rid of any stray pixel noise there. The trouble with that, is that it tends to lose details in hair especially, so I use the Darken and lighten modes a lot, to try and bring some of the highlights back, and of course D&B.
The rest is just lot and lots of small brush strokes, though the eyelashes where from a eyelash brush dabbed onto a separate layer and then lightly smudged and faded the opacity a little.

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