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Old 04-19-2008, 08:14 PM
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Smudge pretty blond

Hi here is a smudge painting I just finished. What do you think?
Any suggestion would be appreciated.
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:26 PM
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Re: Smudge pretty blond

I like it.
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:45 AM
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Re: Smudge pretty blond

Very nice Cathy, the only thing i would say is the hair on the left as you look at the screen seems a bit distracting (just under the chin the blonde bit on the darker hair) i might have cloned that bit out
but a very nice subtle smudge
may i ask which brush you used

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Old 04-20-2008, 06:23 AM
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very nice Kathy
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:15 AM
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Re: Smudge pretty blond

Thank you Hawkeye, Palms, and Gilbert.
It is subtle, I have tried them less but then they seem to distort the features of the face to much. I guess there is a fine line between too much and not enough.
Palms I used a set of brushes I got off the internet along time ago, I'm not sure but I think they are from here the link seems broken http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=84461[/URL]http://www.pbase.com/sunny713/profile
this is the ladies site http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=84461
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:35 AM
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the link's on Lisa's post are broken now but i do have the brush's

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Old 04-26-2008, 04:50 PM
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Re: Smudge pretty blond

very nice, cathy!

just a thought here and i dont mean this as a criticism, just an option depending on what you're after; if you're looking for a great retouch, like in glamour shots, then the smudge would be just a bit too 'clean' and i'd add some noise to the skin area. but if the object was a pure, 'clean' skin-smudge, then it looks really good

and i hope that you dont mind that i had a play with this. i used both the original and your smudge, some blend modes and a threshold to get that poster look. she looks like something straight out of a mickey spillane novel
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:34 PM
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Craig, I don't mind at all, that looks really neat, I especially like the eyes.
Thanks for the comments, 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.
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:27 PM
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More erase throughs then smudging.

Cleaned stray hairs and distractions in the background and then ran GREYCstoration and ACE (and erased where I needed to) for this one. Well, I also did a brightening step prior to all the above.
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Old 04-27-2008, 05:06 PM
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And not a smudge.

OK Cathy; hope you don't mind some additional play. I've been experimenting with Guilloche techniques very strongly the last few weeks and just wanted to do some more here. Just providing a link (around 500K).

Here's the link.
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