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Old 08-30-2009, 09:19 AM
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Just to add to my last post about looking for info related to BuZZ Pro, I have found the manual. But am still interested in any links to tutorials, etc. as I learn best by following along as opposed to just reading the instructions.

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Old 08-30-2009, 09:57 AM
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Glad you liked the results Gene. I did start out by using G'MIC's (it's a GIMP filter; think of it like a filter of filters) Faded Array preset, but then I had to blend it with GIMP's Make Seamless (with selective erase throughs I did), and some more clean-up to remove some noticeable seams. Not easy to explain; more labor intensive then I would like, but it's the only way (short of getting this filter) to create seamless textures without ghosting (one day I might splurge, but I'm not a spender, so, unless I can't duplicate an effect and that effect if so important to me that I splurge {like Flaming Pear's India Ink for instance}, I just don't buy).
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Old 08-30-2009, 12:11 PM
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Wow my brother, excellent work. I love how you muted down the lavenders and magentas. From your crop all the way to the finest of tweaks what a beautiful rendition.

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Thanks for your comments Sweetlight, much appreciated.

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Old 08-30-2009, 12:25 PM
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Another go :-)
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Old 08-30-2009, 12:31 PM
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Amica, what a great job!! Would you mind sharing what you did? Fran
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Old 08-30-2009, 12:38 PM
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Amica, what a great job!! Would you mind sharing what you did? Fran
Thank you, Fran, your comment is much appreciated.
I simplified the picture using Topaz Clean (but you might as well use something like Dry Brush, underpainting etc.) I added a blank layer and painted with the AHB (Art History Brush) the background (Impressionist turned on). I made a pattern from the simplyfied image and used the pattern stamp tool at rather low opacity yet on another blank layer. Picked up some color from the painting for the canvas (you know: increase canvas size, stroke, bevel and emboss etc.) Hope this helped some
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Old 08-30-2009, 01:52 PM
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@ Lyle: Thanks for the info. Some of that's Greek to me, but I'll do some further investigation. Thanks for the leads.

@ Amica: WOW! & Double WOW! Absolutely love the mauve tones here. Please, please keep playing. <grin>
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Old 08-30-2009, 01:54 PM
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Thank you for your reply, Amica. I've been admiring your work for some time now. I'm fairly new at digital painting and I appreciate your sharing your work flow. Fran
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Old 08-30-2009, 02:33 PM
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What presets in Impressionist do you use for the textures & brushstokes? I just adjust by trial&error. What I called texture is the paper setting, which a setting of 2 begins to be noticeable. The brush I think was set for 3 unique sizes using a brush set series.

For this version I tried to concentrate on the flowers, and then added a swirl effect. Finished up with a simple frame.
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Here's a little help Gene.

http://gmic.sourceforge.net/gimp.shtml
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