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Old 10-16-2009, 11:53 PM
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Dog-Easy Fake Smudge

I found this pic at http://www.sxc.hu/photo/670280 and it looked like a good candidate for a really easy way to fake smudge it. The compression thing killed my pic when I saved it but the full size version turned out well. Could save a lot of time used as a base for a real smudge.

Easier Fake Smudge Base

-Copy background
-Redfield Perfectum to smooth out edges(40%)-you could use any noise reducing software
-Topaz Vivacity-Sharpen-Line Accent-1 Iterations-6 (I think all Topaz plugins have that sharpen feature but I might be wrong)
-Buzz-Simplifier 1-70%
-Mask out the eyes or what ever needs to be sharp and reduce opacity to taste


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Old 10-17-2009, 01:29 AM
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Re: Dog-Easy Fake Smudge

Cool find. Had to highly compress (and crop) for post. Used G'MIC Pencil and some real (selective) smudges for this one along with some creative layer blending.
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:04 PM
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Re: Dog-Easy Fake Smudge

Joe and Lyle, very nice interpretations.
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:59 AM
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Re: Dog-Easy Fake Smudge

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I found this pic at http://www.sxc.hu/photo/670280 and it looked like a good candidate for a really easy way to fake smudge it. The compression thing killed my pic when I saved it but the full size version turned out well. Could save a lot of time used as a base for a real smudge.

Easier Fake Smudge Base

-Copy background
-Redfield Perfectum to smooth out edges(40%)-you could use any noise reducing software
-Topaz Vivacity-Sharpen-Line Accent-1 Iterations-6 (I think all Topaz plugins have that sharpen feature but I might be wrong)
-Buzz-Simplifier 1-70%
-Mask out the eyes or what ever needs to be sharp and reduce opacity to taste

Joe
Thanks for the workflow, probably the best imitation I've seen so far.

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Old 10-27-2009, 04:39 PM
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Re: Dog-Easy Fake Smudge

I like dogs...very much, and wanted to do a different sort of treatment for this image. His pose reminded me of half a yin yang position, so just went with it, and considered it as a piece of American Southwestern style ornament.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:10 PM
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Re: Dog-Easy Fake Smudge

Thanks for the play Joe!

My Fake smudge using the action
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