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Old 07-17-2002, 05:59 PM
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I don't do tuts

but I will do this........................
Portrait of Kate Beckinsale. (one of my fantasy girls)
Made this photo the base image. Put a layer on top and call it painting. Sketch or paint over the image, using the existing colors.
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Old 07-17-2002, 06:10 PM
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In order to pick the colors from one layer and paint on another, you have to juggle the layer opacity, back and forth. I found if you leave the base at 100%, and use the slider on your paint layer, you can affectivlely grab the color, and paint. I can do this fairly fast, but it is a pain, but pain is what it's all about. You have to suffer for your art. Using this technique, you can do all the painting of the skin on one layer. I put eyes on a separate layer sometimes because they need a lot of special attention.
On this piece, I'm using 4 layers for the Hair.
If you look closely enough, sometimes you can see the tonal changes of color and paint it that way. I use the paint in a liberal but careful mannor during this part(see pic)
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Old 07-17-2002, 07:28 PM
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Thumbs down Non tuts "can be a good thing"

The screen shots and descriptions you provided great insight into your methods, Greg.

As time goes on by all means post as many before / after / screenshots with key concept "non tuts" as you're inclined to craft. Each will certainly be appreciated by many.

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Old 07-17-2002, 11:41 PM
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Re: Non tuts "can be a good thing"

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The screen shots and descriptions you provided great insight into your methods, Greg.

As time goes on by all means post as many before / after / screenshots with key concept "non tuts" as you're inclined to craft. Each will certainly be appreciated by many.

Many thanks.

~DannyR~

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PSP7, P7. I plan on doing more to this.
I can see what interest there is in painting, compared to a stupid plugin filter.
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Old 07-18-2002, 12:56 AM
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I don't know if this looks different, but I've been working on it so it must be. I am working in closer, getting the tones finer and better defined. If any of this is not clear, feel free to ask because instructions are not my forte'.
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Old 07-18-2002, 12:53 PM
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Today I'm doing more fine tuning and blending on the face. I switched over to PS7 because of it's superior tools. I use the Dodge but it wouldn't cooperate. The PS brushes are really great and have a nice soft feel to them, that I don't get with PSP7. I usually do the lips on a separate layer, not this time, as I think I can pull it off.
The eyes are separate so they can be changed, even when it's all done.
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Old 07-18-2002, 05:34 PM
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Lovely progression so far Greg, Hair on her chin noe doesnt flow as it did in the original, however, knowing you as I do, I am sure that this will be rectified in coming versions.

It really is a great transformtion and I have been on the edge of my seat waiting fot he next installation, with each installment comes a finer blending

*i would edit mistakes but i consider them art*
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Old 07-18-2002, 08:32 PM
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That's cause there is no hair on her chin. In case I do it differenly, I'm painting it without. I'm still refining the features and skin. This is the most important and takes the longest. Lots of smudging, painting over small areas.
I made the eyes early on because they define the features, and keep me focused by watching me.
Areas I'm not happy with. The chin and jaw. Easy you say!, not so, this is a human being that everyone knows, and it has to be perfect.
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Old 07-18-2002, 08:38 PM
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[B]Lovely progression so far Greg, Hair on her chin noe doesnt flow as it did in the original, however, knowing you as I do, I am sure that this will be rectified in coming versions.

It really is a great transformtion and I have been on the edge of my seat waiting fot he next installation, with each installment comes a finer blending
Yeah, well it looks like your the only one. Thank You for stopping by.
greg
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Old 07-19-2002, 09:18 AM
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not at all greg, this thread has had over 90 reads - they obviously just lurkin
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