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Old 09-14-2002, 07:31 PM
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Sketch & Color Help

I'm fooling around with creating a sketch. Then using layers and the color picker - painting over the sketch. I'd really like to get a sketchy like effect - color pencil for instance. The skin is a real problem. I don't want it to look entirely colored. Just a loose glaze basically. Any suggestions?

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Old 09-14-2002, 08:46 PM
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In PS 7, there are a variety of pencil brushes in dry media brushes. You can vary the size, shape and outcome of the brushes as well. It is found in the brushes palette. If you don't have PS7 the brushes could probably work from a download. I could attach them if you like.
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Old 09-14-2002, 09:15 PM
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I tried using a large brush that is more airy than solid in it's pattern. Mask the skin areas; Create an empty layer above the image. Sweep the large diameter brush over the skin areas; low paint flow maybe 10%. Play with the opacity on this layer. If you want more of the background to show, you could try using a large eraser set on low pressure to highlight certain areas. Think of the big brush like a makeup brush. I hope this works for you. It gave me a nice effect when I was trying it out. Kristin
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Old 09-14-2002, 09:45 PM
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Thanks Debbie and Kristin. I am using Photoshop 7. I have toyed with the wet media brushes and settings. I will continue to fool around with them and maybe scope out some that are a little more watercolor in effect.

A layered mask with a fill is an interesting idea. I'll give it a try... thanks Kristen.

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Old 09-15-2002, 03:15 AM
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Here is the first layer of skin added. I'm still planning on adding more shadows and depth.

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Old 09-15-2002, 06:49 AM
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It's looking great. Very subtle. I hope you post it in the gallery when it is finished.
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Old 09-15-2002, 12:13 PM
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Thanks Kristin, I'm stilling working away at it. I'm still adding shadows to create some depth and then I'll work on making the hair more realistic.

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Old 09-15-2002, 12:29 PM
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Here's the original to compare. BTW - what should I do for the background?

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Old 09-30-2002, 12:28 AM
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Lisa, your sketch is just wonderful. Do you want to share more of your technique?

As for the background, leave it white. The boy is your focal point and anything in the background might just distract your eye from his wonderful face. Is this someone you know?

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Old 09-30-2002, 08:22 AM
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I think Phyllis is right. A background would detract from it. Sketched portraits usually just have the subject in charcoal, or pastels and nothing in the background. You've done an excellent job. How is it coming along?
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