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Patches - color sketch...

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Old 12-28-2002, 04:08 AM
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Patches - color sketch...

Patches is my 14 year old cat. I am posting the small image in this thread, but the larger image at the link below shows much more detail. After I sketched the image I gave it a little buzz...

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Old 12-28-2002, 06:22 AM
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A nice portrait. I like the effect you achieved.
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Old 12-28-2002, 06:44 PM
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I love it Lynda - great detail in the fur!!

Can you expand a bit on "sketched the image then gave it a little buzz"? Do you mean that you used a sketch technique (like Trimoon's) with color - and then ran the Buzz Pro filter?

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Old 12-28-2002, 07:27 PM
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Jeanie,

I was going to post a link to my sketch tutorial, but I did things a little different this time. I used a Motion Blur instead of the Gaussian Blur. I also added the info on the buzz.

To Make a Color Sketch:

1. Get your image ready - unsharp mask, curves, levels, what ever is necessary to have a good image
2. Create duplicate layer
3. Image/Adjustments/Invert
4. Mode/Grayscale - don't flatten
5. Mode/RGB – don’t flatten
6. Image/Adjustments/Invert
7. Image/Adjustments/Levels – add highlights by sliding the white arrow to the left. .
8. Image/Adjustments/Brightness-Contrast – you want to take the contrast slider to the minus usually between -10 and -30.
9. Create duplicate layer
10. Image/Adjustments/Invert
11. Blending Mode colors dodge – should be all white, if not go back to step 8 and take the contrast down a little more.
12. Filter/Blur/Motion Blur – adjust so you can see as much detail as you desire.
13. Flatten image
14. Image/Adjustments/Levels – Use to bring out detail.
15. Image/Adjustments/Brightness-Contrast – Adjust to your liking.
16. Save
17. Select/All
18. Edit/Copy
19. Open original image.
20. Edit/Paste
21. Change the opacity in the layers palette. You want to see just a hint of color.
22. Flatten
23. Filter/buzz/ - add Simplifier One twice – set first at Remove - 1200, Both and set the second at Remove – 600, Both.
24. Save
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Old 12-28-2002, 08:17 PM
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THANKS for the detailed explanation Lynda!

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Old 12-28-2002, 09:26 PM
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Glad to do it, Jeanie.
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Old 12-29-2002, 02:37 AM
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Great results, super detail, Lynda.

I'll be referrring to your variation in a future update of the newly created photo-art basics "Pencil Sketch" thread.

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