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Creative interpretations: Portrait - Becky

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Old 12-01-2003, 04:29 PM
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cross processed

I used my XP#3 Action on this. Then on top merged a composite copy and applied USM at .3 (3x). Changed the blend mode of this layer to Screen and lowered it's opacity to 50%. I think it's kind of an artsy approach.

Mama Shan

red shirt xp
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Old 01-29-2004, 04:08 PM
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Becky Portrait

I love the other effects you folks submitted, but I went for the romantic. I simplified the image with Paint Engine's Poster7 at half strength, then I did an PSP8 enhance photo, then added soft focus and put it all on quality paper.

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Old 01-29-2004, 05:12 PM
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My version...

I haven't done many of these...been a bit too busy as of late, but when this one came back up, I thought I'd try her.

This is done with a sketch technique I've been trying via an Action. I then went off and kept adding to it with various blend modes/layers until I got what I liked. I also had to mask back in on her eyes.

Anyhow...here it is.
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Old 01-30-2004, 12:00 AM
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Lovely portrait, and everyone's submitted a nice range of looks. My favorite is rlspencer1 graphic look.

I decided to go for the low-key portrait effect, and did a Levels adjustment to darken the original. Then I brought back some of the light to the face and neck, trying to light just the mask of her face.

Took a layer and ran Sketch->Graphic Pen, using the warm tones from the background. Did a few layers and layer masks on top to heighten the effect.
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Old 01-30-2004, 10:09 AM
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CJ,

I love this! It's kind of the opposite of my high-key approach to keeping the red.

-Jeff
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Old 02-03-2004, 06:55 PM
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Another interpretation:

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/att...chmentid=11519

...using the method described HERE.
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Old 02-03-2004, 07:36 PM
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This one didn't take much effort, but I'm posting it anyway because I'm so pleased with the free Xero plugins. I seem to have been the last person on the web to find out about them...

This is the Radiance filter, with settings of 128/50/128/255 (see, I did at least have to play with the settings ). This is my new favourite filter - you can use it at full strength for more of a photo-art look, or reduce the opacity to give... umm... radiance to portrait retouching.
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Old 02-03-2004, 08:53 PM
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...I'm so pleased with the free Xero plugins. I seem to have been the last person on the web to find out about them...
Leah, nice, ummm, radiant look! Perfect for a pretty lady's portrait.
BTW, you're NOT the "last person on the web..." because I'd never heard about Xero plugins until you mentioned them.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 02-12-2004, 09:54 AM
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Yet another one.

This version was heavily touched, and I know I don't remember all of the steps. Here's the basic approach:

* Adjust contrast (flatten it a bit)
* Increase saturation of Sweater & Lips
* Select skin-tones, and apply blur in a darken mode to smooth out splotches
* Select background & Post, and colorize to light red
* Apply MS Impressionist to background & post
* Increase selection area & diffuse

-Jeff
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Old 02-27-2004, 07:57 AM
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I hope I am doing this right

This picture automatically made me think romantic and mysterious. It may seem dark but I think it adds to the mood.

I made a dup of the image and coverted to grey scale, masked out the shirt and lips. I did a brightness/contrast adjustment, a color hue/sat adj and on the org image made a %50 luminosity copy which I brought to the forground.
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