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Creative interpretations: Portrait - Paula

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Old 01-30-2005, 08:28 AM
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WOW thanks folks. You make my head swell. I showed them to my husband and he didn't do more than grunt and walk away. You make a gal cry.

Done in painter with two layers plus the original. I used a large pastel brush on the first layer. On the second layer, I used oil pastel brushes in several sizes and just worked in large blobs to get colors so they weren't blended except around the eyes, where I worked with very tiny brushes. Used the blend magic, crossed my fingers, saved it, and hoped against hope that it would make the move to photoshop intact. The first time it didn't and I had to start all over again.

In photoshop, I just tweaked the blobs some, tried about a gazillion blending modes and ended up staying with lighten and normal for the merged layer shot. Added texture and lighting twice (just to the dark one) then used heavily blurred masks.

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Old 01-30-2005, 11:47 AM
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"he didn't do more than grunt and walk away" Ooh, you got the "caveman grunt" -- don't worry, Janet, it can mean anything from "Woman did good!" to "uh, oh, she's getting so good at this that it may interfere with my mealtime"

Very nice results, Janet, whether you are a newbie at Painter or an old hand.

Fluffbutt, Mark, Jaykita, Duv, Ro -- all appealing renditions of a very appealing face -- those EYES!

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Old 01-30-2005, 12:19 PM
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Thanks C.J.
Janet, very well done! Btw, my husband mostly says "wasting your time as usual". Some men, sometimes, can be real "pigs", grunt or no grunt!!
Here's another one of my poster art.
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Old 01-30-2005, 01:16 PM
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Jaykita -- creative, very stylish, and attractive!

I've been trying different things, trying to make sure that I do not diminish the power of those eyes and that expression (Wow!). I'm still working, but here's a couple of tries "along the way".

I color corrected (might not have been necessary since I ended up colorizing the result ) masked a channel to help me change the background, then made a mask that contained mostly only her eyes, lips, and shadowed areas. Eventually, I chose colors from the image (hair and skin) and ran the Notepaper filter, and laid it above my "corrected copy" and used the Darken layer mode (after trying others). I then played with Hue/Sat, and decided that I liked two versions -- loaded here.

Then I added the Red channel to the corrected version, posterized it and used Image-Threshold to make a sketch, placed the layer mode to Luminosity, and brought back a bit of the color.
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Old 01-30-2005, 02:08 PM
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I tried to paint in between the lines like Jaykita, but I am NOT going to post my results .

Here's what I used as a guide. Jaykita, there are things that PShop and PSP, etc. can do for us, and there are things that require the skill of the artistic -- I appreciate your stylistic images even more now.
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Old 01-30-2005, 02:37 PM
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My PS inspiration... I like it

Photoshop 7
1) Art History :: Brush 2px :: Normal :: 100% :: Tight long :: 10px
2) Desaturate, Luminosity
3) Paint Daubs
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Old 01-30-2005, 08:40 PM
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Outstanding and inspirational results

When I opened this image in Painter I had no idea I was going to finish up with a sketch? Since I'm still new to Painter, experimentation is what it's all about for moi.

Painter 8.1.

Cloning...
Goache/Fine Bristles 30 - Default
Started on hair, liked the result and tried for a pencil sketch.
Reduced size to define outlines.
Then attempted shadows using a zig-zag motion.
Filled in the face trying to keep to contour lines.
(increased the brush size for that....)
Didn't like the result......

so opened image in PSP8.1. Copied and pasted as new image,
minimzing this copy. Back to the original....

I Smudged her face and skin areas entirely making sure not to interfere with defining lines. Decolorized for grayscale.
Copied this original grayscale layer - Multiply Mode.
Merged all layers - duped that layer
Mode Soft Light on 2nd Layer.
Merged all layers.

For the colour sketch:-

Maximize image done in Painter.
duped the bottom layer.
2nd Layer - Screen Mode 85% Merged.

I placed this image as a second layer over the grayscale image.
Blend Mode Soft Light 100%
I added another Multiply layer - reduced opacity.
Merged all layers.

There's a lot of room for improvement of course but spent enough time on it...
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Old 01-30-2005, 09:54 PM
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I LOVE being ecclectic. That means I get to adore and appreciate all different kinds of work and styles. That is what makes this forum so exciting and packed with learning. Everyone and I mean everyone has such a wealth of experimentation, learning, and knowledge that it is truly a privilege to be associated with ya'll.

That said...

Great job all on a terriffic model. I'm duly impressed, honored, and humbled. Thank you for your contributions.

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Old 01-30-2005, 10:39 PM
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Thanks C.J.
Janet, very well done! Btw, my husband mostly says "wasting your time as usual". Some men, sometimes, can be real "pigs", grunt or no grunt!!
Here's another one of my poster art.
I'm overcome by waves of guilt, folks. Hubby is a sweet, caring man, a great father and provider. If he says "wasting your time" read that as "how about u spend more time with me"! Its true, thats the complaint these days. Oh Well, I blame it on a great, addictive site called retouchpro.com. LOL!!
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wunderbarful stuff people!

and jaykita - that poster one is just awesome



i've been trying out the art history brush (for the first time), so it got pretty messy and uncontrolable

but it sure was big fun

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