Last edited by DannyRaphael; 11-18-2004 at 03:25 AM.
I'm still trying to work out the technique on this one. If anyone is interested, I'll post the steps later.
I used this technique on another challenge. I posted the steps here...I think.
Last edited by Janet Petty; 01-07-2005 at 08:12 PM. Reason: added link to steps (I hope)
Jaykita and Janet - inspirational results!
A few days ago I spotted this tutorial "Chuck's Watercolor Technique" and loved the results!
Having given it a go in PSP8.01.... I strayed somewhat....! Today I used similar steps for this result. There's plenty scope with this to use other brushes etc and heaps of interpretations can result. However, for the exercise I stuck with one brush today.
Dupe original image.
2nd image - PSP/Apply a brushstroke of choice/I have a Portrait WC preset
Edge Preserving Smooth - Twice - 30
Reduce this image.
Add two raster (empty) layers.
L2 - (Middle) Fill with white and reduce opacity so that the original image
below shows through.
L3 - Select a brush, I used Chalk for this at 40% opacity.
Then select pattern of the 2nd Image (size 100%) with the brushstroke applied to it.
Paint all over your image in L3 across and down.
(Optionally you can choose to just paint directly over the parts you want to and leave the background alone)
Dupe this layer - Multiply mode or whatever suits your image best.
Dupe again - Soft light or whatever.......etc.
Hide Bottom Layer - merge the rest.
Texture Preserving Smooth - 100
USM - 100/50/5 to suit taste and image.
Eraser - 2nd layer - 8% to reveal eyes, mouth etc.
Merge and flatten image.
I did smudge her neck etc. prior to USM as it was slightly blotchy.
Doing another interepretation of this and for more control, I chose to add a new layer every time I used a different brush rather than keep applying different brushes all in one layer.
Bara blue eyes
I have been lurking for a couple weeks now, I am just astounded at the amount of incredible work and information here! I am sooo inspired!!!
here is my version of Bara, once I started playing she just kinda took on a life of her own.
Here is how I put her together
used Painter 8 for the major stuff and Photoshop for base images to clone
canvas-darker soft blue
layer 1-cloned (original image) with sponge brush very lightly
layer 2-watercolor wash cloner
(cloned original image ran through Photoshop's difference clouds filter,
then blended to smooth out the skin)
layer 3-cloned woman (original image) with a variant of smeary round oil
brush and set this layer to luminosity
layer 4-is layer 3 duplicated BUT set to default with 50% opacity
layer 5-watercolor layer (first added a purple wash to the background, then
added some blue to the eyes and then cloned a sketch variation to add the
details in the eyes and hair)
dropped layers then adjusted levels in Photoshop
cropped and resized...
WOW Northernshadow....beautiful to say the least...very inspirational! I'm waiting on Painter8 coming in the mail...nervously...LOL. Thanks for the details. Must give this a go.
Pam - I loved your HK result and agree with Danny....uncomplicated it is. Thank you.
Thanks Neve, You are going to just love Painter, I have had it for over 6 months and am just clueing into what can be accomplished with it. I'll start something and find myself just playing with all the different brushes. way too much fun!
Pam, I too just love your High Key Look! very, very cool, thanks for posting the instructions!
An inspiring photo, for sure. Playing with a B&W sketch effect here...
Layers (bottom to top):
B = new layer. fill w/ white
C=copy BG, Highpass 9, GBlur 0.5, desaturate. LinearLight / 100%
D=copy BG, Highpass 1.2 (??), desaturate. ColorBurn / 100%
E=Levels Adj. 100 / 1 / 255
G=Copy F, Waterpaper 5/74/46
H=Copy F, PlasticWrap 10/4/12. LinearBurn / 53%
I = Copy F, GraphicPen 5/50. Normal / 31%
J= Copy F, Solarize, Invert. Screen / 41%
K=Copy F, Diffuse (normal). Darken / 100%
M=Clone (lighten mode) to cleanup obnoxious dark spots.
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