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Creative interpretations: Portrait - Andee McDowell

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Old 03-13-2004, 10:56 AM
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Creative interpretations: Portrait - Andee McDowell

This is U.S. celebrity Andee McDowell. I thought this would make a nice portrait.

Happy creating.

~Danny~
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Old 03-13-2004, 12:49 PM
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I'm still on my compositing kick. This has several lucis art layers topped with several pattern fill layers in soft light for texture. I'm starting to really like lucis for blended photos.
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Old 03-13-2004, 02:53 PM
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dreamy portrait

This time I went for glamour, soft focus, a dreamy effect. Went through several different steps. VP watercolor, PMAG xero lineart, bunch of softening, and repainting the lips and making the eyes less red. Oh and buzz was in there somewhere.

Amy Hutton
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Old 03-13-2004, 02:59 PM
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Wow Amy--great look!
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Old 03-13-2004, 10:15 PM
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Maybe my third or fourth favorite lady of all time. Did a MF Sketcher followed by Pop Artist. Ran adjust Pop Artist to suit then a contrast adjustment. Last, I reduce the grain under her eyes. Hard to mess this lady up.

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Old 03-13-2004, 11:08 PM
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Here is my take on this one. I used the Gothic Glow action with a little dodging in her eyes and a bit of patch tool on the hotspot on her forehead.
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Old 03-14-2004, 12:30 AM
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Duplicated twice and ran xero illustrator on one and xero line art on the other - layer mode of both changed to soft light. gaussian blur on the Illustrator layer.

Changed the colour of her eyes.

Christine
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Old 03-14-2004, 04:56 PM
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Inspired by Duv's creation which really caught my eye, the first is a result of more fooling around with Impressionist to render the textured look. (Crayon: Short Choppy Strokes in the hair; Conte: Smudged Monochrome for most of the rest).

The Impressionist layers were topped of by a layer rendered by Photoshop's Find Edges filter (set to Multiply) and a layer created by desaturating a copy of the original BG used to selectively restore eye, nose, lips detail using a layer mask.

Also, I added a layer at the top of the layer stack, filled it with 50% gray, set the blend mode to Soft Light and added Noise for a little texture.

Frame actions available here:
* http://www.photozo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=194
* http://epaperpress.com/psphoto/ (look under Frames tab)

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I tried something kind of unusual (for me, anyway) on this one. Applied Emboss filter to a copy of the background. Then, with a levels adjustment layer, squeezed all of the gray out, leaving promenent features against a lot of white.

Clicked on the Background to select it, then went to the History Palette to create a new "current layer" snapshot and set it as the source for the History Brush.

I selected the Art History Brush from the Tools Palette and set the style to Tight Short, and brush size of 3 pixels. When you do this the Art History Brush generates tiny little, squiggly lines, and I used this to paint in hair eye and other areas.

Used Find Edges (against a copy of the BG) with blend mode set to Multiply to restore more edge detail.

~Danny~
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Old 03-14-2004, 08:18 PM
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Whew. Nice stuff Danny! Like the first one but you should bottle your second effort. Sucks you right into the eyes..and more. Definety going to experiment with your work flow.

Cheers

Duv
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Old 03-15-2004, 10:23 AM
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This was a happy accident using:

Xero Radiance
My Extreme Color Filter
PhotoEffex Background Blur.
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