Creative interpretations: Civil War Soldier
BTW: "Civil War": Oxymoron?
I followed Trimoon's sketch tutorial to a minor extent then placed the cutout soldier above and overlayed him on for some color.
This portrait speaks to me on several levels and I found it to be worthy challenge. Thank you Danny for posting it. Amen to your comment about the Civil War. And Amen to Jaykita for wishing us peace on earth. And at the risk of offending...May God bless us all.
First of all, I'm half in love with the beautiful man in this photo; his eyes truly mesmerize me.
Jaykita, I like how you mutted the background, making him, even more clearly, the focal point.
And Janet, this is the best interpretation from Trimoon's tutorial that I have seen. You really nailed it!
Hue & Sat adjustment.
Simplified and masked.
SketchMaster in portions.
Ran Nik brilliance, midnight.
A nice image to work on:
1. Did levels and hue & saturation to adjust image.
2. Used Shan Canfields tutorial for a sketch affect. I hope someday she will get time to finish the tutorial, I know she is busy.
3. Used a PS charcoal brush to color in.
4. Finished with extension frames.
Wonderfully varied and superb results....
Duped original image twice.
3rd Image - Applied a PSP8 Brustroke/square sponge
2nd Image - left as is...
Back to original image...
Added a raster layer and filled with white, reducing opacity.
Added a raster layer and selected a Paintbrush
Foreground Pattern - selected Image 2
Background Pattern - selected Image 3
Ticked 'Wet Look' Box
Applied brushstroke all over image at 50% opacity
Then again over the soldier only at 90%
Merged top two layers. Duped Merged layers.
L3 - Mode Multiply 50%
Merged top two layers again. Applied some AIM/USM to emphasise
brushtrokes on L2.
Merged top two layers and deleted bottom layer.
Canvas texture applied twice.
Increased colour saturation.
I like this a lot. One of your best works, yet. I hope you print and frame this one.
I, too, hope Shan finishes her charcoal tutorial someday. She is very, very talented.
|Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Creative interpretations: Soldier and a Kitten||Legacy~Art||Photo-Based Art||35||01-29-2011 11:02 AM|
|Creative interpretations: Park Bench in Winter||DannyRaphael||Photo-Based Art||18||03-04-2007 10:33 PM|
|Creative interpretations: Portrait - Paula||DannyRaphael||Photo-Based Art||64||03-03-2007 07:17 PM|
|Civil War uniforms||MaryLynn||History, Conservation, and Repair||11||12-02-2005 12:12 PM|
|Civil War mustache||pjanak||Image Help||16||07-13-2005 01:43 AM|