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Creative Interpretations: Desiree

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Old 02-25-2005, 02:00 AM
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Duplicate Layer
Layer Mode - Overlay
Glowing Edges
Gaussian blur
Duplicate layer
Layer mode - Soft Light
Opacity 50%

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Old 05-27-2005, 04:07 PM
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I felt like doing a nice soft portrait to relax tonight and Desiree was a beautiful subject. I altered the contrast, colours and size in PS first then cloned in Painter with Jeremy's Mish Mash for the background (great name !), Soft Wet Acrylic for the skin and Captured Bristle for the hair.

You can see a larger version here:

http://upload.pbase.com/image/43945319/original
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Old 05-27-2005, 06:21 PM
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Top result Pam!
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Old 05-27-2005, 07:46 PM
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Well, it doesn't really look like a painting, but I did do a lot of coloring... all by hand. Anyway, I thought it was striking... especially since it's not something you'd normally see. Except maybe at Mardi Gras.

I think it captures her wild side that just seemed to be seething, waiting to jump out.

I apologize if it's posted in the wrong place.
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Old 05-29-2005, 12:55 AM
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I felt like doing a nice soft portrait to relax tonight and Desiree was a beautiful subject. I altered the contrast, colours and size in PS first then cloned in Painter with Jeremy's Mish Mash for the background (great name !), Soft Wet Acrylic for the skin and Captured Bristle for the hair.

You can see a larger version here:

http://upload.pbase.com/image/43945319/original
Very nice results overall, Pam. Did you mean to leave the halo over her upper lip? Looks like it may have been a result of sharpening.
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Old 05-29-2005, 12:57 AM
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Well, it doesn't really look like a painting, but I did do a lot of coloring... all by hand. Anyway, I thought it was striking... especially since it's not something you'd normally see. Except maybe at Mardi Gras.

I think it captures her wild side that just seemed to be seething, waiting to jump out.

I apologize if it's posted in the wrong place.
You have very successfully captured the Mardi Gras, wild look. As a father of an almost 9-year-old, this is something I'll probably have to face someday (too) soon!
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Old 05-29-2005, 09:57 AM
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Thanks Danny - Yeah I think it was because of the sharpening but I didn't know how to get rid of it and I like the sharpening on the rest of the image. It doesn't show up so much on the printed version I have so I decided to just leave it. Any ideas how I can get rid of it or avoid it?
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Old 05-29-2005, 02:27 PM
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Any ideas how I can get rid of it or avoid it?
I, too, like the results of applying some sharpening for its defining effect, but halos can be a problem.

You might try something like this (lots of detail in case anyone needs it):
* Duplicate your image and close the original
* Use Lasso tool, Magic Wand, Quick Mask or any selection method with which you're comfortable to select the lips. (I'd use the Lasso if it was me.) The selection does not have to be precise; it's OK to include the halo. Just be sure you get all of the lips.
* When the selection is complete, Ctrl + J to put a copy of the selection onto a new layer
* Add a layer mask (Layer > Add Layer Mask > Reveal All) and then turn off this layer (click eyeball)
* Click layer below
* Add a new layer above it
* Engage Photoshop's Clone tool. "Use all layers" = on. Set opacity to around 95%. With a soft-edged brush generously clone over the halo. Don't worry if you clone over the part of lips on this layer
* Turn on the "isolated lips" layer again (eyeball "on")
* Press D key to reset colors
* Choose Brush tool, select Airbrush option; opacity ~50%, flow ~50%
* Right-click and choose a soft-edge brush, small radius (your call)
* Click on the layer mask icon in the layers palette
* Press X (foreground color switches to black)
* Airbrush black over the halo area and edges of the selection. blending it into the newly cloned section below.

There are other approaches, but this one is safe and generic. If all else fails, delete the top two layers and you're back to where you started.

~Danny~
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Old 05-29-2005, 03:32 PM
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Thanks for that Danny ! I'll give it a go. I just played around in photoshop and managed to reduce it by sampling the good colour around the lips and painting on a new layer with a soft brush over the halo. I gaussian blurred it and set the blend to soft light. It doesn't look bad but I'll try your method too I think.

Here are my amended versions (Left one - my attempt, Right one - after following Danny's suggestions).

I like your approach much better than mine Danny because I got to clone in the brush stroke texture which I hadn't done with my attempt. Thanks again

Large version of final portrait: http://upload.pbase.com/pamsav/image/43945319/original
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File Type: jpg Desiree_FINAL-LR.jpg (93.0 KB, 26 views)

Last edited by PamSav; 05-29-2005 at 04:03 PM. Reason: Added 2nd attachment after further editing.
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:54 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Desiree

And one from me using AHB.

Oh that rhymes

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