Originally Posted by raniday
Jaykita, that's WONDERFUL! Could you give the steps you used, pleeeeeze?
Thank you C.J., Raniday!
I wish i had a formula to give. I just desaturated the image, and played about with adjustment levels in ps7. Saved it. In corel painter8, cloned the image, selected clone source, and worked on a blank sheet, used a digital watercolor - fine tip brush (with the clone color button depressed on the color palette) Got in as much detail as i could. Darker areas reproduce as black with this brush (with a b&w image), and diff opacities and sizes give varied results. Large sizes give a smudgy look. So you've got to watch it. I used the eraser- tapered bleach 30 for unwanted parts. Then i took it into ps7, and used the default paintbrush (reduced opacity and flow) to add strokes to the image. Various sizes and opacities. I added strokes to the hair, face and also created the logo on his suit which the cloning didnt catch. Hope this helps.