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Creative challenge 001: Pamela in BW

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Old 02-08-2005, 12:13 PM
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Hi,this is my first post :-)
Here is my try using virtual photographer
Nansi:

I'm glad you found us. Welcome aboard!

The Virtual Photographer plugin has SO MANY cool options it's hard to figure out which ones to use. (Click HERE to download VP.)

I like what you've done here. Keep 'em coming.

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jaykita:

You've nearly outdone yourself (again). That's an exceptional look you achieved.

A+

~Danny~

Last edited by DannyRaphael; 02-08-2005 at 09:19 PM. Reason: Correct spelling of Nansi's name. Sorry about that...
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:03 PM
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Hi Danny, not usually my bag, but thought I'd have a go for a change.

Extracted Pamela and pasted to another pic. Desaturated, both layers, played with levels. Created new layer, played with levels and find edges filter. Finally adjusted opacity of top layer.
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Old 02-08-2005, 03:26 PM
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I don't even remember what I did here, but I like it!

-Jeff
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Old 02-08-2005, 05:02 PM
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Hi Danny, not usually my bag, but thought I'd have a go for a change.
Hey, Gary...

Glad you gave it a go -- just for something different. Stop back in any time!

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Jeff:

A good one anyway despite the memory lapse! (LOL)

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Old 02-09-2005, 12:48 AM
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For those who have the Virtual Painter plugin, notice the results when you apply either the Collage or Drawing filters: Bold black lines against funky colors.

If you set the foreground color to black, Select > Color Range will make a selection of these black lines which can be isolated onto a separate layer via Ctrl + J.

I applied Photoshop's Find Edges filter to another copy of the background, converted the Find Edges layer to grayscale (Ctrl + Shift + U) and applied Image > Adjustment > Levels to get rid of most of the midtone grays. I painted white here and there to clean it up.

The three layers (VP Collage lines, VP Drawing lines and Find Edges) were merged into a single layer... black lines on a white background.

I went to the Channels palette, Ctrl + clicked on the RGB channel to load the selection (marching ants).

Back to the Layers Palette, Select > Inverse (to select the lines).

Ctrl + J isolated the lines onto a separate layer. Below this layer I added a new layer, filled with white (for a background).

Back to the merged lines layer, I fiddled with Layer Style effects and settled on a modest Drop Shadow.

Different for me, anyway...

~Danny~
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Last edited by DannyRaphael; 02-09-2005 at 12:56 AM. Reason: Posted wrong version; uploaded the right one. (LOL)
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:38 AM
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Just so clever Danny, what a great result!

Very much inspired by Jaykita's effort, I desaturated image then lightened via Curves. Opened in Painter for cloning.

Conte/Dull Conte 8/Hair
Blenders/Grainy Blender 20/Hair (Yes...I was listening Danny )
Oils/Medium Bristles Oil/Eyebrows
Conte/Dull Conte 8/Facial outlines

Saved and opened in PSP

Duped bottom layer – L2 Soft Light 50%
Merged. Duped bottom layer.

L2 – Flaming Pear Ghost/This gives a blacker outline.
Merged.

I cannot draw to save myself and drawing a straight line even worse. I enjoyed it all irrespective.
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Old 02-09-2005, 05:05 AM
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Thats excellent Danny, looks as if the black lines are floating above the surface. Have to make a note of this one...

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Old 02-09-2005, 06:35 AM
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I did something similar Danny by placing a new layer above original image and drawing an outline. Then filled the bottom image layer with a colour. Back to outline and selected, adding a drop shadow. I used the default paintbrush in PSP at 5 pixels for this terrible example of my wobbly lines... Using Bladepro on the outlines would give excellent effects.
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Old 02-09-2005, 09:38 AM
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I did something similar Danny by placing a new layer above original image and drawing an outline. Then filled the bottom image layer with a colour. Back to outline and selected, adding a drop shadow. I used the default paintbrush in PSP at 5 pixels for this terrible example of my wobbly lines... Using Bladepro on the outlines would give excellent effects.
Neve: These last two are great. The "from the center-out" gradient on the second one is especially effective.

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Christine...

Glad you liked another of my "happy accidents," that resulted from experimenting with no particular destination in mind.
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Old 02-09-2005, 11:02 AM
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Pamela ala painter & photoshop

First I converted her to BW with Fred Miranda's BW Workflow Pro using the high contrast filter, then I took it into Painter 8 used Lighting effects with a single spot. Back into Photoshop hue saturation to brighten eyes a little, added empty layer touched up hair with clone tool & healing brush, added another empty layer changed the mode to soft light painted with a black brush at 10% opacity to darken shadows a little more, added a levels adjustment layer moved black slider to 38 with a tiny brush at 20% opacity outlined eyes, darkened eye shadow, emphasized eyelashes, darkened corners. Added another layer to smooth skin and parts of hair, then used Photokit Sharpener to slightly sharpen eyes and eyebrows, nose and lips. Voila. What fun.

Vicki
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