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Old 02-21-2005, 07:48 PM
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Talking Fix up our family portrait

Here is the picture we used for our Christmas cards. Retouch it, manipulate it , do whatever you want!
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:44 PM
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Lovely picture to work with. I can see why you chose this one.

Here's a shot at something arty...

Generally speaking a larger attachment, e.g., ~ 5x7 or higher at the same or higher resolution would yield better results. If you have Photoshop, File > Save for Web is an easy way to tweek file size to come under the 100KB site maximum. For "arty effects" the quality setting isn't as important as for normal pics.

Upload more if you like.

Thanks for the opportunity to play...

~Danny~
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Old 02-25-2005, 06:06 AM
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I don't reconise your name so i presume your new, so nice to meet you, i just recently got one of Trimoons cds, so i shall later this evening attempt a family portrait of your picture if that is okay with you,
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Old 02-25-2005, 07:30 AM
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Smile Family Portrait

Yes a larger file size would be easier to work with. I ran Isabell's sketch action on this nice family. Thanks for posting it.
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Old 02-25-2005, 10:06 AM
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A beautiful shot and a great looking family, tiink777. Welcome to our little corner of the planet, btw! I agree with Danny and philbach, wish it were a larger file.
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:38 PM
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Very nice. I like your rendering better than mine. How did you do it?
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Old 02-25-2005, 09:26 PM
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Talking Tiink777 errrr

You did say "Whatever" to this picture didn't you?

Okay well, sorry its taken forever but i have slept most of the day, have lent my nephews laptop for the weekend, as my computer needs a new hard drive, so photoshop on his laptop is alittle limited on things i can do.

Now a family portrait i thought..........mmmmmmmmm your picture of the guy at the back looked like he needed to cuddle up more, and i err moved you all about abit, and gave the guy some more locks, anyhow here it is, if you would like the larger picture without the season greetings and border your have to email me cos its large file.

Janet thank you for your kind email i shall email you tomorrow, must go back to bed now.

Ps..................I enlarged this picture to about 18 inches by 20 i think. Had to reduce it to upload it here.
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Old 02-25-2005, 10:15 PM
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Isolated one subject. Color Correcte..sort of. Applied Wow.Edge Enhance action twice. Sharpened.

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Old 02-26-2005, 12:40 PM
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Very nice. I like your rendering better than mine. How did you do it?
Thanks Phil. I mainly worked with layer masks.
First a layer of pencil sketch created in the usual "color dodge, g'blur" way, then g'blurred it, usm, increased brightness-contrast" for stronger lines. Then below it place original -vp airbrushed. Used a layer mask on the pencil sketch layer, filled in the colors from original airbrushed layer. Merged. Tweaked some more. Also buzzed it, simplified 1.
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Old 02-26-2005, 01:30 PM
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Here's one with a couple of hits of Draganizer action plus a bit of dodging and burning. Added a portrait effect action and Fievels Gothic Glow. Slight texture at end.

Cheers
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