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Old 08-04-2007, 07:33 PM
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Re: crazing problem

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Group a blank layer above and to the duplicate… fill with 50 percent gray… apply the texturizer and use sandstone. Then to this same layer apply plastic wrap. The idea here is to try and match somewhat the existing grain of the picture. Change texture layer to overlay.
Hi Butch-- I'm working on your method on the full picture now (I'm using CS2), and I'm not getting results anything like yours. You're applying sandstone and plastic wrap to the 50% gray layer, correct? What settings are you using for plastic wrap? The highlight created in the centre of the image is very strange. Thanks for your help!
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:43 PM
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Hi Butch-- I'm working on your method on the full picture now (I'm using CS2), and I'm not getting results anything like yours. You're applying sandstone and plastic wrap to the 50% gray layer, correct? What settings are you using for plastic wrap? The highlight created in the centre of the image is very strange. Thanks for your help!
Hi There

Texture:
Sandstone
Scaling 54%
Relief 5
Light Left

Plastic Wrap:
Highlight 3
Detail 15
Smooth 3

Thses settings are for the posted resolution.... if you are using on the original they will be different.

Hope this helps...Butch
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:46 AM
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chillin, I'll definitely keep that method in my back pocket for next time.
In the next step, after getting rid off the big cracks, I would try to clear the "alligator pattern" using the spot healing brush set to 7,100,25,0,100.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:46 AM
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Re: crazing problem

...then apply neat image just a bit, masking the hair & some cloning to smooth the skin.
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:47 AM
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Re: crazing problem

Good Morning. Our suggestions are as varied as the people. I've always loved that because it gave me opportunity to learn what was workable for the problem.

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I ran levels for the color.
Then used 'decrack' to help lesson the crazing. Three passes.
I then used my blur tool to lesson the areas that I wanted; the skin. As you can see I didn't mess with the hair. And finally, I used the sharpen tool to bring out the eye and the brush to bring out the colors in her eye just a bit more.

It's all a matter of what works best for you. Good Luck!
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:55 PM
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Re: crazing problem

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fill with 50 percent gray…
butch, when you say this, do you mean fill with a gray that is 127.5, 127.5, 127.5 or do you mean any old gray that is 50% opacity or even something else?
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:00 PM
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Re: crazing problem

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Kraellin at first glance I thought your method wouldn't work very well for this project but I see now that if I do it on the "after" version I posted it could work very well for removing the cracks over large expanses (in the full size original her arm, neck, etc would be perfect for this!)
well, bear in mind, andi, that there may well be differences in psp and ps. i believe you're using ps where i'm using psp. so, this does work in psp exactly as i described but may need tweaking another way in ps.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:15 PM
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Re: crazing problem

In Photoshop, to add 50% gray, go to edit>fill, and in the contents box select Use:50% Gray. The color that ps uses when you do this is 128, 128, 128, or #808080.
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:47 AM
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Re: crazing problem

this is mine. colours are a bit weak, but just tried to get the texture out. probably blurred too much on each channel too...

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Old 08-13-2007, 02:52 PM
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Re: crazing problem

dave, thanks. so, it's a gray that is half way between pure black and pure white and has nothing to do with opacity. thanks
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