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Old 12-17-2005, 07:40 AM
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jiger,

ok, 'aura' i sort of understand, oddly enough. when i get home i may give this a shot. and as for not taking it too seriously, that's fine; i'm not. just seemed like an interesting idea and effect and just wanted to clarify what you were thinking about. i love playing with this stuff and your idea intrigued me a bit, so just wanted to duplicate what it was you were after.

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Old 12-17-2005, 09:52 AM
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Jiger, is this somethign like what you are invisioning? lol I guess you have stirred a curiossity in a few of us. I hope after you realize your vision you will share it with us.

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Old 12-17-2005, 10:28 AM
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Jes--.... !

Some have been busy here while I've been busy elswhere ...

1STLITE:
That's something in the way I was thinking, yes, and you've got it pretty close. Think you see my point there with the white background making things more difficult.
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>I hope after you realize your vision you will share it with us
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Sure will - if I ever come to that...

Kraellin:
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>...i love playing with this stuff and your idea intrigued me a bit...
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I'm most happy to provide something to inspire your imagination.
And, I forgot to mention, it has been OK'd by the project manager that I put this image up for you all to play with, so go right ahead good people and go wild with it .

NancyJ:
Agree with Cassidy, there. The second one is a goodie.
I like what it does to the hi-lights and that it preserves the skin texture in midtones and lo-shadow areas. Keeping the skin texture is an important parameter in the project description which rules out "simple" retouching tech's as airbrushing and/or painting and definitly no blurring of image parts holding such information...

However, all in all you people have done some terrific work and shown great creativity here. I've sure got some pointers and fresh approaches to concider for future projects. Unfortunately I probably won't have time enough to try them all out - or what they do in various combinations - but valuable they are, indeed.

Thanks for all your efforts !

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Old 12-17-2005, 10:51 AM
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I assume you are referring the hair? Since I was not sure exactly if its what you were looking for I didnt really take my time on it. BUt I went back and tried something different that made it easier. See if it hits the mark for your vision.

I totally know what it is liek to be able to see it in your head and not be able to describe it exactly. You know what you want, even if noone else knows what the heck you are talking about. lol That is SO like me. Although I guess that is all of us, huh?

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Old 12-17-2005, 11:58 AM
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1STLITE:

Well, primarely I wasn't reffering the hair, but rather the whole girl - kind of...

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>I totally know what it is liek to be able to see it in your head and not be >able to describe it exactly. You know what you want, even if noone else >knows what the heck you are talking about.
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Are we related in some way .. ?
If not, this is the closest I've come to a twin soul in a very long time !
Oh yes, it's very frustrating not being able to express what you see with your "inner eye", but have to get your hands on a comp with Photoshop to give people at least a clue of what you're trying your heart out to describe.
But on the other hand, there are not two people who apprehend the colour red the same ...

Another positive effect from posting this thread is my website stats have rocketed the last two days. Lots of visitors from USA but also UK, Poland, Australia and Argentina, and very many with this thread as referring link. Hope you all have found something you liked and got inspired by.
And thank you very much for taking time to check it out !!

I was thinking, perhaps I can inspire your creativity even more with posting a sample of what the original project has come to up to this point. I can't use the real brand name (for obvious reasons) so I'll put in a proxy.

Thank you very much all of you for your time and contrubutions.

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Old 12-18-2005, 11:11 PM
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ok, home again and thought i'd give this one a try also. i did up several renditions and may post some more of them later, but wanted to see how this matched up with your vision first, jiger
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:20 AM
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I see you're thinking is going in the right direction, Kraellin, tho this effect is a bit "too much"... Still - it gave me another idea for a movie-poster... ( quickly grabbing Wacom and pen.. ).

I hope you're having fun with this since it has now turned to a personal interest subject for me. If you look at the "ad" ( work copy ) above your last post you see what is being displayed of the lady. Not much room for a "glow" there and this is - with some key alterations - what is going to the printers.

The image here displayed is about half of original size, which shows her down to the waist, and it is that image I was planning to put the glow-effect on...
Sorry, but I can't put the original image up due to copyright.

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Old 12-20-2005, 12:11 AM
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jiger,

ok, i'll work on the subtle part

but, on the other side of things, i found myself having way too much fun with this image. here are some of the results of that fun...

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Old 12-20-2005, 02:29 AM
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Hey, Kraellin !

Ok - you are having fun there
And, please, by all means - do !

Number 4 in the row got me on track for another thing on my agenda, so it does have effect.

Have fun !

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Old 12-20-2005, 10:59 PM
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yup, definitely having fun

ok, going back to your original request/quest... how bout this one? now, steer me a bit here. tell me what's missing or wrong and what's right or ok.

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