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Anyone know how to get these eyes?

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Old 01-03-2008, 10:56 PM
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Re: Anyone know how to get these eyes?

Palms1

Liked the tutorial you recommended. Thanks again.


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Not saying this is the answer but maybe worth a try to see how it comes out

http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/sho...d.php?t=139721
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:01 AM
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Hi Christie
thanks for your comments
I like the effect of emphasis you achieve in your facial portraits
You mention the Orton Technique. Can you tell us more?
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:04 AM
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You mention the Orton Technique. Can you tell us more?
Don't mind me plopping my nose where it doesn't belong - but this may be what she mentioned.
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:53 AM
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Re: Anyone know how to get these eyes?

Hi all...

Hope you all enjoyed the new year!

Smiley guy.... thanks so much. I try to keep up with all different kinds of communities, and I was very excited to find this one. I'm sure I'm going to learn so much from all of you!

Palms... I picked up that marble tips on one of the other photography boards I frequent and boy was it helpful to me at that time! I'm so glad I can help out someone else. It can be daunting trying to hunt down tips for the precise thing you want to know about... thats why I love message boards so much, everyone gets a chance to share and ask questions. This one seems to do that very well too!

Swampy.... great to meet you. You have a very interesting medium you're working with, your digital art is certainly lovely. I thank you for the welcome and look forward to seeing more of your work in the future... and thanks for the heads up, I just found the group of photographers!

dmrdm.... thank you so much. Taking pictures with a point and shoot has taught me to be extremely creative, and certainly increased my haste in learning photoshop early on... something I'm thankful for now. For soft skin I do two things, first I use the blend brush on a new layer and 'smooth over' the whole skin, then I reduce the opacity of the layer depending on what is needed for that person. Secondly, I do the afore mentioned Orton softening type layer to make things 'pop' a little more while creating a softer glow. As for taking my class, you flatter me... its really more of a community effort, but I thank you for the compliment all the same

Hi Karin... the link Stephen mentions is precisely what I mean and use. I've tweaked it a bit over time to fit my style more personally, as I recommend for every trick that I pick up, so all your work carries your own personal signature (at least thats something that is very important to me) so I sometimes dabble with dodging and burning additional layers, or even sometimes 'vintaging' a photo with color withdrawl, just whatever you feel might add that touch.

Thanks again everyone... all my best,
Christie
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:00 AM
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Re: Anyone know how to get these eyes?

I would do a light painting layer with a 50% gray overlay and paint white in the eyes. I do this alot actually butr theres a fine line between enough and too much.

Here's a shot I did of my daughter using this technique. Her eyes are usually very dark brown but here they look like shiny marbles.
http://www.astoundingimages.com/gall...images/007.jpg

Here's another of one of my interns using the same technique.
http://www.astoundingimages.com/gall...images/010.jpg
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:56 AM
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Re: Anyone know how to get these eyes?

And more learnt I had a dabble at the orton technique before but didnt like it much but this one is great and looks super on a portrait shot of my baby neice i just tried it on ( sorry no permission to post) need to work some more on the eye thing though I wasnt that happy with it but i will get there with more practice
Thanks for the idea Christie
Thanks for the link Stephen
Nice work BrittMcT Love the second one ( grungy one ) sorry, sorry not saying your daughters eyes arent great i meant the all over style

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Old 01-06-2008, 05:55 PM
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Re: orton technique?

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Hi Christie
thanks for your comments
I like the effect of emphasis you achieve in your facial portraits
You mention the Orton Technique. Can you tell us more?
karin
In addition to Stephen link about Orton imagery, this video tutorial shows how to get this effect with more control.
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Old 01-08-2008, 02:10 PM
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Re: Anyone know how to get these eyes?

Britt, please, what does "light painting" means? I keep on reading this expression but I'm quite confused about it!
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Old 01-08-2008, 06:59 PM
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Re: Anyone know how to get these eyes?

I use a 50% gray layer set on Overlay and by painting white I can dodge the luminocity and by painting black I can burn the luminocity.
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