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Creative Portraits: Adam

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Old 03-15-2005, 06:27 AM
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Hi Danny,

Here's my attempt:

I cut out the figure and created a "Studio" background behind him using the Lighting filter to create a bit of depth. I then used the lighting filter several times on different copies of the figure and added a color "gel" on one of them. I reduced the burnt out highlights a bit as well as the pimples, and finally I lightened the shadow on the clothing.

Hope you like it.

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Con Looymans
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Old 03-15-2005, 08:11 AM
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If it hadn't been for Danny's bold number 3 and Con's rendition, I wouldn't have been inspired to work on this picture even though I liked it for the pose and composition. The picture itself just didn't say color or pop. The gray hoody blended into the background too well and made this young man's head stand out like a sore thumb. My humble attempt went further than I'd planned; and I ended up getting rid of the background as well as colorizing the clothing. I don't know that it is any better or worse than the original. I just know that it was fun working on it.

Janet
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Old 03-15-2005, 09:55 AM
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Judy:

Thx for the link. Interesting timing. This is an abbreviated version of this tutorial (http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/photo-art-resources/10026-tutorial-link-brushes-painter-creating-blender-variants-david-nagel.html), so I now have 2 reasons to give it a go.

Irony:
Several months ago I signed up on Gin's forum (not the one you referenced). After surfing/searching for about 45 minutes looking for the answer to how to morph a brush into a blender, I wasn't able to find the answer -- and I'm pretty good at searching. So, my first post was a politely written request for assistance.

I got blown off by Gin, of all people, with a terse "Search the forum" reply. I now find that even more odd considering the simplicity of the technique. Maybe she was having a bad day, but with a reply like that to my first (and only) question I've not been back.

Go figure.

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Mark:

That's just a terrific interpretation. Great combination of effects. Glad the "restore a little detail" trick came in handy. Impressionist does get carried away sometimes! FWIW I started over because of that obnoxious shadow on his shoulder. I'm almost into the habit now if lightening shadow areas before jumping into Impressionist...but don't always remember.

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Con:

That's a great job of background replacement. Your choice of colors was just right.

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Janet:

Good going on your coloring and technique decisions. It's amazing what an improvement "better colors" can make. Bland is so boring!

~Danny~
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Old 03-15-2005, 11:11 AM
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Hi All,
I don't know if we are supposed to work on the whole image, but I wanted to try a close crop and a 'painterly' effect. - So
Cropped and staightened in PSP
Impressionist
Focus Magic to sharpen the edges of the brushstrokes.
I think it's still recognisable, but it keeps reminding me of a Phil Collins CD cover.

Regards,
Mitch.

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Old 03-15-2005, 01:00 PM
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I don't know if we are supposed to work on the whole image, but I wanted to try a close crop and a 'painterly' effect.
Cropping and zooming and splicing ("Oh my!") are perfectly O.K. As a general rule: If it's fun and you want to try it, you're fine.

This is a very bold and unique approach. A BIG thumbs up.
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Old 03-15-2005, 06:10 PM
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So many great versions, but really found SWEngineer outstanding..

Tried to get rid of the shadows in Photoshop, painted a new right eye ...then ran a Mike finn action..took the sketchy part into Painter 8, using Gold's Oily painted this young fellow... for the background a combination of Paulo's & Den's brush.. light texture. Back to photoshop for a frame & sig, used curves and some blending on layers.

The second is a close up... If our subject likes, have a huge version that would make a nice print. Pm me...
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:27 AM
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My 32 yr old son is named Adam, so I had a fondness for this image. I also like Con Looymans' background, so I did something like it. Then I did impressionist Paint Free Daubs to give it a painterly effect, then ran the whole thing through VP Oil set on the very lowest settings in fine adjustment.

Really needs a couple hours more work, but I like it.

Amy Hutton
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Old 02-15-2007, 12:04 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Adam

Missed this one when it was first posted. So here's a shot at it before it goes away again.

Steve C.
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:56 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Adam

Oh you guys are quick, I'm still trying to work out all the buttons and what program to use!
Love seeing your visions and learning from them.

Here's my take, an oil using psp and a program I downloaded to try called twistedbrush.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:43 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Adam

Cimarron, great rendition.
Painter (conte, sumi), color correction in PS.
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