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Creative Portraits: Adam

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Old 03-13-2005, 02:43 PM
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Creative Portraits: Adam

This is one of the pic Michael graciously donated for manipulation.

I thought it had great possibilities for this category.

Create and enjoy...

~Danny~
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Old 03-13-2005, 03:21 PM
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Just messing around....

I used the "what does this button do" technique to clear up blemishes, take away some shadow, and fix other minor imperfections.

Near the end I gave up, changed blending to Screen, and cropped. I'm having another go at this later...not feeling too creative right now.
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Old 03-13-2005, 06:07 PM
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Just messing around... I'm having another go at this later...not feeling too creative right now.
I know what you mean. Happens to me all the time. Sometimes walking away for a few minutes / hours / days is good for recharging the creative batteries.

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On my three (I got carried away), #2 (cloned in Painter [Bristle oil]) is based on #1; #3 is based on #2 (Surface effects - image luminosity).

The attachment shows the roadmap for 1, mostly Impressionist > Chalk > Chunky Strokes for the background (brush size = 200, coverage = 80) and Xero > Cravaggio.

The more I use Painter, the more I like it and the more I realize how little I know about using it -- kind of like Photoshop!

Thanks again, Michael, for the pics to work on.

~Danny~
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Old 03-13-2005, 06:46 PM
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oooooh, Danny, I like them! 2nd and 3rd even better than 1st, I think...

Here's one with some smart blur/layer mask painted with chalk brush overlaying corrected copy (I used Liquify to enlarge eyes squinting into sun), then added another layer with mask and repainted again.
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Old 03-13-2005, 07:23 PM
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I'm not sure about the steps, but here are some likely one....

1. Added a Levels adjustement layer and changed the white point
2. I thought that the color of the sweat-shirt was kind of boring in the photo
so I manipulated that also
3. Selected all but the sweat-shirt and ran Brush Strokes -> Dark Strokes
4. Inversed selection, made a new layer and ran Dark Strokes again with slightly
different settings
5. Set the sweat-shirt layer Blend Mode to multiply and lowered Opacity to 75%

That's it I think. I presume I will get better in stating the steps.

T
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Old 03-14-2005, 02:24 AM
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I'm a great admirer of your work, Danny!
I used a couple of fill layers with splashes of color, diff blends, then cloned in painter 8, selective color adjustments and texture-canvas in ps7.
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Old 03-14-2005, 08:49 AM
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I'm a great admirer of your work, Danny!
Thanks and right back at you. Which of the cloner brushes did you use?

This is excellent.
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Old 03-14-2005, 10:32 AM
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Improved his skin alittle...

Sorry lol! that sounds bad but i have smoothed out the pimples and hidden the scars, and brightened up the picture alittle.

Don't have time now to change the background.
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Old 03-14-2005, 08:44 PM
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Thanks and right back at you. Which of the cloner brushes did you use?

This is excellent.
Thank you Danny. Praise from you is an honour...
I used oils - round camelhair (default) and also with these modified settings - size and opacity varied, resaturation 10%, bleed 90%, feature 1.5. This converts it into a pretty good BLENDER. There's an article on this HERE.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:03 PM
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Thanks to Michael for the pic to play with. Thanks to Judy for the link to the Painter discussion. And especially thanks to Danny for leading the way with Impressionist.

Lots of basic retouching including Ro's fix for blown highlights. Then run Impressionist (a variant of Paint:Smudges-Soft Paper). Lots of work converting the background into one that's not too busy & (hopefully) sets off the subject. Stole Danny's trick using a masked layer of DryBrush on the original to repair areas of the face where Impressionist got out of control (lips & nose in this case). over the nasty shadow on the jacket which looked terrible at this point. Back to the original -- LOTS of work fixing the shadow to blend softly with the rest. Run Impressionist again on this layer. Mask and use to fix the jacket. Very labor intensive, but I think it turned out ok.

-Mark
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