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Creative Portraits: Ella

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Old 03-31-2005, 03:14 AM
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Here you go, Pauline! Hope your friend likes my creation. I do enjoy these so-called soft "pencil sketch" effects.
Ella's a beautiful baby, so cute and cuddly-looking! I love babies!
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Old 03-31-2005, 06:14 AM
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Neve how lovely!!!

Judy how did you do that? That is gorgeous!
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Old 03-31-2005, 08:11 AM
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Judy how did you do that? That is gorgeous!
Thank you Elle! Actually i just replaced the image with another i consider better! The earlier one was a bit darker.
How i achieved this look - Using channel mixer adj, I changed it to b&w, trying to keep the contrast low. Duped the image and applied filter - median on lowest setting. Also filter- noise - despeckle.
Then i used the dodge and burn tools all over the image.
I also observed if you invert the image and apply "softlight" blend, you get some interesting results. Well, I did that too, to this image.
Then merged and repeated with the dodge/burn tools. Dodged out much of the bckgr and did a border with style-bevel and inner shadow.
Thank you once again for your kind words.
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Old 03-31-2005, 01:28 PM
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That is different! I love it Judy, thank you!
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Old 04-02-2005, 05:21 PM
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Christine... Your first watercolor was just wonderful! Did you do that in Painter?

She is a little living doll... thanks Neve for posting..

First was painted in Painter 8, then in Photoshop.. played with some watercolor brushes used 17 Brush heavy flow scattered" and then blended the two versions.

A custom sketch.. using the same finished version ..
Have larger copies if she wants them..

To view original
http://www.pbase.com/image/41549453/original

http://www.pbase.com/goldcoin/image/41549477/original
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Old 04-02-2005, 05:27 PM
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GC - they are gorgeous!!!
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Old 04-02-2005, 06:02 PM
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Goldcoil - these are marvellous!
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Old 04-03-2005, 05:36 AM
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Finally I got around to doing gorgeous Ella in Painter. I was basically following a tutorial in the Painter 8 WOW book "Creating a Photo-Painting" by Michael Campbell. Although I didn't follow it to the letter, I liked his approach.
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:30 PM
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Gerber baby?

Hope you all like this one. I really liked how it came out. First, I made the eyes 10% bigger. I then supersharpened just the eyeballs. I then used Flaming Pear's Pixel Trash on a separate layer with adjusted opacity set to Luminosity. I then flattened and did some additional enhancements in GIMP (more comfortable with the layer properties and such in GIMP which I'm more competent using). Flatten and done.
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Old 12-17-2006, 03:45 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Ella

A couple of sketches here.

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