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Creative Portraits: Ella

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Old 03-28-2005, 06:29 PM
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Creative Portraits: Ella

Another photo I took on holiday recently of a friend's grand-daughter (11 months). Ella's parents agreed to let me post this photo and any results at RP only.
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Old 03-28-2005, 07:33 PM
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Here is mine...

Ella i did in painter first then into photoshop and used a brush that is on trimoons cd...Then added texture and a frame, if you want this picture without the texture let me know.

Elle

Ps.....Thank her parents for allowing us to paint her, she is beautiful, looks like she is crying but nevertheless she is gorgeous!
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Old 03-28-2005, 07:53 PM
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Elle, that's really lovely, thank you! She wasn't crying, nor had been actually. I posted this because it was a better quality one than most that I took of her. Here's another of her smiling.....
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Old 03-28-2005, 08:10 PM
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Neve she is adorable i shall work on that one tomorrow...

Here is a b&w pencil one and a colour one its just the original overlayed the b&w one.

G'night everyone...
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Old 03-28-2005, 11:45 PM
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Such a sweet baby! We have our own Ella, my neice's daughter, who will be 1 year old in April.

For your Ella, I played around with levels, and increased the saturation. Then I over-sharpened, and used buzz simplifier. Then played around with selective colors.

After I liked the way the image looked, I added a texture and used the edit-fade command to set the blend mode to hard light to get a high key sketch. Then, continued playing, duplicated the layer, changed blend mode to color dodge, inverted the layer, and applied gaussian blur. Her hair color was off, so I used the eraser at low opacity to bring back some of her original color. Then gently smudged her face to make it baby smooth, like I'm sure it really is.

Well, I think that's it. I was experimenting and didn't keep very good notes. I wish I had, because I think I'm going to want to duplicate this effect on my babies!
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Old 03-29-2005, 12:05 AM
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What a terrific result Patricia, well done! I hope too that you'll recall your steps taken!
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Old 03-29-2005, 12:17 AM
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Such a lovely little one! She does look startled -- at least in my version.
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Old 03-29-2005, 12:27 AM
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Lovely pictures to work on.

Christine
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Old 03-29-2005, 01:48 AM
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A marvellous result CJ.

Christine - Lovely work there, the first one is terrific!
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Old 03-29-2005, 03:41 AM
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After fiddling in Painter with this and still not happy with it, I opened it in PSP8.1. On a duped layer, Virtual Painter/Collage - Dodge 50% approx.
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