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Creative Portraits: Bonnie Brunette

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Old 04-24-2005, 07:56 AM
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Great job everyone. This was a wonderful photo to work with.

Corona, I've just finished visiting your website and looking at your posts here. Your work is top notch; and your style of painting really makes the subjects look like they have been painted. Keep up the good work.

Janet
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Old 04-24-2005, 12:19 PM
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Good work everyone!
I started out in painter, my brush was "simple water" (modified). Picked colors from the image. Upped saturation of each color. Some freehand brushwork. Some cloning too.
In ps7 blended with original.
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Old 04-24-2005, 04:12 PM
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Great job everyone. This was a wonderful photo to work with.

Corona, I've just finished visiting your website and looking at your posts here. Your work is top notch; and your style of painting really makes the subjects look like they have been painted. Keep up the good work.

Janet
I shall try, that keep up the good work. Thank you very much for your fine words!
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Old 04-24-2005, 07:19 PM
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Words almost fail me..... ....but not quite Jaykita....

FABULOUS
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Old 04-24-2005, 11:09 PM
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Heehee, thanks Neve, you are SO kind!
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Old 04-30-2005, 01:03 AM
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The main method here is local contrast control done more than one way and then blended. Then things like smart blur, paint engine, blending modes, hand touch up. But only for small areas of the image, masked in with layer masks at partial opacity.
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Old 04-30-2005, 08:18 PM
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I used the original from the site Neve posted at the start.
Before doing anything arty did a wholescale retouch and crop (1) - seems that the old saying "you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear" applies pretty well to this stuff. A good base makes the "arty" stuff better / easier.

(2) AHB pencils (again )
As always, the texture got lost in the jpg crunch, see detail (3)

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Old 04-30-2005, 08:35 PM
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You are getting better and better Ro. Soon you will be listed amongst the masters.

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Old 05-04-2005, 02:41 PM
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Here's my version of this one. Retouched image and enlarged to 8 x 10, then used the Art History brush in PSCS using a Trimoon preset that I modified slightly. Trimoon canvas texture on top.

Edited to add 2nd version, started from same retouched image but used Painter this time (captured bristle, just add water, square chalk). Added my own texture in PSCS to finish.
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Old 05-04-2005, 05:25 PM
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Pam, I really like the first one.
The second seems to be lacking something - maybe some brush strokes, unpainted canves, texture, not sure.

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