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Creative Portraits: Bonnie Brunette

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Old 05-04-2005, 10:23 PM
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Pam - your first one is really very well done and detail retained
I think that's the difference with the 2nd one - that there's been a loss of detail somehow. Maybe just too much blending with JAW which I have trouble controlling. I find skin extremely difficult to do in Painter and I admire you giving it a go.
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Old 05-05-2005, 07:29 AM
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Thanks for the comments ! I actually like the hair and skin from the first one and the eyes and background from the second. Perhaps I should try to blend both versions together ?

Edited to add: Well I had to try it to see if I liked it better, and I do ! Here is the second image with the first one blended with the "lighten" mode. I think it adds just enough detail back in . What do you think?

Higher resolution version here: http://www.pbase.com/pamsav/image/42987139/original
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Old 05-08-2005, 02:18 AM
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Another painter 8 creation, but with some tweaking in ps7 as well.
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Old 05-12-2005, 04:50 AM
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Hi Neve,

Here's my attempt.

I simply cut the figure out of the background and used a radial zoom filter, plus a bit of basic touchup on the face.

Hope you like it.

Regards

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Old 05-14-2005, 07:39 PM
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Well I got something I like, but even sizing it down to 50% was too big. So you can see the 50% version at http://www.bigbluebird.com/brunette2.jpg

and the ridiculously large, but prettier full version at http://www.bigbluebird.com/brunette.jpg Don't attempt this one without DSL!

Impressionist, sepia, tons of layer merging, blurring, and a mess of other stuff I can't remember.

AmyHutton

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Old 05-15-2005, 10:52 AM
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... Don't attempt this one without DSL!
Amy, I have always like the way you "do " textures. Well worth having a fast link just to be able to appreciate your work better.

I know you didn't really ask for comments but...you could have cropped in a bit, that would have reduced the total size without harming anything (seeing as the attention getter is only the face)


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Old 05-16-2005, 02:40 PM
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There have been some great interpretations so far on this one.

I've been wanting to take a swipe at it for sometime now... Just had a chance to do so.

First thing I did was apply a Levels Adjustment layer in order to bring out midtones in her dress (for definition vs. the all-black blob) and highlights in her hair. I painted black on the mask where I did not want the effect to be applied.

After merging the result onto a new layer, I applied some unsharp mask to bring out the hair, eyes and mouth detail. This became my base layer.

I made multiple copies of the base layer to which these filters were applied:
* Photoshop Dry Brush
* KPT Pyramid Painter
* Impressionist > Crayon > Choppy Strokes (dress only)
* Impressionist > Conte > Unsmudged Monochrome (More controls > Color > Stroke color = background, Jitter: Hue = 25)
* (Again with brush = 40 ) Impressionist > Conte > Unsmudged Monochrome (More controls > Color > Stroke color = background, Jitter: Hue = 25)
...then combined the best of each layer using layer masks.
* Merged all into a single layer and applied Unsharp Mask for texture

I usually don't like digital textures, but I liked the Splat > Canvas look on this one (stolen from Corona's method).

View at max size possible.

~Danny~
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Old 05-16-2005, 10:16 PM
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Marvelous Danny. Simply marvelous.

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Old 05-16-2005, 10:25 PM
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Danny, you've done it again....i'm floored!
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Old 05-17-2005, 12:40 AM
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J & J... The kind words, esp. from you two, are sincerely appreciated. -djr
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