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Creative Portraits: Bonnie Brunette

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Old 05-19-2005, 09:37 AM
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Super result Danny - I can see why the Unsmudged Mono works so well especially with this one. Well done.
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Old 05-19-2005, 10:11 AM
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Awesome, Danny. My only comment would be to tone down the canvas texture a bit.

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Old 05-19-2005, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by DannyRaphael
There have been some great interpretations so far on this one.


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~
Even if I had nearly as much experience as you do I couldn't do this without getting a different computer/Operating system. I use a MacIntosh and a lot of the things used by this wonderful group are not available for my preferred system. Oh, and to paraphrase an old Texas saying, "I am a Yellow Dog Mac user!"

And dizzyworksformesinceIhaveMenieresDisease.
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Old 05-19-2005, 10:44 AM
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Awesome, Danny. My only comment would be to tone down the canvas texture a bit.
Danny, I liked this one a lot but I did have a feeling that there was "something" about this painting - seems like Amy is right.
Don't know if it would be applicable here, but applying a shadow mask (inverse luminosity mask) to the texture layer could help tone down the canvas in the face.
Just an idea.

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Old 05-19-2005, 11:56 AM
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My goodness Neve,
You sure keep yourself busy! This is wonderful as is all your stuff.
Carrie
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Old 05-19-2005, 11:58 AM
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Pencil sketch on old paper (photoshop CS only)
How did you get that old paper look?
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Old 12-25-2005, 12:39 AM
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More addition Impressionist play.

A pastel/watercolor mix.
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Old 12-25-2005, 10:32 AM
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i seem to be following you around, lk

mine here will not look very good at all if your gamma settings dont match mine pretty closely. hopefully, my monitor is calibrated fairly well.

this started out as an exercise in only using manual operations. i just wanted to use simple tools and no grand filters or plugins and practice my brush strokes and smudge techniques a bit. i chose a smudgy sort of brush, lowered the opacity, increased the 'step' and lowered the density. this was all to get a varied 'drag the paint' effect. the smudging was actually done with the 'push' tool and not the 'smudge' tool.

after all smudging was done, i copied the layer and applied 'sharpen more' twice.

copied the layer and applied illumination. as you can see i'm now veering from my original intention to not use very many auto type operations

added a new blank raster layer and applied a white 'cracked paint' filler pattern and blurred it with gausian blur. i then added a blending mode and erased the filler over the woman's face to let it shine though.

copy merge and add as new layer. and, control v to make a new image of that layer.

cropped the new image.

resized the new image.

added an adjustment layer of contrast/lighten and added more contrast.

duplicated the layer and gausian blurred it and set a blend mode to it and to the contrast adjustment layer. the new duped layer was below the contrast/lighten layer but above the background layer.

done.

the basic look still comes from the 'push' and 'sharpen more' effects.

craig
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Old 12-25-2005, 02:56 PM
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Just got new software toys and couldn't resist... Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-25-2005, 09:02 PM
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And well worth it, Nanis. Keep "playing".

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