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Creative Portraits: Pink Flower in her Hat

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Old 05-05-2005, 02:43 PM
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Just love the watercolor effect, so I keep trying...

for a larger view..

http://www.pbase.com/goldcoin/image/42966183/original
Outstanding work, GC. This is terrific.

I also enjoyed surfing your pBase gallery. You've got done some wonderful painting manipulations.
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:46 PM
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Beautiful pic, Danny, thank you.
I did this purely in painter 8, with grainy brushes and grainy water blend.
Though this was fun, it took me a while compared to some of the other stuff i do
Ditto what Rô said. Very nice, Judy.
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Old 05-05-2005, 04:24 PM
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Judy, ditto what Ro and Danny said. Wonderful look.

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Old 05-06-2005, 09:21 AM
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Ro, Goldcoin, Danny, Janet... thank you, thank you very much...
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Old 05-06-2005, 03:36 PM
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Just tried a new Art History Brush (AHB) / Brush combination inspired by our good friend, Trimoon.

AHB settings: Normal, Opacity ~ 40-60%, Tight/Short, 10 px, 0

## Brush: Spatter 15. Width ranging from 4 px (for important detail) to 50-60 px for large, blotchy patches of color.

##: I don't recall if the Spatter brushes are among those loaded by default into the Brushes palette. If not, you will find them among the brush set files (.abr) that are installed with Photoshop.

Read "To load a library of preset brushes" found in the "Selecting preset brushes" HELP topic.

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* Opened original
* Used Magic Wand to select blue background
* Deleted blue
* Double-clicked Background layer and converted to a regular layer
* Created a new layer and moved below the subject layer
* Filled with a light tan color
* Flattened image
* Saved as a new file ("Hat AHB")
* Closed

* Opened "Hat AHB"
* Created a new layer
* Selected Art History Brush tool and applied settings shown above
* Right-click to display Brush menu
* Chose Spatter 15 brush and set width to 40 px
* Started painting away with AHB. Adjusted opacity and brush diameter as needed, for example to 4-6 px for more detail around the eyes, mouth, nose.

* When finished, created a new layer at the top of the layer stack
* Alt + Merge visible
* Unsharp Mask (to give some definition to strokes)
* Lowered opacity of the USM layer a bit to tone down a little
* Added stroke frame
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Old 05-06-2005, 11:06 PM
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Very nice work by all.
Virtual painter a few times.
simplified.
Hue & sat adj.
Heavy gaus. blur on underlying layer.
light simplification
enhanced colors.
Some hand work.
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Old 05-06-2005, 11:46 PM
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Very nice work by all.
Virtual painter a few times.
simplified.
Hue & sat adj.
Heavy gaus. blur on underlying layer.
light simplification
enhanced colors.
Some hand work.
The coloring is supurb and you did the right amount of simplification w/o losing too much detail.
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Old 05-07-2005, 09:26 AM
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This thread gets more interesting and visually beautiful all the time. Great jobs everyone. I'm enjoying your art.

Here is another one from me. This makes three.


Watercolor with the AHB set at a low opacity.

Janet
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Last edited by Janet Petty; 12-26-2005 at 05:47 PM.
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Old 05-07-2005, 11:22 AM
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Incredible results from everyone - here's my version.

Made picture larger at the top and painted in the rest of the flower that had been chopped off.
Xero line art - drawing mode to lighten and brighten.
Painter IX to Paint - Flat oil brush over a layer of 'muckup'.

Christine
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Old 05-07-2005, 03:17 PM
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...and painted in the rest of the flower that had been chopped off.
The flower wasn't chopped off. The image was creatively cropped! Actually, the extension you did does look better.

I especially like your results, Christine. This one is terrific.
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