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Creative Portraits: Pink Flower in her Hat

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Old 06-02-2005, 01:16 PM
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Really, really nice Ro. And you have had Painter how long?

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Old 06-02-2005, 02:08 PM
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Hat with pink flower

In PS after some hue/sat adjustments, I ran a filter (Nik Color Pro Stylizing Filters) called Monday Morning Violet, then ran paint dabs. Opened in Painter and used Water Rake cloner, soft cloner to bring back detail. Back to PS to add Wow media texture. I think I have forgotten some steps. I went into the creative zone and lost time and thought.

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Old 06-02-2005, 02:29 PM
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...And you have had Painter how long?
'bout three weeks - spent the first two just reading the instructions!!

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Old 06-02-2005, 03:15 PM
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it just amazes me all the looks one can get and all the talent that get them. very nice!

and what a picture. i've been playing with this one for hours, but i decided to try out some new plugins...well, new for me. one of the last applied is a snowfall plugin. fun stuff

the basic treatment was two layers, each with higly conflicting contrasts and lightness. one used an 80 contrast/-80 lightness, while the other reversed those values. there were one or two blending layers, a difference and a burn, if i recall correctly, to darken the background and some noise filters to add or reduce noise as desired. added a couple different illumination effects, the snowfall, and voila'!

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Old 06-25-2005, 09:31 AM
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Hi all, I used a PS action by Howie Mudge for this one, adapted for PSP and modified a bit to get the chalk/pastel effect.

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Mitch.
[IMG]c:HatPinkRose.jpg[/IMG]

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Old 06-25-2005, 11:55 AM
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mitch,

interesting effect. you rotated it a bit. fascinating how that changes the picture here.

danny M,

straight out of Life magazine, circa 1940-1960. great!

Con,

nice lighting. great soft look.

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Old 06-25-2005, 12:59 PM
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Hi all, I used a PS action by Howie Mudge for this one, adapted for PSP and modified a bit to get the chalk/pastel effect.

Regards to all,
Mitch.
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Hi, Mitch:

Glad to see you joined in the fun on this one and hung in there until you got over the hump getting the upload to work for you.

Congrats not only on the pleasing results, but on adapting a PS action to PSP on this one. That's a rare skill.

Well done in both cases.

~Danny~
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Old 06-25-2005, 02:34 PM
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adapted for PSP and modified a bit to get the chalk/pastel effect.
indeed, i'd be interested in knowing what you did and what version of psp this could/would work with.

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Old 06-25-2005, 04:49 PM
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Hat Lady manip

Nice photo to play with.

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Old 06-25-2005, 05:32 PM
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Hi Craig,
I'm not sure if I can explain myself clearly,and it will be a bit long winded: but i'll try. I didn't translate the action into a script(PSP speak for PS actions) but did each step manualy - so it will work for PS and all PSPs.
1. Load image - make a selection of the figure.( in this case magic wand the background and invert selection.) Save the selection to disk.

2. Selection none, then duplicate the image. Use your favourite b/w sketch procedure (I use Thredgeholder pro from little ink pot ) At this stage I use Lighten/darken to remove unwanted detail. As in the lower left corner.

Now the interesting bit.
3. Fill the image with your chosen background colour.
4. Go to Layers - Properties and alter the blend mode to DISSOLVE.

5. Duplicate this layer - and alter the blend mode on this one to OVERLAY.
6. In PSP goto layers arrange - and move the last layer down. now activate the top layer. You should now have three layers - bottom one original image. middle one - blend set to OVERLAY. Top active layer set to DISSOLVE.

7. Load your previosly saved selection from disc.
Now the fun bit. Click on the eraser, set fairly large circle and strength about 40- you can experiment with the settings.
The more you rub the more colour will come through. the lighter your touch the lighter the effect.

Background colour affects the colour balance of the picture. Ill try to upload some examples.1 no colour fill.2 gold from Superbladepro.then light and dark gray.
Phew!!! All done.
Regards to all.
Mitch.

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