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Creative Portraits: Pink Flower in her Hat

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Old 05-01-2005, 07:20 PM
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Creative Portraits: Pink Flower in her Hat

From http://gal.mvc.ru/

This should be another fun one.
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Old 05-02-2005, 07:33 AM
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Beautiful girl Danny!

Well where do i start...

I smart blurred it gently and then i used smudge hairbrush, and smudge soften brush and i then added texture.
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Old 05-02-2005, 08:02 AM
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Uppted the colour and lighly embossed...
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Old 05-02-2005, 12:24 PM
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Found the original and used as base.
Cropped and retouched before getting arty.
AHB Chalks (still tweaking the brushes).

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Old 05-02-2005, 04:14 PM
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I've been working on new/old effects. I didn't quite get the cracked paint right on her face; but I'm done for now. Gotta fix dinner.

Janet


Ok, I'm reposting this picture. I cleaned up the "black spots" on her face and neck. What is left is the effect of compression on the cracked paint effect. I hope this is better.
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Old 05-02-2005, 07:07 PM
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I'm doing some more experimenting with a new technique in Painter IX...

Started in Photoshop:
* Knocked out the blue background
* Levels, Hue/Saturation (boosted sat a bit)
* Flatten, Save, Close

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* Opened and Cloned
* Used Blender > Grainy Water at small size, low opacity just about everywhere to "simplify" (smudge) the image
* Used Cloner > Soft Cloner to restore some detail
* Use Tinting > Diffuser 2 for the first time to "diffuse" some edge areas. This is a really cool brush.
* I was experimenting with adding/blending colors here and there, but by the time I finished it looked a bit overdone.

For a first time using this method, I can see the potential.
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Old 05-02-2005, 07:25 PM
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Danny, the lower half worked perfectly.
IMHO the face, however, could do with less..less blush, less definition for the eyes and mouth. Then it would combine better with the rest.

Just an opinion, OK?
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Old 05-02-2005, 08:21 PM
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Dannny, less rosy cheeks; but the rest is perfect. I kept blowing out the dress and hand. How did you get so much detail in them? Nice work.

This one was an experiment from a tutorial by Tim Shelbourne. I didn't have the exact brushes he used (don't know where he found them either -- looked all over for them -- maybe I have TOO many brushes ) In any case. I quite like the results.

Your were right Danny. This one is a good, fun one.

Janet
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Old 05-03-2005, 09:11 AM
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Just an opinion, OK?
No problem. Your points are valid.

With this type of maniulation I almost always struggle with how much (or little) to tweak the eye/mouth detail. Since I often hose that aspect (smudge beyond repair), I tend to "go light" which leads to an unharmonious look.

The addition of blush is new ground, too, and I'm coming to the conclusion "less is more" in that regard.

Your candor is appreciated, Ro.

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I kept blowing out the dress and hand. How did you get so much detail in them?
After smudging with Grainy Water, I used Soft Cloner to lightly add back a little detial where needed.
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Old 05-03-2005, 09:49 AM
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I've been working on new/old effects. I didn't quite get the cracked paint right on her face; but I'm done for now. Gotta fix dinner.

Janet

P.S. Don't look too closely. It still needed more work before I gave up.
Janet, superb!!
Just a suggestion though...hope you don't mind...maybe you have some other plan in mind, but the black smudges on the face are a bit distracting. Knock them off, and she'd be a knock-out!!
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