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Old 08-10-2005, 03:47 PM
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HI all This is my first attempt at photo based art so be gentle with me

Ok the firstr thing I did was desaturate the original then I created 2 copies. With the first one I ran a darklines filter to get a soft pastel effect and the second I sharpened up 3 or 4 times.
Then I masked the sharpened layer on top of the smudged layer in places of high details, - the lips, eyes and hair - where an artist might have used sharp pencil strokes rather than pastel.
Then I overlayed a sepia colour and finished it off with a tiny bit of paper texture.
I only have the basic 'out of the box' photoshop filters
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:19 PM
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HI all This is my first attempt at photo based art so be gentle with me

Ok the firstr thing I did was desaturate the original then I created 2 copies. With the first one I ran a darklines filter to get a soft pastel effect and the second I sharpened up 3 or 4 times.
Then I masked the sharpened layer on top of the smudged layer in places of high details, - the lips, eyes and hair - where an artist might have used sharp pencil strokes rather than pastel.
Then I overlayed a sepia colour and finished it off with a tiny bit of paper texture.
I only have the basic 'out of the box' photoshop filters
First time? Really? Wow! Very impressive, Nancy. You've definitely got the knack.

It's not uncommon for first timers to overdo filter and plugin effects, so I especially appreciated your light touch -- especially on the final texturing.

re: I only have the basic 'out of the box' photoshop filters
That's not necessarily a bad thing. That's where most people start and your creation illustrates what wonderful effects one can achieve using the basic tool set. Once one gets a handle on Photoshop filter strengths/limitations, it makes shopping for 3rd party plugins easier when/if one gets to that point.

I sure hope you'll try other manipulations, but in the mean time take a well-deserved bow on this one.

~Danny~
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:54 PM
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ok, being me, i had to go a slightly (?) different way

Craig

edit: made one little change to the pic.
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Old 08-10-2005, 06:37 PM
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ok, being me, i had to go a slightly (?) different way
If you didn't go a slightly different way, we'd think there was something wrong with you, Craig!

Another fun and creative result.

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Old 08-10-2005, 07:17 PM
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I started with the one in Post #2 and started messing with it in Corel Painter 9... using brushes Just add water, Grainy blender for blending, Soft cloner to restore detail, Acrylic > Captured Bristle to add colors.

I'd paint, blend, save, clone, sharpen, blend some more, paint some more. Time for dinner = time to give it a rest.
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Old 08-10-2005, 08:56 PM
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nice, danny

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Old 08-11-2005, 02:25 PM
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Very impressive results, Danny!
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Old 08-11-2005, 02:34 PM
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so I took the plunge and tried for my first attempt at colour

Its basically layers of watercolor and paint daubs at varying detail levels selectively masked in over a white background
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Old 08-11-2005, 03:59 PM
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so I took the plunge and tried for my first attempt at colour

Its basically layers of watercolor and paint daubs at varying detail levels selectively masked in over a white background
Another very pleasing result, Nancy... I'm glad to see you jump right in the pool!

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Very impressive results, Danny!
Thank you Craig and Patricia for yout kind words...

Patricia: I'll bet you could do something amazing using Painter on this one. Consider giving it a go if you're so inclined. :-)

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Old 08-11-2005, 04:44 PM
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I couldn't reduce this without losing too much detail. This is one of those images where you spend an hour on it and you can't remember everything you did. VP was in there, but not until the very end.

http://bigbluebird.com/sexy.jpg

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