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Old 09-13-2005, 11:57 AM
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Thank you, Danny, for your comments about my techniques! I used the Impressionist and also Painter with some variants of brushes. I do not use Artist Oils brushes for this image. I use Oils-Detail Oils Brush, Oil Pastel, Cloners-Bristle Brush Cloner and also Blenders-Coarse Oily Blender. It is honour for me to hear your comments!
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Old 09-13-2005, 11:59 AM
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Kiska, thank you! O-h, if I could explain how I do it But, my knowledge of English does not allow me to make it. I create, approximately, 15-20 layers and then I play with blending mode. I also use Levels, Curves, Layer Style.
The Ukrainian Easter eggs are you do? I heard about it on Renderosity.
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Old 09-13-2005, 12:18 PM
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Corona, how DO you get the canvas texture to 'show through' like that??
Your work is fantastic. I realize you struggle with English. Maybe someone else can figure it out too.
Since the texture doesn't cover everything my guess would be either

1. "underpainting" (e.g. pic1)
or
2. a layer with canvas texture applied with parts of the image erased carefully (e.g. pic2)

edit: Doh! Just noticed there is a 3rd page in this thread
..anyway, hope this helps
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Old 09-13-2005, 01:11 PM
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You can use more simple method: create "underpainting" layer, as told Drach, and then make paint in Corel Painter or other your favorite paintings program. But I prefer to create 15-20 layers and play with blending mode.
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Old 09-13-2005, 02:49 PM
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Out of curiosity.. why do you need 15-20 layers for the texture effect?
As an example, if you check the "Andy's House"-Thread you'll notice that my 2nd picture uses the effect too, but it's made with only one layer for the effect.
Or did I get this wrong and you didn't mean only the texture effect, but the whole picture?
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Old 09-13-2005, 03:05 PM
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Drach, I checked out Andy's house. the texture shows thru but not the white of the canvas. Help??
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Old 09-13-2005, 03:27 PM
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palms,

well, it's good to have you back, luv

photofun,

you're welcome. i really shld be more disciplined and keep track of my workflows better, but i get in create mode and all that discipline just goes to the wind

Craig
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Old 09-13-2005, 03:39 PM
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Drach, I checked out Andy's house. the texture shows thru but not the white of the canvas. Help??
Ah, now I understand
Unfortunately I didn't pay attention to detail, so I missed that the canvas really is showing through.
Ok, I admit that's a different story that to my knowledge isn't doable with just one more layer (actually, right now I'm trying to figure out how it works )
Corona, great job
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Old 09-13-2005, 04:13 PM
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Ok, first.. sorry to hijack this thread for a second..

I tried around some more and it seems it's possible with just a copy of the texture layer.

1. Put the copy on top and set it to disolve.
2. Set the mid-tone slider in the levels section to almost all left.
3. Erase a lot.
4. Use the blur tool on the remaining pixel.
Always use a smooth brush with an opacity setting between 30 and 60 as needed.

I rushed this a bit just for trying if it works, but with a bit more time and precision spent it should work quite well..
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Old 09-13-2005, 04:37 PM
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Well, Drach, if that's not it you're real close. Thank you. I'll give it a try.
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