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Creative Portraits: Asian Girl

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Old 10-06-2005, 03:00 PM
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Creative Portraits: Asian Girl

I followed someone else's link to this site & found some great faces to practice on. Here's one that tugged at my heart. In the original she seems to have a sad expression, but is guarding it. My perception, anyway. I wanted to accentuate the sadness & eliminate the guardedness. Did I succeed? I'd love to see some more versions of her.
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Old 10-06-2005, 03:41 PM
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How about this one been practising using sketchmaster

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Old 10-06-2005, 07:06 PM
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Very nice Palms - I tried doing something similar but couldn't get satisfied with it.

A newbie question for anyone who feels like answering: this site that I linked to - do I understand correctly that anyone is free to use these pics for any non-commercial reason? I mean, you couldn't sell a painting adapted from a pic, but it's ok to practice on? There was next to no info provided by the site.
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Old 10-07-2005, 01:05 AM
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First off I used Levels to adjust contrast, Hue/Saturation to boost saturation and Selective Color to make the colors look more interesting (to me, anyway).

Then I tryed (for the first time) a technique called "smudge painting," where I used Photoshop's Smudge Tool to smear the pixels followed by sharpening, then smear some more, sharpen some more, then a final smear.

Under the right circumstances, I think this method has promise.

Nice pic to work with. Thanks, Neasa, for finding/posting the link to a gold mine of pics and starting this thread.

re: [do]I understand correctly that anyone is free to use these pics for any non-commercial reason? I mean, you couldn't sell a painting adapted from a pic, but it's ok to practice on?

That's how I would interpret the verbiage on the site.

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Old 10-07-2005, 02:13 AM
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It's early in the morning, I'm almost alone in office and Photoshop Elements is ready to go..
What does that mean? Right..

Edit: Did a small update
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Old 10-07-2005, 05:14 AM
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Wow, Danny - that's great! The colors are much more interesting & vivd.

I've only used the smudge tool as a fixer, never thought about using it like this. I'll give it a try.
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:16 AM
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Nice one Danny but beware smudging gets addictive ! ! ! ! !

Drach similar posting but how did you do yours ?

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Old 10-07-2005, 10:02 AM
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Bottom layer = colored pencil - standard setting 100%
Middle layer = coal (dark grey/beige) - lighten 100%
Top layer = graphic pen + a slight gaussian blur - multiply 80%

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Old 10-07-2005, 10:50 AM
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Nice colorful image to work with.

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Old 10-07-2005, 11:50 AM
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Another approach.

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