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Creative Portraits: Green Dress

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Old 10-07-2005, 05:13 PM
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Creative Portraits: Green Dress

Here's another pic I liked. I did try playing with it earlier today using Danny's smudge technique, but really screwed it up so I'll try again in the morning. Enjoy!
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Old 10-07-2005, 06:53 PM
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Nice image. I used impressionist > oil smudged.
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Old 10-08-2005, 02:45 AM
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Arghhh!

OK, something tells me I'm making this way harder than I have to.
First I lightened it then did a 30% (max) edge smoothing.
smudge
smudge
smudge
got rid of whatever it is she's holding in her left hand which forced me to get rid of the hand altogether - maybe a mistake since I never could get the sleeve right after that.
Touched up her bracelet & right eyebrow (which had mysteriously disappeared) in Painter IX
sharpened
smudge
smudge
smudge
adjusted color, hue, saturation
sharpened
smudge
smudge
smudge
applied a custom brush
smoothed some rough edges around her head wrap (that gave me fits)
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Old 10-08-2005, 03:45 AM
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Tried a little painter...

I used a smeary camel brush, then used PSCS for USM, Saturation, and added some yellow in Color balance.
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Old 10-08-2005, 05:00 AM
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Nice image great results so far. Yes Neasa that's pretty much it with smudging different brushes and opacities give different results and there seems to be a couple of different ways to finish i have posted two one with just usm and the other with usm and ansiotropic ( causes a bit of a problem where there is hair i find)
Alcar love your impressionism and 12fretter your background is great ( dont worry so is the potrait)

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Old 10-08-2005, 09:28 AM
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Really nice colors in the original.

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Old 10-08-2005, 09:53 AM
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Have never used the history art brush before now, never knew what it did.
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Old 10-08-2005, 10:56 AM
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Have never used the history art brush before now, never knew what it did.
It's a great tool with maaaany possibilities
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Old 10-08-2005, 11:00 AM
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Since I used the art history brush I have been reading up on it. Oops looks like you are meant to use a white layer at reduced opacity for painting, this little bunny used a gaussian blurred layer.
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Old 10-09-2005, 12:41 AM
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Started out by applying Levels (to open up the shadows) and cropping the image.

Applied a couple custom Impressionist presets and sharpened a little -- then opened in Painter for some Blender > Grainy Blender strokes.

To add a little more depth, I tried out plugin 'Boss Emboss' from www.FlamingPear.com (30-day free trial). It has a LOT more options/flexibility than Emboss filters that come with Elements, Photoshop, PSP, etc.

Added a bit of a canvas look with Alien Skin Spat > Resurface and added a colored frame.
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