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Creative Portraits: Autumn Girl

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Old 12-07-2005, 08:54 AM
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Creative Portraits: Autumn Girl

Here's a photo from Stock Xchange that I thought might be fun for us to paint.
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:09 AM
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A quick watercolour I whipped up in PS.
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:23 AM
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Hi, Nancy You whipped up a very nice watercolor effect. How did you do that?
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:55 AM
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Would have posted before but I'm supposed to be working

1. Duplicate background layer (ofcourse) - 3 times
Layers should then be:

Layer 3
Layer 2
Layer 1
Background

2. Set Layer 3 blending mode to colour
3. Desaturate layer 1
4. Desaturate and invert layer 2
5. Set Layer 2 blending mode to colour dodge
6. On layer 2 filter -> blur -> gaussian blur - adjust to tastes - on this one I used a radius of 100.
7. If required add your favorite blur to layer 1
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Old 12-07-2005, 10:02 AM
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For a wetter look:
8. Apply a small gaussian blur to layer 1
9. Filter -> Stylise -> Find Edges
10. Edit -> Fade -> 30% Colour burn
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Old 12-07-2005, 10:30 AM
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Another watercolor. Impressionist plugin with 3 custom styles.
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Old 12-07-2005, 10:38 AM
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Not sure what I would call this.... used posterization, gaussian blur, diffuse, texturizer (rust flakes) and then painted with the brush tool. From the shaky lines I think maybe I should go easy on the coffee. LOL. It looks better higher quality but had to reduce to put on here.
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:08 AM
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Nancy, beautiful second effort as well. Thanks for the details. Hey, all work and no play.........well, you know
Alan, that's gorgeous. Are these some of the custom styles that you shared?
Twin, really neat effects. I used that rust flake texture recently and wondered why I'd waited so long.
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:32 AM
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Catherine, no. These are new styles that I am still working on trying to get a decent looking watercolor. Below is a zip file with a set of four different versions and I would be interested in comments on anyone's experience with these styles.
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:39 AM
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Alan, you knew I was hinting for these! Thanks so much. I'm downloading them now.
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