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Old 04-26-2006, 02:32 PM
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Alcar... Lovely, soft, expressive. Just the way I like 'em :-)

Craig.. What fun! Now where's tinkerbell and a little fairy dust? :-)
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Old 04-26-2006, 02:50 PM
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dee dee,

well, you know me; i like 'different' didnt seem to need faerie dust; the twinkle in her eye was sufficient

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Old 04-26-2006, 07:36 PM
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Etched on glass.

Just playing with Embossworks filter again.
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Old 04-26-2006, 08:15 PM
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Something Subtle
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:46 PM
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On a rainy day...

...she's wishing for a sunny day.

Workflow:
Window - Stock photo
Little girl - Applied PSCS2 filter distort > glass
Water drops - Alien Skin Eye Candy 4000
Drop shadow - PSCS2 shadow layer + liquify to deform it

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Originally Posted by DannyRaphael
A darling little girl in a cute pose. Perhaps you'll enjoy
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Good luck and have fun.
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:01 PM
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What a cutie!

Did some contrast adjustment, sharpening, vingnetting, and softening!

Enjoy!
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:11 AM
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i couldn't resist either -- here's my go at this beautiful child.
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Old 04-27-2006, 04:05 AM
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RANT... I note that some are not giving us better detail about how they accomplised their "mission" Lovely, to look at, but not much to LEARN from.
Considering to what Swampy has said
This technique could be suitable to make mixed watercolor and charcoal sketches from the photograph.
Generally, it is simple. You have to make a layer for the paper, make it transparent a little bit, just to see contours of the image and start drawing. Here are some tricks for it. Use tonal selection of the image, when you draw: guaranteed, that your painting will be close to the photo, but there is a dangerous thing. Don't try to be very precise, stay on the edge of sketch look, or you will get a kind of 'filtered' photo as a result. I've used tree source channels for selection: one - normal (key combination for Mac command+option + ~ ) , one - soft looking nearly hi-key channel for the fill with tone, gradation etc. and third - contrast for finish look - very detailed. Adjustment could be made with the curves.
1. Load normal channel and start drawing contours. I use standard charcoal brushes, Shape dynamics on, control - pen pressure, scattering - on, textured (Wrinkles), dual brush - on, other dynamics- on, wet edges -on.
2. Continue drawing, use different size of the brush, to make more strong strokes. Very useful to have different layers for different brushes, to have a possibility to go back at any time.
3. Load soft selection and start to fill. I use layer with low opacity, about 20% and quite big wet brush with 100% opacity.
4. Load contrast channel and give a final touch to the image.
5. Colorize in at your own taste, using standard three colored layers technique, as a source image I've used normal channel.
Here is another sample of this technique.
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:19 AM
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Frank! Great interpretation!! Very well done!

OnAir... Thank you for that great mini tutorial. It's a wonderful technique and I have grabbed your post as a text file and added it to my "hints and tips" folder! I hope to be able to play with your method more this afternoon.
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Old 04-27-2006, 09:51 AM
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This is my take on this sweet little one.

I applied a color balance adjustment layer, did a couple curves adjustment layers, one of which I masked out for the vignette effect. Also softly highlighted a few areas on the face like the cheeks. Lastly, I enhanced the eyes delicately to accentuate them with a bit of darkening at the outsides of the irises and whitening of the eyes. That's about it! Enjoyed this photo.

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