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Old 04-28-2006, 08:44 AM
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Absolutley great variations on this beautiful picture!
Here's my version. Cropped, used Nik Color effex Skylight filter, then Dreamy Pix and added matt.
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:22 AM
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OK, better late than never.

Here are two possibles.

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Old 04-28-2006, 10:28 AM
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Just one more. This image is addicting.

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Old 04-28-2006, 11:53 AM
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End Of A Perfect Day.

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Old 04-28-2006, 02:26 PM
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Exactly! Beautiful day it was. And beautiful pictures we have seen
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Old 04-30-2006, 12:28 PM
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Thanks Danny shes gorgeous!!!

Mine is a sketch then i smudged then i layered colour to it.

Nothing special, i thought it was gorgeous before any of my attempts on this, you all did a marvelous job it was nice to just look at your gallery!!!
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Old 04-30-2006, 05:19 PM
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nancy,

i like that. it also reminds me of something i saw years ago and i cant quite put my finger on it. it was a good thing, though almost a cameo...maybe that was it.

craig

edit: in fact, if someone wants a challenge, do the image up as a cameo broach/necklace.
Thanks Craig,
I can see what you mean, has those same brown, beige tones...good idea.
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:58 AM
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Question for Alcar..

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My interpretation is a pencil portrait that essentially uses painting with white.
Alcar - could you expand on the painting with white technique - love the effect.
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Old 05-01-2006, 02:33 PM
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MargaretM, here's how I do my pencil portraits. 1. Desaturate the photo. 2. Add a Curves Adjustment Layer and move the beginning of the curve (on the bottom left) straight up until you see the blacks change to gray. 3. Merge Visible and duplicate. 4. Change the foreground color to white and begin "painting" using a soft brush. Start with brush 100% opacity to outline the figure, then cut back to a very low opacity and paint over the whole image. You'll want to keep good detail in the critical areas, such as eyes, nose, mouth, etc. The key to all this brushing is maintaining a good tonal balance. When you are finished, add a Levels Adjustment Layer and move the slider on the left in a short ways just to perk the image up a little. If you have any problems, let me know.
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Old 05-01-2006, 04:12 PM
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Alcar - thanks so much - I'll give it a try.
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