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Creative Portraits: Dreamer
Good luck and have fun.
On mine I used a combination of effects applied to different layers and combined using layer masks:
* Photoshop Colored Pencil
* Photoshop Find Edges
* Impressionist > Pencil Sketch > Detailed Mono
* Impressionist > Natural > Gauze Underlay
When finished I added a layer of white and knocked out the background using a layer mask. Near the edges of the mask I used Photoshop's Chalk 36 brush.
Ohh Danny, she's so cute, I just have to pinch her cheeks!
Danny, I love the soft black and white, but, IMHO, the eyes are a little out of sync or a little too strong for the body of the work.
Familytree... The defusion and grain are lovely, but I'm not sure I like the splotchy effect it had on her face, especially around the nose. Otherwise, very pretty.
OnAir, Striking! I love the "punk" hair do.
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.
I had to play with this one!!
Duplicated, ran Sketch->Photocopy on the duplicate. Set for normal, turn off background layer
Two new layers where I painted, face details, and brown streaks in hair area. The shirt area I did in two layers... one for the yellow background and a new layer for shirt details where I did a Select Color for the Shadows (while the Sketch layer was active) then moved to the shirt detail layer with the selection active and filled with red. Repeated the process for a Select Color-Midtones and filled that selection with green. Merged the shirt background and details layers. All layers set to normal.
For the skin, I created a colored gradient of skin tone to white, set the blend mode to multiply and masked out the shirt, face details (eyes, lips, fingernailes etc.) and background leaving the skin tone in the hair and face skin areas.
For The Background, I used another color gradient of purple to peach, and again masked out all but the background set the blend mode to linear burn. I did a hue and saturation adjustment layer to soften the gradient colors and clipped this adjustment to the background mask.
I then merged all the layers and added just a touch of noise to everything.
I Duplicated the Merged layer and ran Artistic-> Rough Pastels. Saved a snapshot (and then Undo->Rough Pastels) filled that Duplicate (that was the rough pastels filter) with a soft paper color, set the history brush for the rough pastels snapshot and painted back the image with a soft 4% opacity chalk brush.
I did a VERY light smudge with a large soft brush to everything except the eyes.
Added texture, signature, matting and frame.
Thanks for the photo, Danny!
Last edited by Swampy; 04-26-2006 at 12:06 PM.
spot on. very lovely.
my own is a simple layer blend with her being in her own layer group with a touch of contrast added. lower opacity on her layer and set to blend mode of screen and then a bit of erasure on her.
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