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Creative Portraits - Lotsa Curls

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Old 10-09-2006, 06:09 PM
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Creative Portraits - Lotsa Curls

Another one found at 'Gallery Usenet'
At first I thought the hair was the thing here, then changed my mind, lots of detail in the dress and the eyes look very piercing.

Have fun

Any style you like of course.

Peter
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Old 10-09-2006, 07:18 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Lotsa Curls

Hi Peter...see you have found another good one!!!

Like your pic...I have also gone for a lighter look...

Photoshop CS2...AHB watercolor....Flaming pears, Aetherize plugin and then a narrow frame...done with an action...

Patricia....
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Old 10-09-2006, 07:27 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Lotsa Curls

Patricia, that was quick, you do stay up late in Sweden.
If that was B&W it would remind me of a silent movie I think it was called Metropolis????

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Old 10-09-2006, 07:33 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Lotsa Curls

Only cause Peter is working nights...it really is time i turned in but i am just posting another thread!!!

Will have another go tomorrow!!!

Patricia...
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:39 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Lotsa Curls

This image is indeed more than just the curls...
I used the Paint Daubs filter and added a frame from Splat!

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Originally Posted by Peter S
Another one found at 'Gallery Usenet'
At first I thought the hair was the thing here, then changed my mind, lots of detail in the dress and the eyes look very piercing.

Have fun

Any style you like of course.

Peter
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:09 PM
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Been waiting for a photo like this to...

...do an aged painting. Used GIMPressionist with Apply Canvas preset and Stone paper that's scaled. Did a lot of preprocessing prior to the canvas step to get the effect, but just too many things to explain (i.e., I can't remember the exact steps; lol. Can say that I used Flaming Pear's Mr. Contrast to enhance the contrast of the piece). Hope you like the result. Click here for the complete rendering. Attached is a crop to meet RetouchPRO's specs (and I didn't want to compromise the quality).
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:27 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Lotsa Curls

Another nice find, Peter...

1 - AKVIS Sketch (default settings) after darkening original image a bit. (Unfortunately the nicely rendered crosshatching got hosed in the compression.)

2 - Applied Paint Engine > Wetter2 to the AKVIS layer and used a duplicate of original Background with blend mode changed from Normal to Color to restore the color.
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:28 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Lotsa Curls

Very nice painting, Danny. Couple of questions:
Do you prefer Akvis better over Sketch Master?
And I don't think I have Wetter2 in Paint Engine. Is that a recent filter?
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:11 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Lotsa Curls

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Very nice painting, Danny. Couple of questions:
Do you prefer Akvis better over Sketch Master?
And I don't think I have Wetter2 in Paint Engine. Is that a recent filter?
Hi Cat...

Nice to see you check in.

re: AKVIS vs. Skech Master
Funny you should ask. A review is in the works, but here's a preview. IMO AKVIS runs circles around SM in terms of achieving a pleasing, sketchy look. Although AKVIS has about a half dozen effect/fine tuning controls, I'm finding it yields the best results using the default settings other than specifying a stroke angle to something other than 45 degrees. In effect it's a one, maybe one and a half, trick pony somewhat like "Find Edges." Relatively slow to render, too. That said, it's now my 2nd favorite plugin, only slightly behind Impressionist. I could not live without it.

Suggest you download the 10-day, fully functional (unrestricted) trial from http://www.akvis.com and take it for a spin.

re: PE Wetter2
This is among the many custom PE settings floating around. In fact it's available here for download at RP in this thread. I believe the original name was "0Wetter".

Anyway, here's a copy of my setting so you don't have to fish for it:

Setting75=!Wetter2;1,1,0,0,0,0,4294967172,4294967213,34,2,100,54,56,59,0,2,-7,-1,4294967295,2

Setting75 will need to be changed to SettingNN, where NN is a 2-digit number in the range of 00-99 and not being used by any of your existing PE setting definitions.

Thanks for your kind words. We always like seeing you.

~Danny~
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:22 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Lotsa Curls

Hmmmmmmmm. This is one strange looking chic.
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