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Turning Portraits into Digital Sketches, Oils, Watercolors Thinking about expanding beyond your traditional portrait and/or restoration, retouching and colorizing black and white image services? Find out what others are doing and how they are doing it.

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Old 10-27-2006, 07:40 AM
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Yes, a smudge (mostly smudge plus color, contrast adjustments).
Used "Linda's smudge brushes" I donwloaded from innographics some time ago. in addition I used a charcoal tip brush form "dry media" to create jugged trasiotions in backgound. Originally planned just to smooth a little, ended up messing up..
Please, I definetly need tips
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Linda's smudge brush and sarsa's hair brush are what i use the most and are probably my "safe smudge brush's" but i do try others on my Lama is used the rough round bristle brush as preferred by another smudger

ok this tip i found really useful but i only know it works in ps
when you have opened your image, create a new layer on top, pick your smudge brush and tick the box that says use all layers (at the top) then smudge onto this layer occasionally click off the visibility of the background layer and see what you have missed ! ! ! ! ! ! Now it can slow down your pc depending on the brush and opacity but the plus sides outweigh this
you can use as many layers as you want ( i usually stick to one though) and then you can smudge (or any thing else that takes your fancy)the background with no worries of going "over the edges" as you have your smudge on a different layer, There are quite a few other possibilities as well

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when you have small things to smudge like the beads in this one ( depending wether you use the above method or not ) use the history or the erasure brush at about 25% opacity to bring them back

Well i hope this is of some use for you for now any questions just ask and you are getting there just practice a bit more ( big pictures are best )

Have fun

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Old 10-27-2006, 07:54 AM
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Thanks for the great tips. I'll try and use them.

Amy the misspelling was deliberate.

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Old 10-27-2006, 08:31 AM
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lk, i like that. can you change the grout size with whatever it is you're using?
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:52 AM
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PSCS Smurt Blur,
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Old 10-27-2006, 01:37 PM
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here's my try!
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Old 10-27-2006, 02:21 PM
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Like the colour change and background.
I suppose the trainers wore out during the walk to the new location?

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Old 10-27-2006, 02:59 PM
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lk, i like that. can you change the grout size with whatever it is you're using?
Since the grout layer (base) is separate from the tile layer, the answer is yes. Can use whatever texture you want for the grout. Just did another one of these here (like this result better, but the attached low quality just kills me so clik on the link).
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Old 10-27-2006, 03:40 PM
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WOW Brad. You took this to the next level and beyond. Very nice work.

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Old 10-28-2006, 12:25 AM
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Well i hope this is of some use for you for now any questions just ask and you are getting there just practice a bit more ( big pictures are best )

Palms
Palms, Thanks so much for all your suggestions. Working on a separate layer is an exellent way to keep original intact. I agree with you entirely I need more practice.

One thing I'm struggling with is to how to get a smooth look I see so often in smudged images. If I set smudging brush to relatively low opacity (10-20%) I end up with a blurred picture. With high opacity setting (50%+) the image looks smother, but I mess up everything. I assume that the right setting are something in between, but it likely depends on a type of brush, surface and so on.

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