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Old 11-03-2006, 01:27 PM
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A bit of a character

Another one found whilst trawling the web.
Thought it might just spark off some good ideas here.
Enjoy

Peter
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Old 11-03-2006, 03:30 PM
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Re: A bit of a character

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Another one found whilst trawling the web.
Thought it might just spark off some good ideas here.
Enjoy

Peter
Very interesting effect. Looks like cutout filter bur with curves unstead of straight lines. Could you say a few words how did you acheve it.

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Old 11-03-2006, 03:53 PM
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Re: A bit of a character

Well I've been experimenting with this a little while (as you might notice if you have seen other posts of mine lately)
First I softened the pic with noise reduction (a couple of times), at quit high settings and removed any large blemishes with clone or healing brush. I used the blur brush (set at max hardness to be able to blur right up to the edges without over blurring them).
I duped then applied the cutout filter (max number of levels, edge simplicity min and edge fidelity min), and changed the blend to Overlay.
Did some more blurring with the brush, adjusted Hue/Sat (layer) just to adjust colours a little. Adjusted levels a little. Somewhere near the beginning I also sharpened slightly.

Not a complete method here but very close, i am still playing with this style??

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Old 11-04-2006, 03:57 AM
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Re: A bit of a character

Yes Peter have been keeping a eye on your posts for a little while this is becoming a great technique
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Old 11-04-2006, 06:05 AM
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Re: A bit of a character

Petr, thank you for the walk through.
Palms, very nice picture..

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Old 11-04-2006, 08:14 AM
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Re: A bit of a character

Pavel123, Palms1.

Thanks for the comments, sorry it's not a complete walk through, I should really make notes as I am going. I'm still working on this I am sure I am doing stuff I don't need to at times, so it takes me longer than it should.
I hope these posts don't get too boring by being similar though????
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Old 11-04-2006, 04:56 PM
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Re: A bit of a character

Hi Piter.
You finding great pictures on the web. Thank you.
Here is my attempt with Smudging and AHB.
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Old 11-05-2006, 09:44 AM
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Re: A bit of a character

What is it about someone in a turban? Seems to always be a great character study. This is no exception.

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Old 11-05-2006, 03:33 PM
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Re: A bit of a character

Now come on you guys stop this, I keep seeing better stuff than mine (is that allowed?).
Great

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Old 11-05-2006, 04:33 PM
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OK Steve so you like turbans here is another one for you (and anyone else of course).

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