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Creative portraits: Another Nice Gal

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Old 11-13-2006, 03:17 PM
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Creative portraits: Another Nice Gal

I found this one out there somewhere and thought "That'll do"

Have fun

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Old 11-13-2006, 03:30 PM
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Re: Another Nice Gal

I had fun with this one...
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:09 AM
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Re: Another Nice Gal

Thought i would have a bit of a change for this one and used neat image and virtual photographer
but who knows might change my mind later and try something else ! ! !

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Old 11-14-2006, 10:48 AM
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Another of my "some gonna like it...some ain't" interpretations.

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Old 11-14-2006, 04:04 PM
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Re: Another Nice Gal

Good work palms ...like the elimination of distracting elements and the change to the soft cool blue monotone.
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:37 PM
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Re: Another Nice Gal

Another another nice gal.
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Old 11-14-2006, 05:07 PM
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Re: Another Nice Gal

PeterS!!! I opened this thread 5 minutes ago and I promise you I just caught my breath,literally! That is absolutely AMAZING! Please Please Please will you reveal your secret? I would LOVE to know how you did that.

STUNNING!!


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Old 11-15-2006, 06:45 AM
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PeterS!!! I opened this thread 5 minutes ago and I promise you I just caught my breath,literally! That is absolutely AMAZING! Please Please Please will you reveal your secret? I would LOVE to know how you did that.

STUNNING!!


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Dawn till Peter pops in take a look at this thread, i think it will be the same technique, and join in the campaign for him to do us all a tutorial i think this technique is great


http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/tur...character.html

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Old 11-15-2006, 10:53 AM
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Re: Another Nice Gal

Dawn no secret really. (just hard work ).

I use Imagenomic to reduce the noise - set at full noise reduction. I do this several times to really soften the image, any blemishes left I remove with the healing brush,
Imagenomic also adds a little sharpening, I remove any halos with the blur brush opacity set quite high and use maximum hardness, this leets me get right up to the edges without overblurring them.
I use Hue/Sat to tweak the colours as the softening alters them slightly, adjust levels to suit. I have also used NancyJ's painting with light cheat a couple of times to emphasize stuff (http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/rp-...ht=paint+light)
Then I go over it all again with the blur brush to pick up the small stuff I may have missed.
I did start to write a tutorial on this, but it can be very different for each image, less blurring less Hue/Sat etc. So far there are about 5 or 6 ways to get this effect. It does not work quite so well on complicated patterns in the picture, so I look for plain coloured things, they seem to work better.
It can be done partially with LucisArt if you have it.
Hope this helps, my this is a long post for me, I am usually quite brief.

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Old 11-15-2006, 11:11 AM
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Re: Another Nice Gal

Palms nice one, similar to mine I see but is that a duotone?
Steve very different, do I detect heavy LuscisArt stuff there?
Margret very good simplification there, cutout filter used I think or maybe poster edges?

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