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Creative Portraits - Stuck for a title

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Old 12-29-2006, 06:10 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Stuck for a title

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Originally Posted by Peter S
LK doesn't matter about the size - still good
Alex - nice pencil thing going there
Lasa - Its not on Amazon yet, you got a scoop on them there.
Palms - Thats really smooth how many goes with neat image to get it that way???
Margaret - Like that one
Steve - Sorry no flowers for you but this is OK (as usual of course)

Peter
Not sure Peter wether it was one or two but i think one before using vp and one after

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Old 12-29-2006, 02:55 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Stuck for a title

JimJam love what you did please tell us what you did and the settings so we may try
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Old 12-31-2006, 11:13 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Stuck for a title

Here's mine: salt and pepper filter, Buzz, VP, and playing around with saturation and smoothing and adding back some colors.

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Old 12-31-2006, 12:42 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Stuck for a title

halftone..color.
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(didn't reduce well at all should show a wavy halftone)
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:15 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Stuck for a title

Thank you ydelle!

To begin you will need to have two free plug-ins #1 optic Verve Labs Virtual
Photographer and #2 Impressionist.

You will need also two custom styles plug-ins installed into Impressionist the
first is on page 1 post #4 djrOil24 and the other on page 2 post #17 kentc found in this thread
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...er-posted.html .


Open your image and duplicate it twice,on the first dupe open the plug-in filter Impressionist >style #kentc:cezanne use Background Image and no other changes and apply keeping normal blend mode at 100% opacity.

On the 2nd dupe layer ,the top layer, reduce opacity to 36% with Overlay blend mode. Merge the duplicate layers then erase the eyes,mouth,ears and the tip of the nose with whatever opacity you want, I used 56% in my original post.
Merge all layers and you should have the same as the first image posted here.

Duplicate this layer and apply Virtual Photographer filter under the B/W effects copper to the top layer ( click off the Effect window in VP ) @100% opacity Darken blend mode then merge these two layers to get effect of image two, apply the same Virtual Photographer filter to this in normal blend mode @100% opacity then duplicate. On the top layer of this set you will apply Impressionist filter style #djrOil24 Background Image no other adjustments, apply and erase eyes etc. then adjust opacity to your liking in normal blend mode ( I used 48% ).

And the last step is optional, you can add a pattern layer above this such as Artist Surfaces > Course Weave @60% scale, Soft Light blend mode @34% opacity. Your result should look like the third image here. If I did this right.

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Old 12-31-2006, 08:43 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Stuck for a title

Added a gradient to this one.
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Old 12-31-2006, 10:17 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Stuck for a title

I just might be on a creative roll here. Do you think? Used layer styles Antimatter and dlewin-stones bijou.

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Old 01-01-2007, 09:57 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Stuck for a title

Peter - wonderful pic to work with. Thanks for getting this started.

Lasa - very cool effect and nicely executed. Well done.

JimJam - Glad to see you were so inspired by this one. You're definitely on a roll! I especially appreciated the thorough writeup you did on the Impressionist settings.

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After isolating the woman from the background and using Levels to reveal a lot of shadow detail, I used Photoshop's Dry Brush on one layer and a couple custom Impressionist presets with which I'm experimenting on other layers to get the painted look.

The intense colors were achieved by merging the final result onto a new layer, sharpening it to the max (Unsharp Mask 500,250,0) and using a layer mask to selectively apply the effect.

Happy 2007 to the RP photo-art gang!

~Danny~
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:24 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Stuck for a title

Thank you Danny and thank you to everyone who created custom style plug-ins for Impressionist.
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Re: Creative Portraits - Stuck for a title

Thanks for the play Peter. Looker, done in PaintEngine with a bit of pop-art.
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