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Creative Portraits: Another Pensive Redhead

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Old 02-09-2007, 04:16 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Another Pensive Redhead

slow day

dupe, canvas on a hardlight layer, ahb, selective color, photo filter, curve, selective lightening, a high pass...

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Old 02-09-2007, 04:19 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Another Pensive Redhead

palms yours is hot. not loving the purple edge but whatever.
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Old 02-10-2007, 02:54 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Another Pensive Redhead

Thank you Ant you done well yourself nice stuff


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Re: Creative Portraits: Another Pensive Redhead

Making up for the last effort that I did. Used Vabirdy's Landscape Illustrator Script-fu to start things off. Also did my Glass (small lense) distortion technique selectively to give it a overall sketchy feel. I finally added some canvas texture which was created using GIMP's mosaic filter.
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:07 AM
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Pensive lady.

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Old 02-10-2007, 10:28 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Another Pensive Redhead

Peter, thank you for the photo.
Sketch, smudging, IMP in Photoshop.

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Old 02-10-2007, 03:09 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Another Pensive Redhead

Photoshop: IMP, watercolor, smudging.

P.S. Steve, Love what you've done.
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Old 02-10-2007, 03:44 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Another Pensive Redhead

After processing animal pictures all afternoon, I can certainly say this beautiful lady is no dog. There are some absolutely amazing renditions here. I'm very impressed!!!

I guess I'm going to have to get out of the dog (errr...squirrel) house and work on her too.

Keep up the GREAT work all.

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Old 02-10-2007, 04:08 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Another Pensive Redhead

OK So it looks like I'm going to have to learn about smudging now.
Give me a chance to find out about AHB will you.
Too many names to quote but all good stuff.

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Old 02-10-2007, 07:23 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Another Pensive Redhead

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Originally Posted by DannyRaphael
Your first attempt at using the AHB turned out a LOT better than when I first tried to use it.

Use the forum search tool to search titles for "Art History Brush" to find additional information/ideas on how to use what can be a frustrating tool.

Under most circumstances I find I get better results if I:
* Leave some of the 'canvas' unpainted
* Use AHB setting of Daub or Tight Short, Area = 10, Tolerance = 0
* Vary width of brush (3-8 px for detail; 20-30 px to rough in areas)
* Apply some Unsharp Mask to "rough up" the strokes a bit when finished
* Make a copy of the original Background, drag it to the top of the layer stack, add a "hide all" layer mask and restore a little detail that AHB totally hoses over.

Wonderful pic to work on.

~Danny~

p.s. I modified thread title for people who don't know what AHB means.
I love what you did here...really suits her mood..
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