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Creative Portraits: Another Pensive Redhead

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Old 02-08-2007, 04:54 PM
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Creative Portraits: Another Pensive Redhead

Used Photoshop's Art History Brush (AHB) for the first time (many thanks Palms for the tips I understand a little better now)

I think it looks not to bad for a first attempt. You too can try, you dont have to limit yourself to AHB of course. Any style will do.

Also let me know how I could do this better.

Peter
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Old 02-08-2007, 05:20 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits AHB

Oooooh, Peter! I love it -- it's soft, dreamy, ethereal, lovely, old-world -- very fitting for such a beautiful woman. Good for you!!!
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:24 PM
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Very nice treatment for a beautiful subject. I really like the dreamy feeling you created.

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Old 02-08-2007, 07:20 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits AHB

A stupid question: what is AHB?
Can you post more product details?

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Peter S
Used AHB for the first time (many thanks Palms for the tips I understand a little better now)

I think it looks not to bad for a first attempt. You too can try, you dont have to limit yourself to AHB of course any style will do.
Also let me know how I could do this better.

Peter
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:38 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits AHB

Sorry should have been clearer, AHB = "Art History Brush" in Photoshop.
I've only just started playing with it so am still learning what it can do.
It's confusing to say the least, but the results always seem to be good. (so far).

Peter
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:24 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Another Pensive Redhead

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.
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:26 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Another Pensive Redhead

My attempt with Smudge Tool
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Old 02-09-2007, 04:08 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Another Pensive Redhead

Not real pretty; just experimenting with gettng thick and wide brush strokes using mosaic tiles before applying noise and angled brushstroke filter.
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:53 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Another Pensive Redhead

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Originally Posted by Peter S
Used Photoshop's Art History Brush (AHB) for the first time (many thanks Palms for the tips I understand a little better now)

I think it looks not to bad for a first attempt. You too can try, you dont have to limit yourself to AHB of course. Any style will do.

Also let me know how I could do this better.

Peter



you done brilliant Peter now how about a few lessons

Palms
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:56 AM
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My attempt with Smudge Tool
Great one Alex, may i ask which brush you used please ?

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