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Creative Portraits: Subtle Expressions by Dana Lane

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Old 07-26-2007, 10:25 AM
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i then used a filter forge filter i've been working on called 'ghost rider' to produce the final.
You simply ROCK with Filter Forge. It's an amazing tool.
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:15 PM
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I especially liked how you did the edges, shadows and background. The edge/background work added to your very pleasing manipulation. Well done and welcome aboard.

Tell us how you did the edges: Plugin? Action? what?
Thank you Danny ... Soon as i get home from the day job i'll have a little more time and would be happy to share my edge/background work with anyone who might be interested ... In the mean time maybe you could direct me to a lesson or protocol for taking large photoshop images and formating them for up-load here at RetouchPro. I lost quite a bit of original detail and color ... makes me think i have much to learn about digital minipulation and uploading. Wouldn't it be nice if one could have an "Action" in photoshop that would do all that work with just a click or two? "Click" and the resize would be ready? Hmmmmmmm =)
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:19 PM
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Nice frst post, George! Welcome aboard and I look forward to more of your work.

Thanks so much for the warm welcome ... You've been very kind in returning my emails with respect to photoshop questions. Means alot for the "newbies"

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Old 07-26-2007, 01:25 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Subtle Expressions by Dana Lane

Like the dark mood of your version Craid. Cool smudge too George and welcome to RetouchPRO.
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Old 07-26-2007, 01:38 PM
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You simply ROCK with Filter Forge. It's an amazing tool.
thanks, danny it's a pretty amazing tool. i do find that, like with almost any filter, you can get good results, but it's still no perfect substitute for hand work.

thanks, lk i think my color wheel is a tad off on this one, but close
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Old 07-26-2007, 01:39 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Subtle Expressions by Dana Lane

dana, lovely photo, by the way and thanks for posting it.

i wonder if i could get your permisson to also use it on filterforge.com in their forums for folks to work on?
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Old 07-26-2007, 02:18 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Subtle Expressions by Dana Lane

A wonderful picture.
1. Dupe
2. Desaturate
3. Dupe desaturated layer, inverted it and changed blend mode to color burn.
4. Gausian Blur to bring out the lines and merge down.
5. Dupe Background layer again.
6. Dry Brush Filter (5, 10, 1).
7. Change blend mode of pencil line line layer (above) to Soft Light.
8. Created white matte and a black matte layers.
9. Added a 5-pixel 50% gray stroke to each to simulate a cut matte.
10. Created a frame Layer.

This time I created the matte layers and the frame layer above the picture layer instead of below as I usually do.
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:58 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Subtle Expressions by Dana Lane

Another great picture Danny, thanks a lot.

subtle-l.jpg


Slightly better quality version link:-
[img=http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/4237/subtlehqz1.th.jpg]


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Re: Creative Portraits: Subtle Expressions by Dana Lane

I played with highlight/shadow, cutout, high pass, etc. etc...
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Old 08-03-2007, 07:06 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Subtle Expressions by Dana Lane

Hi! I'm rediscovering painter's oil pastels, and thought i should post something. It was a pleasure painting this lovely lady!

http://upload.pbase.com/judy2810/ima...180/medium.jpg
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