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Creative Portraits: Subtle Expressions by Dana Lane

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Old 07-23-2007, 07:57 PM
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Creative Portraits: Subtle Expressions by Dana Lane

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...graciously approved for artification by photographer,

Dana Lane
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Great shot, Dana. Thanks for permitting its use as an outlet for our creative energy.
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:31 AM
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The general approach using Photoshop 7
* Smart Blur - to simplify a bit
* Levels - to emphasize contrast
* Insane amounts of Unsharp Mask to distort colors
* Impressionist plugin for the arty look
* Stylize > Emboss for some simulated depth
* Curves and Hue/Sat adjustments
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:24 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Subtle Expressions by Dana Lane

Danny,

I like what you did with this.
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Danny, you've inspire me to take a crack at this fine photo.
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:20 AM
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Lovely lady.

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Old 07-24-2007, 09:22 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Subtle Expressions by Dana Lane

been a while since we had a good looking gal.......
levels, painter, Photoshop lighting a bit overdone
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been a while since we had a good looking gal.......
levels, painter, Photoshop lighting a bit overdone
Outstanding job on this one. A home run for sure. If you're not doing this type of thing commercially, you should seriously consider doing so.

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Alan: Glad to return the inspiration favor. The way you cropped and manipulated the size/shape of her face is quite creative.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:25 AM
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This lass looks lovely in a Cross Hatch Filter
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Re: Creative Portraits: Subtle Expressions by Dana Lane

Great photo, Danny. I'm not real good at portraits, but I wanted to have a go at this lovely woman. Tried to give her an "old world" feel.

I really played with this, but used the lighness channel from LAB as an overlay set to screen mode and adjusted the opacity. Saved as TIFF and took it into Painter to paint with an oil bristle brush. Soft cloner to bring back eye detail. Back to Photoshop for some tweeking
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Here are a sketch and a more radical rendition.

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