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Creative Portraits: Red Headed Beauty

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Old 02-05-2009, 02:29 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Red Headed Beauty

My input. Just layer and filter play.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:17 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Red Headed Beauty

Metallic paper cutout.
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:16 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Red Headed Beauty

I have lurked here for a long time, coming back to Photoshop and portraiture after an absence too. I need to get rid of the notice telling me I have never posted, so I resurrected this thread and had a go at a smudge.

I go at this a bit differently from what I can understand from other posts. I capture the entire image as a pattern, then use the pattern tool to bring in the image a bit at a time, smudging as I go. This allows me to reuse the pattern tool to rework an area as needed. I tend to go from a big sloppy smudge to bringing in the details only where I need them. This method also keeps me focused, whereas if I work on an entirely visibile image I tend to jump around trying one area and then another.

Here is my result. Comments welcome.

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Old 03-23-2009, 05:20 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Red Headed Beauty

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I have lurked here for a long time, coming back to Photoshop and portraiture after an absence too. I need to get rid of the notice telling me I have never posted, so I resurrected this thread and had a go at a smudge.

I go at this a bit differently from what I can understand from other posts. I capture the entire image as a pattern, then use the pattern tool to bring in the image a bit at a time, smudging as I go. This allows me to reuse the pattern tool to rework an area as needed. I tend to go from a big sloppy smudge to bringing in the details only where I need them. This method also keeps me focused, whereas if I work on an entirely visibile image I tend to jump around trying one area and then another.

Here is my result. Comments welcome.

Barb T.

Hi and welcome Barb that is a interesting and different approach, with a good outcome

i tend to do my "AHB" blind (meaning i dont look at the photo i cover it with a solid colour and see what appears )

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Old 03-23-2009, 07:13 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Red Headed Beauty

Decided to have another go at this one as I need the practice on hair.


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Old 03-23-2009, 09:58 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Red Headed Beauty

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I have lurked here for a long time, coming back to Photoshop and portraiture after an absence too. I need to get rid of the notice telling me I have never posted, so I resurrected this thread and had a go at a smudge.

I go at this a bit differently from what I can understand from other posts. I capture the entire image as a pattern, then use the pattern tool to bring in the image a bit at a time, smudging as I go. This allows me to reuse the pattern tool to rework an area as needed. I tend to go from a big sloppy smudge to bringing in the details only where I need them. This method also keeps me focused, whereas if I work on an entirely visibile image I tend to jump around trying one area and then another.

Here is my result. Comments welcome.

Barb T.
hi Barb:

Glad you gave into the "nag" message. This is indeed a fine effort. Appreciate the detail on your unique approach, too.

Look forward to seeing more of your creations in the future.

BTW: looks like you did fine on the attachment.
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:10 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Red Headed Beauty

Thanks for the kind comments. Palms, I work on a nearly blank canvas, I have a top layer of the photo so transparent I can just barely see it, just for placement, and I turn it off when the image has progressed to the point where I no longer need it.

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Old 03-24-2009, 02:51 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Red Headed Beauty

Sorry; couldn't help myself. I will now reveal a secret that I kept from you. Ever since I first discovered (a few years ago) Jigsaw Image Mosaics (these guys were inspired by Arcimboldo's work by the way), I've been obsessed with mimicking Guiseppe Arcimboldo's look. Now that I finally found a way, I can't seem to stop doing these. Please, again, I ask for forgiveness.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:44 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Red Headed Beauty

I had a bit of fun with this one.

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Old 03-25-2009, 01:35 PM
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Of course you are forgiven Lyle ( not that you have anything to be forgiven for )

Moonchild that is quite subtle, so much so i nearly missed it

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