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Old 10-20-2007, 12:27 PM
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Courtney - less fuschia hair, BW & arty

The old fuddy-duddy in me couldn't get past the fuschia hair, so I took a swipe at removing it. A BW version (with a slight touch of sepia tone) was next. Finally the arty version resulted by tinkering with the Impressionist plugin and variations of the custon Jaykita Watercolor style based on the Chalk9.tif brush.

I hope Courtney realizes sooner than later that she's a very attractive young lady w/o the treated hair. Just check out those eyes and pretty smile.
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Old 10-20-2007, 03:35 PM
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Re: Courtney

Here is my version.
Danny I love your pastel version. And I thought the pink was so cool I told my husband I wanted to do it, and he just looked at me like I was crazy.
If I only was that young again.
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Old 10-20-2007, 04:23 PM
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Re: Courtney

A lovely girl she must well be pleased with all the different versions from her photos........here is another portrait version
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:09 PM
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Re: Courtney - less fuschia hair, BW & arty

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I hope Courtney realizes sooner than later that she's a very attractive young lady w/o the treated hair. Just check out those eyes and pretty smile.
AMEN!!! AMEN!!! She is such a pretty young lady.

I'm glad to see this thread revived. And with the exception of Craig (tongue in cheek, foot in mouth here), I'm really liking the results you are all coming up with.

Craig, I like the technique. It is one very hard to master. I know. I've tried. I'm just not liking what it did to her face.

Thanks for playin' folks.

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Old 10-21-2007, 04:24 AM
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. And I thought the pink was so cool I told my husband I wanted to do it, and he just looked at me like I was crazy.
If I only was that young again.
Cathy its not like in our youth when you dyed your hair, they use colour extensions that can be took out etc i say go for it i quite fancy blue ones

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Old 10-21-2007, 09:16 AM
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Re: Courtney

I was experimenting with Painter's autopainting feature. For another interpretation see:

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...tml#post170648
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:07 PM
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Craig, I like the technique. It is one very hard to master. I know. I've tried. I'm just not liking what it did to her face.
janet, i perfectly understand. it makes her face look fatter, so not very flattering there. the statement was something other than beauty in this one
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:38 PM
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Courtney - Pop Art

I've always been facinated with this concept and ran across an article by Ben Willmore in an old (2002) edition of Photoshop User a few days ago that inspired me to experiment using the following layer stack as a place to start:
a. Threshold adjustment layer (renders basic black, white image)
b. Background copy to which Photocopy filter was applied (to restore some of the detail Threshold blows away)
c. Curves adjustment layer set to Color Dodge with inverted mask (paint white on mask to add back 'black' where needed)
d. Curves adjustment layer set to Color Burn with inverted mask (paint white on mask to add 'white' where needed)

...then used four Hue/Sat adjustment layers, each set to 'colorize' to block in one of the colors.

Once the first version was complete, it was duplicated 3 times. The settings in the Hue/Sat adjustment layers set to 'colorize' were changed to get the color changes.

Finally the four pieces were assembled into a final 2x2 image.

Much of the layer building process can be recorded as a PS action, my project for tomorow!
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:57 AM
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Did this one in GIMP 2.4

Still having some navigation issues, but, for the most part, I like what I see. Some of my Script-fus are causing launch issues with it, and so is one of my favorite GIMP plugins (Texturizer), but I still can use 2.2x, so I'm overall happy.
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:28 PM
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Re: Courtney

Thought i would revive this thread

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