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Bride-to-be...what can you do?

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Old 01-17-2008, 12:48 PM
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Re: Bride-to-be...what can you do?

I don't often paint portraits, but this is a wonderful candid shot so I had to have a go.

PST with a watercolor brush.
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:49 PM
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Re: Bride-to-be...what can you do?

Sorry couldn't resist another one, using the history brush and a sketch layer (done with a action ! )

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Old 01-17-2008, 01:15 PM
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Re: Bride-to-be...what can you do?

You guys are so talented. Maybe one day I will get good at painting. I'm still mostly at the "actions" level though. I'm glad everyone likes the shot. I will post a few more later as I work through the 800 pictures that I took.

Here is the link to the sketch action that I used. Hope you find it useful.

http://www.inframe.co.uk/html/download.shtml

Thanks for all the ideas and hope to see more.
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:18 PM
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Re: Bride-to-be...what can you do?

Palms... you nailed it on AHB #1. The only nit is loss of detail in dress; otherwise simply wonderful.

B: thanks for link. I can always use another action.

My try II: BW, which seems to work on many wedding shots.
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:31 PM
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Re: Bride-to-be...what can you do?

Thank you Danny I agree about the detail on the dress, I tried using the history brush to try and bring some of it back but sadly it didnt work, Great black and white conversion, but why didn't i think of a vignette

Swampy great painting, hope you dont mind but as soon as i looked at yours i thought "This would look great in Sepia " so i have had a bit of a play and yep i think it looks great as well give it a try and see what you think ( i know it could just be me )

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Old 01-17-2008, 03:38 PM
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Re: Bride-to-be...what can you do?

Why isn't she smiling?

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Old 01-17-2008, 04:22 PM
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Re: Bride-to-be...what can you do?

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Why isn't she smiling?

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Because she was being forced to marry against her will by her evil parents who were only concerned with the wealth that the arrogant groom possessed...oh...wait...wrong bride. Just kiddin'.

As I mentioned in the original post this was a candid shot. She wasn't aware of me at this point as she was deep in conversation with her maid of honor, and probably trying to calm her nerves as this was right before the wedding.

Nice work.
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:33 PM
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Re: Bride-to-be...what can you do?

I really like the shot! I was inspired by Palms and Danny.

I used impressionist, paint engine, and a few other tricks.

Enjoy!
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:52 PM
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Re: Bride-to-be...what can you do?

HDR_tonemapped
Painted out tree on original
Moved tone mapped on top of original with a hide all mask
Let dress of tone mapped show through by painting with white
Merged all layers then used the "More sketch than HighKey" action
Lightened the sketch with levels
Layed it on top of the merged layers as a soft light layer
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:09 PM
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Re: Bride-to-be...what can you do?

Just had to have a go at such a great pic.

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