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

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Old 01-19-2008, 07:19 AM
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how did you do the skin please? was it your de grunge technique?
Quite the contratry !! It was your smudge brushes.

It was supposed to become a painting, like I said - got detoured.

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Old 01-19-2008, 07:43 AM
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Quite the contratry !! It was your smudge brushes.

It was supposed to become a painting, like I said - got detoured.

Whoops dropped a clanger there, but just goes to show how well you have used them. Oh well i am of to practice myself with them some more got a lot to learn

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Old 01-20-2008, 01:07 PM
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Re: Bride-to-be...what can you do?

Here's my try at smudge painting. still looks to much like the photo. Carb
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:23 PM
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Here's my try at smudge painting. still looks to much like the photo. Carb
That's exactly what happened to me too!

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And another, a little lighter and more attention paid to the detail in the posh frock.

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Peter, care to share your technique, please? I especially would like to know how you achieved the results in your second one.
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:51 PM
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Re: Bride-to-be...what can you do?

Everyone has done a great job.
I really like Swampy's, and Cindy's (thanks for the explanation).
Here is mine.
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:20 AM
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This started out as a smudge of the bride but ended up being about the tree.

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Old 01-24-2008, 05:52 PM
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Peter, care to share your technique, please? I especially would like to know how you achieved the results in your second one.
Sorry its taken a while to answer this, but there has been a lot of posts lately and I just didn't notice.

Well it was Palms who gave me the idea when she mentioned losing the detail of the dress, so i duped the BG again and moved it to the top of the stack and tried a fake HDR on it. That brought out the details in the dress but the rest I didn't like so I masked them out and faded slightly, ALT/Merged visible to a new layer played with the levels and colours, and I think I added a slight vignette to darken the edges a little just to emphasize the bride a bit more, oh yes then added the texture I used on the first post.


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Sorry its taken a while to answer this, but there has been a lot of posts lately and I just didn't notice.
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Thank you so much, Peter, for responding. And 'thank you' to Palms too for inspiring Peter to arrive at his rendition. I hope that I'll have some time soon to experiment with the technique because IMHO I love it! Thanks again Peter.
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:36 PM
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This is such a pretty picture, I had to see what I could come up with and ended up with something other than I was intending..that happens a lot to me.
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