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Old 05-05-2008, 06:46 PM
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I mean Ol baldy wants to know "how HE done that " and I know sometimes people get it wrong but i am a she !!

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Palms I am well aware that you are a vivacious "SHE"

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I second the Tutorial idea!!
I keep coming back to the image trying to figure out, How He Do Dat!! It Look Good!!
Guess I should have said keep coming back to Peter S's image cause it looks sooo good! And I also want to know How he do dat! Not to slight yours Palms cause it look good too!

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OB should know how he did it shouldn't,t he???
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As said to Col Hogan, "I know nothing!"

I will try once again to entice PETER into making a tutorial (if just to show his mentor how well he can do it!)

Also I figured if I'm gonna Yakity yak I might as well submit another
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:33 AM
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Re: The Welder Man

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As said to Col Hogan, "I know nothing!"

I will try once again to entice PETER into making a tutorial (if just to show his mentor how well he can do it!)

Also I figured if I'm gonna Yakity yak I might as well submit another
OB you certainly can yak, well you've worn me down, slightly
I'm not a writer, and I tried to do a tute before, it was rubbish and looked terrible.

But I'll have a go at a workflow for you.

Duped twice and on top layer masked out the head and shoulders with quick mask.
Selected the smudge brush and chose one of Trimoons brush presets #23 I think.
Increased the size abit and roughly smudged the BG, drawing it into the masked area, I didn't want any of the figure to show in the BG.
I then used Refields Lattice Composer (a frebie - check it out), geta a bit hazy here to remember everything, but probably softened this a little with a small amount of blur.
I would have then used (probably) another freebie - Unlpugged tools 'Spotlight' .
Then dropped down to next layer and reduced noise quite a lot (a little cheat really). Now here you won't like it but I use LucisArt at a fairly low level to emphasize the difference in tones, (doesn't sound right that but I'm sure you know what I mean)
Then with the same smudge brush as before went over the main figure, varying the size and flow, plus used darken and lighten modes in places.

Created a blank layer on top and filled with 50% grey and set to overlay added a mask based on one of the channels (cant remember which), used impressionist to add the texture and then reduced the opacity down below 50%.
Refined the mask to this layer with a black brush, at a low opacity, here and there to taste.

Tweaked the colours to layer 2 (the Gent) could have been with Selective colour in a AL or with Vivida I use both a lot.
Then some sharpening to the main layer not BG

OB I know this ain't perfect, but its the best I could manage.



And Palms BTW I'm not shirking, I have a child off school I have to look after while mum is away at her parents, her Dad is not too well.
I have to go now and force her to have a drink to keep the fluid levels up.

Peter
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Old 05-06-2008, 05:10 AM
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well done on the tut Peter, Over to you now Ol Baldy ( you didnt think you could get away did you ?)

Oh dear Peter give my best wishes to your wife and her Dad
and as for the little one, get some straws kids love to drink from them and are easier if you have a sore throat ( mind you
i always felt better when Dad looked after me, probably cause
i could get away with more !)

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Old 05-06-2008, 05:53 AM
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i always felt better when Dad looked after me
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I was the same Palms, might be a girl thing.

Thank you for the tut Peter.
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:22 AM
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well done on the tut Peter, Over to you now Ol Baldy ( you didnt think you could get away did you ?)

Oh dear Peter give my best wishes to your wife and her Dad
and as for the little one, get some straws kids love to drink from them and are easier if you have a sore throat ( mind you
i always felt better when Dad looked after me, probably cause
i could get away with more !)

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I was the same Palms, might be a girl thing.

Thank you for the tut Peter.
Consider them passed Palms thank you.

I'm starting to think she had me fooled, jumping on my head is a bit of a giveaway. I'm sure its a girl thing

Anyway its not much of a tute as its very vague, but then again I suppose settings change with every picture.

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Old 05-06-2008, 12:35 PM
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A Gold Star for the protégé Peter.. You have probably made your Mentor very proud!

Great description of your process, Thanks!

My children always seemed to get better whenever I watched them also... Hmmm.. must be a male thing!

Heres hoping the sick ones in your family have a speedy recovery..
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:57 PM
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A Gold Star for the protégé Peter.. You have probably made your Mentor very proud!

Great description of your process, Thanks!

My children always seemed to get better whenever I watched them also... Hmmm.. must be a male thing!

Heres hoping the sick ones in your family have a speedy recovery..

Right male thing - of course I always knew I had healing hands.
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Old 05-08-2008, 04:59 PM
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Here is my attempt at this guy. I thought of his job and made him look like this,
also because it's the only thing that came to mind!

I used LightRoom on this one. Then I tweaked contrast a little and smoothed it using Gaussian Blur in CS2.

The Scott Kelby tutorial on this type of imaging is at this URL:
http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2008/archives/1094
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