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Creative Portraits: Long and Wavy

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Old 10-11-2008, 12:18 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Long and Wavy

Thank you Piter for the nice photo.

Little bit of smudge
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Old 10-11-2008, 03:57 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Long and Wavy

Lyle - I have to say I didn't like the thumbnail but when I viewed the full picture I changed my mind very quickly - like it
Palms - as ever what can I say, err rubbish, only joking I like it.
Steve I tried to get that effect but my masking for the lips was awful.
Amica - that's sharp very nice
OB - you certainly brought out the highlights there. (BTW I'm looking for one to call Long and straight watch this space)
Fluffbutt - come on post the link.
Gilbert - love it but the BG doesn't seem to fit otherwise excellent
Alex - again at first I wasn't sure about it, but it gets better after a couple of drinks, sorry views

Keep them coming

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Old 10-11-2008, 04:23 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Long and Wavy

Thank you, Peter. How many drinks you needed for that comment? :-)
Joking..the compression did take out a lot of the effect...
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:10 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Long and Wavy

Sketches, huh?

Here's Mine.

Started with some color correction and contrasting then Smart Blur (edges) for the basic outlines. Diffuse/Aniso. Set to Color Burn

Used the luminosity from the color layer (3 copies merged). Desaturated. Filter/Brush Storkes, Cross Hatch. Under the Color Burn Layer

Inverted the luminosity from the color layer. Desaturate. Crosshatch.

ABOVE these three layers: A copy of the color layer desaturated and set to Color Dodge.
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:30 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Long and Wavy

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Steve I tried to get that effect but my masking for the lips was awful.


Peter
I think I lucked out. Masking a small area like that ain't easy.

I did a bit of cleanup with the clone brush in Paint Shop Pro, & that helped.

Steve C.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:52 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Long and Wavy

i like the general pose and so on of this shot, but it was lit very poorly. so, i did a bit of cleanup on the whole before doing any artwork on it. this isnt meant to be a full glamour fix; i just wanted it looking a bit better before moving on to anything else with it.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:54 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Long and Wavy

love the sketch, swampy

and that's new, lyle. i like it.
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:40 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Long and Wavy

just having some fun
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:21 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Long and Wavy

Thanks, Craig. It's a little out of the box for me, but I love to experiment.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:32 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Long and Wavy

oops, missed peter's. excellent, peter!
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