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Creative Portraits - Hard Times

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Old 10-13-2008, 10:52 AM
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Creative Portraits - Hard Times

Found this on Stock Exchange. It spoke to me and I just had to paint it.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:40 PM
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Wow, Swampy, that sure looks spooky :-) Had a go on Impressionist...
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:56 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Hard Times

Pointilistic watercolor time again. Attached a crop for Danny, but hopefully the full rez link will show too.

http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/8...bsxcrq8.th.jpghttp://img388.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:22 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Hard Times

Here's a smudge...

btw: Lyle when I first looked your link to the hi-res was there, it's gone now..
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:14 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Hard Times

Nice find Swampy I had the same thought.

Amica you beat me to the smudge brush

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Old 10-13-2008, 08:25 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Hard Times

Those smudges look Great!

After trying a thousand different things I finally ended up using an action developed by Danny Raphael called "7ART-Palette Knife and WC-djr" on one of the leftovers
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:33 AM
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Amica you beat me to the smudge brush Peter
Ha, Peter, only regarding time...great smudge!

OB, thank you, and I like what you did to the pic, great...
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:02 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Hard Times

This one begs for BW...

Nik Silver Efex Pro after opening shadows with PS Shadows/Highlights filter and using Levels to emphasize white in eyes.

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LK: Thx for close-up!
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:43 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits - Hard Times

Here's another done with the Impressionist plugin based on custom brush "MyBrsh10.tif," which was donated by Fluffbutt and can be found in this thread:

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...m-brushes.html
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:28 PM
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Just another paint stroke version.........guess I'm in a rut.

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