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Danny's Impressionist Plug-in

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Old 12-20-2008, 05:58 AM
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Smile Danny's Impressionist Plug-in

Hi All
Recently started experimenting with Danny's plug-in. Here's my latest effort.
I'd value your comments.
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N
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:48 AM
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Re: Danny's Impressionist Plug-in

I think it looks nice. I am not sure about the amount of change around her neck and chest. It does not fit with what you were doing on the face and looks a little bit out of place, in IMHO. Which plug in did you use?
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:41 AM
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Re: Danny's Impressionist Plug-in

Thanks, I know what you mean about the difference. It's difficult to get the right balance between modifying the image yet not distorting the face too much. The pug-in is the Impressionist set kindly highlighted by DannyRaphael.
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:53 PM
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Re: Danny's Impressionist Plug-in

To clarify, Impressionist isn't 'my' plugin per se. It was developed by the kind folks at Microsoft.

Impressionist is my favorite plugin, though!

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re: It's difficult to get the right balance between modifying the image yet not distorting the face too much.

Indeed, true. When you find that balance, you'll know "you have arrived."

One possibility is to apply the same Impressionest effect to a separate copy of the Background using a smaller Brush Size setting (25%-40% +/-) and use a layer mask to selectively reveal important facial detail (eyes, mouth, nose, etc.)

See attachment. I used the djroils24 setting on each layer.
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:18 AM
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Thanks for that, Danny. I'll have another play.

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