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Old 12-22-2008, 08:34 PM
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Re: Another young lady

great find of pic..here is my try with Filter>Sketch>Conte Crayon mixed with Topaz Labs Adjust.
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:08 PM
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Due to all the great renditions already here I thought I would go down a different route

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Old 12-24-2008, 01:09 PM
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Love the 'grunge' palms(or should it be the Gringe)....this one of these pics that can't be improved upon...but we keep trying anyway
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:00 AM
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Re: Another young lady

OK; less eclectic this time.
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Awesome job everyone. Great find on the pic. I hope you don't mind double pics.
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Re: Another young lady

Really like your Fractilus interpretations Cert. Anyway, I believe I created a better ice sculpture with bubbles. Created the bubbles seamless texture and used it with subtle blends of my other Ice textures for this result.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:54 PM
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Wow, that ice sculpture is nice. Matter of fact, inspiration for a new thread. Ice sculptures? I bet there would be some great collective thoughts that might help all of us hone our skills even more. Lyle, care to shine a bit more light on your technique for the rest of us? (seriously ...no pun intended)
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:28 PM
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Glad you liked the result Cert. I loosely outlined my procedure here, but I continuely add other things as I develop the technique (such as using the bubbles pattern).
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Lyle, certified is right start a ice sculpture thread, then all the workflows and textures will be together (like i did with the ahb and smudge ones )

Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease

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Old 01-13-2009, 12:28 PM
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Re: Another young lady

You know how I hate tuts Palms. I tend to retouch on the fly (don't tell anyone else; lol). The big trick is the select by brighteness step and filling it with the texture of choice, then do an Invert selection and fill with another texture (or background). I used multiple, burn and PWL techniques too and that's just too hard to outline. Also, the edge detect technique (use original for this of course) with a desat (lower the colors a bit) helps with the etching/engraving step (still have to erase a lot of the etches too). Nuiances that I've eluded too, but not actually stated specifically. One of these days, I'm going to try one of those video thingys and you have to sit for the 30 to 45 minute session and see all the extra trial and errors steps (thank God for history; lol) that I also have to add to the blend. This is a hobby for me. Other's are much better at the technical like byRo. I'm an experimentor/imposter w.r.t. retouching as a few of you already figured out. lol; don't think I could ever make a living at it and I have high respect for those that do.

Filter guy I am, so these are a little more of a deviation to me, even though I did use a couple of filters for these. I know that I'm being quite general, but the nuances are too much for me to describe especially since I do things at the seat of my pants so to speak. I'm still hoping to figure out a way to more automate (which I could then outline better), but I'm still trying to get a good technique down. By the way, I use a very similar technique for my MoP's; just a different texture and background (that's a big hint).

Forgot to add, to Sparkle or not. lol

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