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Old 02-28-2009, 11:21 PM
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Re: Pretty young girl

Found it a challenge with the multi-temp lighting with crazy noise. Corrected with selective color. Smoothing done with NN, GB, and SB. After smoothing, did a lot of D&B and healing for the big spots.

Don’t normally post here, but always liked the photo art. I'll try to learn more and post an artsy one on a later thread...

Good challenge,
-Keven
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Old 03-01-2009, 04:42 AM
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Don’t normally post here, but always liked the photo art. I'll try to learn more and post an artsy one on a later thread...

Good challenge,
-Keven
welcome to our side do come and visit again soon

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Old 03-01-2009, 09:58 AM
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Re: Pretty young girl

great interpretation Ikroll...
mine are paintered & textured and one topazed......
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:22 PM
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Re: Pretty young girl

Hehe, Lyle, always pull something special out of your bag
Joe, very neat, nice one...your comic action?
Keven, nice to see you around here and it sort of pleases me that you had your trouble as well with tones and noise as you seem to have answers to almost every prob in retouching ...very pleasant result.
Gilbert, first one looks great, 2nd a little less so..but that's personal pref only.

Thank you all for playing
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:59 PM
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palms1 and amica999,

Thanks for the welcome and kind comments. I have dipped into the PA section for a while now and have been impressed and inspired by many of the works. Some of them I just have to say how did they do that?!?!

I am planning on incorporating a combo of photo art and normal in some of my own works. I'll try an learn a little about how to make PA over spring break then post my results.

Great works,
-Keven
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:40 PM
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Challenging colorwise

Thank you for the play
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:40 AM
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Welcome to our little corner, Edalisse. Nice work
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Old 03-06-2009, 02:07 AM
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Greetings Yesterday I stumbled on your site and learned about smudging for the first time. I am totally new to the art world, and I am well aware that I still have a way to go before I even can see what I am looking at I was inspired to try this technique and here is my effort. My husband says it still looks too much like a photo. I had a lot of fun getting it to this point, and need lots more practice to look anything like some of these above! Thanks for all the helpful information, brushes, etc!

PS i have no idea how to insert the file so i attached it
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:57 AM
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Greetings Yesterday I stumbled on your site and learned about smudging for the first time. I am totally new to the art world, and I am well aware that I still have a way to go before I even can see what I am looking at I was inspired to try this technique and here is my effort. My husband says it still looks too much like a photo. I had a lot of fun getting it to this point, and need lots more practice to look anything like some of these above! Thanks for all the helpful information, brushes, etc!

PS i have no idea how to insert the file so i attached it
Hi Jeree,

Welcome to "the fun zone"! -- and congrats on your first smudge, which looks a WHOLE LOT BETTER THAN my first shot at the technique. You did fine on the attach. That's preferred method around here.

re: looks like a photo vs. looks like a painting
That can definitely be a challenge. Here's something to try...

Before starting the smudge work, seriously boost non-facial and non-hair colors in the image. "Bright, saturated colors" are not typically present throughout a photo.

Ditto for detail. Simplify (smooth out) unimportant areas (not completely, but some) prior to smudging. Photos have a lot of precise detail; paintings do not.

You have a bright future as a digital artist. Good luck on your next creation.
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:03 AM
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Welcome to our little corner, Edalisse. Nice work
Hi Edalisse.

Glad to have you join us.

Wonderful work, especially the eyes.
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