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Old 06-23-2009, 04:02 AM
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You got the tut for the Dragan thingy??
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Used an action "Richard Houtby Dragan Effect",
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:00 AM
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Thanks OB.
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:29 AM
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Thanks! Very nice picture.
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:32 AM
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"Little lady with flowers"

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Old 06-23-2009, 12:05 PM
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Some beautiful results here. I tried a fake smudge and some Topaz Clean on this
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:26 PM
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Some beautiful results here. I tried a fake smudge and some Topaz Clean on this
Wow, that's impressive! What do you mean by fake cuz it doesn't look fake at all?
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:15 PM
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Wow, that's impressive! What do you mean by fake cuz it doesn't look fake at all?
Eda, you did such a beautiful rendition that I am sure you don't need my advise. Anyhow here you go: I opened the pic and adjusted it a little bit in ACR, took it into photoshop and rotated the canvas to the left - Filter-Diffuse-Anisotropic, rotated the canvas all the way to the right - same filter again. Rotate image to normal view, same filter again. Smudge some of the hard lines which have been introduced. Than I took the image over to Topaz Clean 2 and choose Crisp result or something like that - added a layer mask on the result and masked out the hair at 50% or so, as I didn't like lost definition. Put a grey filled layer on top to dodge and burn some, not much, mostly on eyes and blend shadows and highlights. Finally picked a color from the sweater for the frame. That's it. This technique - fake smudge - was introduced by our member Joeven (thanks joe)
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:05 PM
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a little bit of ahb from me

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Old 06-23-2009, 03:12 PM
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Eda, you did such a beautiful rendition that I am sure you don't need my advise. Anyhow here you go: I opened the pic and adjusted it a little bit in ACR, took it into photoshop and rotated the canvas to the left - Filter-Diffuse-Anisotropic, rotated the canvas all the way to the right - same filter again. Rotate image to normal view, same filter again. Smudge some of the hard lines which have been introduced. Than I took the image over to Topaz Clean 2 and choose Crisp result or something like that - added a layer mask on the result and masked out the hair at 50% or so, as I didn't like lost definition. Put a grey filled layer on top to dodge and burn some, not much, mostly on eyes and blend shadows and highlights. Finally picked a color from the sweater for the frame. That's it. This technique - fake smudge - was introduced by our member Joeven (thanks joe)
Thank you! That's a neat tidbit actually. Some people prefer a more natural look than what I usually offer. I had tried lightly smudging on over-sharpened images and that did not work. The rotating canvas plus a very light smudge is perfect for skin. I just tried it on a few photos and it works great. Thank you Amica, and thank you Joe!!!
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:19 PM
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I'm sorry Eda, what do you mean by "rotating canvas". I'm probably over thinking it but I am bread dead.
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