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Old 06-23-2009, 06:28 PM
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HaHa, I can't breathe now from laughing. Nope, I was talking about yours

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LOL. Totally different technique. Briefly...Usual corrections ( levels, sat, curves ) then I over-sharpen the image, smudge skin with smudge tool @ 25% strength . Add color and details with paint brush on separate layer. I use the rough round bristle on hair and eyes @ around 80% strength. Let me know if you need more details but basically that's it. :-)
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:56 PM
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Nice find, Peter !!
Great jobs already on this beautiful portrait
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:41 AM
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Sweets i just love it when you act all dense ( that's me with camera settings )

when you use the aniso filter if you look you get a sort of curly effect, so rotate it 90degrees and reapply and it puts more curly effect which in effect smooths everything then of course rotate it back to normal afterwards

Eda as you know i love your style keep it up ( and the fake way is great for speed)

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Old 06-24-2009, 10:26 AM
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This aging, once-polluted brain gets stuck in neutral sometimes Miss Palms...... Poor Eda had never spoken to me before, just what do you think she's thinking haaa
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:58 PM
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Re: Flower Girl

excellent find, peter!

and some truly stellar renditions here!

i had a go also. i used my simple simplifier technique to start, then some brightness/contrast and curves. oops, that's backwards. contrast first, then simplified. after that it was re-lighting and a bit of a crop for more punch.

beautiful little girl. always makes it easier when you have art to start with
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:33 PM
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I like your a lot Craig. I would have dropped some subtle needle sized catch lights in her eyes. Just me.

Ain't it great when Palms calls me "SWEETS"
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:40 PM
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thanks, sweets

actually, i did go for the tiny catchlights at first, or rather, putting more emphasis on the eyes with tiny spotlights, but it didnt work so well the way i tried, so i backed off and just did this.

or course, with digital, we can always go back and change things
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:46 PM
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Maybe as simple as that?
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:25 PM
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oh, ok. i see.

hmmm, how about like this?
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:36 PM
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oh, ok. i see.

hmmm, how about like this?
Me Likey! Very Mysterious!
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