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Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

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Old 02-01-2010, 08:46 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

Dang Danny, them little girls sure do grow up fast these days.. What a beautiful women you have there....Hmmmm must have something to do with the Pizzas and Hamburgers... Not quite the same little girl as the picture in your Pencil sketch Tutorial from a short six years ago
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:13 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

Cute girl.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:18 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

Great work everyone and thanks, Gilbert, for the how-to detail. Much appreciated by many.

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Dang Danny, them little girls sure do grow up fast these days.
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This one: I started by duplicating the Background and experimenting with the settings of Impressionist's Chalk > Chunky Strokes style, e.g. changed Background from Image to Custom (white), lowered Coverage % setting to around 50%, tinkered with Brush min/max height/width values and turned on Effects > Emboss = 1, Top Right. Applied style.

Duplicated BG again, dragged duplicate to top layer, fiddled with Chalk > Chunky Strokes settings some more, applied, changed layer blend mode from Normal to Darken, which drops out the white and filled in some of the image. Repeated this sequence several more times to "build up" / fill in most of the original areas of white.

Merged visible, sharpened a little. Duplicated BG again, dragged duplicate to top layer, added 'hide all' layer mask and painted with white (opacity = 100%, flow=10%) on mask to bring back a little detail here and there.

Merged visible again, ctrl + T to engage Transform, rotated a bit so rails were perpendicular, did a little cloning here and there to cover up blobs.

Showed it to Ali who said: "This is OK, but I like Gilbert's better." Critic, but I couldn't disagree! She's right.
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:02 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

Ali, your cheque's in the post!
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:44 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

One more go... This one done with Paint Shop Pro X2's Topology filter + some Boss Emboss.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:35 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

Not sure she's going to like this one either Danny; lol

I do too, but my tastes are different then most. Have to agree with your daughter on Gilbert's version too. Just can't beat a handmade rendition, but filter guy I am so I'll keep pushing that side of things.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:45 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

Something a little bit different.

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Old 11-16-2010, 01:43 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

Decisions about what to have for dinner is serious business and not to be made light of. <Grin> Here's my play.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:12 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

Went dotty with her this time.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:17 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

had a go in psp first to blur the background more. then, off to filter forge for a new filter i've been working on. back to psp for a little post work.
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