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Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

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Old 02-01-2010, 04:03 AM
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Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

Here's a recent pic (taken by my son) of my daughter looking like she's deep in thought. Truth is she was considering what she wanted for dinner later that day: pizza or a hamburger. Decisions, decisions!

Have fun.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:26 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

Ta for the opportunity to practise portrait painting using painter and ps, danny
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:53 AM
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My oh my Ali is looking quite grown up now ! !

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Old 02-01-2010, 01:18 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

Gilbert.

Just curious to how you managed to get that painted effect.
Are you using PhotoShop? and if so, can you tell me in brief how you achieved this look.
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:08 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

Hi foghorn
Thanks for showing an interest in my 'Ali' attempt. Unfortuneately I am useless at describing my workflow but I'll try to give a rough description which, if nothing else , will give you somewhere to start.................
Painting Ali method

a) In Photoshop resize canvas to make space for top of head, crop and rotate to please (me)
b) In Painter quick clone and sketch head & shoulders using 'Robbs cover pencil' and a 'russet' colour
Create new layer and fill with colour of choice ,set to 'gel' mode so as to see sketch on underlying layer. Create your 'background' on this layer by adding more colour and smudging
Clone skin & clothes using 'Den's oil brush luscious', blend skin tones colours with 'Marlyns Skin brush'
Clone hair with 'Marlyns hair brush'or 'Dens oil brush luscious', blend/smudge hair using same brush with 'resat'set at zero and varying 'feature' between 1 and 3 to suit
c) Drop layers, and using marlyns hair brush with feature set about 2 smudge sketch lines until incorporated into painting. Add highlights where/if needed using fx brushes.
d) In photoshop, make colour adjusts and sharpen to suit

All brushes used are available for download on the net.....somewhere

Hope this helps you a little
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:58 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

Palms is right your little girl is growing up.

Peter
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:10 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

Gilbert.

Cheers for that. It looks like I have to get myself a copy of painter to be able to achieve that effect.

Thanks a lot

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Re: Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

Went for a monochromatic vector look.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:05 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Ali in Maui

Like how her hair turned out in yours Lyle. I decided on a bit more color.
Thanks for sharing your daughter with us Danny.
Hope you got to enjoy Maui too.

Click HERE for larger version.
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Thanks for the Ali shot. My version was finished in PaintEngine.
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