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Old 09-06-2010, 03:06 PM
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Flamenco dancer

This image was created from a photo and painted with Corel Painter 11 and merged with the background in CS5.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/26734445@N03/4964608649/
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:13 PM
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Re: Flamenco dancer

I looks good but hard to tell with such a small pic,
Use save for the web and set to 100k, should get a reasonable copy that way.

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Old 09-06-2010, 03:22 PM
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Re: Flamenco dancer

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/26734445@N03/4964608649/
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:21 PM
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Re: Flamenco dancer

Hi
I like the general look of this, just a couple of things don't seem quite right.

The background looks good, but the dancer still looks like a photograph, no sign of brushwork that I can see.

I don't think the bit to the left of the feet quite works but not sure what to suggest.

Your masking seems quite sharp, try adding a small amount of Gaussian blur to the mask, or maybe use the smudge brush on the mask edges to break it up a little.

I like what you've done with the strong colours, this works well for me.

Hope this helps, you've made a good start.

Peter
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:22 PM
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Re: Flamenco dancer

good background. good pose by the person, but dont like around the feet. it appears you didnt finish or something around there. if you're going to take out all the background, then the floor is also background and to be consistent, that needs to be removed as well. you can always add a little fake flooring or just a dark area there to simulate the floor and any shadows you might want to add back. when the background is all smudged and impressionistic, then it's ok to add faux shadows and something for her to be standing on.

overall, i like it. nice job
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:24 AM
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Re: Flamenco dancer

Love the background, but the feet/floor could use some tweaking. There is a bit of a floating affect happening.
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:04 PM
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Re: Flamenco dancer

jerry_froggie, , welcome to RetouchPRO Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends. Poke around, ask questions. Glad to see you are taking part in some of the discussions, challenges, etc.....

You do good work, offer help, have fun!

However, the feet left me cold also... BUT, I liked everything else... Nice work!!

My quick fix to form a floor and ground the dancer was to clone the floor away in darken and lighten mode
then a black stripe on a new layer at the bottom in Softlight or overlay mode to form a floor feeling lowering opacity till it looked OK to me.. masked out the skirt and shoes
Darkened the shadows on the shoes and darkened the heel a little using the history brush set at Multiply and faded each stroke
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