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Old 04-05-2012, 11:26 PM
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any help on how to do this ?

I want to do some work on the old style sketch.
http://www.makenotice.com/wp-content...eyeball004.jpg

any ways i can achieve this sketch style ?
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:11 AM
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Re: any help on how to do this ?

PostWorkshop will do that
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:55 PM
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Re: any help on how to do this ?

Agree with Nancy; can try various blends with Amphisoft's Xylograph filter and get a more grid like result with FotoSketcher's Pen and Ink Sketch 1. Still, PostworkShop comes the closest. Actually decided to upgrade to 3 as soon as I get a confirmation email from the folks there, but I suspect Easter Weekends occupied them right now since I've not received the followup email yet. Will try again if I don't get a response. Already have PostworkShop Pro so the upgrade only costs me an additional $30; much cheaper then a PS upgrade. lol

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Old 04-06-2012, 10:18 PM
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Re: any help on how to do this ?

Yeah Lyle, eagerly awaiting the release of version 3!
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:43 PM
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Re: any help on how to do this ?

Got an email today plugs that version 3 was available. Went to the site and the said send them an email and include your serial number and they will inform you the info for purchase. When I saw that for me, the upgrade would be $30, I said to myself, self, that's reasonable. lol

Looks like they are only going to have a single version type with 3 (that would be pro). Fine with me; glad I got Pro in the first place now.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:03 AM
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Re: any help on how to do this ?

v3 is available now....Pro here and the nwe interface looks great
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:23 PM
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Re: any help on how to do this ?

You could also do it in illustrator or photoshop via stroked paths. In photoshop you could draw the paths as sets of discontinuos paths. Say the upper or lower lines around the eye could be drawn as one path with multiple segments to make it easier. Then use a custom brush for the strokes, and the eraser tool to get some of the tapering. I'd sample the base color for a starting fill. You can add a bit of noise or texture if it helps you visualize. Make sure to sample the black used. In my browser it looks like a warmer black.

Yeah..... some filter probably does something similar, but I think my way is more fun, and you get complete control.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:52 PM
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Re: any help on how to do this ?

Thought I would share this one with you all that I just did. Since I didn't get permission to share the effort at other places, I'll just link to my post. I did cheat just a little (a smidgen if you will; lol).

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=41191303
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:11 PM
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Re: any help on how to do this ?

This is usually done entirely by skilled hands.
Kevin Spout, has made thousands for The Wall Street Journal since 1979, called the Hedcut Stipple Method.
He will also do one for you of you.
Check out the link, and other links in his website.
I might also add, this looks like that is how the Plates for the United States Currency is also made. Obviously no software is capable of doing this with one or two clicks.

http://graphicssoft.about.com/gi/o.h...od-the-hedcut/

Last edited by Chance_1; 05-10-2012 at 08:12 PM. Reason: correction
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:17 PM
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Re: any help on how to do this ?

I always wondered why the WSJ never got with it in terms of modern photos. Vintage charm I guess. Or high-brow culture.
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