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Creative Portraits: Watercolor Toddler (Trimoon)

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Old 12-21-2002, 07:20 AM
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Creative Portraits: Watercolor Toddler (Trimoon)

I’ve cropped this to hide the area I’m having trouble with (the hair).

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Trimoon's watercolor tutorial CD is available at www.Trimoon.com. - djr
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Old 12-21-2002, 07:26 AM
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Old 12-21-2002, 04:29 PM
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TOO cute not to play with! Is that Mommy in the background?
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Old 12-21-2002, 04:43 PM
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More detail in the hair, less watercolor look...
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Old 12-21-2002, 05:11 PM
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I'll stop now - was trying for something in-between sketch and watercolor.
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Old 12-23-2002, 05:30 AM
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Played with "David's Watercolour" action, rather liked the effect, thought I'd post it. Cropped a little off the top, but nothing else.

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Old 03-03-2005, 12:39 PM
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Let's see what you can do with a not-so-good pic to work with (2nd post).
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Old 03-03-2005, 11:09 PM
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Little Miss Doleful

A quick one...

Resized image to 140%
PR Retouche/PR Brightness
Auto Hue and Sat
Auto Contrast
Neat Image/Noise Reduction
Soft Focus
Xero Filter/Carravaggio
Mask added
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Old 03-04-2005, 10:34 AM
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Neve, Very good!
Here's my try, Danny. Nothing much, just buzz simp1, changed bckgr, dodge and burn tools, render clouds layer.
Warm regards, Judy.
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Old 03-05-2005, 10:23 AM
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Nice job, P & J, on each yours. Your uncomplicated approaches illustrate once again one does not have to go completely overboard to render very pleasing results.

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When I started out on mine I had no real destination/style/outcome in mind. It just came out kind of sketchy/charcoally/chalky.

I started by enlarging the image and knocking out the background.

The point of the attached Layers Palette screenshot is not intended this time as a roadmap, but to illustrate the path to the final outcome. I got to the "Merge Sketch" layer, went out to watch TV, came back and thought, "I don't like this as much as I thought I did."

So then I went off in another direction ("Merge Chalk Sketch", based on "Merge Sketch"), but wasn't completely sold on it, either.

Then I decided to try "a little of both," blending the two interpretations into one which was a satisfactory compromise.

Thanks, Trimoon, for sharing your image with us.

~Danny~
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