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Old 01-22-2005, 12:26 PM
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Some very lovely entries on this one and quite the range of techniques! Great job by all, but I wanted to mention a few:

Andrew B: Very interesting technique using a extreme combination of noise reduction and sharpening. The results are quite artistic and pleasing. Excellent job!

Manjumena: Very nice smudge technique!

Joy CA: Excellent results following the smudge tutorial. I really like the highlights you added to the photo.

Jaykita: Nice abstract watercolor look!

Donna (Dslinger): The cool tone and waves filter really creates a “Lady of the Lake” feel. Very nice abstract results!

Janet Petty: I like the three layer threshold approach. It simplifies the colors and the subtle canvas texture gave it the final artistic touch. Nice job!

ExclamPt: The desaturation, vignetting, and diffuse glow created a powerful image. I love how the focus is on the face now. It really emphasizes the facial expression. I can see this is a mystery novel cover. Very nice results!

LQQKER: Nice job turning this into a nude portrait. I like the soft skin tones and the additional highlights. Lovely results!

byRo Beautiful black & white high-key!
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Old 01-25-2005, 04:03 PM
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I used a well known sketch recipe. Duplicate the layer;desaturate; duplicate that layer and invert; set blend mode on that (top)layer to color dodge; G Blur the top layer until outlines show up;merge the top two layers dupe and set top layer to multiply eventually set a blend mode of luminosity. Oh well.
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:13 AM
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DIY cut-out

- Lumosity, Posterize(5), Separate into 5 layers - lightest on top, dropshadow;
- Colorize;
- On top some outlines multiplied in.
(times up, gotta work now!)
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Old 01-26-2005, 11:46 AM
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I used a well known sketch recipe...
Nothing wrong with "well known," Phil. If you had fun, it works for me. In this case, subtle manipulation is a good thing.

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Excellent, Ro. Separating the layers and the shadowing was a great idea.
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Old 01-27-2005, 10:09 AM
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Serial Killer??
(I gotta buy my new computer quick and stop watching TV)
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Old 01-28-2005, 01:50 AM
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Flipped her around since she looked better to me that way. Then just some basic softening and tonal blending.
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Old 01-28-2005, 02:05 AM
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Great result Sidis and welcome!
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Old 01-28-2005, 10:05 AM
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Flipped her around since she looked better to me that way. Then just some basic softening and tonal blending.
Very interesting doing the flip. I see what you mean.

I like the way you applied the lighting effect on her face and gave emphasis to her eye.
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:03 PM
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Ascot - Ladies Day

Made the veil in Illustrator.

In England there is a racecourse called Ascot. On 'Ladies Day' the ladies compete for the most outrageous headgear money can buy. My tribute to Ladies Day.
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:08 PM
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Made the veil in Illustrator.
Very impressive Illustrator work. To my knowledge you're the first person to have used AI in any of the photo-art posts. Well done, Indigo.
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