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Old 10-12-2004, 09:45 AM
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Hi Janet

Thank you for your comments. I agree about the nose and the white flecks. I think where I ultimately want to get to is producing something with a minimal number of brushstrokes that approximates a rough watercolor portraiture of the subject or scene. I'm not sure what the key is other than bringing back obvious detail in eyes, mouth, etc, but it sure is fun playing around and learning.

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Old 10-12-2004, 09:04 PM
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Color illustration - abstract outline plus color blend to retain skin tones. Now he's ready to meet "Blonde on elbow - Relaxed".
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Old 10-19-2004, 10:15 PM
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A Couple of Actions

Been working on some actions - and seeing as this is a sharing place.....

First one. Makes what I call an "Art Base" - ends up with a sharper more contrasty version of the orignal photo, which I find a good place to start the arty stuff. After you're through twiddling the opacities, flatten and go to the....
Second one. Makes 4 layers with 4 different masks according to the luminosity range - BB is darkest, HH lightest. I use this to identify which layer contains the details and which are just background - then vary the Impressionist filter accordingly.

Hope this is useful.

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Old 10-20-2004, 12:51 AM
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Adding another version of Trimoon's latest history brush technique..
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:07 AM
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Been working on some actions - and seeing as this is a sharing place.....

I use this to identify which layer contains the details and which are just background - then vary the Impressionist filter accordingly.

Hope this is useful.

How do you apply the filters? Do you have to flattened before running the 2nd action?
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Old 10-20-2004, 07:09 AM
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Do you have to flattened before running the 2nd action?
Hi, manju,
You should flatten because the "Art Base" is a new starting point - however, I usually make a duplicate merged copy of the photo, which flattens the layers but doesn't destroy the original.

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How do you apply the filters?
The impressionist filters? Each layer is a masked duplicate of the original, so just select the layer and apply a filter. I do it like this....
Turn off all layers leaving only the black canvas. Turn on each of the four layers in turn and see what is showing (At this point the only difference - between them is the masking). Select a layer and apply an appropriate impressionist filter setting (of course, doesn't have to be impressionist). For example: on a layer that shows the skin of a young lady's face I'd go for Chalk.Pastels. On a layer that shows background I'd use something "chunky" or "abstract".
- If something goes very wrong on a layer you can make it again:duplicate the "background" layer and apply the mask from the channels palette.
- If the masking is getting in the way, paint over the mask.
- Change the blending and the order of the layers
- Have fun.

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Old 10-20-2004, 04:08 PM
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Adding another version of Trimoon's latest history brush technique..
In a word: Marvelous
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Old 01-22-2005, 06:24 PM
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Thought i would drag this one back u again.

Painter IX:
Photoshop:

Mixture of Wet Oils Brush, Camel Oil Brush
The settings varied depending on what part of the image i was concentrating on.

Photoshop for post image processing of colours and lighting.
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Old 01-22-2005, 07:31 PM
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Nicely done Axle! I like it that it wasn't overdone. I've had Painter 8 in my quiver for years but never touched it. Maybe I'll get into it there seems to be a bit of interest here. In the meantime, here's good old Art History Brush followed with periods of smoothing and more Art History Brush. Ran Fievels Gothic Glow action. Finished with The Lights Right Sharpening Tool Kit: Capture: USM Enhanced Dual Contour Edge with USM set to 300/4.6/0. I've included this last action as a layer palette. Unfortunately, I merged everything else before. If you haven't checked out TLR Sharpening Tool Kit, I recommend you do so. It's quite sophisticated. Cheers to Mitch!

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Old 02-21-2005, 07:02 PM
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Dude Revisited

Dude this time around got a shot of impressionist Paint>Fluorescent Pallet Knife at 200 and another layer with Xero lineart which was then buzzed at 500. Then sharpen the whole thing a bit.

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