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Creative Portraits: Good Looking Dude

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Old 05-18-2004, 07:43 PM
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Creative Portraits: Good Looking Dude

For those of us who are sick of looking at beautiful women, I humbly submit a beautiful dude as a portrait study. This guy is from the Corel Gallery.

Am I right, Ladies???

Amy
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Old 05-18-2004, 07:45 PM
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Bless you Amy. It's about time something besides young, pretty women were posted.

This is from an action I made a while back.

Start with 3 dups of the background. On the lower copy run impressionist (thick dabs) and then paint engine (soft paint).

On the middle copy run buzz simplfier 2 (around 100), edges mono, emboss (mono .2). Then run the sketch layer through impressionist and paint engine (same settings as before). Adjust brightness and contrast slightly. Set to soft light.

On the upper copy, create a gaussian blur sketch. Set to soft light (or overlay) and reduce opacity slightly.
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Old 05-19-2004, 04:23 AM
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awwwwwright!!!!
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Old 05-19-2004, 05:14 AM
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Amy,

He's OK. Not sure about the posting of images from Corel Gallery - you could be breaching copyright.

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Old 05-19-2004, 08:36 AM
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I think I see a resemblance to me 35 years ago....maybe not. My wife says definetly not!

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Old 05-19-2004, 02:47 PM
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here's my humble attempt at a watercolor. I find doing people portraits the most difficult in digital art.


1. levels adjustment
2. dup background, desat, impressionist plugin
3. dup background, find edges.
4. blend=lighten
5. merge visible, crosshatch
6. dup background again. desaturate, blend=vivid light
7. dogdge and burn
8. dup background,blend=color
9. merge visible, tweek colors, add edgework.
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Old 05-19-2004, 02:56 PM
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Two images. One buzzed, PMAG handdrawing, Buzz. Played with contrast, not too light and not too dark.

The other buzz, VP oil (normal-subtle-subtle-sintle-intense)

Merged them both on Darken, I think. Cleaned up the result a tad.

Amy
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Old 05-19-2004, 06:30 PM
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amy -- i really like this one. nice job! what is PMAG handdrawing?

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Old 05-19-2004, 09:03 PM
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PMAG=Picture Man Art Gallery Plugins

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Old 05-19-2004, 10:20 PM
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Just added a hint of mystery... added a copy of different channels, a layer of photocopy, find edges...
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