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Old 02-27-2003, 08:35 PM
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Blaine

This little guy's is about as cute as can be. Almost a shame to "arty-up" those eyes, but his mom wanted me to see what we could do.

Here's the orig...

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Old 02-28-2003, 01:32 AM
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What a wonderful picture to work with!

Here's what I did with it.

1. Made abstract version, painted with white over the blotches it put on the skin areas of the face to remove them, then blended this layer in linear light mode over a dupe of original and merged.

2. On another dupe of original ran high pass filter set at 21 and blended it in color dodge mode over a dupe of the original which had been darkened and saturated more.

3. Layered step #1 result over step #2 result at 55% opacity.

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Old 02-28-2003, 02:37 PM
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Here's a pencil sketch. This was done with the technique I've been trying to develop for "instant" sketches. It uses high pass filter, color dodge mode, and pattern adjustment layer among other things. Still experimenting so the steps aren't recorded since they kept changing as I played around with it. So...it's still far from "instant" ...not yet, anyway.

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Old 02-28-2003, 04:50 PM
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I guess I'd call this a try at a watercolor effect.

New background, Paint Daubs, Spatter, Dry Brush, Smart Blur-Edges only, Trimoon's sketch effect, and a watercolor pattern overlay.

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Old 03-18-2003, 09:37 PM
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Such a handsome young man! I couldn't bring myself to try one of my more 'unusual' techniques, so here he is in a somewhat softer presentation.
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Old 03-19-2003, 09:51 AM
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BillC, that is truly beautiful! Can you tell us what you did to achieve that effect?

Thanks, Jeanie
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Old 03-19-2003, 10:11 AM
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Tyeise and Jeanie - thank you for the comments - I appreciate it. Actually, the technique is fairly simple. There is probably a better way to do this without making a separate copy, but this is the workflow I used:

I duplicated the picture
Converted the duplicate to a sepia tone (I used the sepia action that comes with PhotoShop in the Image Effects action set - adjusted the hue on the Hue/Saturation layer that the action creates)
Flattened
Copied back on top of original (Select/Copy/Paste - on a PC that is the sequence CTRL-A, CTRL-C, CTRL-V)
Erased thru for detail and color on the eyes and lips - experiment with the amount of opacity. (Note - could probably avoid all of this by using the History Brush - wouldn't have to duplicate and do all the monkeying around with copying back onto the original)
Flattened
Gaussian Blur - to taste
Using the history brush I 'painted' back the detail in the eyes and lips
Added an oval vignette with the outside color to match the sepia tone of the pic
Done....
I'll run thru another one just to veryify the steps ....
Have a nice day
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Old 03-22-2003, 01:31 AM
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These are all wonderful

Here is my take ...

Tried this in painter first - but couldn't find a look I liked, so I figured the original might not be adjusted right to start with, so I went into Photoshop and ended up staying there ... so much for preconceived notions ...

First I vignetted, then duplicated layer and used soft light blend mode to brighten, adjusted color balance, saturation, etc., fiddled with levels a few times as I played.

darkened left side and moved catchlight in eyes

removed thin shadow from flash on camera

used smudge tool to blend to painted look

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Old 05-20-2004, 11:14 PM
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Another classic worth another pass...

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Old 06-16-2004, 08:29 PM
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Blaine

I used the following two tutorials....

Smudge Painting

Jetting min-tech

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