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Creative Portraits: Kids, Jeannie

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Old 05-23-2004, 10:43 AM
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Creative Portraits: Kids, Jeannie

Photo by Jaques. I can't wait to work on this one.

~Danny~
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Old 05-23-2004, 07:14 PM
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What a doll.

This is one of my impressionist actions--pastels over ink--basically several layers of impressionist blended at varying opacities, topped with some sketchy type layers and low opacity in different blend modes. I was really pleased by how this one brought out her eyes.
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Old 05-24-2004, 04:59 PM
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Something different from me. Two images. One gets buzzed, then over to PMAG -darkend a couple time and increased the contrast, then hand drawing. Then Buzz again. Grayscale it, increase contrast again.

Second image, buzz, then Impressionist Conte Crayon Fairthful with brush size set on 50. Merged on Darkest.

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Old 05-24-2004, 05:00 PM
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Cheryl:

The eyes came out GR-reat. When it comes to this arty stuff, if you get the eyes right, you have a lot more flexibility on the rest.

Amy:

That's a creative combination of effects. Glad to see you experiment with new ideas.

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I, too, took the impressionist route and went for a little less detail. I *DO* like Impressionist. You can sure get results from it that you can't get elsewhere!

When finished in Photoshop, I took a quick trip over to Corel Painter 8, to add some brushstrokes. Nothing major... just a subtle touch.

See attachments for the details.

~Danny~
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Old 05-24-2004, 07:48 PM
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I'm way, way out of my neighborhood! And I'm lost!! But I had to try something on this one. I duplicated the image, made a duplicate layer, USM at .6 pixels, amt. 26, and 0 threshold. Changed blend mode to overlay. I repeated this three more times, saved for web, optimized at 100K, and here's what I wound up with. It's not art, but it's a big change.

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Old 05-24-2004, 09:36 PM
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Ed:

If you thought you were lost, I'd say you're "Found" now. You've created a interesting rendition here. Experimenting and trying new things are highly encouraged.

Get lost here again -- anytime!

~Danny~
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Old 05-24-2004, 11:46 PM
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A combination of Trimoon's watercolour effect and xero line art, plus a few experiments along the way.

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Old 05-25-2004, 09:40 AM
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Thanks Danny. Now if I just had artistic tendencies!

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Old 05-25-2004, 09:47 AM
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Christine I LOVE that effect. One of these days I'm going to have to spend more time with Photoshop.

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Old 05-25-2004, 11:26 AM
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Lovely girl, lovely image.

Using PShop 7, combined layers of Artistic->Sponge painting, Stylize->Glowing Edges, Sketch->Graphic Pen with layer modes and layer masks to lighten effects on chosen areas.
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