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Creative Portraits: Amy's Flower Child

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Old 06-01-2004, 07:38 PM
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Creative Portraits: Amy's Flower Child

I was playing around with impressionist when I made a happy little mistake.

The first pic is the original. The second is with impressionist Texture-Floral Blanket. The third is the result after merging on Average, then darkening the contrast in the face and playing with saturation and softening. Interesting...

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Old 06-01-2004, 10:13 PM
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You know Amy, I've been playing with Impressionist for about 6 months and am just barely scratching the surface. I need to chill for a day and just see what wild and wonderful things are lurking. Here's another rendition by using the blending option. Thanks for sharing!

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Old 06-03-2004, 06:15 PM
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More fun combining layers using layer masks. The effects applied included the following, which are not listed in the order of their application:
* Before starting, replaced a lot of the black in the background and in her sweater with purple and blue hues. (Used the Replace Color dialog.)
* Photoshop Artistic > Dry Brush. Used to replace some eyes, nose, mouth detail.
* Duplicate of Background + Hide all layer mask + restore a little eye, nose, mouth and hair detail
* Impressionist - Conte: Unsmudged Monochrome (Background = White, Color = Image)
* Impressionist - Charcoal: Fine Scratches on Black (Background = Image, Size=60%). Renders an effect similar to Photoshop Dry Brush, but a more pleasing texture overall.
* Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to boost colors.

Another nice picture, Amy. Thanks.

~Danny~
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Old 08-07-2004, 01:10 PM
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Wanted something just a little bit different in the expression. Colors achieved manually...used the old tried & tested method of layering (blank multiple layers.) plus impression plug-ins filters.
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Old 09-11-2004, 05:19 AM
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Edited (in italics)- Have added one more step which i missed out

Image duplicate - close original. Dup backgr layer - Render lens flare - 232 brightness, 35 mm - layer mask low opacity brush, lightly bring back facial features.Another new blank layer with rose pink, again layer mask low opac brush for pink effect. [/I] The next step will determine the type of effect. Render - Lighting effects- i used soft omni, directional, red channel, beyond 60 toward mountainous. Flatten. Image layer adj for more contrast (do not brighten more).
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Old 09-11-2004, 07:42 AM
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pink lady

Jaykita, that technique is really, really great. I can see all sorts of possibilities for that. Experimentation here I come...............
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Old 09-11-2004, 09:02 PM
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Did a bit of editing on my message

Janet, are you there?
So Sorry. I had forgotten to add an extra step which i've added in the same earlier message. It is an interesting technique if i may say so myself?
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Old 09-12-2004, 12:01 AM
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Thanks Jaykita. I'm here. Don't laugh but sometimes great cooks leave out an essential ingredient when they "share" recipes. I was wondering.....giggle. Just joking.

Again, great effect.

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Old 12-22-2006, 06:13 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Amy's Flower Child

Tried to keep the glow with this one.

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Old 12-23-2006, 12:58 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Amy's Flower Child

Just messing around again............so here is the result.


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