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Creative Portraits: Smiling Eyes

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Old 07-11-2004, 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted by billglaw
It is hard to beat really good picture. To get this variation:

Create three layers above the background by select all and copy the original image
1. top layer is Sketch effect B/w with subject erased. set at transparency of 40 as ADD. Diffuses the picture background and makes it lighter.
2. second layer is Water Color effect transparency set at 72 Normal
3. Third layer is original set to transparency of 55 Normal. Use this layer to adjust the brightness and color values
4. Using a little clone tool work and a little smudge work on the second layer to get a more realistic face image.
Hey, Bill:

Welcome back.

re: your watercolor effect
You're really onto something, here. Would you elaborate on your method/steps to achieve that look? It's one of the better WC-looking results I've seen.

Well done.

~Danny~
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Old 07-12-2004, 01:24 AM
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Trying the WC!
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Old 07-12-2004, 06:45 AM
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Smiling Eyes Art Portrait

Thought I would give this one a shot. I used a Fresco filter on both the girl and the background, but with more texture and a bigger brush on the background. I added a gaussian blur to the original pic of the girl, and added an adjustment layer and posterized the entire picture to 8 tones. I don't really know what I am doing but sure have fun trying!
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Old 07-12-2004, 01:42 PM
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More Water Color

Mixing Effects at various combinations transparency and method ( normal, add, subtract, if lighter, etc....) Is always interesting in trying to either simulate the real effect or create a new one. In the rendition posted here the WC effect is shown as first conversion. Then as modified. I use the smudge tool at less than 10 pixels like a dry brush to soften the color areas. Then bleed through the original to get more detail. The initial raw effect does not have WC "feel". The original picture definition (lines/inch) has an influence on the original conversion.
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Old 07-13-2004, 08:20 PM
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Very attractive subject.

Ran levels.
Digital sho
Hue & Sat adjustment.
Impressionist.
Light simplification.
Virtual painter.
Embossed.
Lightened center.
Nik midnight (gradient layer), skylight, and contrast.
Color adjustment.
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Old 07-13-2004, 08:43 PM
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An especially effective combination of effects. Well done.

Do you recall which Impressionist setting(s) you used?

~Danny~
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Old 07-14-2004, 01:46 PM
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Danny - It originated in the watercolor section (I know, not much help).

It's one that I made on the fly to help create a more appropriate background for what I had in mind before blending and using VP.
Sorry I cannot be more specific.

Jaymis
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Old 08-26-2004, 10:10 AM
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i'm not sure whether i really turned the portrait into some real technique, but still

btw, among all these great submissions, i've been surprised by the "liveness" of Manjumena's result... can you spill some beans on the technique, please?
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Old 08-26-2004, 11:04 AM
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Here's another one from me!
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Old 08-31-2004, 12:33 PM
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Outlining with diffuse-anisotropic, and unsharp mask.
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