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Old 06-27-2004, 10:12 PM
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Creative Portraits: Lady in Profile

Some stunning work by F.Toussa.
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Old 06-30-2004, 01:36 AM
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Not a sketch or watercolour but I liked the result.

Channel Mixer
Curves
Gradient map

Christine
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Old 07-01-2004, 03:17 PM
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Nice Pic. I did two takes on this. The more traditional: Buzz, VP Gouache, PSPsoft focus Dream, toned down the saturation.

Pic 2: A modern art version. Take the above image and add to it another layer of xero lineart, bring out the eye a bit.

AmyHutton
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Old 07-02-2004, 10:16 PM
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I like #2 a lot. A very inspirational dose of creativity on this one, Amy.

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After isolating the subject from the background, several layers were generated and blended using layer masks. The following list is not the order of creation, but the filters used:
* Impressionist Pencil Sketch - Detailed Color (face detail)
* Photoshop Dry Brush (face detail)
* Impressionist Conte: Unsmudged Mono (hair and blouse)
* Photoshop Colored Pencil (face detail)
This pile of layers was eventually merged onto a single layer which was duplicated and over sharpened to give it more of an arty look.

~Danny~
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Old 07-02-2004, 11:41 PM
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Worked in PhotoShop and Painter...

1. Ran the image through NeatImage to reduce artifacts
2. Opened image in PhotoShop
-Adjusted Highlights and Shadows
-Cloned out fly away hair
-Added hair to blown out highlight area
3. Opened the image in Painter
-Applied painterly effect with artist pastel chalk and grainy water
4. Opened the image in PhotoShop
-Added fine hairs with small brush
-Rendered lighting effects to brighten image
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Old 07-02-2004, 11:55 PM
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I especially like the way you "grew" the hair near the crown of her head. You're developing a very pleasing technique with PS and Painter.

~Danny~
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Old 07-03-2004, 12:06 AM
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Thanks Danny. I'm very new to Painter. A while back a forum member was asking questions about painting portraits and I play with it a little then to help him out, but haven't touched it since. As you can see from my steps, I am still more comfortable working in PhotoShop as I opened the image in PhotoShop to add the finishing touches. I know Painter is a very powerful program, and I'm looking forward to mastering it (grin)!

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Old 07-04-2004, 04:04 PM
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FWIW acccording to the Painter 8 Product Manager, ~80% of Painter owners use it in conjunction with Photoshop because a) they are more familiar with Photoshop and/or (b) Photoshop provides superior ease of use or options for functionalty available in both programs (layer masks, introduced in Painter 8, but awkward to use in Painter) and/or (c) Photoshop has functionality Painter doesn't have. e.g., adjustment layers, actions, batch processing, etc.

As you know Painter shines with all the brush options/variants, papers, textures and the cloning functionality to which Photoshop's art history function can't hold a candle.

They compliment each other very well and I know with certainty I'll never every master either!

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Attached is a happy accident. Guess what? No Impressionist. All Photoshop!

1. Duplicate the Background.
2. To the duplicate apply Pixelate > Crystalize (7)
3. Duplcate the Crystalized layer.
4. Apply Unsharp Mask, about 200, 3, 0
5. Apply Blur > Smart Blur, 9, 20, Low, Edge Only
6. Change blend mode on the Smart Blur layer from Normal to Color Burn
7. Add a new layer to the top of the layer stack
8. With a small hard edged brush, paint black over errant lines
9. Top with a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and set Saturation to +100

Note: This technique will NOT work on all images! Some may argue (and rightly so) it didn't work on this one!

Keep having fun!

~Danny~
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Old 07-07-2004, 02:01 AM
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Colour_pencil with aniso

I tried colour pencil with aniso
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Old 07-22-2004, 09:35 PM
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Digital Sketch

Great efforts from everyone, I especially like T’s
rendition. I failed to get a satisfactory result trying
to fill in the white space at the top of her head.

This was a difficult one to finish and some steps have
to be missing because I started this 3 times and changed
direction a few times in the middle of it too however here
are the basics.

PSP8.01

I started by smudging hair up into white area to fill that space.
Smudged the face and rest of hair.
Applied Buzz Simplifier Filter/Both/27
Channel Mixer/Default/Mono
Levels to lighten

Feathered selection (4) and placed into a new
white image as a new layer. Erased (low opacity) dark background
carefully working my way towards the profile.
I lowered opacity again once I got closer to the
face and didn’t drag the eraser but tapped it instead around
the outline of face. I erased more outline than I intended.
So got the paintbrush/default and added more outline to
define the profile more. I also used Darken tool
tool over white edges of face, also lips and nose.

I think I Buzzed it again….?

Merged all. Added a sandstone texture instead of a pencil
texture. Adjusted contrast.
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