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Creative Portraits: Hands Folded

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Old 08-15-2004, 11:49 AM
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Jaykita these are both just beautiful...I am new to this...and am wondering exactly how you got these looks!!! Thanks for any help...
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Old 08-15-2004, 09:51 PM
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Hi Jill8026. I would be happy to help though I'm no expert on the subject, please note!! However must add that I am quite proud of my creation!
The tutorial by Janee on soft portraits is very helpful. You'll find this at http://www.myjanee.com/tuts/porcelain/porcelain.htm.
Mostly I worked with brushes from the wet media esp. the "watercolor light opacity" in diff sizes and opacity depending on what i wanted to achieve with the image, namely a soft portrait
I first started with new adjustment layer- channel mixer - monochrome - red 87, G50, B20, constant minus 30. Then i erased the background completely, well almost (posted image below) by new layer, fill white, add layer mask reveal all. I kept changing from black to white to rectify mistakes. Also i discovered a really low brush opacity like 20% or so makes a big diff, and brush heavy flow scattered helps when working around hair. Ok, next I lightened this monochrome image considerably. Again i achieved this by using a layer mask and brushes of really low opacity. Finally, paste the original image (the colored one with the background )over this one, screen blend at 100% opacity. Tada!!
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Old 08-15-2004, 09:58 PM
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Sorry forgot to add that the one with the superimposed pencil sketch was achieved by first making a greyscale sketch in the usual way, converting it to color by new adjustment layer -channel mixer- (no monochrome) and playing with the controls till u get a nice brownish color to match the image. Use this as a layer, multiply blend.
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Old 08-15-2004, 10:28 PM
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Jaykita these are both just beautiful...I am new to this...and am wondering exactly how you got these looks!!! Thanks for any help...
Hi Jill:

Wanted to say, "Welcome" to the forum and "Thanks for jumping in with your question."

...and to jaykita: Thanks for coming through with your description and link to Janee's site. She's got some terrific tutorials there.

~Danny~
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Old 08-16-2004, 08:40 PM
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thank you so much for that great replay of what you did!!! you should be proud of it, the picture is just gorgeous!!!!! I have been lurking on this board for a while....and I just love it here!!!!
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Old 08-24-2004, 08:45 PM
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that pic is absolutely adorable!

2 copies - bottom: palette knife, top: poster edges and hard light blend, some curves on the bottom one to decrease the oversaturation, copy merged and paste as a new layer, some smudging to make the skin smoother...
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Old 08-26-2004, 05:49 AM
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These are GREAT. What a wealth of information.

Not sure if this is the proper protocol. I was particularly impressed with SHARIWB's submission (hands Folded). I would like to know the process to get to the look that was achieved there. It really comes close to my old watercolor style which I am trying now to match digitally. Really looks good shariwb!
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Old 08-26-2004, 09:15 AM
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Not sure if this is the proper protocol.
You used the perfect protocol.

Shari doesn't stop by often, so until she does again to confirm, it looks like she used a method (or one similar to it) that's available from Trimoon (Stephen Lequier). See "watercolor tutorial" here: http://www.trimoon.com/

Also: Check the 2nd post in this thread. It has a link that will display other paintings Shari has posted, in which she leaves some detail on her methods.

Thanks for asking... and keep doing it!

~Danny~

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Old 09-29-2004, 07:31 PM
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Lost track of everything, but what I remember:

colorized
impressionist brush painter8
pattern pen painter 8
mask psp7
glass filters
border added
adjusted colors/contrast
edge preserving smooth
renaissance filter
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Old 02-23-2005, 11:16 AM
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Another adorable pic worth reviving! I hope u enjoy working on it as much as i did.
My watercolor effect...
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