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Creative Portraits: Kids, Big Blue Eyes

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Old 07-31-2004, 11:51 PM
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Creative Portraits: Kids, Big Blue Eyes

How about these eyes? Thank you, Janet, for submitting such a darling pic.

~Danny~
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Old 08-01-2004, 02:40 AM
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It was fun to play up those big, blue eyes. I started with something I saw on dpreview.

First image: select eyes and mouth and run USM. Select inverse and play with filters (I used watercolor, drybrush, a little smudging, and gaussian blur)

Second Image: took the first image and duplicated. Set blending mode to color dodge. Add adjustment layers

Third image: Took the results of the second into virtual painter--air brush. adjusted color. It doesn't look much like the original image anymore, but it was a fun transistion.
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Old 08-01-2004, 04:34 AM
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Big Blue Eyes

Thank you Janet for permission to use this....she's gorgeous!

I haven't done this before and just did it quickly for this...

PSP8.01

Buzz Simplifier Filter
Aim/USM Filter
Duped Bottom Layer
2nd Layer - Xero Lineart Filter - Drawing/Tone=0/Line Intensity=5/Mono.

I reduced the opacity on 2nd layer to allow colour to show through but you can leave it as is and just have the black and white drawing.

Merged both layers and applied a pencil texture (criss-cross).
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Old 08-01-2004, 08:00 PM
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Duped original 3 times. Used one layer to find lines, one layer to create a pencil sketch at 250 gaussian blur. Hid those layers. Used remaining duped layer to use impressionist filter (my new best friend ). Used eraser at 25-50% to erase eyes, nose and mouth. Merged visible and used impressionist filter again. Used eraser again. Merged visible. Used a spatter paintbrush to paint in detail areas. Brought the two hidden layers to the top and manipulated them to get the effect I wanted. Merged visible again and added a canvas texture.
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:20 AM
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PS7 then went into Painter.
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Old 08-02-2004, 04:07 PM
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Terrific Janet and Jaykita - both different and enjoyable to view.
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Old 08-02-2004, 11:06 PM
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Too cute to ignore!

Using PShop 7, ran levels on a dupe layer to adjust color a bit; cloned away a bit of her bangs (on a separate layer) to emphasize those beautiful eyes, added a Hue/Sat adjustment layer with blue and cyan saturated, being careful (hopefully) to mask out any blue in the eye-whites. Made a stamped copy of the work so far and duped this layer. Ran the Palette Knive filter and adjusted to taste via the Edit -> Fade routine. Added a 50% Gray layer above and added Angled Brush Strokes, then reduced the effect with Diffuse -> Anisitropic. Ran a Selective Color adjustment layer above to reduce a yellowing of the skin. Decided to expand the canvas to give her some room to breathe. Tried a Lighting Effect with a lot of Shadowing, but decided it made her look too grown up. She's young and cute, and there's time later to be a lovely young woman.
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Old 08-02-2004, 11:12 PM
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Bright Eyes

Absolutely incredible work CJ. I really like what you did.
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Old 08-02-2004, 11:15 PM
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Used the watercolor tutorial by Antonio Guevara (wow, so easy Thank you Antonio ) sketch on duplicate layer, unsharp mask, filter photocopy, multiply, filter angled strokes, dodge tool for some highlights.
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Old 08-05-2004, 07:59 AM
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such a cutie...

I love the renditions I'm seeing...everyone's different take on this. That's the great thing about painting and art to me- there are no rules!

So, here's my "version":
1. Channel mixer to bring up blue and hair highlights
2. replace color to make eyes brighter
3. dupe layer, lots of smart blur (3 times actually)
4. unsharp mask
5. made canvas square and placed her face centrally
6. equalize to brighten
7. levels to bring color up
8. dupe layer- poster edges- opacity about 50%
9. erased black lines from poster edges filter from cheeks.
10. a bit of smudge on chin to erase spottiness
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