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Creative Portraits: Words of Wisdom

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Old 10-16-2006, 10:45 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Words of Wisdom

peter, cool. i like that one
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Old 10-17-2006, 03:24 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Words of Wisdom

Very nice Peter, now thinking cap on and try to remember please

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Old 10-17-2006, 09:19 AM
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yup. i'd like to know a little more about that one too, peter.
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Old 10-17-2006, 03:06 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Words of Wisdom

Believe it or not, I have been trying to do similar on another pic, and can't reproduce it yet.
I was doing a lot of messing about with this one and binned a lot of stuff.
But I did use noise reduction at its strongest to soften (more than once) I also oversharpened to get the edge detail, I know I added the cutout filter on a copied layer and faded (can't rember the mode) (feel ill now).
Did a lot of bluring close to the edges to take away the shapening halos (does that make sense?)
Definately did levels (to darken) and Hue and Sat a few times.

I know this is not a lot of help, but right now its the best I can do.

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Old 10-17-2006, 03:40 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Words of Wisdom

Peter how very annoying for you, i think that it has probably happened to us all ( at least once ) The worst of it all is if like me you will suddenly remember something just as you start to go to sleep
I had guessed the cutout filter was involved there, i have not used this filter much but just lately have seen some great work using it .
the other thing that caught my eye was how his robes look like satin great look.
Anyway yes it has been of some help, i will have a mooch around with the cutout filter
Thank you for your best now go and have a sit down and a nice drink what ever your tipple might be ! ! ! !

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Old 10-17-2006, 04:02 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Words of Wisdom

Glad this project has been resurected!

Tried to achieve a minimal water color effect.

Adjusted colors. Duped, desaturated, copied the desat layer, inverted set for color dodge and ran motion blur. Merged the two b/w layers and set to luminacity blend mode. Tweaked curves and added frames.
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:16 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Words of Wisdom

Great effect Swampy. Nicely done!
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:28 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Words of Wisdom

Thank you, Margaret. It started with a tip I got on a Photoshop podcast for a new sketch technique, but I added the color with the LUM blend mode. I really like the technique because it doesn't add tons of "jitter" in the halftones, but gives a pretty clean drawing and allows for a lot of adjustment of the amount of "sketch" you want.
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Old 10-18-2006, 03:16 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Words of Wisdom

Very nice Swampy

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Re: Creative Portraits: Words of Wisdom

Here's my go at this one. I tried make the hand the focal point.
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