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Creative Portraits: Two Average Guys

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Old 08-24-2004, 01:25 PM
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Creative Portraits: Two Average Guys

Staying with our non-movie star looks theme, here's a pic by A.Pilotti. of a couple guys who look like they are having a good time.

Let's see if you can create something they would buy from you for their mothers.

Note: If you want to do some digital dental work, that's OK.

~Danny~
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Old 08-26-2004, 04:26 PM
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IF I was the mother of one of these two guys, I'd just as soon not have a painting!

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Old 08-26-2004, 07:24 PM
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Smile quick fix

Ok, dental work first..
Cloned bits of good teeth (what few there were lol) to patch missing/broken teeth.
Used a soft white brush to lighten teeth.
On a duplicate layer, filter>gaussian blur
history>snapshot
click undo filter
used the history brush to clean up their faces a little
created another duplicate layer, and selected, feathered at 2 pixels around the guys
CntrlX to delete that selection, went to the bottom duplicate layer
filter>gaussian blur, then used the gradient tool to darken it a little

Last step on the guys was to use the burn tool to merge the edges of their hair a little better with the background.

I rarely record steps...do I do ok at explaining how I did stuff?
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Old 08-27-2004, 12:37 AM
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Amy: How could you say such a thing about my two sons!

Lynn: Supurb digital dental work! Mother will be pleased. Welcome to the photo-art forum. Hope we'll be seeing more of your handiwork in the future. Appreciate you sharing the 'how to' detail, too.

~Danny~






Amy: I'm just pullin' your leg!




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Old 08-27-2004, 06:46 AM
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Talking hmmm

Photo-art forum...think maybe I missed the whole point on this lol
I'll give it another shot shortly.

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Old 08-27-2004, 08:03 AM
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2 guys

Well, a more artsy result I guess, but after playing with filters and actions I have no clue how I got this. I took the image I submitted earlier, (since I sort of overlooked the art aspect of the forum <oops>), and ran I think Jaseck Dream affect action (which I found on this site and really like), and who knows what other filters. Looks sort of lame compared to what the rest of you are doing ( you all are certainly an inspiration!) with photo-art, but it's a start : )

Lynn
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Old 08-27-2004, 09:15 AM
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Photo-art forum...think maybe I missed the whole point on this lol
I'll give it another shot shortly.

Lynn
No problem. This is, afterall, "RetouchPRO." The photo-art tie-in is based on the manipulation aspect of this craft.

In an event "You done good" on both creations. Keep 'em coming

~Danny~
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Old 09-02-2004, 08:32 PM
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two "kewl" guys

Lynn, you did well, especially on the dental surgery. Now neither one of them looks, uhmmmm, like a refugee from a prize fight. You description was great. Keep 'em comin'.

Jaykita, you did well. I don't know what you did to the eyes of the taller one, but he looks kinder somehow. Good art work.
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Old 09-03-2004, 12:46 AM
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Posting another image with kinder (and handsomer) looking guys!! Thanks, Janet, but i do think these arent as scary as my earlier ones!!
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Old 09-03-2004, 03:45 AM
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Using PShop 7, I fixed teeth a bit with the healing brush and a layer above to whiten. Changed color of sweater using Color Range selection. Cleaned up beards/faces a bit and then just added some brush strokes, a bit of texture and an edge.

Hmmm, still need to work on that guy's expression -- he's a bit TOO happy to see the camera...
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