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Creative Portraits: Girl sitting on Fence

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Old 09-04-2004, 11:50 AM
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Creative Portraits: Girl sitting on Fence

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Old 09-04-2004, 06:48 PM
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tried something like colored pencil sketch, but i guess it ended a bit too "smudgy"... the bigger version has just a tad-bit higher definition...
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Old 09-06-2004, 07:43 PM
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1] Dupe layer
2] Filter>render>lighting effects
3] Dupe layer
4] Filter> brush strokes> ink outlines
5] Blurred some of the lines left in the face
6] Set opacity- 81%

Cheers... Kent
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Old 09-07-2004, 12:01 PM
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Hi folks! I would really appreciate some constructive criticism on my creation.
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Old 09-07-2004, 01:07 PM
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Hi folks! I would really appreciate some constructive criticism on my creation.
Jaykita...

The figure achieves a painterly effect, especially the lower half. I find the eyes disturbing though. She looks a little spacey. Maybe a little dodge would be in order. Overall it looks a little washed out. I would like to see a little more contrast background to forground.

This is only my opinion....

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Old 09-07-2004, 01:45 PM
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Hi folks! I would really appreciate some constructive criticism on my creation.
I like the way you neutralized the background so it isn't a distraction. The dark (from the fence) to light (at the top) is a nice transition. The hair over her left shoulder looks very painted (you zapped just the right amount of detail). The overall low contrast makes her left arm almost blend in with the BG and her shirt, making it look out of place somehow. Perhaps a little dodging (or detail restoration via a hide all layer mask + copy of BG) around her nose and her mouth would bring back a hint of detail in her face that got lost in the manipulation.

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Old 09-07-2004, 05:37 PM
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Jaykita...
She looks a little spacey. Maybe a little dodge would be in order.

Sorry I meant burn rather than dodge... I just noticed my faux pas and thought it would be better to correct my mistake in this way than to edit it in the original.

Hope all this is helpful... Kent
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Old 09-07-2004, 11:01 PM
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re: your comments

Thank you Kent. You're so right. The eyes are expressionless. Will work on that. The washed out look was actually meant to be deliberate actually. Wanted a soft look. Thank you for taking the time. I appreciate that.
Thank you Danny. I appreciate your comments. Yes, the left arm blends rather too well into the background. The facial likeness is missing...
The image was done purely with Fractal design painter 4, a rather outdated software but i just LOVE it. I got the demo version of corel painter, though havent tried it yet. Wondering about the difference bet the 2, for me to spend all that extra money buying it. Better test-drive it then...
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Old 09-08-2004, 08:41 AM
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Done purely with ps7.
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Old 09-08-2004, 11:24 AM
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Good work.

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