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Creative Portraits: Mother and Daughter - Toni and Shanon

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Old 09-12-2004, 09:23 PM
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Creative Portraits: Mother and Daughter - Toni and Shanon

A special moment in time shot by J.Thuemler.
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Old 09-13-2004, 08:29 AM
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Tried all sorts in the hope it would look like an oil painting...sigh!
Started with photoline32 paint effect, added some brushwork in painter, changed hue-sat in ps7.
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Old 09-13-2004, 09:58 AM
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Tried all sorts in the hope it would look like an oil painting...sigh!
Started with photoline32 paint effect, added some brushwork in painter, changed hue-sat in ps7.
Hey, that's pretty neat. Hadn't heard of Photoline32 before, so I goggled it and came up with a few hits, among them:

http://www.pl32.com

Thanks for including that tidbit. Another fun tool to investigate!

~Danny~
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Old 09-13-2004, 04:05 PM
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What a beautiful pair! May want to try a few different types of techniques on this image....

For this one, in Photoshop, I duped several layers to work with, and used the wand tool to pick out most of the background highlights - then used the Quick Mask to add to my selection. Decided to recreate a background for the burned out areas and added noise, then did a variety of the Pixilate filters - Pointillize especially, to create a look of flower petals in the distance (to me, at least ). Ran the Smart Blur edges on another layer and topped it with a couple of Graphic Pen layers (ran at different strengths - not quite like Glenn Mitchell's tip, but using his idea ) with a Screen layer mode -- with opacity reduced on the Edges layer. Added layers on top to add back Color (Color layer mode with layer masking to taste).
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Old 09-15-2004, 07:26 PM
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Mum and Daughter

Lovely submissions Jaykita and CJ!

I had a number of goes at this one as I was experimenting with Impressionist. I finally settled for this....using PSP8.01. Image size worked on was 880 x 843 pixels, 72 dpi. I reduced final image to 65% prior to applying a sandstone texture.

Auto contrast to original image (lighter-norma-natural)
Duped bottom layer.
2nd Layer - Soft Focus (setting=Minimum Focus)
Eraser - low opacity - to reveal eyes mouth etc.
Impressionist Filter/Watercolour/Damp Translucent Wash
Bg=Image Coverage=35%
Brush Size=25% Pressure=76%
Again applied Soft Focus/Min Focus
Erased for eyes etc again.
Merged visible.
Applied some sharpening to highlight eyes mouth more.
Sandstone texture applied.

Thank you for the lovely photo to work with....!
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Old 09-23-2004, 10:03 AM
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Nice entries by all.

An attractive duo.

Adjusted levels.
Slight curve adjustment.
light simplification.
Used several layers to build up bg.
Used Nik Ink to further flatten and build bg.
Virtual painter on bg.
xero clairity to enhance.
Impressionist pencil sketch/detailed color for bg.
Did the same for subject but less opacity.
Embossed.
Nik skylight, contrast.
Another hue/sat adj.
Slight blur to reduce image size.
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Old 09-24-2004, 08:19 PM
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Superb Lqqker Colours are vibrant and I like the detail on the whole. Great result.
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Old 09-24-2004, 09:08 PM
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Mother and Daughter

Lqqker, I quite like the technique you used. I like the colors you chose. I like the painterly effect without having them too stylized. There is one thing that I noticed, however. And that is the light brown halo over the mother's head. Notice I haven't yet posted my own feeble efforts; so take what I say however you may. In any case, you did a great job.

Janet
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Old 09-29-2004, 08:34 AM
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changed photo to black and white
painted and blended in painter 8, about 9 hours.
used edge preserving smooth in psp7
used emboss filter
added a glass filter
added black border
added glass filter.
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Old 09-29-2004, 10:19 AM
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changed photo to black and white
painted and blended in painter 8, about 9 hours.
used edge preserving smooth in psp7
used emboss filter
added a glass filter
added black border
added glass filter.
Wow.... you converted to BW, then colorized in Painter. That's impressive.

Nicely done.

~Danny~
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