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Creative Portraits: Kids, Charlie

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Old 09-29-2004, 04:38 AM
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Ditto on the request to reveal on the Impressionist styles. This is very cool.
Thank you, once again, Danny. I've already replied to you in Creative Portraits: Justin (at length!)
Here, i shall try to remember some of the styles and steps i used for this particular image.
First of all, i created a custom brush for the impr plug-in by desaturating, then filter noise, sharpen more, and motion blur. Unsharp mask. Saved in tiff format.
Image - adjus levels to brighten and increased saturation.
Backgr copy into several layers.
Backgr-copy -- g'blur, multiple blend. One layer - detailed opaque strokes - linear light. Next - chalk faithful, opacity 70. Next - distort- diffuse glow foregr black, backgr color white, overlay blend, opac 66. Next - luminosity blend layer with style pencil sketch. Next - chalk sketch half finished, blend lighten at opac.75. Last- sumi-e -translucent strokes on white.
All layers had layer masks to reveal a part of the underlying layer.
These were the basic layers. Then i kept adding a few more layers by duplicating existing ones and changing blends and opacity. Sorry, i dont remember how exactly.
Using original image (modified to match saturation and brightness) i cloned in the eyes and mouth faintly. I also remember using a software that i have called photobrush ---it has a very interesting usm filter which i used to sharpen the image.
Hope some of this info has helped.
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Old 09-30-2004, 09:03 PM
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* First of all, i created a custom brush for the impr plug-in by desaturating, then filter noise, sharpen more, and motion blur. Unsharp mask. Saved in tiff format.
* Image - adjus levels to brighten and increased saturation.
* Backgr copy into several layers.
* Backgr-copy -- g'blur, multiple blend.
* One layer - detailed opaque strokes - linear light.
* Next - chalk faithful, opacity 70.
* Next - distort- diffuse glow foregr black, backgr color white, overlay blend, opac 66.
* Next - luminosity blend layer with style pencil sketch.
* Next - chalk sketch half finished, blend lighten at opac.75.
* Last- sumi-e -translucent strokes on white.

All layers had layer masks to reveal a part of the underlying layer.
These were the basic layers.

Then i kept adding a few more layers by duplicating existing ones and changing blends and opacity. Sorry, i dont remember how exactly.

Using original image (modified to match saturation and brightness) i cloned in the eyes and mouth faintly. I also remember using a software that i have called photobrush. It has a very interesting usm filter which i used to sharpen the image.

Hope some of this info has helped.
Bless your heart. (I added the *'s above to help distinguish the steps.)

The detail you provided is like looking inside your head as you created and helps a lot. Glad to hear you tried creating a custom brush. Very interesting. David Cole is about to experiment doing that himself.

Thx for taking the time to share your creativity with us here -- and with the Justin pic, too.

~Danny~
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Old 10-02-2004, 07:57 PM
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Inspirational submissions as always! I went for a coloured pencil - still experimenting with Paint Alchemy.

Cheers
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Old 10-05-2004, 04:21 AM
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Inspirational submissions as always! I went for a coloured pencil - still experimenting with Paint Alchemy.

Cheers
Hi Neve. I like the way youve done the frame. Very nice! Would like to know if "Paint Alchemy" is the same one available in corel photopaint? Or is it a standalone?
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Old 10-05-2004, 10:21 AM
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Inspirational submissions as always! I went for a coloured pencil - still experimenting with Paint Alchemy.

Cheers
Neve:

I saw a frame very similar to this on a pBase.com pic not long ago. Very cool. Is it one of the Paintshop PRO built-in effects?

Keep experimenting with Paint Alchemy. If you can figure it out, maybe you can explain it to the rest of us! (LOL)

~Danny~
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Old 10-06-2004, 01:06 AM
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Thank you folks!

Jaykita - I use it as a plugin with PSP8.01. I don't have Corel Photopaint. Danny's correct about the frame, it comes bundled with PSP8.01.

Re Paint Alchemy - I much prefer using these filters on very large images like the sample attached which was originally 2950 x 2094.

I duped the original layer, on the second layer I applied PA's Oil Canvas Detail with no changes at all. Reduced the opacity on the layer to 60% and merged.
Added texture only after reducing the image size.

Cheers

p.s. I did Buzz the original however the effect was slight.
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Old 01-14-2005, 01:37 PM
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Red face What a beautiful lil girl!

Impressionist Plugin - Marker Textured Septia Tonal - Custom Color.

25% brush size
100% Coverage
200% Pressure

I also added a mask one i made myself in psp...


~Legacy~
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:24 AM
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Would Charlie's mum be interested in this??
Cloned in painter 8 with soft charcoal pencil. Varied brush size and opacity wherever necessary. Finally, screen-blended with the original for a softer, brighter image.
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Old 01-19-2005, 01:39 AM
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Beautiful result!
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Old 06-22-2005, 05:08 PM
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Such a cute little girl! Everyone has some great submissions. Here's mine using the art history brush and several blending layers. I also used the emboss filter to help create some depth and then added some texture.
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