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Creative Portraits: Kids, Janet's Angel
On this one you can practice your retouching as well as your arty skills!
I bet Neve's Paint Alchemy technique would look good on this one.
How did I miss this picture. Hmmm. Must get to work on it right away since it is "mine". Giggle.
Also considering the temperature was 103 degrees the day I shot this, little Holly doesn't look too bad in the heat. Let's clean her up and make her Mama prouder than ever.
I extracted Holly and placed a radial gradient and clouds behind her, feathered out the hard edges of her little shirt and blended it all in. Cloning and a hue/sat adjustment cleaned up her heat rash.
The painted on version followed Trimoon's watercolor tutorial very nearly to the letter. I think I'm FINALLY getting the hang of the tricky Art History Brush...and I do mean FINALLY. The little beasty is a tricky one to learn (at least for me).
My new motto: Practice, Practice, Practice doesn't necessarily make perfect; but the process is fun.
Last edited by Janet Petty; 10-17-2004 at 06:10 PM. Reason: added pics
I love the big eyes of this little cutey patooty! Just wanted to do a P. Stewart abstract effect.
I rode on Jaykita's coat tails... working on the nicely done eyes fix and backgound replace.
* Applied the attached action.
* Turned off the Texture layer (not needed).
* Created a new layer at the top of the layer stack (named it "Painted") and Alt + Layer > Merge visible to merge all layers into it without collapsing the rest.
* Duplicated "Painted" and applied Impressionist custom setting djr#Oils24 (available in this thread). Renamed this layer "Oils24."
* Duplicated "Painted" again. Renamed this layer "Charcoal Default" and applied Impressionist > Charcoal > Default (Background = Imae). Applied Hide All layer mask to this layer (Layer > Add Layer Mask > Hide all).
* Duplicated layer C and dragged to the top of the layer stack. Applied Photoshop Dry Brush filter and added a Hide All layer mask. Renamed this layer "Dry Brush"
* Clicked the layer mask of layer "Charcoal Default" and airbrushed white to tone down the edginess of the "Oils24" layer below.
* Clicked the layer mask of layer "Dry Brush" and airbrushed white around eyes and mouth to restore detail in these areas.
* Created a new layer at the top of the layer stack (named it "Merged Layers") and Alt + Layer > Merge visible to merge all layers into it without collapsing the rest.
* Applied Unsharp Mask to the top layer to give it a more painterly look.
Thanks, Janet, for letting us work over Holly and to you Jakita for doing all the hard work!
Learning skin tones
Janet your angel is beautiful! Thank you for allowing us to work with Holly our gorgeous model for today...
I have been collecting all the info on skin tones, Axleuk told me to use noise median of which i had never used before and that i have tried to do with this delightful picture.
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