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Creative Portraits: Lady in Profile 2
MMM..interesting photo to work with. Almost got a chalk effect. Next time I'd like to smudge the image first or after to smooth to better effect. What do you think?
Duped bottom layer twice.
Top layer - Mode/difference.
2nd Layer - Gaussian Blur 6.00
Merged top two layers - Mode normal
2nd layer - Flaming Pear/Chroma Solarize
Applied a lot of AIM/USM
Duped 2nd layer - Layer Mode/Screen
Merged all and desat 0-0
The action written by Mathias Vejerslev and Pierre Courtejoie used to create the basis for my interpretation is available here:
After the action finished doing its thing, I:
* Duplicated the original Background
* Moved the duplicate to the top of the layer stack
* Applied Photoshop Find Edges to it
* Added a hide all layer mask
* Airbrushed with white to blend in a little edge detail
* Added another layer and painted black to cover a few blotchy areas
* Merge all visible layers onto a new layer
* Used blur tool to soften a couple of edges
Needed to do something a bit different.
So here's what i did -- went into quick mask mode by pressing "Q", then with a soft watercolor brush, low opac, painted on those masks. Pressing "Q" again will create the mask. For the face, and the hair, to dispel all those shadows. I used a great no. of adjustments to finally bring out all those highlights -- lots of image-color balance, adj.levels, replace and selective colors. Then i used the filter-artistic neon glow 24,32, glow color off-white. That was a smart thing to do coz I got this ethereal look with a sepia tone. Perfect for adding colors back to the lady. Again back to quick mask mode, masked separately the face, hair, background, dress. Each time i used the image-adj color balance for different colors. Also used some amt. of smudging and blurring, and also a bit of usm.
Thought i would have a go at this one too...(was feeling left out )
Smoothed Skin tones with slight smudge
Re-painted hair to give more body and definition
Smudged hair to give it a more wispy, yet clean look
Applied Photo Filter ( Sepia ) and adjusted opacity
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