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Creative Portraits: Blond looking Relaxed

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Old 10-12-2004, 04:04 PM
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Been remembering stuff I did at school....
Aimed for a sort of pen and wash that I did then - blue washable ink!

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Old 10-12-2004, 08:34 PM
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"The Blonde on one elbow" spoke to me about my "teal version", and I decided that she deserves a more straight-forward image. So here's a color illustration - usual abstract outline method (Add Gaussian blur to top of 2 unsaturated layers [top copy inverted] set to Color Dodge layer blend to elicit outline), then multiplied duped layers of result to add to effect, place copy of resulting image over copy of original with layer blend set to Vivid Light -- run Graphic Pen on original copy. Bring copy of original above this result with layer blend set to Hard Light and another copy of original above that layer with layer blend set to color to correct skin tone.
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Old 10-12-2004, 10:54 PM
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I realized it had been weeks since I've done any photo art and decided I deserved a play session.

1. selected the eyes and mouth and ran USM
2. inverted selection and ran a little buzz
3. virtual painter--air brush
4. lucis art exposure to bring back the eyes
5. played around a little with nik midnight and virtual photographer (lots of fading) to fine tune.
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Old 10-12-2004, 11:10 PM
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Selected face and arm: PS Artistic: Cutout: 8/0/2
Inverted selection: PS Artistic: Cutout: 4/0/2
With inverted selection: Exclusion
With inverted selection: Intellihance Pro 4: Vivid Enhance.

Nice reditions by all. Keep 'em comin!

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Dave
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Old 10-13-2004, 03:07 AM
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Thanks for the lovely photo Danny! Wonderful submissions, each one as inspirational as the next - a joy to view! A pleasant diversion whilst I redo a restoration.

PSP8.01

Without knowing where I was headed....

Copied the image.
2nd image - Split RGB. Retained the blue.
Added a new layer and filled with a "Cafe" gradient.
Layer Blend Mode - Col (L) - Merged.
Copied and pasted 2nd image and added as a new
layer to the original photo. Mode/Screen/Merged both layers.
(I was pleasantly surprised by this "brighter" result...)

Smudged her hair a lot.
psp/Art Media Effects/Brush Strokes/Water Colour
Layer Mode/Luminance (L) 68%
Merged both layers.
Darkened the outside edge
(i.e. Media Spark Filters/Darken Edges)

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Old 10-15-2004, 02:09 AM
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Another attempt.

Posterize layer levels 5
Merge visible
smudge stick
duplicate layer blur slightly and change mode to screen
Xero line art sketch of background layer - multiply mode
TM watercolour layer
Texture

Christine
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Old 10-15-2004, 07:40 AM
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Lovely lady. Very nice renditions by all. Here's mine with one find-edges layer, 2 vp, 2 impressionist layers watercolor and painting both modified all of which i merged of course.
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Old 10-15-2004, 08:07 PM
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This one was fun, wasn't it? I used a heavy dose of VP watercolor, xero improver, and PSP8 sepia toning. She screams out for an unconventional treatment.

Amy Hutton
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Old 10-15-2004, 09:54 PM
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This screams out to me " Job well done!!"

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Dave
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Old 10-15-2004, 11:03 PM
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Quote:
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This screams out to me " Job well done!!"
Hey, Dave, you didn't say which one - and rightly so!
Three wonderful versions on this page alone..
Congratulations Christine, jaykita and Amy.

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