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Creative Portraits: Blond looking Relaxed

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Old 05-27-2005, 06:34 PM
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This is what I was supposed to be doing..
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Old 05-28-2005, 10:55 AM
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definitely some very talented folks in here. i love the various looks.

and i'm going to have to work on my discipline a bit also. i tend to not mark my layers and forget all the steps i've taken. psp 7.xx doesnt have a visual command history, and i tend to wipe that history out when i do certain things. but basically,

new layer with high contrast, low light
new layer with low contrast, high light
new layer with clarity, edge enhance, and fade reduction
new layer with 3 noise reductions on same layer
merged the first 3 layers
adjusted opacity of all layers for effect
new layer with mask over face and illumination highlights applied
merged all layers
new layer with no mask and more illumination effects, especially around the eyes

i wasnt really trying to do this, but the overall effect seemed to age her by about 5 or 10 years, and in my mind, gave her more appeal.

K.
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:57 AM
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More partial to redheads myself.

What else can I say. Just a simple watercolor for your enjoyment.
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Old 01-10-2006, 05:03 PM
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Ikroll - What else can I say. Just a simple watercolor for your enjoyment.
And I enjoyed it

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Kraellin- ..and i'm going to have to work on my discipline a bit also. i tend to not mark my layers and forget all the steps i've taken.
You're not alone there! Part of the reason I waited to post this, forgot how I did it! Going to be add to my New Years resolution list! NAME LAYERS!!

The best recollection of how I got this-
screen blended a couple of layers, copied the merged result, pasted as new layer, duplicated, then that's where I did some things that I don't remember the exact order.. somewhere in there I converted one of merged copies to greyscale and blended as screen, then inverted one of the layers and set as luminance blend, For the life of me I can't remember what I did then, a few more blends and merges.. only know I wound up with the first image and I liked it, then played some more (Impressionist?)and got the second.. forgive me for lack f details, I promise to pay more attention next time I do something like this.

Chester
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Old 12-04-2006, 04:52 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Blond looking Relaxed

Nice pic for this style.


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Old 12-05-2010, 01:22 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Blond looking Relaxed

Nice picture.

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Old 12-05-2010, 05:27 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Blond looking Relaxed

Joe - That is a great painting effect. Would you share how you did it? Thanks. Here's my try with a soft pencil effect with some color.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:59 AM
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Joe - That is a great painting effect. Would you share how you did it? Thanks. Here's my try with a soft pencil effect with some color.
Skip I use an action I made using a Snap Art Oil Paint setting and a High Pass layer set to 0.3 in Linear Light mode to sharpen. You have to apply it twice. The first time I use an opacity of 50% on both the paint layer and the high pass layer then flatten. The second pass I use an opacity of 30% on the paint layer and 50% on the high pass layer. You really need that high pass sharping to bring out the edges or it looks to flat. I find that applying the action twice it gives you a different look then just applying it once. It's not perfect but it works for me.

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Old 12-05-2010, 03:30 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Blond looking Relaxed

Thanks Joe, I'll give it a try and see what I come up with. Yours look great!
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:42 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Blond looking Relaxed

I missed this one the first time around. Joe and Skip -- great job. I love both of them.

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