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Creative Portraits: Blond looking Relaxed

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Old 10-11-2004, 09:27 PM
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Creative Portraits: Blond looking Relaxed

OK. I really did try to find a handsome man for this weeks portrait pic, but no luck.

I'm open for suggestions.

In the mean time see what you can do with this one.

~Danny~
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:22 AM
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OK -- first I was just going to change her hair color, but then I got a bit carried away. I thought a bit of texture on her so-smooth skin would make it a bit more realistic..., and once again I got a teeny bit carried away.... with a bit of leather texture PLUS the Extrude filter. So then I decided to add a mirror frame look so that the extruded areas could be mirror pieces instead of her skin..... hmmm, but what about that skin color?
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:26 AM
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Curves layer to enhance.

Posterize layer.

Gradient Map - multi colour.

Merge visible to new layer.

Duplicate of background moved to top - Xero line art in sketch mode, monochrome. layer mode changed to multiply to add dark outlines to facial features.

Way out stuff is not usually my sort of thing but trying to get more adventurous.

Christine.
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:33 AM
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Christine,

There's something about her that brings out the urge to ... be adventurous with her likeness. I think you've managed to incorporate several "Warhol-esque" versions into one image.
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Old 10-12-2004, 02:49 AM
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Started out with general skin tone and luminosity corrections.
As usual divided into four luminosity ranges, did a chunky background (impr. Sumi-e) and ended up blending just about everything else (impr. chalk pastel) as screen.
Lost the eyes along the way, so I brought them back from the original.
Used white outlines to texture the hair and a PS Burlap canvas to hold it all together.
(Pencil sketch also attached - takes 10 seconds to run the action, sometimes it works!)

Are you having as much fun as I am? Hope so!
Ro
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Old 10-12-2004, 05:45 AM
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Great rendition CJ.

Ro yours is fantastic, the pencil sketch really worked well on this one.

Christine
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Old 10-12-2004, 11:33 AM
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Thanks Christine.
I was following your "way-out" tracks and got sort of side tracked...
I have some gradient maps that I use for other purposes and combined three of them to get something new...
Hey, you make it look like I'm coloring inside the lines.

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There's something about her that brings out the urge to ... be adventurous with her likeness.
Uh,huh, adventurous.... now where's that good-looking dude??
Just kidding ladies.

Have fun,
Ro
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Old 10-12-2004, 01:04 PM
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just fooling around

Everyone else went for elegant. I wanted something different. My object was to make a high key, abstracted version of the model, sort of cartooned but not really. I supposed if I pushed it a little further, I would have crosshatched the lines; but I didn't. So here she sits...errrrr...reclines in her glory.

Having fun here folks,
Janet

P.S. I did not change the saturation once the cartooning began. I left the skin yellow on purpose for effect.

This pic just seemed to shout at me for another go. This time I chose to turn her upright as if the wind was blowing or she was brushing the hair out of her face. I also made some other subtle changes just for grins.

I sure enjoy this forum.
Janet
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Old 10-12-2004, 02:22 PM
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So here she sits...errrrr...reclines in her glory.
Hi, Janet. That came out nice, now she's blond all over..
Thanks for posting the layers. Don't know about you, but after I started doing that, I found I was getting more organized in my work ('cuz somebody's going to be reading the stuff later)
Just a tip, if you save and post the layer palette as a GIF file, it's quicker and the download more readable.

Ro
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Old 10-12-2004, 03:29 PM
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Here's another watercolor effort using Trimoon's Watercolor Preset Brush. Added Dave's Simplifier action to smooth out a little more and to soften focus.

Cheers
Dave
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