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Old 11-28-2004, 11:26 PM
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Couldnt resist doing this one. VP + impr plug-in.
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Old 11-30-2004, 03:05 AM
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Here's something I wipped up using the idea behind Rô's "Graphic Eq" tutorial. No doubt there are many directions this could lead.

Layer description from bottom (layer1) to top
1. BG (original Maria)
2. BG copy. Highpass 20
3. BG copy. High pass 10. Invert. Layer mode LinearLight at 50% Opacity.
4. New layer. Fill with white. Turn off visibility for now.
5. New layer. Merge visible (layers 2 & 3). This is the 10-20 "radius" band in Rô's tut. Set this layer mode to LinearLight at 100% Opacity. Turn on visibility of layer 4.
6. New layer. Merge visible (layers 4 & 5)
7. Levels Adj. set to 196, 1.00, 255
8. New layer. Merge visible (layers 6 & 7)
9. Copy of layer 3. (Still linear light.) Desaturate. Reduce opacity to 40%. It turns out that I accidently left it inverted. This was accidental on my part. Both ways work although the results are rather different. Try it both ways to see what works best for you.
10. New Layer. Merge visible (layers 8 & 9).

Layer 10 looks to me like a great starting point for many things. For my posting, I just ran Crosshatch 10,4,2 on it and called it quits.

-Mark
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Old 12-01-2004, 02:45 PM
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Now THAT'S CREATIVE, Mark! Talk about being inspired and running with it.

I'll bet you find it hard to sleep at night as new possibilities keep popping into your head!
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Old 12-04-2004, 05:43 PM
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Great submissions to a very nice image to work with.

Desatureated the image, worked the curves and did find edges on a new layer. Did a select color to get rid of the dark lines then used levels to bring up the soft lines. Ran Anisotropic on the lines. Created new layer and embossed, lowered opacity and fill, then merge down. Blend mode to Liniar Dodge and added mask painted in the face. Merge and did Anisotropic portrait then landscape. flatten and added new layer soft light painted with black. merge then added the crosshatch.

Link to larger image on Pbase
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Old 04-21-2005, 01:25 PM
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This one's for Judy....lotsa strokes.

Home-made canvas, AHB pencils @ Hard Light, High-Pass outlines @ Linear Light, Levels tweak, Render lighting effects.

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Old 04-21-2005, 05:05 PM
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This was a fun image to work with, thanks for posting it!
I ran Isabel's Pastel Sketch action on this one.
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Old 04-21-2005, 07:55 PM
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This was a fun image to work with, thanks for posting it!
I ran Isabel's Pastel Sketch action on this one.
Welcome to the photo-art forum, Elleth!

A little history: I've known Isabel (via the net) for a couple of years and she is among the nicest folks you'll ever run across. I believe this action was written in her honor by photofixer (aka: Sharon). The effect it renders works well on some pics, as your interpretation illustrates.

Anyway, keep 'em coming. We enjoy having new folks join in on the fun.

~Danny~
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Old 04-21-2005, 09:44 PM
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Thanks Danny,
I did have to do a bit of work on the image after I ran the action.
There were black blotches on her face where no black blotches should be!
I got rid of those using the patch tool and healing brush. Then I made the original photo the top layer and set the opacity to 30, bringing in a bit more color and detail to her face. Overall I like the effect, but if I keep looking at it I'll make even more changes!
I've made a few changes since my last "edit", at this point I think I'll leave it well enough alone...
It's hard to know when you're done fiddling with an image isn't it?
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Old 04-21-2005, 10:30 PM
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To byRo

Thank you Rô. Thats a great color-pencil sketch. In my book, this creation is a W-O-W!! I've downloaded the preset and can't wait to try it out! Thanks again.
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Old 04-26-2005, 10:08 AM
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Not quite so Artsy in these ones, so my apologies for them not being quite so.
There are some very minor artistic effects, like rough pastels amongst others too hopefully qualify still in this category.

I played A LOT with the adjustment layer levels and masks to get what I wanted with this one. I did very minute filtering on the pic to gain certain effects. Hard to list, once again, due to so much tampering and snap-shotting and the like.

The first is my nice attempt. The second, is just pretty, I hope. And the third is the result of experimenting with displacement mapping.
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