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Creative Portraits: Maria

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Old 10-18-2004, 03:09 AM
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Creative Portraits: Maria

A nice closeup, I thought. Should make for a good painting or high-key sketch.

Have fun...

~Danny~
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Old 10-18-2004, 02:56 PM
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1. Used basically the same technique as the one described here:

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/sho...p?postid=75040

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2. Based on this tutorial:

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/photo-art-resources/9059-tutorial-link-sketch-effect-worth1000.html

Added some grain and applied Crosshatch to give it a little personality. Added a Brightness/contrast layer for on overall light gray look.

~Danny~
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Old 10-19-2004, 12:13 PM
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Art Base

Although the art work ended up nicely, I wanted to show a little idea I've been working on.......

Lately I've been experimenting with (trying to understand,thanks JustChecking) the high-pass filter and it ended up serving as a way to put some spice into a photo before doing the "art" stuff.

Up to now every time I used this, the art work got easier and / or came out better. Although three times isn't a very big sample.

Art base: make a duplicate, set blending to overlay and blend-if to "This Layer" 0-20 / 235-255 (split the triangles); make a load of duplicates of this. Run the high-pass on each layer at a different radius and lower the opacity of the higher radii layers. (The palette shows it better, of course)

Hope the turns out useful to someone....

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Old 10-19-2004, 12:42 PM
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Although the art work ended up nicely, I wanted to show a little idea I've been working on.......

Lately I've been experimenting with (trying to understand,thanks JustChecking) the high-pass filter and it ended up serving as a way to put some spice into a photo before doing the "art" stuff.

Up to now every time I used this, the art work got easier and / or came out better. Although three times isn't a very big sample.

Art base: make a duplicate, set blending to overlay and blend-if to "This Layer" 0-20 / 235-255 (split the triangles); make a load of duplicates of this. Run the high-pass on each layer at a different radius and lower the opacity of the higher radii layers. (The palette shows it better, of course)

Hope the turns out useful to someone....

In the final arty version...

(a) In the "color" layer set did you take the Art Base and apply Cutout followed by Rough Pastel or Cutout to one copy and Rough Pastel to the other?

(b) In the "outline" layer set did the Luminosity layer begat the Pencil layer from which the Ansio layeer was created?

In the High Pass stack...
* OK. I get it now (after rereading the description) and eyeballing the layer stack. I hope you created an action to recreate this effect on future pics!

This is a facinating method. As I said recently, you're really opening my eyes to possibilities I'd never considered.

~Danny~

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Old 10-19-2004, 12:47 PM
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I was messing with some filters and settings and came up with this one. It's based on the attached Photoshop action.

After the action finished I added a hue/saturation adjustment layer to the final layer stack, set the saturation setting to -100, and then airbrushed black to restore the eye color.

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Old 10-19-2004, 04:05 PM
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(a) In the "color" layer set did you take the Art Base and apply Cutout followed by Rough Pastel or Cutout to one copy and Rough Pastel to the other?
First option: in sequence Art Base -> Cut-Out -> Rough Pastel. Usually I leave it just with cut-out but I thought that this was looking too flat. If I was at home I'd probably have used something Impressionist. (Good thing I'm not!)

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(b) In the "outline" layer set did the Luminosity layer begat the Pencil layer from which the Ansio layer was created?
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I hope you created an action to recreate this effect on future pics!
Sure. Almost posted it but I'm still tweaking. Like I said only used it three times up to now - tonight I'm doing some more.

Have fun,

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Old 10-20-2004, 11:06 AM
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Lovely expression.

Cropped and corrected color.
Used hue & Sat with a high feather to remove reddened shadow.
Simplified.
Impressionist paint/fine brush hairs at different settings and brushes.
Nik pro contrast (painted in)
embossed
Created bg with FP swirl and embossed.
Combined the two at various opacities.
Xero
Nik soft gold.
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Old 10-20-2004, 04:10 PM
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Lovely expression.

Cropped and corrected color.
Used hue & Sat with a high feather to remove reddened shadow.
Simplified.
Impressionist paint/fine brush hairs at different settings and brushes.
Nik pro contrast (painted in)
embossed
Created bg with FP swirl and embossed.
Combined the two at various opacities.
Xero
Nik soft gold.
Great job on the eyes and lashes. They make the pic as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 10-21-2004, 05:57 AM
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Love her hair. So...

Totally with "The all new FREE Project Dogwaffle version 1.2."

(Click here to be taken to a thread for more information and URL on this program.)
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Old 10-21-2004, 10:39 AM
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Very glamourized look you achieved here. This is a pretty nifty program and you sure can't beat the price!

~Danny~
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