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Creative Portraits: Man in the Shadows

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Old 10-18-2004, 08:57 PM
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Creative Portraits: Man in the Shadows

from morguefile.com an image by Iván Melenchón

see, Danny, you aren't looking hard enough!

Amy Hutton
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Old 10-19-2004, 01:22 AM
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from morguefile.com an image by Iván Melenchón

see, Danny, you aren't looking hard enough!

Amy Hutton
This reminds me of shopping with my wife: She makes selections of (whatever) that I would never have dreamed of picking out for her. Viva la difference! Glad you found one you liked. Feel free to pick-and-post again in the future. I trust your judgment and taste.

This one's for you, Amy! After cropping and some touchup, I used the same method on this one that I used here.

~Danny~
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:42 AM
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This blond man should get together with the "relaxed" blonde lady for some action, dont u think??
Impr.plug-in -- charcoal color scr on k (but dont know what that means) modified, increased saturation, and overall sharpening.
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Old 10-19-2004, 12:41 PM
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Jaykita: "This blond man should get together with the "relaxed" blonde lady for some action, dont u think??"

He's at her door as we speak...
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Old 10-19-2004, 01:11 PM
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I've discovered that no matter how crappy a color image turns out, if you sepia tone it with PSP8 you have something cool. I buzzed the heck out of the background, did a layer with VP watercolor, added back his ear, which somehow got eliminated, added the sepia tone and then played with the contrast and saturation. I didn't crop it, as I like the way the background turned out.

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Old 10-19-2004, 02:17 PM
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"This blond man should get together with the "relaxed" blonde lady for some action, dont u think??"
jaykita:
Since this is a G-rated site, by action you meant in the Photoshop action, sense right?

CJ:
Nice job on the peeping interpretation. I got a good chuckle out of that one.

Amy:
You're right about how sepia toning can save a not so great color pic. I like your further enhancements.

~Danny~
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Old 10-19-2004, 03:18 PM
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Jaykita, I like your rendition. He looks 10 years younger.

ahutton, I really like the one you did in sepia. He (to me at least) looks like a sci-fi action hero in it.

Ms. Swartz, you have a great sense of humor as well as a good photoshop eye. How creative and fun.

Danny, I love yours. I'm going to try that tutorial to see if I can get the thick paint strokes too. Maybe on the still life I saw somewhere.......

Janet
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Old 10-19-2004, 04:01 PM
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posterize vs threshold

This picture was perfect for the posterize/gradient map technique Danny introduced us to a short time ago. So I tried it. I only spent about 20 minutes on it total, so forgive me if it isn't perfect; but I believe it shows what is possible with both posterization and using the threshold technique.

If I knew how to link to that thread I would. Maybe someone will. My thanks ahead of time.

At any rate, enjoy and have fun. I agree this bleached blond needs to meet our relaxed blond. She might just teach him how to dress. Giggle.

Janet
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Old 04-19-2005, 12:33 PM
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my colorful attempt

found this thread in the bottom of the pile
thought it needed to be out in the daylight, lol
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Old 04-19-2005, 05:32 PM
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Great result TT, any chance you can tell us all how you went about it please?
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