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Creative Portraits: Kids, Brother and Sister

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Old 11-21-2004, 08:36 PM
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Creative Portraits: Kids, Brother and Sister

A couple of pretty cute kids, don't you think? I feel a jaykita WC coming soon!

~Danny~
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Old 11-22-2004, 11:42 AM
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Aye, Aye, sir!
One more coming up Sir!
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Old 11-26-2004, 01:19 PM
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Here's an attempt at a "jaykita Oil"
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Old 11-27-2004, 02:52 AM
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This oil painting deserves to be well framed and put up, dont you think?!
Frame done with psp6 - image - picture frame (one of the software's features)
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Old 11-27-2004, 10:48 AM
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This oil painting deserves to be well framed and put up, dont you think?!
Frame done with psp6 - image - picture frame (one of the software's features)
It definitely warrants being framed... Nice to have built-in capabilities like that. PaintShop Pro is a very capable and feature rich program.

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I'm in the process of evaluating a just-released plugin called SKETCH MASTER from Redfield Plugins (www.RedfieldPlugins.com). Two of the layers in this one were rendered using it. I also used Virtual Painter Oil Painting and Photoshop's Crosshatch on this one.

At this point my opinion is this plugin definitely belongs in my arsenal of tools. It has options and controls that allow it to render sketch effects unlike any I've seen in any other plugin. It generates visually identifiable output much like Buzz or Virtual Painter do, but with very unique.

I'm going to hold off on the details for the time being. When I post the review, I'll include some discoveries, pointers and suggestions.

~Danny~
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Old 12-04-2004, 08:41 AM
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My "high-key" effect.
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Old 12-04-2004, 04:19 PM
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Wonderful and very differnt renditions on this one.

Did a smudge with texture.

For a larger view see Pbase
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Old 12-04-2004, 04:37 PM
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Wonderful and very differnt renditions on this one.

Did a smudge with texture.

For a larger view see Larger View
Hi, Jill!

Nice to see you pop in. I see you haven't lost your touch. Nice work as usual.

~Danny~
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Old 12-04-2004, 06:45 PM
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Started off with original layer.
2nd Layer - filled with white
3rd Layer - Used original image as pattern
and Paint Brushes.
Paint Alchemy Sketch effect.
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Old 12-05-2004, 03:37 PM
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Working on my "sketchy look"...

1. Duplicated image and applied Mike Finn's Insta-sketch (beta) [free] action, available here: http://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/~mikefinn/action.html. Deleted the Watercolor layer, flattened and copy/pasted the sketch back into the original image.

2. Duplicated original background, desaturated and applied Photoshop's Colored Pencil filter. (This layer is below the Mike Finn layer.)

3. Changed blend mode of Finn layer to Darken.

4. Added a Lightness/Contrast adjustment layer and experimented with settings.

5. New layer followed by Alt + Layer > Merge Visible (preserves layers below in case you change your mind layer.

6. Added a new layer and filled with white. Added a Layer Mask to this layer.

7. Selected a Chalk brush from the Brushes palette, set the foreground color to black, turned on the Airbrush option, Opacity ~ 35%, Flow ~ 50% and started painting on the Layer Mask to selectively reveal the layer below. Varied the brush size, flow and opacity during the process for a little variety.

8. Added a top layer and a 3 px stroke frame.
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