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Creative Portraits: The Fisherman

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Old 12-29-2005, 09:19 AM
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Love those craggy lines. Thought I would bring them out a bit.

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Old 12-29-2005, 10:52 AM
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Lots of great stuff here. JustChecking's stands out (tried to duplicate it; mine didn't look anything like that ) & LQQKER's, too, among others. This image pretty much screamed "Paint me!"

Let's see if I have this straight.
Layers, top down:

AHB/darken/100%
DJR01 pencil sketch mono detail d stroke:custom color/darken/12%
DJR01 pencil sketch mono detail d stroke:image/hard light/51
DJR muckup 2M/normal/60
BG copy after shadow/highlight/normal/100

whew

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Old 12-29-2005, 02:58 PM
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lkroll,
i want to hear more about this retinex thing. nice effect and want to see more of it also.

chance,
great oil look!

steve,
ah, dragan surfaces yet again. very cool

craig
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:20 PM
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lkroll,
i want to hear more about this retinex thing. nice effect and want to see more of it also.

chance,
great oil look!

steve,
ah, dragan surfaces yet again. very cool

craig

Here Craig. I did some research a while back and just did a search again. I believe Retinex was a development by NASA to enhance lost details that normally could not be seen. Here's a link to NASA's explaination. GIMP has a built in plugin by the same name. On it's own, it's nearly useless since the "enhancements" are quite outside the norm. If you combine the results with layer property adjustments though, you get a tool that I have yet seen an equal. You can use it for clarification (fog removal for example), shadow enhancement (as I shown above), and overall image light equalization (flattening; very important concept in digital art since most paintings are usually like this). I believe there are Retinex plugins for photoshop, but the last time I looked, they were not free. Just another plug for GIMP. Again, though I use GIMP a lot because of my personal comfort zone, I can not do everything without a lot of help from PS. I plan to purchase CS2 when I recover a little from Christmas (if you know what I mean).
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Old 11-19-2006, 12:07 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: The Fisherman

I must have looked at this thread 20 times, there's some great stuff on it.
I'm playing with Painters "sargent brush" I'm afraid the "look" is still a illuding me but I do like the way it puts down "paint".
Anyway here's my quick try.
John
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Old 11-19-2006, 12:32 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: The Fisherman

Here's another shot (you will pardon the expression) at this gentleman.

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Old 11-19-2006, 02:18 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: The Fisherman

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I must have looked at this thread 20 times, there's some great stuff on it.
I'm playing with Painters "sargent brush" I'm afraid the "look" is still a illuding me but I do like the way it puts down "paint".
Anyway here's my quick try.
John
Nicely done. Really like the strokes. How did you get the canvas effect on the edges?
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Old 11-19-2006, 02:25 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: The Fisherman

Thankyou Danny, as for the canvas effect, it's a background layer, I've just been looking for it again to give you the link, but I can't find it. If you want it I will e-mail it to you.
John
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:01 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: The Fisherman

Smudging / contrast adj., etc...
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:26 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: The Fisherman

Nice works every one!

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