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Creative Portraits: Redhead in a Hat with a Pensive Look

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Old 01-11-2005, 12:12 PM
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went for a slightly different look...

Duped BG.
Inverted layer.
Faded to Darken.
Changed Layer blending to Color.
stamped visible.
Ran PS:Sketch:Chrome - 4, 7.
Faded to Pin Light.
Set Layer Blending to Overlay.
Stamped visible.
Ran PS:Pixelate:Crystallize - 10.
Faded to Lighten.
Duped that layer.
Ran PS:Stylize:Glowing Edges - 1, 20, 4.
Inverted layer.
Set Layer Blending to Darken.
Stamped Visible.
Selected the cape using Color Range and Quickmask.
Ran Impressionist:Marker:Textured Sepia Tonal.
Faded to Screen.
Duped that layer.
Loaded Red Channel as selection.
Ran Impressionist:Paint:Hot Swirl (changed brush size to 63).
Loaded Green Channel as selection.
Ran same filter.
Faded to Darken.
Loaded Blue Channel as selection.
Ran same filter.
Faded to Darken.
Ran PS:Sharpen:Unsharp Mask- 152, 2.3, 0.
Faded to lower opacity.
Selected all, shrank, inverted and feathered the selection and filled with white.
Oh yeah, and ran PS:Texture:Texturizer - Sandstone, 140, 2, Bottom Left.

It's different, right?
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Old 01-11-2005, 09:46 PM
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It's different, right?
No question about that... But different in a GOOD way!

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LQQKER... that's a very interesting look. I did about three double-takes. You've achieved great success in achieving "a really wet" look around the edges.

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On mine I did a fairly common sketch technique for a base:
* Duplicate Background
* Desaturate the duplicate
* Duplicate the desaturated layer, CTRL + I (to invert it), Color Dodge, then apply some Gaussian Blur (to taste) and merge down to combine the layers.

Then I went in a different direction...
* Duplicated the sketch layer and applied some Artistic > Film Grain.
* To this I applied the Virtual Painter Oil Painting filter (a couple times), because it has kind of a dissolving effect. Unfortunately this wiped out too much eye and mouth detail.
* To restore some of that detail I duplicated the sketch layer, copied it to the top of the layer stack and set the blend mode to Hard Light. Then I added a Hide All (black) layer mask and airbrushed white to restore the facial detail.
* Created a new layer and Alt + Layer > Merge Visible.
* Added another dose of Film Grain and a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer with the hope of evening out the tone.
* Added a Levels Adjustment layer and significantly increased the shadows. Ctrl + I (to invert it), then airbrushed with white in areas I wanted to darken.
* Top layer: A white inside stroke and a darker outside stroke for the frame.

- - - - -

#2 is a tiled version of the first.

~Danny~
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Last edited by DannyRaphael; 01-11-2005 at 10:21 PM. Reason: Added 2nd pic.
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Old 01-28-2005, 01:15 AM
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Old 01-30-2005, 10:39 AM
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I think she's a "country goth." She therefore requires buzzing and the VP Gothic Oil. (My oldest daughter used to be a goth.)

Amy
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Old 01-31-2005, 12:01 AM
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Painter 8: Chalk Cloner plus Van Gogh

PS: White Vignette
One U shaped Curves adjustment
Curves Adjustment S shaped.

Cheers
Dave
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Old 01-31-2005, 12:19 AM
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After consulting with my ex-goth daughter, who is now 35...I came up with this. Grayscale, impresionist pencil sketch, xero line art, increase color, add blood red lips.

Amy
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Old 01-31-2005, 03:31 PM
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Amy, just when I was going to say how much I like the first one - then I saw the second (the red frame is very important). Great stuff!!

Wandered around the PS filters and found Filter>Pixelate>Facet, seems like I hadn't noticed this one before.

Applied Facet twice (new favourite filter) , copied to a new layer and applied Lighting (spotlight from below, texture blue channel). Put in a texture layer between the two and twiddled opacities.

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Old 02-01-2005, 09:41 AM
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Trying out some sketch effects. Final layer has a couple of textures from Trimoon's collection.
I've discovered David Nagel's brushes for Ps 7, and feel like a kid in his dad's candy store!! The "hair and fur" series works well for sketches. You can download them HERE.
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:09 PM
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Every person who has contributed to the stylizing of this protrait has influenced my final composition. Too much good stuff ignore. You all deserve a huge pat on the back.

It has taken me the better part of two days and several false starts and stops to finally reach a place with this portrait that I'm comfortable with. What finally did it for me was looking at the channels. The red channel made her almost glow. I worked from there and tried to impart a small part of that glow into a colored work.

I went bold for everything except her face. There, I worked in tiny detail, adding and subtracting color and shape. I added highlights to her lips and eyes, removed shadows...then I painted.

Lastly, I added texture, which softened the whole portrait and blended the tiny detail with the bold strokes in the rest of the composition.

Hurrah!!! I'm done.

Janet

P.S. I should add that I'm still not happy with what I tried to do to the eyes; but if I don't get some sleep, I won't be worth diddly tomorrow.
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:58 PM
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Janet, love the texture and the glow. I like her eyes -- it's like the next step after she spots what she was looking for...
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