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Creative Portraits: Redhead in a Hat with a Pensive Look

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Old 01-09-2005, 10:40 PM
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Creative Portraits: Redhead in a Hat with a Pensive Look

Not sure if hers is a look of anger, sadness, concern or anticipation, but no matter. Have a fun time on this one regardless.
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Old 01-10-2005, 03:05 AM
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I sense a level of anxious concern in her, and I took the image to a darker mood. Used Photoshop -- watercolor layer modified by a Find edges layer, with some paper texture added.
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Old 01-10-2005, 05:24 AM
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I went the posterization via threshold route. Filled various areas with h/s, painting, etc.
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Old 01-10-2005, 09:11 AM
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To me she looked lost and lonely, crying too! An "Eleanor Rigby" of this world.
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:02 AM
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Something's Missing

Some very creative takes on this one so far... Too bad she doesn't look a little happier.

On mine I'm experimenting with an action I wrote that uses a free plugin to create a tiled look. I'm looking for "action testers," so if you're interested, send me an e-mail (not PM) [click my name above this post] and I'll reply with the action and link to the plugin download site.

In the mean time, Happy Monday!

~Danny~
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:52 AM
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Wink Who's that girl?

Well...

I turned this girl into a colour pencil drawing on a wall, with the words "Who's that girl...?"

I am sure she would smile if she saw the artwork done on this site!
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Old 01-10-2005, 02:30 PM
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This time I applied image>red channel,invert. Then duped that layer.
ran the Iridius action>soft
duped layer
ran Iridius> CP
Messed with blends
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Old 01-10-2005, 11:39 PM
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Well done everyone. A few select comments: Jaykita - What can I say except that I'm in awe of your talent. The patches on the clothing are perfect for the hobo / sad clown look you've created. Danny - Very clever composition. I like how you keep pushing all of us in new directions by way of your examples. Legacy - Very nice sketch effect. It might be better merged into the brick instead of just floating over the top. Or maybe a stucco wall would make a better backdrop to blend your image into.

For my effort, here's a happy accident. I was playing with glikster's idea of multiple passes of a filter with different channels (R,G,B) as selections for each pass. I wanted to see how much different this ends up than just a single pass on the full RGB image. I'll leave this as homework for the rest of you.

Anyway here's how:
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A: Copy BG. Run 3 passes of Chalk & Charcoal (default B&W colors) with R then G and then B channels as selections. (Not trivial to do in Elements 2. HiddenPower saved the day here.)
B: Copy BG. 1 pass of Chalk & Charcoal on the full RGB image.
C: Same as A but using Dry Brush for the filter
D: Same as B but using Dry Brush for the filter
Now the fun began. I used difference mode to compare separate filtration of each channel to one pass filtration. Soon I had several layers visible in difference mode, not just the ones I was comparing. This led me to try varied combinations and ultimately...
E: MergeVisible (BG,A,B,D) [note layers A,B,D all in Difference mode, 100% opacity)
F: MergeVisible (BG, A,B,C,D,E) with A-D in Difference mode and E in Multiply. This was a nice result on it's own but merge the lady's lips together in two places, making it look like she had fangs. I wasn't interested in making a vampire, so I looked to see what I could do with this as a base image:
G: Copy F. SmudgeStick. The end result is rather like a felt marker / mixed media sketch. Quite nice I thought.

Alternate interpretation: Copy F and run Texture>MosaicTile. I haven't like the output from this filter when I have tinkered with it before, but here it worked nicely.

Another starting point for endless possibilities I'm afraid. So many filter combinations, so little time...

-Mark
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Old 01-11-2005, 07:43 AM
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I Couldn't Help Myself!!!!
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Old 01-11-2005, 09:39 AM
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Interesting renditions.

I kept what I liked and dicarded the rest. Thought I'd attempt an abstract look without losing the hard expression.

Cropped image.
Removed the nose jewerly.
Made multiple layers using various tools for BG (sketchmaster, Nik, Xero).
Hue & Sat adj.
Contrast adj.
Increased brilliance a bit.
Lightened center and darkened borders slightly.
Enhanced colors.
Nik skylight, midnight and contrast.
Cropped once again.
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