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Creative Portraits: Flower Girl

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Old 01-28-2005, 12:08 AM
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Emulating Axle's woodcut

I though this was pretty neat. Here's how I emulated what he did (see layers pallete):

Cropped the image. Created two threshold masks using Levels mid slider to fine tune. (Probably levels doesn't do anything you couldn't get with threshold alone. My Dark & Light mask layers were created by MergeVisible with different settings of Threshold to emphasize different elements of the picture.) Lowered opacity of the top mask to 50% and stamped visible (This gives only black, white or 50% gray in the image.) Used magic wand selections and a bit of hand painting to turn the grey areas black or white as desired. Now we have a full B&W mask. (If a single threshold setting gets what you want, all the better. However you get there, the goal is a single, well defined B&W mask.)

Found a nice wood pattern off Google image search. (Axle's is much nicer. Wish I had this pattern.) Here's a link to my source if folks are interested:

http://www.worldpanel.com/braewood%20pictures.htm

Fill a new layer with the wood pattern. Refine as desired (color, levels, etc). Now add a Hue/Sat adjustment layer above this. Go to the B&W mask, select all, and copy. Open the Hue/Sat mask for editing and paste the B&W image into this. Now invert the mask and leave mask edit mode. Adjust Saturation, Lightness, and maybe Hue to get a nice contrast for the cutout. Merge visible to a new layer. Create a selection using the Hue/Sat mask, copy from the new MergeVis layer and paste. On the newly created layer from paste, add an InnerShadows (Low) layer style. That's it.

- Mark (w/ apologies to Axle)
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Old 01-28-2005, 01:58 AM
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Well I'll be Mark, I decided to give this a go too but not with the flower girl.
Well done, you got a great result. You worked it out alright and thanks for the details too. I'm not too good with those layer masks yet.

I'll post this anyway.

Danny, I’m not all that familiar with PS but had a fiddle around in there re the wood cut effect. In PSP this is very easily achieved via “cutout” which has an entirely different meaning in PS of course.

I had an original piece of BW clipart. In PSP I placed it over an empty layer and used
The Transparency filter, eliminate white. Saved as PSD and opened in PS.

Put an empty layer under this transparent lineart and filled with a wood effect.
Then clicked on Lineart layer, magic wand and selected inside the clipart, using
Shift and magic wand to pick up pieces missed whilst selecting. I then filled that
Too with the same wood pattern. Do NOT deselect.

New Styles Layer – Inner Shadow/Contour – cove Deep.
Distance 23/Normal/Opacity 75%
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Old 01-28-2005, 09:58 AM
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Woodcut

Mark, Neve... Great work. I'm going to break these out into a separate thread later so it will be easier for others to find this technique.

Mark:

Were layers Light Mask and Dark Mask based on different Threshold settings to get the coverage you wanted?

~Danny~
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Old 01-28-2005, 05:06 PM
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Old 01-28-2005, 09:02 PM
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Neve, Mark, It Works! Hurrah! I'm so glad you both came up with great techniques. I didn't find any wood patterns I was overly fond of so I took a picture of wet sandstone that I have for background/textures and used it.

TY TY TY

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Old 01-28-2005, 10:37 PM
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Oil simulation of Flower Girl

Here's my take.

http://img176.exs.cx/img176/8809/flowergirlrndr6bb.jpg

Big picture hosted by Image Shack
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Old 01-28-2005, 11:37 PM
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Yeah....good one Janet! Try it on some text next using whatever bg you like.

Something like this...

http://karenscreations.infinology.net/cutout.htm
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Old 01-12-2007, 05:26 PM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Flower Girl

Cropped
Smoothed
Tweaked colours (loadsa green there)
Simplifier plugin
Diffuse
Added halftone overlay
Tweaked colours some more.

Peter
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:43 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Flower Girl

A happy child in a bed of flowers. About as serene as one can get.

Steve
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Old 01-18-2007, 11:14 AM
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Re: Creative Portraits: Flower Girl

Great pic

I like Neve's second rendition a lot (the one with the flower at the lower right)

Here's my try, went less painterly on this one to keep the girl beautiful smile
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