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Creative Portraits: Flower Girl

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Old 01-13-2005, 07:57 AM
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Creative Portraits: Flower Girl

There are lots of quality photos available from:-

http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml

Many of which are without restriction in their usage such as this delightful photo by Damascus aka Jeff Osborn.

Enjoy!
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Old 01-13-2005, 09:12 AM
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Lovely photo

i wanted to give it somewhat dreamy feeling... dunno what went wrong

numbers next to names of imp. filters are brush sizes; lino chatter run had brightness 50, contrast 50...
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Old 01-13-2005, 11:13 AM
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Sorry guys, just messing with this one so took no attention of the process.

Maybe i will figure it out and post the technique, but it took me 3 hours of playing with setting.
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Old 01-13-2005, 07:07 PM
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Not Exactly a Renoir

Nice result JC - lovely colouring and texture. Axle - good result, I haven't done cutout work for a long time, it's nice to see someone give it a go again.

Painter 8.1

Cloning and tracing paper.
Artists/Impressionist
Size=6/Opacity=40/Resat=18/Bleed=84/Jitter=1

Shoes Hair and Pants

Opacity reduced to 13% - Face

I went over almost all of her again to reveal more detail as I went. Sometimes 3 times.

Soft Cloner over parts to reveal more detail for eyes, mouth, ears, shadows.

Same brush used in a circular motion for the surrounding grass and florals, did this once only. 18 size/Opacity=48%

Dropped all layers and opened in PSP8.1

Slight Blur
Canvas Texture twice and slightly sharpened.

Renoir would probably be horrified with this but I quite like it....
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Old 01-13-2005, 11:02 PM
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Neve, i think your "Renoir" is beautiful. Axle, wish you'd remember your method. I could go into business using it! Honest. Justchecking, you could try using a gaussian layer around 30 setting, hardlight blend, for that dreamy look.
Here's mine. I used a median layer, lighten blend, increased saturation, and played around with selective colors. Finally, a smartblur.
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Old 01-13-2005, 11:14 PM
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Used my earlier post with texturizer-sandstone-fade -mode multiply, opac100. I like this one much better than the earlier, so decided to send it in.
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Old 01-14-2005, 12:36 AM
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Thanks Jaykita, much appreciated. I like this last one, the texture finishes it off beautifully.

I was studying a tutorial by Steven Friedman here:-

http://www.digitalartmasterworks.com...ic_H20_pg1.htm

which I think is just fantastic and have spent a couple of hours trying to achieve something similar. It led me to creating this 2nd try of the Flower Girl and although it was a bit of a pallaver (for moi), I liked the result. In the process finally found the "blenders" in Painter 'better late than never!"

After looking at Steven's 2nd image with MS PhotoDrawII effect applied, it spurred me to get Impressionist re-installed and instal Mike Finn's set, also yours Jaykita - the two WC effects are just marvellous and thank you for sharing them. I had to miss doing Steven's Scanned WC brushstrokes picture altogether.

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Cropped and resized image.
Saved one image as original.
Two copies of this image – naming one FG1 and the other FG2

IN PSP8.1
Open FG1 and dupe this layer.
L2 – Impressionist Filter/Mike Finn’s Set.
Mode Normal – Opacity 50%
Merged and flattened and saved as FG1

PAINTER 8
Opened FG2 – Woodcut Effect and saved.
Opened FG1 and pasted FG2 image as 2nd layer.
Mode – Gel – 14% opacity.
Bottom layer – Blenders/Just add Water
Blended all of the green background and her face,
Hands and arms to smooth out.
Dropped all layers.
Saved as FG1

PSP8.1
Opened FG1 and placed over original image.
Erased to show her eyes and teeth more.
Merged and flattened.
Applied a mask.
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Old 01-14-2005, 01:12 PM
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Wink

Well i had to try this one again with the more plugins and knowledge i have obtained over the past 2 weeks...

First i boosted the color...

Then i added a duplicated and added septia layer then i erased the parts i didnt want to leave the color...

Then i added trimoons impressionist plugin (sorry i am hooked on this)

Then i added a Mask to make the jagged edges...
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Old 01-27-2005, 06:39 PM
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Thanks, Neve, for the very cute Pic.

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Alex...

Did you ever figure out that wood-cut effect? Your results are among the best I've seen.

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This one is a knockoff of JustChecking's technique described here.

On the Glowing Edges layer, I used blend mode Color Burn instead of Screen.

On the top Impressionist layer I used custom style #djrOils24, faded to about 50% instead of the Watercolor style.

~Danny~
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Old 01-27-2005, 11:25 PM
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Lovely result Danny
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