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Creative Portraits: Desiree II

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Old 02-07-2005, 12:04 PM
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Christine - I tried to follow but got lost, I also quite like the result

Neve - the sketch got me thinking.....

My little high-key action got stole along with my computer - but luckily I had posted a description on the threads - RP to the rescue!!

Posted the action, and a palette view below.
- Cropped to focus on the eyes;
- Made a good greyscale;
- Run action;
- Paint (white, low opacity) only on the masks;
- Tweak levels to taste.

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Old 02-07-2005, 02:25 PM
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Art History Brush using Trimoon Watercolor brush. Oversharpened image, changed to Luminosity 75%. Added Vignette.

Cheers
Dave
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Old 02-07-2005, 06:13 PM
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What a joy to view such variety in creativeness...you're all awesome!
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:07 PM
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Lots of great renditions!

For mine, bottom layer: Various impressionist settings (eyes recolored)
Top layer: Darken, poster edges 2x

-Jeff
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:05 PM
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Christine - Like Ro, I tried to follow but got lost, I and too like your result. I'll have to PM you for a more detailed recipe for the slow to catch on.

Ro, I'll have to go look for your high key action, nice!

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Me this time, I am still playing around with Photoshop-Filter-Artistic-Cutout.

Did not have the time to play on this one and was hoping it would all fall together in the first hour, but two hours later and still not happy. Should have used Virtual Painter to develop a more interesting and appealing color palette.

Basic steps,
* - Smart Blur
* - Cutout
* - Endless time poorly blending most of the skin cutouts back together (Neither gaussian or smudges are fast here. Gaussian blur either brings colors in from outside the selection OR if you put on new layer the edges become semi-transparent. I just want it to blend everything within a selection without looking for data outside of the selection. Any suggestions MUCH appreciated)
* Brought back some of the original image around eyes and nose
* Brough back most of the original image as a color layer
* Created a standard sketch effect using black and white, gaussian blur, inverse technique (now a macro on my Action bar)
* Used the sketch effect as a soft light layer
- I should have finished up with better color, better cutout blending and some selective dodging and burning on the eyebrows and such, but alas, time runs out for the artist...

There is a style brewing here. As a long time fan of Patrick Nagel, I have never been able to get a feel akin to Nagel in Photoshop (just some disturbing ultra-high key images, if you have tried you know what I mean. The photographic nature of the image just doesn't lend itself that way). But the reduced color spaces and clean lines of the new technique do not seem to suffer from this. Wish me luck as I try to perfect.
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Old 03-26-2005, 12:18 AM
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Wow! This is another one of those threads where each post is a tutorial in itself.
Mine is very simple. I just wanted to try out the new Xero filter, Caravaggio. I love all their filters.
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Old 03-26-2005, 04:12 AM
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layers adjustment-levels.
hand painted with acrylic brush.
Ran a copy of the original through illustration filter, turned it into a layer mask and painted eye detail, lip detail and other lines onto the acrylic image.

Not a difficult project...just a little time consuming.
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:42 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Desiree II

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This Thread is more than 927 days old.
That old thread warning again. Well I thought it past due that this should get another airing.

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Old 10-08-2007, 09:07 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Desiree II

WOW Peter. This one is amazing! Great stuff.

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Old 10-08-2007, 10:28 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations: Desiree II

Missed the first go around Peter, so thanks for doing some Time Traveling (just finished watching The Journeyman, so I had to put that pun in). Still on my blacklight chalk binge, so why not. Here's the complete high quality version. Attached is a lower quality crop.
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