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Creative Portraits: Desiree II

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Old 02-03-2005, 02:13 PM
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Creative Portraits: Desiree II

I have another photo of Desiree at my website done similarly, she's a lovely subject.
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Last edited by DannyRaphael; 02-05-2008 at 07:22 PM. Reason: Split original thread to give Desiree II an individual thread.
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Old 02-05-2005, 01:24 AM
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Desiree Two WC

PR Brightness on original image. – Dupe bottom layer.
L2 – Dodge – Negative – GB 8.00 (or to suit your image)
Multiply a layer if necessary.
Optional – Noise filter
Auto Contrast if necessary.
Impressionist/Danny’s Fav’s/Conte:Faithfull ** Modified
PSP/Artistic Brushstrokes/Watercolour – Modified
Reduce Opacity to 70% or to suit image.
Merge – duped again
-Mode - Soft Light for this image
Merged all. Cropped, canvas texture added.
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Old 02-05-2005, 01:30 AM
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Pen 'n' Ink Desiree

I used the same steps as for "sepia sketch" adding...

Dupe Sepia Sketch Layer
L2 - Dodge/Neg/GB4 - Dupe Layer
L3 - Difference - Dupe Layer
L4 - Screen 42% to suit image - Dupe Layer
L5 - Burn 60% to suit image - Dupe Layer
L6 - Hue - 78% (this alters colours)
Merged all
Added Criss-Cross Texture which filled in the
light areas.
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Old 02-06-2005, 02:32 AM
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Neve--beautiful and subtle edit.
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Old 02-06-2005, 11:24 AM
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Got this surprising result while fooling around ... first i created a wmf file (from corel draw/ trace), converted to outline, copied into ps, and played around with blends.
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Old 02-06-2005, 01:14 PM
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jaykita:

Now that really out there (in a good way)! I like it when folks take chances to come up with something bold. Well done.


~Danny~

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Old 02-06-2005, 01:25 PM
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Here's a couple using the sketch effects I worked up for my "101 Graduation". See the Campfire_Treat thread for how to. One difference -- I added some Reticulation filter to the BW version before Waterpaper et. al.

-Mark
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File Type: jpg Desiree_C.jpg (98.2 KB, 84 views)

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Old 02-07-2005, 06:36 AM
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Watercolour from Digital Photo Effects Mag tutorial.

The basic principles are

image size 300ppi

Create a new coloured canvas layer.

Duplicate original background and move to top.
Increase Saturation (+38 in the tut on a fairly light image), mode = linear light, opacity 25.
Hide all layer mask and paint with white using Wet Media Brush - watercolour textured surface.

Duplicate this layer again, remove mask, blend mode = darken apply motion blur at 90 deg and distance 400+

Duplicate background and move to top
Median Filter value 5
hue = -4, saturation +17
blend mode = hard light
Hide all layer mask and paint white using same brush reduce brush size for facial features.

Another duplicate of background blurred and set to soft light.

These are the instructions as per the mag - they also added noise at 17 to the layers - I didn't like it with the noise added.

I also used dry brush filter instead of median as I felt it gave a better look.

It's quite surprising the difference the motion blur layer makes. I did find the file size getting a bit big and got 'not enough ram' when I tried to add a texture. (I have 2Gb).

Quite like the result though....

Christine
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Old 02-07-2005, 06:59 AM
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early....

OK. Duped the BG.
Ran Danny's Chalk Sketch: Mono Color Jit.
Faded to 45%
Ran Danny's Charcoal: Color Scr on K.
Faded to 45%
Ran Danny's Paint: Linear Brush D.
Ran Danny's Natural Wild Cave.
Faded to 45%.
Duped BG again.
Find edges, Desaturate, Levels adj., Diffuse: Anis.
Set mode to Overlay and opacity to 15%.
Stamped visible, ran Custom twice and faded 2nd to 45%.
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Old 02-07-2005, 10:39 AM
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Thanks Danny. Lovely renditions, all.
Tried colorizing a desaturated (and lightened) image with pattern stamp tool and a wee bit of hand paint.
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