RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo-Based Art > Turning Portraits into Digital Sketches, Oils, Watercolors
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Turning Portraits into Digital Sketches, Oils, Watercolors Thinking about expanding beyond your traditional portrait and/or restoration, retouching and colorizing black and white image services? Find out what others are doing and how they are doing it.

Creative Portraits: Woman with a Hat

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-02-2005, 11:20 AM
ahutton ahutton is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 354
Creative Portraits: Woman with a Hat

Thought we needed some new fodder for our hungry art appetites.

This one is form Morguefile.com

Amy
Attached Images
File Type: jpg womanwithhat.jpg (60.2 KB, 160 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 03-02-2005, 01:10 PM
DannyRaphael's Avatar
DannyRaphael DannyRaphael is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Near Seattle, Washington, USA
Posts: 6,300
Nice choice, Amy. A classic.

I though I would try the new Impressionist brush set on this one to see how it does on portraits. (Click here.) I used all three settings to render layers (G, F & E) with high, medium and low detail.

The new Xero > Caravaggio effect (http://www.xero-graphics.co.uk/) was used in layer H. Photoshop's Dry Brush would have worked, too.

Adjustment layers K, L and M were used to add contrast to the hat, tone down the colors in the background (I thought they were distracting) and lighten her face a little.

When I was examining I noticed that her right eye (left side of image) looked wrong. It was because the white of the other eye was visible. So I:
* Positioned horizontal and vertical at the intersection of the bad eye
* Used the Lasso to drag around the good eye
* Ctrl + J to create a new layer consisting only of the selected eye
* Ctrl + click on the eye-only layer, to load the selection (marching ants)
* Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal (get it going in the right direction)
* Edit > Free Transform to drag and rotate the replacement eye into position using the guides as, well, guides (press Enter to accept the transformation and ctrl + D to Select > None)
* Added a Hide All layer mask and airbrushed to make that eye look a little more balanced.

For those more ambition than I was this morning, something like this could be opened in Painter for additional painterly effects, but I gotta run.

Anyway, it was fun.

~Danny~
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Woman with hat djr.jpg (97.3 KB, 183 views)
File Type: jpg Woman with hat djr LP.jpg (95.8 KB, 45 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 03-02-2005, 05:57 PM
Neve's Avatar
Neve Neve is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 836
I recall this photo from Morgue File, it'll be fun to work on. Thanks Amy.

Fabulous result Danny, thanks for the steps taken, will try later this month and for the new set of Impressionist brushes too.
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 03-04-2005, 12:55 AM
Neve's Avatar
Neve Neve is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 836
For better or for worse I'm posting this anyway, the strokes are rough and not entirely following contours. Without any better tutorials yet for doing portraits I continue to experiment.

Painter 8.1

Oils/Thick Wet Oils 10 – all over face and some hair.
Blenders/Grainy Blender 10 – Over face
Cloners/Wet Oils Cloner 10 – 33% Opacity
Size 2.9 (Outlining eyes and wrinkles)
Blenders/Oil Blender – Over wrinkles at Low Opacity
Gouache/Fine Round Gouache – Hat
Oils/Wet Oils on Clothing, earrings and pigtail.

P.S. Just looked at this compressed, it's not the same at all. Printed better.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Old Ethnic Lady.jpg (82.6 KB, 124 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 03-04-2005, 02:24 AM
cardmnal's Avatar
cardmnal cardmnal is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Albany, Oregon
Posts: 286
Blog Entries: 3
Talking Fun and Easy

Here is a different take on this one......

As always duplicate layer.
I made a rectangular selection 1/9 the size of the image.
Applied smuge stick.
Adjusted color balance.
Repeated 8 more times.
Create new layer and draw grid.
Increased stoke to 2 px.
Flatten image.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg womanwithhat1.1.jpg (94.3 KB, 74 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 03-05-2005, 10:30 PM
SWEngineer's Avatar
SWEngineer SWEngineer is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 139
Painter8 Digital Watercolor. This was almost too easy. (Did I really say that??). I like the oil look ( Neve), but they're hard (esp. portraits). The simplicity of watercolor certainly has much to recommend it.

6) a light sandstone texture added in Elements
5) 2B PencilSketch layer (Gel, very low opacity)
4) DigH2O PointedSimpleWater + PureWaterBristle to diffuse a bit. (The woman) (Gel, full opacity)
3) FineMopBrush (The woman). (Gel, Reduced opacity)
2) DigH2O CourseWater + FineMopBrush (Background) (Gel, full opacity)
1) White canvas

-Mark
Attached Images
File Type: jpg womanwithhat_digh2o.jpg (92.5 KB, 78 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 03-06-2005, 02:08 AM
jaykita jaykita is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 579
Mark, I like your painting very much.
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 03-06-2005, 08:23 AM
jaykita jaykita is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 579
Corel Painter 8, digital water color cloning with fine tip wc brush, various sizes and opacities.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg woman-painter-web.jpg (99.5 KB, 66 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 03-06-2005, 11:07 AM
SWEngineer's Avatar
SWEngineer SWEngineer is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 139
Judy, I'm glad you like the picture. You've been very supportive & encouraging of my (typically amaturish) efforts. I really apprecitate it.

Your's is just the fine tip brush?? That's very impressive. I've only used it for small details. Guess I'll have to experiment some.

Regards. - Mark
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 03-08-2005, 06:49 PM
Janet Petty's Avatar
Janet Petty Janet Petty is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Mid-South
Posts: 2,164
Blog Entries: 1
My first post in too long. She was such an intriguing subject, I couldn't resist.

Cloned in Painter with Pastels and Oil Pastels.
Tweaked and lighted in Photoshop.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg womanwithhat-painted.jpg (95.4 KB, 112 views)
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo-Based Art > Turning Portraits into Digital Sketches, Oils, Watercolors


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Creative Portraits: Redhead in a Hat with a Pensive Look DannyRaphael Turning Portraits into Digital Sketches, Oils, Watercolors 86 01-28-2013 12:10 PM
Creative Portraits: Man in Hat DannyRaphael Turning Portraits into Digital Sketches, Oils, Watercolors 64 07-30-2012 02:18 AM
Creative Portraits: Pink Flower in her Hat DannyRaphael Turning Portraits into Digital Sketches, Oils, Watercolors 125 12-05-2010 05:04 PM
Creative Portraits: Woman - "The Finger" Peter S Turning Portraits into Digital Sketches, Oils, Watercolors 16 09-19-2009 03:02 PM
Creative Portraits: Woman Deep in Thought DannyRaphael Turning Portraits into Digital Sketches, Oils, Watercolors 15 06-24-2007 04:46 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved