Here is a action i made from Joeven's workflow for this technique which can be found in this [URL="http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/photo-based-art/24269-why-not-artify-some-cat-post215872.html#post215872"]thread [/URL]
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thanks a lot Joe.
please remember all that i did was make it into a action :) joe done all the hard work

[COLOR="Red"]Joe has pointed out to me that after both times of the diffuse being used you should reduce the opacity to exactly 50% [/COLOR] ( i have altered the wording in the action to accomodate this)

[COLOR="RoyalBlue"]After some experimenting i have found on portraits that it is best to use something like neat image first then run the action [/COLOR]

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