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  • #16
    Sandra....I forgot to add that I added the dandelion! I had the same idea of the blown look and found a picture on the web but could not get the detail on the small pieces.

    Jean

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    • #17
      I know others have added to this picture, and I wanted to give him a friend as well.

      Tyeise
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      • #18
        Jennifer:

        An adorable picture. My son turned 5 today, so this one really tugged at my heartstrings. How quickly the years pass.

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        Chuck:

        The introduction of Kaiya was inspired. Nice job interlacing the fingers. That really sold it.

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        Sanda:

        Well placed touches. Again, inspired.

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        Jean:

        The dandelion was perfect.
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        Quick recap of the layers palette (top to bottom).

        * BW (copy), Luminosity, 10% - layer masked in a little detail
        * Paint and clone - used this layer to paint and clone over some areas that had "gone white" + airbrush a little color into his jumper
        * BW (copy) + Find Edges, Darken, 40% - layer masked for selective blending
        * BW (copy), Color Dodge, Inverted + GBlur (radius about 8)
        * BW=Merge of 2 layers below
        * Channel Mixer adjustment layer (monochrome) 50,50,0,4
        * Original background

        Happy weekend everyone.
        ~Danny~
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        • #19
          Jean : great minds think alike.

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          • #20
            Jean, I love the photo. I need to try that VG out myself. The dandelion was a perfect touch. With those bulging cheeks of his, how can you not think he was blowing on the dandelion!

            Tyiese, that looks so sweet too. Our neighbor has a horse and whenever I take Cameron over to her so that he can see her, he just squeals and giggles -- especially when her whiskers tickle his hand.

            Danny, congrats on your son's birthday. I cannot believe how fast this first year went. It's been a complete blur! I love the B/W version. I tried a couple of ideas, but never could get it quite right. Yours is very nice.

            PM, thanks for the compliment again on the photo. It's such a hit-and-miss luck with me to get a decent shot. Hopefully, I'll get the hang of it someday!

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            • #21
              Sanda: RE great minds -- you got that right!

              PM: Thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated.

              Jennifer:
              * The trick. Take LOTS of pics (and video). The years definitely FLY by.

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              I was experimenting with a technique I picked up (of all places) on a Wacom tablet promotional CD. It used the Water Paper filter as a basis. Never being one to leave a tutorial alone, I messed with it quite a bit. In case you're curious, the tutorial stopped after layer A.

              See the post following this one for a screen shot of the Layers Palette.

              Off to Birthday Party II.

              Danny
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              Last edited by DannyRaphael; 06-21-2003, 12:16 PM.

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              • #22
                Layers palette screenshot for pic in the previous post.
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