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    Life-long buds!

    Photo by M. Casey.
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    What beautiful girls!

    The most difficult part of this one, for me, was removing the effects of JPEG compression and over-sharpening!

    1) JPEG cleanup
    2) Touch-up work on dark-haired girls neck and shoulder to remove green color cast
    3) Lighten eye highlights
    4) Edge-preserving smooth
    5) duplicate layers
    6) Amphisoft Convolution Shaman on Top layer -- Sharpen radius = 360, opacity = 50%
    7) flatten
    8) Enhance Edges
    9) Soften some edges with soften tool
    10) resize & save.

    -Jeff
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    • #3
      Nicely done, Jeff and the detail is much appreciated.

      I'm still experimenting with variations of Mike Finn's Insta-sketch [beta] action, available for the moment here: http://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/~mikefinn/action.html

      The following represents the final layer stack, but does not reflect a lot of the interim layer mask and cloning work. The point of all this is to illustrate how the output of Insta-sketch can be combined with other effects.

      Layers Palette (top to bottom)
      K. Output of Insta-sketch Watercolor (blend = color)
      J. Copy of original background. (Luminosity). Used layer mask to selectively restore some detail around eyes, mouth.
      I. G + Unsharp mask
      H. G + Diffuse > Anisotropic
      G. Merge E, F
      F. Clone out noise
      E. Merge of A, B, C & D
      D. Levels (to lose some of the midtone noise)
      C. Find Edges + Desaturate (Darken); detail selectively applied with Layer Mask
      B. Levels (to lose some of the midtone noise)
      A. Output of Insta-sketch Pencil
      Background

      You probably know that sometimes actions work great on parts of an image, but not on others. Ditto with filters. Layer D reflects "the best of" the Insta-sketch pencil layer and the layer rendered by Photoshop's Find Edges filter. Levels was used on each to "get rid of a lot of the noise." You do this by moving the black and white (end) sliders towards each other. It's a trial and error process.

      Anyway, this was a different approach and was fun.

      ~Danny~

      [Jeff. I WILL get to the Impressionist TRY-IT. Just ain't got there yet!]
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      • #4
        Re: Creative interpretations: Kids - Gal Pals

        Cant believe so few felt like artifying these friends hope they still are lifelong friends

        Palms
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        • #5
          Re: Creative interpretations: Kids - Gal Pals

          Palms

          X L ENT


          Peter

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          • #6
            Re: Creative interpretations: Kids - Gal Pals

            Lil' chums.

            Steve C.
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            Last edited by Steve Conway; 05-07-2007, 11:21 AM.

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            • #7
              Re: Creative interpretations: Kids - Gal Pals

              Glad you re-opened this thread Palms. Thought I would give it a fake brush try (faking it using a GIMP Warpsharp Script-fu).
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              • #8
                Re: Creative interpretations: Kids - Gal Pals

                Nice find Palms

                My try with Art History.

                Peter
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                • #9
                  Re: Creative interpretations: Kids - Gal Pals

                  Very cute picture.
                  It went from a sketch to a painting.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Creative interpretations: Kids - Gal Pals

                    Tried something new in making a selection. I used my favorite - Fuzz Ball - brush in QuickMask mode to make the edge selection. Ergo the spiky edges around the girls. Switched to a large round brush to quickly paint in the faces (inside the edges).

                    Couple of runs of Dry Brush on a duplicate of the girls. Masked back in the eyes with a low opacity spatter brush so as not to distroy the dry brush effect. Merged down.

                    Under the girls, I added a white layer and below that a soft green layer. Mask on the white layer and used a Leaf brush to reveal the green below around the outside edges of the girls.

                    Fun project. Thanks for the play.
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