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  • Creative interpretations: Portrait - Andee McDowell

    This is U.S. celebrity Andee McDowell. I thought this would make a nice portrait.

    Happy creating.

    ~Danny~
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  • #2
    I'm still on my compositing kick. This has several lucis art layers topped with several pattern fill layers in soft light for texture. I'm starting to really like lucis for blended photos.
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    • #3
      dreamy portrait

      This time I went for glamour, soft focus, a dreamy effect. Went through several different steps. VP watercolor, PMAG xero lineart, bunch of softening, and repainting the lips and making the eyes less red. Oh and buzz was in there somewhere.

      Amy Hutton
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      • #4
        Wow Amy--great look!

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        • #5
          Maybe my third or fourth favorite lady of all time. Did a MF Sketcher followed by Pop Artist. Ran adjust Pop Artist to suit then a contrast adjustment. Last, I reduce the grain under her eyes. Hard to mess this lady up.

          Cheers
          Duv
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          • #6
            Here is my take on this one. I used the Gothic Glow action with a little dodging in her eyes and a bit of patch tool on the hotspot on her forehead.
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            • #7
              Duplicated twice and ran xero illustrator on one and xero line art on the other - layer mode of both changed to soft light. gaussian blur on the Illustrator layer.

              Changed the colour of her eyes.

              Christine
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              • #8
                #1
                Inspired by Duv's creation which really caught my eye, the first is a result of more fooling around with Impressionist to render the textured look. (Crayon: Short Choppy Strokes in the hair; Conte: Smudged Monochrome for most of the rest).

                The Impressionist layers were topped of by a layer rendered by Photoshop's Find Edges filter (set to Multiply) and a layer created by desaturating a copy of the original BG used to selectively restore eye, nose, lips detail using a layer mask.

                Also, I added a layer at the top of the layer stack, filled it with 50% gray, set the blend mode to Soft Light and added Noise for a little texture.

                Frame actions available here:
                * http://www.photozo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=194
                * http://epaperpress.com/psphoto/ (look under Frames tab)

                #2
                I tried something kind of unusual (for me, anyway) on this one. Applied Emboss filter to a copy of the background. Then, with a levels adjustment layer, squeezed all of the gray out, leaving promenent features against a lot of white.

                Clicked on the Background to select it, then went to the History Palette to create a new "current layer" snapshot and set it as the source for the History Brush.

                I selected the Art History Brush from the Tools Palette and set the style to Tight Short, and brush size of 3 pixels. When you do this the Art History Brush generates tiny little, squiggly lines, and I used this to paint in hair eye and other areas.

                Used Find Edges (against a copy of the BG) with blend mode set to Multiply to restore more edge detail.

                ~Danny~
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                Last edited by DannyRaphael; 03-14-2004, 07:59 PM.

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                • #9
                  Whew. Nice stuff Danny! Like the first one but you should bottle your second effort. Sucks you right into the eyes..and more. Definety going to experiment with your work flow.

                  Cheers

                  Duv

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                  • #10
                    This was a happy accident using:

                    Xero Radiance
                    My Extreme Color Filter
                    PhotoEffex Background Blur.
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                    Last edited by jch71566; 03-15-2004, 03:52 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Perhaps I missed something somewhere...

                      What/Where is the "My Extreme Color Filter", or where can I get info about it and/or who makes it?

                      Thanks

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jrolinc
                        Perhaps I missed something somewhere...

                        What/Where is the "My Extreme Color Filter", or where can I get info about it and/or who makes it?

                        Thanks
                        Well, you see, it is ~MY~ extreme color filter. I am developing it with FilterMeister, but do not yet think that it is quite ready for prime time.

                        You could achieve a similar effect with FlamingPear's free Vitriol, though. My version achieves the same effect, but with a user-interface.

                        After I ran "Radiance" on the picture (random settings), there were some patches of yellow/orange on Andee's face. I set my filter to an extremely saturated version of that color, and it turned it white, thus leaving only the red tones.

                        Cheers!
                        Jeff

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                        • #13
                          Here's another go with Xero Moodlight, Xero Moonlight, Xero Mystifier followed by Amphisoft Simplifier.

                          Cheers
                          Duv
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                          • #14
                            Larger image here TM Andee-McDowell.jpg

                            Duplicate first document
                            Name: “TM Watercolor”

                            Duplicate current layer

                            Impressionist Filter
                            Style: Chalk/Sketch: On Fine Laid Paper

                            Blending Options
                            Set current layer
                            To: layer
                            Mode: screen

                            Flatten Image

                            Dust & Scratches
                            Radius: 4
                            Threshold: 1

                            Selective Color
                            Method: relative
                            Color Correction: color correction list
                            color correction
                            Colors: reds
                            Black: -45%
                            color correction
                            Colors: whites
                            Black: 11%

                            Texturizer
                            Effect: Texturizer
                            Texture Type: Art Paper No 22.psd
                            Scaling: 100
                            Relief: 12
                            Light Direction: Bottom Right
                            Without Invert Texture
                            Or
                            Texture Type: Sandstone
                            Scaling: 100
                            Relief: 2 to 4
                            Light Direction: Bottom Right
                            Without Invert Texture
                            Done
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                            Last edited by Trimoon; 03-19-2004, 02:37 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Great detail and lovely interpretation, Steve. Glad to see another Impressionist fan.

                              Did you get my e-mail RE: the download of your settings .set file?

                              ~Danny~

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