View Full Version : Jodie using Trimoon Watercolor
10-01-2003, 10:39 AM
Ok, so everyones working on Steve's new tut, I'm still plugging away at the first :D
I took a little more time on this one, the only thing I don't like about it is the hazyness over her hair, but I'm at a loss about what to do about it.
Anyhow, this is my baby girl, 3 years old just before school started. She was playing coy with daddy while he was trying to take portraits.
10-01-2003, 12:21 PM
Ozzie, I missed out on the first Watercolor Tutorial, but whatever it was it sure works for you. Such an enchanting pose of a darling little Daddy's Girl.
I am not quite sure what you mean about the "hazyness" over her hair, it seems to fit with the rest of the picture, the only thing that might be done would be to soften the edges of the hair where it meets the background...but I am not even sure of that.
What I find very interesting is the background and her dress, they are just alike, that is so effective, don't think I have ever seen it done like that.
You didn't mention if you are printing this and framing it, if so what kind of paper would you use?
Wonderful Watercolor of a Darling Child by an obviously Adoring Dad!
10-01-2003, 01:49 PM
10-01-2003, 02:00 PM
Love it! What a sweet portrait of your baby girl.
10-01-2003, 08:29 PM
Ozzie...she's a beauty...and I'm so glad that Dad sees it, too. :D
I know what you mean about the haziness. That's one of the reasons that I usually end up stopping before I get to the end of the tutorial and go in my own direction. I prefer a somewhat stronger presence of the subject, so after the pencil mask is done to my liking, I'll save the PSD file, flatten the image and play with the "flat" file adding bits of spong-y background VERY faintly to the edges.
I still think you did a beautiful job on Jodie...oh...and I think we talked about her name before. (It's mine, too. ;) )
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10-01-2003, 10:09 PM
A lovely picture, Ozzie - charming and tenderly done.
I'm not familiar with the tutorial except in terms of the examples I've seen here, but the haziness does seem to be integral to the technique, but perhaps it's something to be sparing about....
10-02-2003, 11:01 AM
Thanks everybody bout your kind words of my daughter. I spoke with Steve bout this and he told me quickly how to darken the hair, but as usual he was talking over my head. I've saved the file and all the layers, so I'll revisit again soon.
Kathy, the first tutorial was published by Steve (Trimoon) on a CD around the beginning of July if I remember correctly. He has the CD available here;
I've seen others here in this forum who are a tad bit more used to PS7 produce some great stuff from what is taught and comes with the CD. Steve has included some actions and brushes to further simplify the technique. All I can say, if I can do it, anyone can :D I'm feverishly trying to come up to speed with PS7 after using PSP for years.
Thanks for the encouragement Alan!
Thank you Maryjane, when I captured this moment I was so tickled. She is my little angel.
Thanks Julie or is it Jodie? Got me confused there gal. Hadn't thought bout trying to manip the final, flattened version duh! :rolleyes: I'll give a go later. Learning lots bout PS7 just doing the tut's.
Thanks Veronica, this one is a keeper for me. I have some watercolor paper here I just might print it on, once I get the hair softenend around the edges and the haze removed.
10-02-2003, 12:35 PM
A lovely portrait of a beautiful little 'Daddys Girl' Ozzie. Most impressive.
I think the fuzziness of the hair is caused by applying the background colours to the whole of the image as per Trimoons' tutorial. But if you can isolate the figure and apply the background colours solely to the background this could alleviate this problem. A way of doing this was posted in an earlier thread (sorry I can't just remember which one - you would need to check back). As far as I recollect the suggestion was to use the magic wand to isolate the background (the background being a single colour) then invert the selection and apply the background colours. I might not have got this quite right - as I say you would need to check back.
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