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Old 08-04-2009, 08:09 PM
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

Wow
Very interesting. i will work on being able to use a digital photo program properly.

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Wonderful! I have never thought of doing this. I almost always work from photos and this would be such a help-thanks. Somtimes, i may know something is off, but can't "put my finger on it"-this could be the remedy! Thanks!!
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WOWW!!! Thank you so much, Tali. I love your portrait work! I have been wondering how I was going to be able to afford the teacher and books I would need to learn portrait painting, and God has answered my prayers through you. I have been crying, while watching your beautiful painting and the wonderful simple instructions you have used, so that we can all learn to paint from you. Thank you very much.
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Thank you Tali. I have enjoyed reading your process. I could never understand the grid (armature or golden mean)you were using. But after your explanation, I tried to do it myself and I think for the first time I am understanding it! Thank-you!!!
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Thanks for sharing your image/science/data procedure Tali. Much to learn from
your art. I'll visit often....glh
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Brilliant post, thanks for taking the time for showing us through this one!
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dear tali,

words fail to express my gratitude after having gone through your thread. the desire to paint is gratifying but always comes along with a deep sense of helplessness ,cos one cannot channel the thought processes with clarity.

your thread adds some sense to my madness , and im so very thankful to you.i respect you as an artist, but even more as a good person, cos you pass it forward. thank you
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Thank you all. I'm so glad my mad rammblings have made some sort of sense. Painting is such a fulfilling journey. And while quite a personal one, I believe strongly that it is meant to be shared. I am still learning every day. Were I to document another portrait today, it would be a completely different process. But that's the fun of being an artist--enjoying the journey! Again, thank you for the encouragement--it's made my day.
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This is wonderfully helpful. Thank you.
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This thread is just so terrific! I've copied it to the Portraiture forum and placed it in the Classroom for other eyes to see and learn.
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wow I need to save this post.....love the blues and purples. I never would have thought to use them. I've only painted one person...this is amazing! thanks
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

WOW!! That is amazing information. I am going to try this for a portrait. I love how you were able to design your composition, try out colors, etc. for your portrait. I love the soft, ethereal mood of the portrait. I am excited to see how you graphed your canvas to draw in the subject's features. This is awesome. The grayscale shading will help me alot. I am going to try it!
I have just recently started painting again. Thank you so much for explaining how to accomplish this on Photoshop.
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This is an amazing way to tackle a portrait. I too am going to try some of the techniques you have posted here when I do my next portrait. Although, I do my portraits free hand with no copying or anything like that, I use a lot of measurements when drawing it. I think your process may work very well for me since I'm already used to doing the free hand drawing. The portrait that you painted in this thread is amazingly beautiful!! You are a very talented artist
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Love your style Tali. I need to do more oils and experiment more so I can loosen up like your work.
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

A lot of this was over my head, but I do own Photoshop and just figured out how to use the Posterize command. Thanks!

Didn't understand how you separated the values in Photoshop. What commands did you use to do that?
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