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Old 08-08-2012, 07:53 PM
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I'm really enjoying this class. I tried the technique in Photoshop that you called postcard, and it's really great at helping you see the shadows. I haven't figured out how to use some of the other features, but I will eventually. I have recently taken a portrait workshop, so some of what you are doing is familiar to me.

I was particularly intrigued with how you could use the features in Photoshop to help you "see" what you are working with.l
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

Thanks alot for such an informative thread.. If you could do a video tutorial with all the steps and especially the photoshop steps, it'll be appreciate it.
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

Cool wY to do the layout def, never thought to use photoshop!! I still use the ol square grid
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

Thank you, awesome207 and m.ali ! I'm delighted you found it helpful. I'd love to do a video some day, but as it is, just getting this all written out was a monumental effort, that I'm not quite quite ready to delve into yet. I offer more tips on my website if you are interested.
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

I do this with different pictures I plan to paint from, beyond portraits, hoping I'll be able to 'see' these things on my own with practice. I felt like I was 'cheating' somehow by doing this though I wasn't sure why, maybe if I was tracing it would be more understandable, and knew that wouldn't likely cross my mind if I heard the idea from someone else. And now I have and it didn't so thanks for the validation! lol And this took it further with the mapping which was helpful. Thank you!
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

Really like this, thanks for doing it. I put it all into a libre office document. I am a Linux guy so I have gimp, which I use to edit photos of my work. It is easy to gray scale but I do not know how to break down the grayscale into values. I'll have to work on that part.
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:46 AM
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

Thank you for this wonderful tutorial. As a new member, I am greatly impressed with your expertise and ability to explain it so well.
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

This is amazing! One day I will have to try this with my animal studies.
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

Thank you Tali! I always like to see some systematic approach for drawing since it is not what I am most comfortable with.
Sitting in your class too.
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

I am very interested to see this concept. I can see how this helps train your eye.
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