Smudge by computer - 2st try
That is not bad for your first attempt at Smudging.
The reason people smudge is to make the smudge image better than the original image, by removing blemishes etc and beautifying it.
In your case, the results are worse than the original (no offense meant), and in the case of Jessica Alba, there is a halo around the face.
Keep working on it, it will eventually come, and when it does, it will be worth it.
Hi, I dont know what is the others intend when smudging, but I just want to make look different an look like painted. In fact I dont think that photos of Eva Mendes or Jessica Alba can be improved, because they are both perfect
I don't think your program is there yet but perhaps I am trying to compare it to Ray's work. This does not mean that what you are doing is not any good but rather that it does not do what I expect from something called smudging. I don't like the heavy halo line around the face but other than that the images have a painterly look. I will still be watching to see how you develop the program. By the way from how Antioch worded his reply I don't think he realizes that you have done this with a computer program and not by hand smudging.
Thank you. In my opinion I wont be able to develop anything producing results close to Ray's results. He does many things there as I said before - eyebrows, eyelashes, new eyes ... moreover the way how he works with hairs is fantastic and I dont get it as human so I'm not able to teach my app.
I guess I'll be able to change the eyes Ray's way automatically. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to add canvas texture ... but thats all what I can do. I have to start to think about different algorithm for implementation, when I finish this one.
have a nice day
For the painting effect you could look al the Anisotropic diffusion filter in Photoshop. at low res pictures this gives a swirly effect, like little brush strokes. Only problem with this is that PS only knows one setting for the filter, on high-res images the effect is hardly noticable.
Thank you. I know anisotropic diffusion, and the algorithm that I use right now is one of the family ... Anyway, many very clever developers work for Adobe as far as I know and it is hard compete
Looking better and better. Some obvious problems, such as halo edges, but significant progress nonetheless. Please keep up the good work.
Would you consider posting a landscape example?
Thank-you for sharing.
Gave this one a try but not enough time....very quick play
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I appreciate your kind words...thanks very much.
I have just spotted your PB version above which I think is superb....I am diving in and out of DPR as so busy hence my missing it.
I reckon you have come as close it it gets to a smudge by hand....I am not sure it is worth the time and effort of smudging by hand given your result.
I am seriously tempted to let PB do most of the work and then perhaps smudge only eyes etc because you have done such a good job....
Great use of PB Ronny....
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Thanks, Ray but nothing beats the real thing as you have posted. Only reason I posted is for Filip to have a filter to compare to the one he used...whatever that is. Personally, I like best those smudges that apply the brush to every part of the image including the face. I know that I have suggested that the image might could be prepped with PB before smudging with a brush but that was only because I know that some smudgers use a filter on the face instead of just brushing. If I had your skills, I would move further away from filters rather than towards them.
This is the best I've seen so far using Pixel Bender - great job Ronny. Most look like the early days of Buzz -- could always tell what was used to enhance the photo and I personally sway to the non-obvious.
Ronny Harris wrote:
Pixel Bender/Oil Paint filter.
Corel Painter yet? There is a learning curve but can give you a look not achievable anywhere else.
What do you think now?
Only when you can criticize yourself, should you criticize others. Mikes.