Pencil Portrait

Started Nov 25, 2002 | Discussions thread
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Lisa Neal Senior Member • Posts: 1,185
Pencil Portrait

Its been a long, long time since I've posted anything here. I thought I would post this photo to show what I've been up to. Child portraiture has taken over my time. I've learned so much here -- just want to let everyone know how much I've appreciated the help along the way.

My clients love this technique I learned from a fellow photog in another forum (Alycia):

Convert the image to b/w using DigiDaan's b/w conversion channels.
Adjust curves to brighten the photo.
Adjust the brightness and contrast just a bit.
Make a snapshot of the image.
Apply unsharpen mask at 500 and make a snapshot of that too.

Use the sharpened version as the histroy brush snapshot then go back to the unsharpened version and brush in 50-75% opacity into the eyes and lips to bring them out.

Use the dodge tool set at about 300 size and 100% opacity to create a vignette all around the top and bottom.

Lower the opacity to about 50% and do a light over the hair, especially if it is dark.
Adjust the brightness or curves if still not light enough.
Filter -> Texture -> softgrain 15-20 at 50% contrast.

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Lisa

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