Painterly Look - How?

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EyethStudio Forum Member • Posts: 53
Painterly Look - How?

I followed Ray Bayer's workflow and it didn't come out right. I believe he uses Corel Painter to get that look.

EyethStudio OP Forum Member • Posts: 53
Re: Painterly Look - How?

I also tried different filters, plugins and actions and nothing could match them. The closest I could was with lucis art and overlay/soft light after hi-pass. Any ideas?

EyethStudio OP Forum Member • Posts: 53
Anyone?

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Jake Robinson Regular Member • Posts: 192
Re: Painterly Look - How?

Check out these tutorials - http://www.abc-impact.com/

they cost $20 a pop...but are good and the author provides good support via flickr/email as well.

jeff pierre Regular Member • Posts: 258
Re: Painterly Look - How?

in order to acheive the same look youre also gonna have to experiement with specific lightning set ups...

DWare
DWare Contributing Member • Posts: 665
Re: Painterly Look - How?

On my monitor the two examples look like nice portraits but nothing like handpainted paintings - they look like photographs? In my view, the look was achieved with light positioning and some LucisArt manipulation.

Doug

cspringer Forum Pro • Posts: 19,632
Comparison...(imgs)

The first is My Illustrated Look, the second is Photomatix, and the third is Ray's.

DWare wrote:

On my monitor the two examples look like nice portraits but nothing
like handpainted paintings - they look like photographs? In my view,
the look was achieved with light positioning and some LucisArt
manipulation.

Doug

cspringer Forum Pro • Posts: 19,632
Ray's posts on his technique

Obviously, there are many ways to get the exact same results in Photoshop. I suggest perfecting the one's you know...(i.e., some love the PWL actions, some love Curves, and others love the Dodge and Burn tools).

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1006&message=19530947

cspringer wrote:
The first is My Illustrated Look, the second is Photomatix, and the
third is Ray's.

DWare wrote:

On my monitor the two examples look like nice portraits but nothing
like handpainted paintings - they look like photographs? In my view,
the look was achieved with light positioning and some LucisArt
manipulation.

Doug

EyethStudio OP Forum Member • Posts: 53
Re: Ray's posts on his technique

Do you have this original photo that I can try with? Out of all 3, I like yours best.

cspringer Forum Pro • Posts: 19,632
Re: Ray's posts on his technique

The 4th picture is Ray's original.

EyethStudio wrote:

Do you have this original photo that I can try with? Out of all 3, I
like yours best.

EyethStudio OP Forum Member • Posts: 53
Thanks. (nt)

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EyethStudio OP Forum Member • Posts: 53
Yea, I mean illustrated look. :-) (nt)

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EyethStudio OP Forum Member • Posts: 53
Re: Painterly Look - How?

I am getting there.

Mike Warren Veteran Member • Posts: 8,490
Re: Painterly Look - How?
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cspringer Forum Pro • Posts: 19,632
I think you got it!...good job...nt

EyethStudio wrote:

I am getting there.

sylvia1065 Regular Member • Posts: 111
Re: Painterly Look - How?

Hello,
I gave your picture a quick try (less than 10 mns) and came up with this.

It was done with my tutorial 15 - Oil Portrait.
Hope you like it,
Sylvia
http://abc-impact.com/
PS: Thank you for mentioning my tutorials, Jake! I'm glad you enjoy them!

EyethStudio OP Forum Member • Posts: 53
Nice! I should try that too. (nt)

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EyethStudio OP Forum Member • Posts: 53
Another question...

"On this example, I added texture on my Illustrated look with a picture of Cement in Multiply mode."

How does it work? I tried to use the Multiply mode and it didn't come out right.

EyethStudio OP Forum Member • Posts: 53
Never mind....I got it. (nt)

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BrowserBug Regular Member • Posts: 133
Re: Painterly Look - How?

I have to admit that the first of the pictures to me is the best of the "painterly" attempts in this thread so far. While it may lack the paintbrush toolmarks, it has something much more important - the light and tonality of the Dutch masters, and a fitting facial expression. That combined with the uncompromising technical quality of the image gives it an almost eerie feeling. I think you have transcended the "painterly" look and created the next step.

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