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Docsmith626
09-27-2010, 10:09 AM
Thought some of you might like a peek over my shoulder at how I'm combining photography and painting. I start with a photograph, either one I have taken myself or, in this case, a stock photo I downloaded from the web. (The first image) Then I load the photograph into PhotoShop where I clean it up, bump the colors, and run it through whatever filter will get as close to the effect I want as possible. (The second image) Finally, I import the image into ArtRage, both as a layer and as a reference, and start overpainting. (The third image)

The next thing I want to try is masking and combining images with effects.

Alexandra
09-27-2010, 10:14 AM
That is really cool Doc. Thanks for sharing this with us. BTW, isn't this rain great?

SCP
09-27-2010, 12:32 PM
Great effects!.Nicely done Docsmith626:):)

kenmo
09-27-2010, 12:42 PM
Very nice....and many thanks on sharing your workflow....

Docsmith626
09-27-2010, 12:45 PM
Sandra, it's just in time to save my freshly seeded grass. SCP, now I have to come up with something as cool as your critters. I'm still basically copying. :o

Jasminek
09-27-2010, 02:03 PM
Neat affect on the result, painting strokes sure made it quite more interesting than the original.:)

Caesar
09-27-2010, 09:31 PM
What a stunning process and effects!:eek:

eighty+
09-27-2010, 09:55 PM
hi Doc the mind boggle's :D:D:D

javier
09-28-2010, 04:48 AM
Absolutely great, Quite large:):):):)