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By Debbiee
Again trying to create different portraits using textures and layers

Tags: Child Digitally manipulated Portraits and people

Voters: HectorRivera, nonur, DOGSBODY and 3 more

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HectorRivera 15 17 1 United States
2 Jul 2011 3:05AM
Great fasial expression, Nice shot
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4336 Canada
2 Jul 2011 4:00PM
I came back and looked at this 6 or 7 times this morning, as my initial impression was that I didnt like it. BUT, I liked the treatment, and the technical skill, and had no idea what it was I didnt really like.

So I downloaded it and played around with it for quite some time, and I think I know why my initial reaction was as it was. Its a little flat and dull and isnt popping out at me. The idea is great though.

So I loaded a mod that has a lot of focus on adding tone, warmth, colour, depth, and especially making the letters coloured, and not straight. Adding a large frame makes a very big difference. One other thing I noticed is that hes squinting! This is also altered using the liquefy filter in Photoshop to open his eyes more, - making it a more engaging shot.

Youve come a long way, and I like what youre doing.

Hope the mod makes a difference and gives you some ideas,


Debbiee 16 136 6 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2011 9:03AM
Thanks again, I wasn't really sure about this one myself, I had the idea what I wanted to do with it and worked on it for ages but I just couldn't get it right, I thought it was the colour of his tshirt that made it look wrong and tried changing it but that just didn't work so I ended up just uploading it to see what feeback I'd get.

Your Mod is excellent, and I can now see what was wrong with the image Smile, I did desaturate it quite a lot which I probably shouldn't have and the coloured ABC works really well so thank you again

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