Damn Your Eyes.

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  1. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Here's another venture into photography as graphic art.
    I have been around here long enough to know at least half of you will not like this :greenpbl:. I was trying some different stuf on this image, and this process kept haunting me. In particular, I love the detail of the eyes. I like this because the further away you get from it, the more it turns back into a photograph. The closer you get, you (at least I do) get really caught up in the detailed lines. I think this image has significant impact, and evokes many emotions from the viewer.

    I could be wrong. Am I?
    Do you like it? Is it too much? Do you get a feel for what I see in it?

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  2. MrRamonG

    MrRamonG TPF Noob!

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    I think you need to clean your sensor.
     
  3. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    No I don't, yur crazy!
     
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    MrRamonG TPF Noob!

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    It's a cool shot. I'm diggin the affect.
     
  5. Dominantly

    Dominantly TPF Noob!

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    Nice, was this Topaz Clean 2?

    I haven't really played with this effect a whole bunch, but it adds some interesting detail. It interests me much the same way pointillism does.

    Pretty cool man...
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Yes Dominantly, it is. It's been fun messing around with. Seeing what works where. Some images lend themselve to one effect while others come out just aweful. Definitely a tool to use, that has a time and place.

    Thanks MrWisecracka, up there. ;)
     
  7. Bynx

    Bynx No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I like this effect a lot. It seems to follow the shape of the face and hair instead of defining the shape. I dont suppose Topaz is available for the Mac.
     
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    Dominantly TPF Noob!

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    Sure is.. I HIGHLY recommend you download their FREE 1 month trial of their bundle. It's well worth the time spent downloading it and setting it up.

    Topaz Labs - Downloads
     
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    y0aimee TPF Noob!

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    I really like the effect. If it were just kept plain, then viewers would see it as another picture. The textures you used drew my attention and made me take the time to notice the features and emotion in her face.
     
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    Cool Bitter!

    I walked back from the monitor & as you said it becomes like a photo again.
     
  11. shmne

    shmne No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The effect needs more work in my opinion. As it stands it looks like you just put the effect on and said "done!"

    Try masking out the background, softening some areas of the effects (like the highlights) and probably softening it in the hair a bit. This will make it look as if it were actually a part of the person, rather than an effect put on top of it.

    I like what you're doing with this, just some fine tuning and it'll be on its way as a very strong piece.
     
  12. mishele

    mishele Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very cool! I would love to see more shots like this.
     

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