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  1. JohnMF

    JohnMF TPF Noob!

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    I took this photo but it was a bit boring as a photo so i used Painter to paint it, to make it look more interesting

    Anyone else use Corel Painter?

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    definately unique in its own way.
     
  3. JohnMF

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    very diplomatic of you :lol:
     
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    What fun! This technique is great for organic subjects, but gets a bit weird when doing manmade objects (like the vase).

    Marian
     
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    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I like what you have done here, very nice. I used an older version and "painted" a couple of my parrot shots. They turned out decent, but I am no painter. (unless I can use a Wagner power painter, then watch out) I have seen some work done by portrait photographers, it can be stunning. It is something that I fine appealing, and admire those who pull it off successfully. You did well.
     
  6. JohnMF

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    yes, those painted portrait photographs can look great
     
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    JohnMF,

    I have a couple of questions for you:

    1. Was the picture you did below done in Corel Painter? If so, What settings were this done in? If you don't want to say, I understand.

    2. Have you used other programs like Adobe Elements and compared it to Corel Painter? If so, is Corel Painter more versitile with more options to filter pictures through?

    Oh by the way, I really, really like this picture you did. It's very nice.

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  8. JohnMF

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    Pauky -

    The photo you have posted wasn't done in Painter. It's a photograph I took it on a digital camera (on a very foggy morning), then took it into Photoshop, done the usual Levels, dodging, burning etc. i duplicated it on to two new layers, i added the Film Grain Filters to both new layers the added a very slight Guissain (*sp) blur to them both, then changed the the layers to Soft Light, lowered the opacity of the layers abit. Flattened it, Resized it, then posted it here!

    I've never used Photoshop Elements because i've always had a copy of photoshop, so never needed to.

    I wouldn't use really use Painter to edit my photo with, although you can, i don't think that's what it was really designed for, Corel have another program for that called PaintShop Pro i think. Although Painter can be used to make your photos look like they were painted, i don't think they always look too convincing, as my flower painting above shows :)
     
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    Hello John...

    I have used Painter for just over a year now and really like the realistic paint effects....its going to be a long journey as there is much to learn.....
    I do have some of my Painter pics to post...but it says i cant post attachments???? New here so need abit of help!!!!
    I think you will do well in Painter if this is one of your first attempts...look forward to seeing more of your work!!!

    Patricia........
     
  10. JohnMF

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    Helo patricia

    If you want to upload photos, you first have to join a image host website like PhotoBucket.com and upload you photos to there, then use this piece of code in your post

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    sorry, i haven't explained that very well, but there is a post floating about somewhere on the forum which explains it better..

    *EDIT*

    this is the post which explains it better http://thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=76568
     
  11. Patricia Kay

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    Hello John....

    Thank you for pointing me in the right direction...

    Here is a link to some rosebuds i did in Painter...lets see if i have managed to do it right????

    IMG]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j260/patriciakay/innographx%20pictures/Rosebuds-2.jpg[/IMG]

    Patricia........:D
     
  12. JohnMF

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    you missed out a [ at the start of your code, so i've added it for you.

    Your picture looks quite good, it looks more like a painting than mine did.

    what brushes did you use?
     

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