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Dog Painting

Discussion in 'Retouching and Post Processing' started by Mike Warren, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    I have been lurking here for a while and notice a lot of familiar names from DPR so some of you may have seen this already. I'm looking for advice on how to improve my painting technique. What could I have done better here?


    Original photo:
  2. This is cool....really like it :smile: you lost a few wiskers on the left side (his left) of his face....if you could paint those back in I think it would make it look more 3D and stand out from the background more...just a suggestion :biggrin:
  3. Thanks Mike. I did that deliberately. Naughty me. :biggrin: Thought I should have also removed the bit of collar coming out the back.

    Nothing new to report from 2006. I've been here for 20 minutes now. :biggrin: Happy New Year.
  4. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    What a pleasant suprise :>))

    Welcome Friend,
    So glad to have you here..

    woohoo this is great..Just like another Christmas present....

    Your painting and PUP are just great..

    Happy New Year to you and hope to see you alot here at the friendly cafe :>)))))
  5. Thanks Gale. Have you check your email?

  6. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow Mike ,

    That is beauitful... Yes post it...Anywhere you like :>))

    Great work again :>))))))))

    Thank You!!!!

    Had not checked my e-mail yet today.. Bad girl.

    Yes I was thinking it is already 2006 there :>))

    Have a great one.
  7. Gale,

    Ok, I'll post it here. Do you want the PSD (110MB) and a full size JPEG.
  8. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hi Mike,

    110 megs wow..Sure why not.
    Yousendit....will that work.

    Like I could ever figure it out. The only mask I know how to do is holloween ....lololol

    Post in retouch at DPR to they will like it.

  9. It's uploading to yousendit now. It came out at 70MB zipped so will probably take a couple of hours.
  10. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Thank You Mike,
    Will keep an eye out for it :>))

    Now go ahead and post your great work :>))
  11. I already have. Here and DPR. :biggrin:
  12. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    ohhh ok I missed it.. Going now to look :>))
  13. Hi, Mike

    :smile: Welcome to Nikon Cafe.:smile: I like your image and the way you lighened the eyes from the original. The background you chose also helps. Noice touchup!

    What techniques did you use to do this?

    aka beaucamera
  14. Thanks Virginia,

    It's smudge painting done in Photoshop. Then I applied two passes of USM with different settings.
  15. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    OK Mike got the file in fine order. Haven't opened it though. Will soon as I get a few minutes.

    Saved the link in case :>)))

    Thank you very much. Hope I am not to overwhelmed when I open it :>)))
  16. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005

    Hi Mike

    Have seen this on dpreview and it looks superb.

    Really like the artistic touch - it seems sharper than usual smudge work.

    Did you use a different technique please?

    All the best

  17. I like it a lot. Great portrait. Perhaps a green and simpler background to complement the purple in the collar. Just my first thought. There are lots of right answers. Now that I think about it, I'm not sure I would change a thing. Nice.
  18. Mike, that is just great. Far be it from me to critique this wonderful image.
  19. Cute dog. Lou Lou is a miniture Schnauzer.
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