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Haven't smudged in a while...........

Discussion in 'Retouching and Post Processing' started by RayGuselli, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005
    this beautiful flower provided some inspiration....

    Hope it works

    Best wishes


  2. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Awesome work. Lovely vibrant colors.
  3. Very cool stuff as always, Ray. The colors are so rich. Make a nice wallhanger too :smile:
  4. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Ray I haven't smudged in so long i have really forgotten how
  5. Lowolf


    Jan 26, 2006
    very well done
    Like it a lot
  6. That's a hum dinger of an image!
  7. Robert


    Jul 24, 2005
    Beautiful smudge Ray!! The red/green combination always makes for a vivid contrast and helps this image really pop!! gg!!:biggrin:
    Oh, and the textured background works very well too!
  8. Anyone know where to get the smudge brush?
  9. SRA


    Jul 29, 2005
    Orem, Utah
    Wow vibrant.
  10. rlacy


    Apr 22, 2007
    San Diego
    OK. I guess I am the only one here who doesn't know what smudging is. Ray, can you explain what you did and how you achieved this wonderful result? It is stunning, but I have never heard this term and really don't have any idea how you achieved this effect.

    Thanks very much.
  11. Lisa helped me smudge about a year ago, but since then I can't remember the technique.
  12. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Greg do you still have her Video???
  13. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Do you have ps cs, cs2 or 3
  14. No I don't and don't have any of the brushes, I switched to Mac since then.

    CS2 here
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  16. rlacy


    Apr 22, 2007
    San Diego
    I use CS2. Are there brushes in Photoshop for this technique?
  17. I found the brush
    uncheck Current tool only and look for Smudge tool #23
  18. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Yes Ron
    The left too bar. The veritcal one..It is where the sharpen, blur and smudge tool
    Choose the smudge brush.
    At the top the little drop down by the smudge tool
    Chose a brush
    try different brushes , different modes and different strengths.
    Just choose a pic nd try to get the feel of the different settings. I will look for the tutorials.

    Some tutorials
    If you guys want to learn more how to's, etc....photoart tutorials and more, see this link:


    Some terrific work, wonderful tutorials and talented people can be found there. See smudge work and tutes by Phyllis......

    And some of the best smudge work you will see can be found at the DPR Retouch forum:

    You may also want to do a search for "smudge" or "smudge paintings" and other work by Scott Deardorff, Trimoon and others.
  19. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Aslo search through the retouching forum and see what else you can find
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