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Image Umbrella: Realistic Images

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@ panzeriv2 ... things can get mis-understood easier on message boards; no tone of voice etc to judge by ... I guess I didn't explain myself properly either, with Ingerlish not being my 1st language.

The instructions of real wood tones still apply if used with drakaan's tut CLICK and realistic wood can be achieved for most things. Like life, this tut all depends how much effort you put in ... to get the best results.

Any problems send me a PM

Some of the results from the tut

Blaze of Glory

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All PDN

Wow! That could be made into a tutorial! That is nice! Looks so real :D

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It has been a long time since i last posted any drawings here. But I figured you may want to see this.

All made in Paint.NET with a real picture as reference. ;-) Bigger versions available on my DA.

http://leif-j.deviantart.com/art/Marily ... -132175068

http://leif-j.deviantart.com/art/Portrat-3-131815480

And for the fun of it I made a Marge Simpson adaptation:

http://leif-j.deviantart.com/art/Marily ... -131576771

http://leif-j.deviantart.com/art/Marge- ... -131576687

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100% PDN? If so, great, great job - the highlights especially make it so photo realistic!

Yup 100% PDN :mrgreen: thanks, ill try find my file before i flattened it and upload for people but i think i only saved the flattened file :oops:. And thanks but like i say in my gallery, its surprising what a dark background can do for highlights, have a play around. :wink:

@Leif: There awesome :D

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I've been out of action for a few days. CAUTION: A Political statement follows....Whoever says we need a complete reform of our healthcare in the US has not spent the last few days in a hospital....please give me a break ! Leave it alone ! I was treated like royalty, and I'm well below middle class income...

Anyway, WOW ! I've really missed some great stuff...

@ Oma, My hibiscus is starting to bloom. Have you been in my garden? :lol: Beautiful flower !

@ Welsh Blue, Wow ! another stunning gun and this time a revolver ! So much more challenging ! Beautiful job on the finish, I can feel the weight in my hand and the touch of the cold steel. Now all you need is the white hat ! (And maybe a white horse) :lol:

@ RHoward You are off to a good start on your machine gun. It's looking really good. Pay close attention to how Welsh Blue treats his metal and wood finishes and you will have a stunning piece.

@horsey_girl163460 How cute ! Very nice job and keep at it. Try the cutting out images tut with the pen tool and try the feather tool afterward. Also I have found that the alias plug-in before the feather sometimes improves the cleanup of the edges of a cutout. It takes a while to get the hang of it, but it is soooo worth the effort and practice to get a good cutout. BTW, your horse is beautiful. I had horses a long long time ago when I was young. They are wonderful animals and will be your best friend if you let them. Keep at it, I can't wait to see your next image !

@ nemo Your grass looks so real ! Amazing ! You should add an insect or a worm to it. Really ! It looks like a photograph, but I know it's not. Aaaagghhh it's blowing my mind! Oh and the foot, really nice. I had a good laugh when I saw that. What a creative sig ! You sir deserve an award !

@ Leif, Very nice images. Your Marilyn is so very very good. I love the retro style you did them in. Is the other image a young Carrol Channing? I'm probably wrong, because I'm getting soft in the head, but it looks like a photo I saw of her from the 1940's. Anyway, I blather, very very good job. So clean and sharp. Nice.

Now this is what I have been working on a little at a time while I've been getting back on my feet. This is the second part of the string instruments for Bluegrass Music piece I am working on. Still a WIP, but so very close now...For you poor souls who don't know anything about Bluegrass here is a link to a really good band. I recommend "Lisa's Joy" and "Can't Find My Way". I've used them both in video projects since this is an Open Source music site. http://www.archive.org/details/bustedhearts

This is the Possum Banjo.

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@ Leif, Very nice images. Your Marilyn is so very very good. I love the retro style you did them in. Is the other image a young Carrol Channing? I'm probably wrong, because I'm getting soft in the head, but it looks like a photo I saw of her from the 1940's. Anyway, I blather, very very good job. So clean and sharp. Nice.

Thank you. No the portrat is French Singer Mireille Mathieu. I chose her because the hair was pretty easy to do. :wink:

Wow that banjo is really great.

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I kinda posted this in the wrong section earlier :oops:. So here is one of my best compelte works so far. I jsut had to post it due to all the positive feedback i was getting off you guys during the process of making it :lol:.

@yy: Nope, all i had to go with was looking at a pink rose and drew it freehand in pdn because my scanner was broke :lol:. Then built upon that (you can see the stages in my gallery), Thanks :mrgreen:

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That is fantastic! What great lighting and contrast - great job.

What techniques did you use? Did you use any specific effects or distorts? Or was it mainly paintbrush?

Again, great job.

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That is fantastic! What great lighting and contrast - great job.

What techniques did you use? Did you use any specific effects or distorts? Or was it mainly paintbrush?

Again, great job.

Thanks :mrgreen:, i used a hell of a lot of layers for the petals and shading then smudging and blurring to put them into place. I also segmented the work so i could work at little bits at a time...gotta love it when you can slowly see a picture come together :wink:

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@Leif, nice very clean 2 drawings, I like Marilyn Marge version too :lol:

@Possum Roadkill, another excellent version much much better, I like all the details and the abalone things and sparkles, beautiful, looking forward to see the final, are you changing the background? I think it is a good idea.

@nemo, hurry up, we want to see the final :)

This is UFO, Click on to see the mother ship :lol:

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@ Leif ... excellent drawings and colourisation, extremely talented.

@ nemo and Possum' ... I've commented in your galleries on how great I think those are

Now YellowMan :shock: :shock: :shock: ... out of this world would be a bit of a cliche' so I'll just say I nearly fell off my chair @ the flying saucer ... then I saw the mother ship and I did :shock:

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I like both of them, however the shadows of the mother ship are going many different directions which is quite strange. Does it make sense?

I don't know if you can fix it easily.

The sky and space background are also nicely done.

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. early morning no coffee 20 min. self portrait. and no I didn't take time to feather it properly. its just a little play thing to put at the end of an email to th grandkiddies.

ps the meanner version is in my sig.

ciao OMA

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Thanks mate welshblue, that mothership took long time from me and still feel it needs more and more fine details, but I'll stop till the one you d seen ( MotherBlue) in my gallery.

Thanks Ash yes you were right that happened because I had a few different versions for each part of the station.

thank you very much arik-so, I am glad you like it, and you also do some nice work.

@ oma :D oh, that looks different here than the one in Fans, closer to human being this time, I like this one also.

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LOL! just added glasses and lips still strikes me as so strange how those two additions change it from fierce to pleasant.

hope you all note the sig I'm using is the fierce no nonsense picture. LOL!

ciao OMA

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I like both of them, however the shadows of the mother ship are going many different directions which is quite strange. Does it make sense?

I don't know if you can fix it easily.

The sky and space background are also nicely done.

Well Ash, its space isn't it? There could be various stars casting different shadows on the spaceship depending where everything is. :roll:

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thanks

playing around with a night lighting look.

I'm adapting that flower into an overlay frame for moviemaker. I'v just to finish the xml code for it to work in titles transistion effects. and I'll be sharing over on moviemakers forum. This picture is the companion piece to the overlay frame. I'll run my credits over it scrolling from top down ...I think. maybe a fade in and out in the scroll as well.

ciao

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Well.. not too realistic, I've never heard of a transparent planet ;)

You should fix that, if it's not intended.

The background could use a bit work, too, the stars look much too artificial and pixelated.

Adding stars of different size should add a bit of depth :)

The planet's texture is well made, though.

The aurora.. I don't know. It should be reworked, but I don't know how to do it better, either ;)

Maybe some of the more experienced users here will.

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Very nice flower oma I saw it in the large version, do have many ready flowers we didn't see before and you will add them to the slide show :shock: ? Where I can see the video? The link?

@flip, nice texture of the planet, but it looks flat? use the S3D plugin or Lens to add some 3D effect.

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