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Pencil Portrait   Featured in Digital Darkroom #021
Randy L. Morgan
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member since: 10/6/2004
This is great! How did you accomplish this?

12/9/2004 1:10:16 PM

John Wright

member since: 2/26/2004

Thanks, Randy...
Essentially, the majority of modification is done adjusting the levels in Photoshop (after converting to black and white). You slide the white point slider to the right far enough to almost blow out the whites and then slide the grey pont slider to the right to get the pencil look. Add a little gausian blur (but bring back the sharpness to the eyes, mouth, and nose). Then tweak to taste ...

12/9/2004 1:37:40 PM

Joannie M. Bertucci
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member since: 2/17/2003

John, this is truely beautiful work! Your model is lovely, and the effects just make her more so. I've tried to get a pencile effect on photos for a long time by using different methods and I don't like the results. I'm going to try your suggestions and see what I can's hoping!

I read that you are in Allen, Texas...I live in Garland myself, hello fellow Texan :-)

12/10/2004 9:12:26 PM

John Wright

member since: 2/26/2004

Thanks Joannie...
I hope it works for you. It does take a bit of experimentation to find the steps that work. Every pencil portrait I do is different from the rest... :-)

12/11/2004 6:34:46 AM

RoxAnne E. Franklin

member since: 6/26/2002

this is breathtaking john!
you should be thrilled with the results. It's so soft and elegant
very wonderful expression on the model too.

12/17/2004 8:01:07 AM

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