"Joy of Discovery"

© Judi Bailey

"Joy of Discovery"

Kathleen Rinker 4/4/2010 4:07:18 PM

Beautiful image Judi!! #1255327

Bonnie C. Lackey 4/4/2010 4:17:47 PM

A total delight, Judi! #8510100

Judi Bailey 4/4/2010 7:15:42 PM

Thanks so much Kathleen and Bonnie !! I really enjoyed working on this one....so glad you like it too !! #8510295

Vicki Reece 4/5/2010 12:05:10 PM

Love it. I would love to know more about your editing techniques to get this kind of effect. #8512148

Judi Bailey 4/5/2010 4:19:39 PM

Hi Vicki !! The basics were done in Photoshop, the sizing, levels, cropping, etc. I did the painting effect in Painter using mostly the "grainy water" brush. First, after cloning it, I added a layer of white and using the soft clone tool, painted back the figure and flowers is a loose way. The edges were blended in with the grainy water brush at a rather large size and medium opacity..then using a lower opacity, I went over most of the rest. I finished by touching up the finer features with a chalk brush and a hair brush was used on the hair using a slightly lighter color and blended....then back to PS for final touches . Hope this helps. !! :-) #8512683

JudyAnn Rector 4/5/2010 11:08:58 PM

Such a precious image, Judi... very artistic. Thank you for telling us how you accomplished the wonderful effects. Never having worked in Painter, most of your instructions are Greek to me... guess it is time to try something new! Your piece of art is SO worth all the work it sounds like you put into it! #8513372

Judi Bailey 4/6/2010 6:19:15 AM

Thank you Judy !! I know you can do it with a little instruction. Jim Zuckerman has an excellent course in Painter.. I also ordered several DVD's from some of the digital portrait artist....Helen Yancy, Faye Sirkis, and Marilyn Sholin. #8514311

Ivan Chacon 4/11/2010 6:00:43 AM

Just gorgeous!!! Great image Judi! #8525740

Judi Bailey 4/11/2010 6:40:50 AM

Thanks Ivan !!! Love your gallery also..The portraits are fascinating and that squirrel......I'm still smiling !!:-) #8525869

Anita Tykwinski 6/1/2010 7:34:39 AM

This is so gorgeous!!! #8657507

Judi Bailey 6/2/2010 4:58:31 AM

Hi Anita ! Thanks so much for commenting. It is so appreciated !:-) #8659701

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Description

aperture - 7/0, shutter - 1/400, lens - EF24-70 f2.8L , location - outside, Easter Holidays. If you want to see the world with an "eye that might have forgotten", just follow a child..

Uploaded on 4/4/2010 7:04:55 AM

Made With

Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR



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