Please view at ORIGINAL size to see painting technique. Source photo by Walter McBride. Member reactions:
Original view shows impressive technique. I would love to know how you do it. My guess is you run it through a filter and paint over it. Whatever it is the result is impressive how a photo can be turned in a painting. (I also guess many members just think that it's mostly a filter work )
With the way the paintbrushes work in photoshop these days you don't need filters NewsMaster. It's much like real painting only digital
Cool, a change-up is always good for flexing artistic muscle. Nice job
This is actually cool, do you do many of these.
Thank you Hitspinner, deaddog, & silvercanine I really didn't expect such a high score for this. This is actually the only one I've ever done If you don't know how to use the pen tool this is a great way to learn. Thanks again guys
Good choice and match of the sources but the face may need some to be less red
Your chop is great, I am always hard pressed to find any fault with (source)seems flat. Maybe you could have rescued it with shading in overlay mode ( color close to raw Siena on the trousers. That is a hard call. A healthy dose of Topaz Clean III would have knitted it all together but I am not sure if I have ever seen you use that filter. At any rate, just some pointers that might have kicked this one up a notch, Luciano. Cheers pal See forums under "a cool filter". I went ahead and played with your chop to test my suggestion. I hope you don't mind.
33-year-old Italian photoshop artist from Bologna has a strange hobby - he creates finger portraits of celebrities and famous characters.
The artist chose the nickname "Dito" (meaning "finger" in Italian) and says that he got this strange artistic idea from an Italian metaphor "to hide behind one's finger" meaning some unsuccessful (hiding) strategy.
Photoshop finger portraits of celebrities and famous characters similar to these examples. Please include celebrity names in your entry titles.
Photoshop this gift portrait image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: Changing the Lincoln gift portrait for some other portrait or some other object, putting the guy carrying the gift portrait into some new environment, using this gift portrait image in advertisements, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
You have 4 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Image credit: Chuck Kennedy / United States Government Work.
It's almost Halloween time at Freaking News. A lot of us will wear costumes for Halloween and will turn into
evil vampires, zombies, witches, and warlocks just for the Halloween night...
It's a "self portrait" contest where you have to photoshop yourself with some horror theme or Halloween theme. Think about turning yourself into vampires, warlocks, witches, zombies, and other evil creatures, or just make yourself spooky one way or another. Here's a good example by thekillerbee. More than one way to make yourself scary (several entries) is more than welcome!
Newly discovered (apparent) Leonardo self-portrait goes on display in Italy in April and May. The portrait has been in a private collection and was originally thought to depict Galileo, however the close inspection revealed that the portrait has been signed on the back with Leonardo's inscription.
So far the only authenticated self-portrait of Leonardo is a red-chalk drawing from 1512 when Leonardo was 60 years old. Several research projects also suggest that the famous Mona Lisa masterpiece is in fact the "hidden" self-portrait of Leonardo.
It's a "self portrait" contest where you have to photoshop yourself any way you wish.
You are asked to photoshop this image The theme of this contest is "Face Swap". Doing a face swap is good practice as it requires several basic skills required to become good with photoshop. Source choice, perspective, color matching and masking are equally important when doing a successful face swap. Hipnoart wrote an excellent tutorial on face swapping. Check it out if you need some help.
Using the supplied image, swap any female face on the supplied painting. You will have 3 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly. Typical FreakingNews entry guidelines also apply. You can find them here.
Thanks to mashby for sponsoring this contest.