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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-28-2005, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need Photoshop Help

I use Adobe Photoshop CS2 and I was wondering how you guys made the cat pictures look smooth and kind of cartoon-ish?

Here is an example of what I mean, done by ForJazz.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-28-2005, 05:16 PM
 
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Tabassco....It is funny you ask! LOL!!!
I asked ForJazz the same question and as hard as I try...
I just cant get that glassy look that she gets with her work.
She is definatly ~~1 Super Talented Gal~~
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-28-2005, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm sitting here scratching my head look all over PSCS for a button that can do that, I eventually gave up and decided to ask. Members have some really nice effects in the graphics practice thread.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-28-2005, 05:37 PM
 
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Well...I can try to tell you what she told me.
Since I use PaintShop....I cant get it the same.
I know that she uses the soften brush and brushes on the animals cheeks and foreheads...kind of like petting the fur with a small soft brush.
Then to define some areas she will do the same with a burn brush.
You gotta zoom in to do it I think.

Ok....now when she reads this she might laugh at me if I got it all wrong.

I love her ability to add such depth in the sigs....
everynow and then I get one to turn out like that...but
alot of my stuff lacks dimension and just look 'flat'...
All I can do is keep practicing!
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-28-2005, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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I think I will stick with my 'flat' images Here is one I recently did for someone on another forum and I LOVE it, I wish it were mine... I wanted to use ForJazzs' technique for this sig, that is why I posted this question.

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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-28-2005, 07:45 PM
 
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Dawn, of course I wouldn't laugh at you! You know what I was talking about -- I think you had it right.

I do use the blur brush, I play with the settings a lot so that I don't end up blurring the whole image. I change the size and opacity of the brush. Then I "pet" the fur like dawn said. I zoom in so that I can easily see where it's the most pixelated and fix it that way. Then yep -- I go around the photo and enhance the shadows with the burn brush.

I tend to cut carefully around the animal so that there is no white or black space around the edges. Then I choose colors for behind it that will accent the animal even more. Sometimes I add shadows and sometimes I add light, depending on what I think will look better. At least...I try.

I'm not sure if you were referring to the background as well, but I don't really use tubes or other images for backgrounds -- I make almost all of mine from scratch so I'd need to know exactly which one in order to tell you how I did it.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-28-2005, 09:40 PM
 
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Tabassco....Claire and Rebel look very good!

Now if my memory serves me correctly...
those are Brandy's dogs...
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Now if my memory serves me correctly...
those are Brandy's dogs...
Yes ma'am!
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-29-2005, 12:42 PM
 
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For Jazz definately is very talented with her work. I absolutely adore my sigs that she made for me.

I have tried on several occasions to make my own but they don't compare at all.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-03-2005, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Yeah Dawn and Cagnes are right up there with her, they are AMAZING!
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