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Jan 09, 2007 10:39 |  #1
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Not sure if this is where this would go.
I've been working on a technique in Photoshop to convert digital prints to Virtual Oil Paintings. They look great on stretched canvas and clients love them.

Your thoughts would be helpful.


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Jan 09, 2007 11:52 |  #2

They look stunning... which technique are you using? Trimoon?




  
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Jan 09, 2007 12:26 |  #3

Awesome work!I am very interested in your technique!


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Jan 09, 2007 12:32 |  #4

I love these!. I also would like an idea as to what you did if you dont mind?


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Jan 09, 2007 12:39 |  #5

Beautiful work Brad - very nice technique; kind of a cross between Thomas Kincaid & Norman Rockwell.;)

Pretty slick website too, although it took a little bit to load (I'm on a DS3, but with heavy firewall security). Is everything pretty much covered on the "Virtual Oil Painting with Photoshop" DVD that you're selling?


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Jan 09, 2007 12:49 as a reply to  @ sapearl's post |  #6

wow nice technique. If anybody gets the disc i would like to see some of your work.


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Jan 09, 2007 13:00 |  #7

Quite a talent you have! Great job.


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Jan 09, 2007 13:07 |  #8

Could you post the original photos of the above, so I can see the transformation? These look like something I'm interested in doing....



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Jan 09, 2007 13:48 |  #9

sapearl wrote in post #2513757 (external link)
Beautiful work Brad - very nice technique; kind of a cross between Thomas Kincaid & Norman Rockwell.;)

Pretty slick website too, although it took a little bit to load (I'm on a DS3, but with heavy firewall security). Is everything pretty much covered on the "Virtual Oil Painting with Photoshop" DVD that you're selling?

Now all i need to do is find out where to enter my PONT DISCOUNT CODE!

Awsome work man. I love the converstion, but can I get a discount!


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Jan 09, 2007 14:36 |  #10

Hey.... see if the latest BH code works :lol: .

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Now all i need to do is find out where to enter my PONT DISCOUNT CODE!

Awsome work man. I love the converstion, but can I get a discount!


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Jan 09, 2007 14:39 |  #11
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Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I know I invested a lot of time and money on various DVD's and books to develop a technique that was easy yet yielded excellent results. I knew if I could start selling the portraits, I'd make my money back. So, the cost of the DVD may seem high but one portrait will pay for the DVD. Have you seen how much seminars are to learn such a technique?

They really look spectacular on canvas.


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Jan 09, 2007 14:42 |  #12

Im not trying to shoot down your CD... infact I really want to get it to learn how to do it in photoshop... And im sure one doing it themselves would have a LOT MORE control over what the final product would look like.

But really, how time consuming is it to actually do one of these conversions using photoshop and your CD?

Ive been looking for conversion meathods but since "time is money" ive been looking for a filter or plugin that gets it done fast. How do you think something like this will compare to what you are doing?

https://www.alienskin.​com/snapart/snapart_ex​amples.html (external link)

From a quick glance at examples, I still love the way your art looks.

Thanks.


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Jan 09, 2007 15:19 |  #13

I've heard of a technique called the smudge technique. I don't know if your technique is the same but seems to give you a similar result. Nice effect either way.


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Jan 09, 2007 16:14 |  #14

StealthLude wrote in post #2514244 (external link)
Im not trying to shoot down your CD... infact I really want to get it to learn how to do it in photoshop... And im sure one doing it themselves would have a LOT MORE control over what the final product would look like.

But really, how time consuming is it to actually do one of these conversions using photoshop and your CD?

Ive been looking for conversion meathods but since "time is money" ive been looking for a filter or plugin that gets it done fast. How do you think something like this will compare to what you are doing?

https://www.alienskin.​com/snapart/snapart_ex​amples.html (external link)

From a quick glance at examples, I still love the way your art looks.

Thanks.

I use CS2 but also have PSPX (started on this) which has many of these filters built in. I have produced a few painting style prints but nothing that compares to the quality of Vixtran's work .... well done friend.

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Jan 09, 2007 17:30 |  #15

Vixtran wrote in post #2514235 (external link)
Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I know I invested a lot of time and money on various DVD's and books to develop a technique that was easy yet yielded excellent results. I knew if I could start selling the portraits, I'd make my money back. So, the cost of the DVD may seem high but one portrait will pay for the DVD. Have you seen how much seminars are to learn such a technique?

They really look spectacular on canvas.

Alright, I don't want to come off as a jerk, but I have to ask some questions since I noticed you haven't been on the board in a year until this (what seems like a marketing ploy) visit. As I and many other members will find this technique interesting and worthy of posting at the forum as a subject, I would like to know a few things...

I have the Trimoon CD's and they typically yield identical results to yours with a great image to start from. (his result in lesser detail) I will say your images are very stunning and I personally prefer the high detail, but frankly we've seen only two. I would like to see more. I would like to see results from a image that was not shot in a perfect studio environment.

Lastly, I'd like to ask how your technique differs from Stephen's. (I know you can't give us major details, but some general differences would be appreciated) Is this something that you've simply copied from him with a fancy new package, or in fact, is your technique something new and fresh? I'm concerned whether your technique can supply me something new for $70. ;)

Again, don't take this the wrong way. I sincerely want these answers because I am interested in possibly purchasing the DVD. I own a Epson 7800 and do fine art reproductions for both watercolors and oils, so this would bridge the gap between those services and my regular photography.




  
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