corel portrait attempt - critique?

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Dear all, here's my second attempt at corel/ photoshop 'art'. (forgive the pretentiousness)
Please comment.

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I'm particularly hoping for tips and tricks for making them look better in the future
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This is really great. :D
How did you made it? is it vectored?
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I think this looks pretty amazing! No idea how you did it, but it looks great to me.
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thanks guys. for a while there I thought it was going to remain commentless :)

it was done in corel, I drew it in vectors over a photograph, and then just pulled it into photoshop for some smoothing, blending and polishing.

in truth it sucks in comparison to what real professionals do with corel and similar programs, but I'm happy as it's only my second attempt to do anything like that... (first is my current avatar, it's a self-portrait of sorts. and no, my hair is not that color :D )

anyhow if someone is seriously interested in how it's done i can post a corel wireframe view so you can see how much detail is in the vectors. (not that much in truth)
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This reminds me of a feature you can use in Photoshop which takes a photograph and makes it look like a drawing. I did it donkeys ago and to this day i forget which tool it was again. I'll be browsing later on i reckon.
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yes I've played with those a lot, all the different filters - but I must admit in the end the effect always looks cheap to me..... so usually I resort to actually trying to do the whole drawing digitally. takes a lot more time but feels more satisfying too.
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Very cool. I wish I had the talent to do something like that! Keep up the great work, very interesting colours too :thumbsup:
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thanks :D

it doesn't take talent really, just grind. you just push all the little nodes around until they're sitting where you want them..... I've got no drawing hand at all.
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pushing nodes around is still a talent! I dont even know what a node is :lol:
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hihihi thanks :D
you probably don't care really, but nodes are little points along a vector line that allow you to manipulate the line, i.e. bend and curve it in different directions. like line joints.
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oh i see. yes i use those in illustrator, never knew their fancy name though :)
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hahahaha I see what you mean :D I used to work with a man who said you should always know the proper name for everything, so I guess he transferred that particular disorder on to me.

is illustrator very different from corel, do you know? I guess they should be similar.... I keep thinking I should learn illustrator to round off my skills, but just never got around to it.
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My understanding is that Corel is much more advanced for the style of graphic you do.
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I'll have to test out Illustrator at some point. I've got it installed - just didn't dare open it yet lol...
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SB wrote:
This reminds me of a feature you can use in Photoshop which takes a photograph and makes it look like a drawing. I did it donkeys ago and to this day i forget which tool it was again. I'll be browsing later on i reckon.

Is it sumi-e? I used to use that to cartoonify my band for flyers back in the day.
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or maybe cutout ... ?
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@pakistanboy ... please put your links in your footer and not in your post ...

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