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    Default Da Vinci Jan

    I THINK this is a pretty accurate description of how I made Da Vinci Jan:

    Jan--Da Vinci Style

    I am using CS2 on a PC, so if you’re using a Mac, make the usual adjustments (ie., where I say CTRL, use Command, etc.). This can also be done using PSE, the various filters, etc., may just be located in a different place. Same is true with other versions of PS.

    I right clicked on Jan’s avatar, clicked COPY, then pasted it into a new document, sizing/cropping it to about 4″square.

    Duplicate the photo layer. (CTRL + J) Rename it “Sketch.”

    Filter>Sharpen>Unsharp Mask (about 20-60-0).

    Filter>Stylize>Glowing Edges (about 13-10-14, or experiment!)

    Invert (CTRL+i).

    Desaturate (CTRL + u).

    Image>Adjustments>Levels: Move white slider to left to make background whiter, move gray slider to get rid of noise, and black slider to right to make lines darker if desired. Again, experiment.

    Create a new blank layer below the top layer, and fill with white (rename, “White”).

    Highlight the Sketch layer and change the blend mode to OVERLAY.

    Highlight the white layer.

    Select the ERASER TOOL and select Dry Media Brush #63 (top of drop-down list) or a similar brush; about 600 px.; opacity about 20% to start.

    Start by erasing the whole page, then go back over it until you get it the way you want it.

    (I think this step could also be done using a mask and painting with a brush. Since I adapted this from a PSE tutorial by Christell at Elements Village, I used the eraser method, not thinking until I was done, that I could do it the other way. You can take PSE away from the girl, but it is hard to take the girl away from PSE!)

    Add a texture layer at the top of the layers panel. I used the one Jan provided in the June 2010 Texture and Blending tutorial for Scrapper’s Guide Premier. Experiment with blending modes until you find one you like. I ended up with MULTIPLY, with the opacity lowered to 90%.

    I liked the richness achieved with these settings, but her features weren’t quite distinct enough, so I duplicated the sketch layer (select the sketch layer and click CTRL + j). That gave it just the right clarity.

    Shar
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    http://www.scrappersguide.com/forums...hp?photo=25425

    Thank-you for this tutorial. This is my Da Vinci Sunflower.

    What am I aiming for when you say to reduce the noise?
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    "reducing noise" means getting the little black specks out. It's a matter of preference. The specks can actually look good in something like this. Love your sunflower.
    Shar
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    http://www.scrappersguide.com/forums...hp?photo=25426

    Thank-you for the tips, I had another go and came up with this. Bit more detail I think.
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    http://www.scrappersguide.com/forums...5427&nocache=1

    I have made a greeting card with this second Sunflower.

    Thank-you again Sharlamb for stretching me and teaching me something new.
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    Thank you for the tutorial. It's just wonderful. Love what you did with Jan.
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    thanks for sharing bookmarking to look at later
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    thank you for the info
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