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Creating Reference Materials for a painting

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Sandra Hoffman

on 28 April 2010

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Transcript of Creating Reference Materials for a painting

High Resolution Image Crop the image to a standard canvas size 8 x 10
11 x 14
12 x 16
16 x 20
20 x 24 Adjust the compostion Creating Layers:
New Adjustment Layers Print three versions Layers
New Adjustment Layer
Enter a name
3-6 Levels (values)
Low Resolution Image Posterize:
Levels = Values Preparing reference photos for paintings Create a black and white layer
(desaturate) Centered on the canvas?
Should I add other images? 1) Original photo
2) Color Posterized Version
3) Black and white Posterized Version Read the fine print!
Large prints (over 11x17) can be expensive! So you can see all the beautiful details Those Details are not
in low resolution That you
cannot see
at low resolution Sandra Hoffman's
School of Oil Painting Paint a Portait
From your own Photo Still Life
Paint from Your own Set-up Beginners Oil Painting - All levels welcome! Creativity Takes Courage! Use Photo Editing Software
Such as Adobe Elements or Photoshop Create References BY: Layers
New Adjustment Layer
Saturation = 0 I use the reference prints to: Check
(Or trace)
my drawing Check
values Create an
in a limited
value range Blend Detail Tampa, FL
813-748-0277 Decisions:
Should the image be:
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