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Dog Portrait using Adobe Photoshop

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OK guys. Here's a monster of a tutorial on how to create a dog portrait using Photoshop. The little bugger is 7 episodes, each running 30 minutes. Those who like to see the whole process will enjoy it. Those who only want the bulleted points will be bored to tears. :lol: I'll post one episode a day for the next 7 days in this thread. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer. OK. On with the show!



Here is Part 2. We pick up right where we left off. This time we're working on the eyes, forehead, and right side of the face! Enjoy! Posted Image




I ran into a little technical problem when recording this episode. You'll notice the audio drifts a little bit. Which basically means the sound and the video start getting more and more out of sync as the program progresses. You'll notice it more at the end of this program than at the beginning. I apologize for this. I have a few ideas on how to fix this, but in order to keep on schedule, I'll post this episode the way it is and fix it later.

Enjoy!




Well, we made it past the half way mark! For those of you still awake, this time we're working on the right ear and face. I had trouble with the audio drift on this episode too. So over time, it will become more and more out of sync. But I think it's easy enough to follow anyway. I'm still trying to fix this. Don't worry, the rest of the episodes seemed to record just fine! Anyway, on with the show!




For those of you who are still following, we pick up where we left off. This time we're working on the dog's body. Enjoy! :cool:




Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel? We're getting close. We pick up where we left off and work on the chin and muzzle. Just one more episode and we're done with the series! Isn't that exciting? If you have any questions, please let me know. Enjoy! Posted Image


http://youtu.be/a_E_Oti7JE8

OK. Here's the last installment of this series. We finish off the muzzle and experiment around with the nose. In the end, we have a pretty decent pattern, ready for mounting to our wood! I hope you enjoyed the series. If you have any questions or would like to suggest future episodes, let me know! Enjoy the show!

http://youtu.be/9TyMRNFs4J8



Note: This article is a condensed version of a forum thread. There are duplicate videos in the comments section below. I have copied them all into this article to make it easier to navigate.


21 Comments

Thank you Travis nice tutorial looking forward to the next 6 I run PSP8 so it should work for me .
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nice tut Travis very informative
OK guys. I think I'm losing my mind because I would have bet my first born that I posted part 2 this morning! I don't know what happened. I must have browsed away from the website before hitting submit. :oops: Well, better late than never, I guess. Sorry for the wait.

Here is Part 2. We pick up right where we left off. This time we're working on the eyes, forehead, and right side of the face! Enjoy! wink.png


OK. I'm going to hit submit for sure when posting this! I promise! Here's part 3 of the video screencast tutorial as we create a scroll saw pattern using Adobe Photoshop.

I ran into a little technical problem when recording this episode. You'll notice the audio drifts a little bit. Which basically means the sound and the video start getting more and more out of sync as the program progresses. You'll notice it more at the end of this program than at the beginning. I apologize for this. I have a few ideas on how to fix this, but in order to keep on schedule, I'll post this episode the way it is and fix it later.

Enjoy!


Well, we made it past the half way mark! For those of you still awake, this time we're working on the right ear and face. I had trouble with the audio drift on this episode too. So over time, it will become more and more out of sync. But I think it's easy enough to follow anyway. I'm still trying to fix this. Don't worry, the rest of the episodes seemed to record just fine! Anyway, on with the show!


For those of you who are still following, we pick up where we left off. This time we're working on the dog's body. Enjoy! :cool:


Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel? We're getting close. We pick up where we left off and work on the chin and muzzle. Just one more episode and we're done with the series! Isn't that exciting? If you have any questions, please let me know. Enjoy! biggrin.png



OK. Here's the last installment of this series. We finish off the muzzle and experiment around with the nose. In the end, we have a pretty decent pattern, ready for mounting to our wood! I hope you enjoyed the series. If you have any questions or would like to suggest future episodes, let me know! Enjoy the show!

:thumbs: Tank you Travis that is the way that I like tut,s it is nice to get talked thuo , I hope that you have more to ome .
also are you leaving the tut or moving it as I like to return and refresh up on my mistakes once in a while. ;)
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I'm glad you liked it. The tutorial will remain here. You'll also be able to find it on Scroll Saw Goodies under the podcast section. Next weekend I'll do a short tutorial on Inkscape. It will be a basic orientation with how to prepare a pattern for printing. So keep an eye out for that.
Will do and thank you again Travis :thumbs:
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Hi Travis. I am new to scroll sawing and this is the best forum I have seen. I have watched the bird and dog tutorial you have done and I have to say they are the best. I enjoyed every bit of them and learned a lot. I now have a great appreciation for the art and what what goes into it. Thank You very much and I hope you can find time to do more. You talked about filters. Can't wait. Thanks again Rich
Hi Rich. I'm glad you enjoyed the series and our little community. We try hard to help eachother out to be the best we can in this wonderful hobby. If you enjoyed the dog portrait series, you should check out the GIMP online class. We're using the free software GIMP to create a scroll saw portrait pattern of William Shatner. 8 lessons total with video demonstration, written instruction, downloadable source material, and classroom discussion. I think you'd get a kick out of it. It's all free, so jump on in and have some fun!
I found your PS tutorial to be quite interesting. I use PSE6 which is not as robust as PS but a lot cheaper. For instance the dot-to-dot in PSE is vertical or horizontal. No freelancing. A shame as that would be quite useful.

A couple of points: when using the paint bucket, double click and the outline is covered so painting it out is unnecessary. I normally use the paint over technique you used for the nose in pt 7. Create a new layer and paint over the lower layer. It saves switching layers back and forth.

To make the drawing stand out, I change black to red. When doing a pattern request, I change the red back to black (patterns I cut use red. It makes it easier for me to see the blade when cutting) for pattern requests before posting. It seems to be customary.

As an alternative to the dot-to-dot technique, I use the lasso to outline an area and then double click paint bucket to fill in the area.

All in all, I found the tutorial to be useful.

As you mentioned, I too never have been able to use the filters to produce a useful pattern. One I'm experimenting with is Enhance, adjust color, Hue & Saturation, move Hue & Saturation to maximum negative value, and adjust Lightness to suit. Now go to Enhance, Convert to Black & White, select a style (I like newspaper) and adjust to suit.
Thanks for the tips. Photoshop is a great program. I use it daily in my line of work and I'm pretty good using the program. Even then, I probably only know or use less than 1/3 of its ability. There's always something new to learn. I like the double paint bucket technique. I'll have to start using that a bit more. You have to be careful because it can thicken up your outline. But I find if I click 2x or 3x, it seems to be fine.

I usually print my patterns in gray with a black outline. I don't like using color because it's so dern expensive. BW I can afford ;) Sometimes I'll work in blue just for easier pattern making, then convert it to black later. I also will use red on occasion for demonstration purposes.

The lasso tool is very useful. I use it quite a bit, especially when removing backgrounds.

I'm glad you liked the video. Its always fun to see how someone else works. Lord knows the way I approach pattern making isn't the only way. ;)
Awesome tut m8 loved every minute off it,
I have Coyote if you get a minute i would like to see a portrate done with it.
I just found these wonderful videos...thank you!!!! I do have a question...I have adobe but when I move the picture to the new file and try to el=nlarge it, adobe won't let me. I can move the picture but that is all. I can't figure out what I am doing wrong.
I’m assuming you can’t see the handles to enlarge the picture? If so, when you have your layer selected with the selector tool, look in your tool options (at the top of the screen) and select “Show Transform Controls.” You can also press Ctrl+H. This should give you your handles to enlarge your pic.

I hope this helps.
Thank you Travis....Now I feel really dumb, but I don't know a thing about this program. Again, I say thank you so much for the great tutorials. Maybe I will actually be able to make a pattern!!!
Super posts guys, much appreciated...
I had a request for the final portrait. I've attached the dog portrait for reference. Enjoy! :cool:

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