Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Learn Simulate Acrylic or Oil Portrait in Photoshop
Tags:How to Simulate Acrylic or Oil Portrait in Photosh,acrylicpainting,digitalmakeover,oilpainting,photo retouching,photoshop,photoshopmama,technology,tutorial
Grab video code:
Hi! This is Mama Shan with a video tutorial to show you how to turn a portrait into an oil painting or acrylic painting type of look. Now, the subject matter for this has to be pretty narrow, in that this technique will work best when the subject area is large. It probably would not work so well on landscapes for that type of imagery or where there is a group of people, and there are smaller in the document area, I have to turn that over Marilyn Sholin’s painter site to use her painter with that.
But, for Photoshop, this is a pretty simple technique to apply to a simple portrait, and I am just going to zoom in so you can see the detail of it. And, it works quite nicely, I am just going to use my Spacebar and hand tool, and pen around so you can see the texture of the image. And, I did this in about five minutes, but of course giving you the tutorial, it is probably going take a lot longer than that.
So, anyway, let us get started with this simple technique, I am going to close this out and open up the original image. This, open up your layers palette with your image, and the first thing that we want to do is duplicate the background, so a simple Ctrl+J on a PC, Command J on a Macintosh, and we are just going to apply the basics to this layer directly.
The first thing I am going to do is go to hue and saturation, and I am going to do that directly with a shortcut, Ctrl+U on a PC or Command U on a Macintosh, that opens the hue saturation dialogue box. And, what we apply here will apply itself directly to this layer. You can also find this adjustment under the top image and adjustment’s menu.
The first I am going to do is bump the saturation overall up to about 35--let me just type it in there, and then I am looking at the colors of the image in the subject that I also want to bump a little bit. And, this blue jacket is I want to bump, so I am going to immediately click on the edit master window, and come down to blues, and I am going to bump that up to probably 40 amount of 40.
There is also cyan and blue so I am going to click on the edit window again, and come down to cyan. And, I am going to bump the saturation for this as well to—now, we are getting some nice color, maybe to about 35 as well, so it got saturation amount of +35 in cyan. A plus, make that even +40 in the blues, and then in the master, we have got a +35, and click OK.
And then, I am going to add a clarifying unsharp mask formula to this layer as well. So, go under the top filter menu down to sharpen and over to unsharp mask. When the unsharp mask dialogue box opens up, we are going to swing this amount down to 15 or just type in amount 15, and radius of 85. And, you can remember this because these numbers at up to a hundred, and this is probably a little bit backwards of how you are used to applying unsharp mask but all these does is clarify the image.
I will shut the preview off so you can see, see how it is a little hazy there, and when I click preview, it just kind of sucks on of that haze away, and clarifies the image. And then, I am going to click OK, and I am going to rename this layer just Basic because I have applied my basic colors to this layer, I bumped up my saturation.
I am going to duplicate the basic layer, so again, Ctrl+J on a PC with that layer highlighted or Command J on a Macintosh, and that will give a basic copy. Now, to this layer, we are going to apply a surface blur, and you will need to have Photoshop CS2 or CS3 or above to apply this filter, because it does not exist in version prior to CS2. So, I am going to go under the filter menu, and go to blur, and down at bottom surface blur.
When this dialogue box opens up, what you want to do is probably is zoom in on the image a little bit, and you can do that while the dialogue box is open by pressing Control plus on a PC, or Command plus on a Macintosh. So, while that dialogue is open, we can still look at our main document window, and press the Spacebar and click down on your mouse to drag, and look at the key areas of the subject, which is around the face and the eyes in this type of