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Old Jun 30, 2015, 2:03 AM   #1
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Default Self portrait with CS6 and Topaz

In the original scene I was standing in front of a Christmas tree. Using Topaz ReMask I created a separate PDF layer of just myself. On the original layer I created a gaussian blur in CS6 followed by a radial blur. Finally in Topaz Simplify - after combining the 2 layers - I created an oil painting effect followed by a vignette treatment. C&C appreciated.
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Old Jun 30, 2015, 3:03 AM   #2
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I like it very much. I have some Topaz plug ins I use, but haven't heard of remask. I do have a question. Is this a true "selfie" or did someone take this? I am now tempted to try this, if I can figure out how to focus the camera as well as you did.

Again, nice job, and I like the paint effect. Amazing what you can do with software.
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Old Jun 30, 2015, 3:08 AM   #3
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Well thought out and put together. it does look like a oil painting.
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Is this a true "selfie" or did someone take this? I am now tempted to try this, if I can figure out how to focus the camera as well as you did.

Again, nice job, and I like the paint effect. Amazing what you can do with software.
As I recall, I had the camera on a tripod and used a wireless remote trigger set for 10 sec -- so I could hide the remote before the shot fired. That way, I was able to be in focus.
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Old Jun 30, 2015, 10:20 AM   #5
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Here is the original
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The original was a good shot as well
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