Software: Adobe Illustrator CS4 for Photo Realistic Illustration
Adobe Photoshop CS4 for only Noise Control and Cropping
Photo Credit & Special Thanks to Theirry Falise, Photo Journalist, Bangkok
Original Photo Link >> http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01498/Aung-San-Suu-Kyi_1498625c.jpg
This portrait was done ONLY in Adobe Illustrator CS4. I had done so far for some Photo realistic portrait illustration especially to Korean Actresses. This time I decided to draw Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s portrait. Original idea is for a present for my younger brother Myo Kyaw Htun”s birthday. But it took so long because of other commercial design projects and I couldn’t concentrate to finish it for his birthday.
It is NOT easy to do Photo Realistic Portrait in Adobe Illustrator. Even people can say “it’s just a copy” .. Yes .. a copy but it’s not that easy.
Then, I looked around some of her photos from Google search. There are variety of photos but I think this one is unique because of her smiles. Then I was curious for who belonged to that photo. I mean a company or a photographer. I found a Photographer name “Thierry Falise” as a credit in some photos. I did search his name and found his contacts. He is well known photographer because of his works in Southeast Asia region. Fortunately, he is living in Bangkok. I called to him for his permission. I explained what I wanted to do for it. I emailed him with my previous portraits to make him impressed for my works. Finally, he gave me a permission.
I took more than a month now to finish it. Anyway, this is the day to show off what I have done for my portfolios.
Hence, I don’t want to mention how much I inspire for Aung San Suu Kyi because I think no need to explain about her because almost everyone on earth knows about her.
Thanks for reading and giving likes and comments.
By the way, I used only MOUSE.
Myo Han Htun (a) Ko Toe
This is the very old retouched picture from summer 2007. Ye Lwin Oo, www.yelwinoo.com, the guy in the picture asked me to make something different to his photo. I knew what he would like to see after the talks. I had done so far before and he knew what I could do for him. It doesn’t mean “The Crazy” but what I want to say is how much you can change the things different from the previous ones. I used a few hour at Google search for which ones could match each other. I saw many but for the realistic reason I chose a few to put what I wanted to have for the result.
Hence, I would like to show behind the scene. I think you will be surprised when you see the following pictures (what I used to tell is components). Again, I would like to say “it’s not easy and you have to be patient to get better result”.
I used Adobe Photoshop and after spending a few hour I got the following two pictures before going for the final stage. I used various kind of tools like Pen Tool and Lasso for cutting and trimming, Brushes, Healing Brushes, Brightness/Contrast and Hue/Saturation for Tones, Blur Effect, Lighting/Contrast and Skin Color adjustment and Luminosity, Screen, Color Burn, Linear Light and Color Dodge at Layer manipulation.
The following pictures were recorded in the process.The very first result before going for Luminosity Stage.
Photo: Ye Lwin Oo (a) William
Cowboy: credit to the owner but I lost the Url link
Sheriff Badge: http://www.todd-wright.net/pickum/logo/Sheriff%20Badge.jpg
Smashing Background: http://www.smashingapps.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/old-paper-texture.jpg
Yesterday, I was boring for working at a Web Design for a couple of days (Date: 16, July, 2009). Suddenly, I got an idea to go for this one. I had never watched Transformers Movies except trailer scenes. I like that movie because of CG Effects especially to Animation. To be honest, I knew I was not good at animation because I had judged myself. Let me continue, I had seen some of the retouching Art works and I knew how LOOK N’ FEEL and fun of retouching the pictures to be more realistic or may be just for fun. I googled some of the photos related to Transformer movies and Myanmar (Burma)’s old type buses.
Hence, I would like to show behind the scene for that image. I found some of the photos and images from Google. Here is the ones I used for that image.
I used Adobe Photoshop and used Pen Tool, Lasso Tools for Trimming and Cutting, Brushes for Re-Touching and putting shading Effects, Hue/Saturation for Color Converting and Tone Adjustment, Some Glow Effects and Gradients to get more realistic. I hope you can have a fun and enjoy for my Re-Touched Graphic Images. Thanks.
Credits to the web sites and Image owners
Robot Chest (Bus): http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5Ul3kvGr10s/SHvj999NQZI/AAAAAAAARLw/x7cn1VHGkwk/s400/Myanmar7
Bottom Texts: http://www.shockya.com/news/wp-content/uploads/friday_the_13th_movie_poster.jpg
Transformers’ Texts: http://superherouniverse.com/articles/images/transformers/transformers.jpg
I was asked many times for this illustration. I had no lie for what I did it. Many asked me more for hair illustration and heard they like that part so much. I did and make thiner at hair lines and Wrap Tool for wavy hair style especially at the hair around ear. I used Guassian Blur mostly in Illustrator to get more realistic at make up effect and some other photo realistic effects. The more you can adjust at Guassian Blur you will be Master in Illustration.
To get closer look please click one the picture or click on the link below