WSJ-type Portait on Business Card?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Wayne R., Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Wayne R.

    Wayne R. Guest

    During a recent event, I should've had a lot of personal business
    cards with me. Due to the nature of the event, it would've been useful
    to have a similar portrait of myself on the card too. The idea is only
    to tie name to the face. Nothing glamorous.

    I like the wood-cut style portraits in the Wall Street Journal, and
    would like to approximate something like that.

    So: A tiny half-inch-squared B&W laser printed image on office-supply
    perf-cut business card stock. (Since the waterproof-ness of the laser
    printing is needed, I won't be doing ink-jet.)

    Suggestions for a simple technique please?
    Wayne R., Oct 17, 2005
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  2. The portraits in the WSJ are pen and ink technique done by hand. Probably an
    artist is your best bet for best results.

    There used to be a pretty decent Photoshop crosshatch filter at, but that doesn't seem to be a valid URL anymore.
    Jeff 'The Wizard of Draws' Bucchino

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    Wizard of Draws, Oct 17, 2005
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  3. Wayne R.

    ben dover Guest

    Flaming Pear india ink filter does a good job of recreating this photograph
    ben dover, Oct 17, 2005
  4. Wayne R.

    tacit Guest

    This question is asked about once a month on one of the Photoshop forums.

    There are filters, such as Andromeda Screens, which will break a photo
    up into lines. However, you will never get results that look anything
    like the Wall Street Journal.

    The images in the WSJ are not done on a computer, and there is no
    computer program or filter that will produce those effects. The WSJ is
    quite proud of its illustrations, because every one of them is done by
    hand by a skilled artist, without using a computer at all.
    tacit, Oct 18, 2005
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