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Old 12-28-2004, 01:01 PM
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I am doing this painting for a friend. It is her daughter. Would love to hear what you think of it. I love to do photo art. Ballernia
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Old 12-28-2004, 02:02 PM
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Not my forte, but I love the soft, glowing look you achieved. Your friend will love it!

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Old 12-29-2004, 08:28 AM
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I am doing this painting for a friend. It is her daughter. Would love to hear what you think of it. I love to do photo art. Ballernia
My only complaint is the framing, where the outside band at the top is so much wider than the inside one. It looks unbalanced and is distracting.

The background effect is outstanding. The combination of a photo-look with an arty background is definitely unique.

A definite winner. Well done.

When you get your website finished (great start here, too), definitely enable larger versions of the thumbnails.

~Danny~
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Old 12-29-2004, 09:40 AM
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Smile Thank you for your kind words

I really appreciate your critique. This is the way we learn to be a better painter. I think i fixed the frame. If you don't mind would you check to see if it looks ok now. Computer painting is such an addiction. I have never painted in real paint before, but I know now why these people are so wrapped up in their art. Thanks again for taking time to look.
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Old 12-29-2004, 09:58 AM
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I did not do a good job describing the frame concern, so let me try it again...

I should have said something like: In most frame/matte combinations the edges of the frame are the same width on all sides, as are the edges of the matte. Matte edge width does not need to match frame edge width.

In other words make the gray edges the same width all around, like the pink ones are.

Assuming you're using (or have) Photoshop you might check out some of the "frame actions" by Bud Guinn at www.AtnCentral.com. He does some outstanding work with simulated wood frames. If you're using this as a promotional piece, it would give perspective clients an idea of what your works would look like in a wooden frame.

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Old 12-29-2004, 10:18 AM
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Thank you so much

I know exactly what you are talking about. I was just doing it the easy way with picture border and table cell padding. I will do what you said when I get home where I have Photoshop. I am at work now. This is a very friendly forum. Thanks again
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:41 PM
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Love the background John. An excellent job of bringing it all together.

Somehow, her right foot seems "awkward". Like the size proportion isn't correct?
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Old 01-01-2005, 04:22 PM
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I know exactly what you are talking about. I was just doing it the easy way with picture border and table cell padding. I will do what you said when I get home where I have Photoshop. I am at work now. This is a very friendly forum. Thanks again
Havn't been ignoring you... Just got back from a couple away from home. Attached are a couple examples. Pictures worth 1K words sometimes. The matte/frame combo was rendered with actions in Bud's EZ Mitre 1 action set available at www.AtnCentral.com.

Hope these give you some ideas.
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File Type: jpg Ballerina - framed.jpg (79.0 KB, 29 views)
File Type: jpg Ballerina - framed wooden.jpg (88.3 KB, 29 views)
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Old 01-01-2005, 05:02 PM
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Thank you Danny

I love them. I will go download the actions. You are such a nice guy. Thanks again.
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Old 01-01-2005, 05:23 PM
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Bonita,

From a personal point of view, I adore that image. The only thing i would mention though is the shadow cast on the floor under the foot, its seems a little small for the subject, however with that said i find it absolutely superb and would love to talk to you about how you went about your creation, or even better, post a thread with your work flow. Either way, great job and cant wait to see what else you bring to the table.
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