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Help me create something artistic..., with an unintentional silhouette?

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Old 08-02-2005, 04:47 PM
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Gosh so many wonderful ideas and work. Ken I really like what you did. Could you please post how you got the heart effect. I am making a Wedding Collage and would love to do somethng like it for the collage . Thanks Neb
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Old 08-03-2005, 02:23 PM
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Thanks for your kind words Nebgranny.

The heart was easy. In PS7 I used the custom shape tool.
It is located in the Toolbar below the Text tool and above the Eyedropper.

Create a new layer and fill with white.
Set your foreground colour to black
Click and hold the tool above the eyedropper and choose Custom Shape Tool from the drop down list.
Up on the top menu click the little arrow by the Shape and open the Custom shape picker.
You will see the Heart in the box called Heart Card.
Drag out the shape as big as you want.

I used it to make a mask. And then inverted it to make another mask for this picture (that is why I chose black and white for the colours) but it can be used in many other ways as well.

Hope this helps.

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Old 08-29-2005, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Legacy~Art
I used a couple of different masks.
HI! I love your results!!! Can you please teach me to obtain these effects?!

Thank you very much for attention.
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Old 10-02-2005, 12:29 PM
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Find all the approaches to this photo fascinating.

Legacy Art, I too would like to know where you found or how you created the beautiful masks you used.

I'm making a collage of my daughter's wedding snapshots and have another wedding of my son coming up next spring so would love to use masks like these which are so subtle. I've googled searches for something like them but have had no luck.

Thanks to everyone for all the great ideas.
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Old 10-02-2005, 02:12 PM
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This kind of stuff is a lot of fun, used masking and a background I made especially for this type of image. of course we have a 100k limit here, so images don't look as good as they could.
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Old 10-02-2005, 03:07 PM
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Ah, I had to join in-- I just had to.
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