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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #042 - *Judy's Hibiscus

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Old 03-21-2005, 03:48 PM
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Saw this one earlier and just had to have a go at it. I love flowers

Started off by extracting the flower and leaves from the background. Buzzed slightly, duplicated and used smart blur, edges only to get the outline.

Took a snapshot of image (select all, copy merged, paste into new layer) and applied watercolour filter. Copied buzzed layer and brought to top, set blend mode to lighten. Took another snapshot.

Used Impressionist (jch Van Gogh) on new plain beige layer for background, used gaussian blur to blend and applied a gradient mask to soften the edges.

Duplicated outline layer and moved to top of stack, blend mode multiply, 11%.

New layer filled with plain beige. Applied mid grey mask to flower and leaves to partially reveal them, set fill to 36%

b/w clouds layer set to overlay, 34%

Phew ! I think that's everything ......
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Old 03-23-2005, 06:57 PM
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Result looks absolutely stunning. Glad you like flowers, because this one is a beauty.

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Old 03-24-2005, 10:48 AM
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Thanks Tyler I was really pleased with how it turned out.
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Old 03-28-2005, 10:24 AM
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Please be gentle. I started off in PS7. I made a copy which was converted to gray scale. I used the erasure and lasso to remove the background from the RGB original. I selected and copied the remaining image of the flower and leaves. I opened a new like size transparent background file. I pasted it onto the transparent file. I then copied it and pasted it onto the gray scale image. Cleaned it up, saved, then opened it in GIMP2.2. In there I applied the cartoon filter, and the fractal filter. Later I did minor tweaks in PS7.

It will take me a bit to learn the 100k dance. I'm willing to practice.

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Old 03-28-2005, 01:47 PM
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Great result Alfredo. I look forward to seeing more of your work
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Old 03-28-2005, 03:49 PM
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Thanks.

I love playing with photos. It's time to start working on improving my skills. There's some great work here.
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Old 03-28-2005, 04:42 PM
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Please be gentle...
Welcome, Alfredo. Nice to have you. We're always gentle here!
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It will take me a bit to learn the 100k dance. I'm willing to practice.
With Photoshop the trick is to use File > Save for Web... then adjust the Quality sider until you get the file size you want. Works like a charm!

Keep 'em coming.

~Danny~
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:45 PM
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I never used the save for web. I never felt the need, or wanted to do anything to lower resolution, even though it doesn't matter that much online.

I hope to learn something, and maybe someday, pass on what I have learned.
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:34 PM
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I never used the save for web. I never felt the need, or wanted to do anything to lower resolution, even though it doesn't matter that much online.
I prefer SFW over File > Save as (.jpg). The file size displayed in the SFW dialog is accurate, whereas in the .jpg Options dialog, the file size value is generally low by 5-6 K.
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Old 03-29-2005, 06:27 PM
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Interesting work!

Welcome!

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