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Old 03-13-2005, 10:41 PM
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roadside splendor

I love to take pictures of flowers. I suppose that is because I'm an absolutely awful gardener.

Here is one I took last summer while I was snapping pictures of posing Prairie Dogs. (All of the farmers who passed me taking pictures along the side of the road thought I was NUTS for taking pictures of the little critters.)

Have fun with this. If you can identify it as well, I'm sure I'm not the only one who would appreciate the education.

Janet
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Old 03-14-2005, 02:12 AM
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Toadies

Thanks for the image Janet.
Basic here is
Tadies>Picasso's lastword
some layer masks
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Old 03-14-2005, 06:01 AM
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Wonderful Manju. Nice to see you back. I like how you rotated the flower, which added weight to the bottom and reconfigured the composition.

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Old 03-14-2005, 09:43 AM
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Very pretty flower, Janet. Thank you.
Manju, Superb as usual.
Started out as a watercolor using layer masks, final touch Impr filter -fluffbutt's "brush on color wash" (modified).
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:26 AM
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I love the transluscent look of the flower! Nice picture!

1. Created a duplicate file and rand a pencil sketch filter on it then moved this sketch back into my working file. Blend mode normal
2. Did an Artistic -> Sponge filter on the sketch layer and painted a mask to block out the flower so that the sponge effect only applied to the background.
3. Ran an Artistic -> Dry brush on the original layer with very low settings.
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Old 03-15-2005, 07:23 AM
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Sooie, if the flower was on a shrub, maybe some kind of wild azalea???

H/s, burn/dodge. smudge, diffuse glow.
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Old 03-15-2005, 07:59 AM
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Nice Kiska. In fact, I like what everyone has done with this pic.

I guess what I should do about identifying it is look in some book on desert wildflowers. There isn't anything like it in my "Sooie" books on Ozarks wildflowers. GRIN.

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Old 03-15-2005, 09:40 PM
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Janet, it takes an artistic eye to find such beauty growing alongside the road. AWESOME FLOWER!! Kiska & Swampy, delicate and beautiful.
Manju, I knew that was yours before I read the name! Gorgeous work as usual, and Jaykita, I'm always in love with your colors.
I played w/ it in PS7 using the Art History brush.
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Old 03-16-2005, 07:54 AM
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Rainyday, I've never used the art history brush. Yet another feature of PhotoShop to be investigated! PhotoShop is just so deep and so broad that you could spend years and never really master it. As I browse through other's techniques, it just amazes me the different approaches used to accomplish wonderful things.
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:46 AM
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When I was in third grade, my art teacher (back when school budgets allowed for art teachers) had us make "fairy flowers." Anything that wasn't a real flower but looked very very fancy. She hung mine up on the wall. Fifty years later, I still like to make fairy flowers, but I use PSP8 and photos now.

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