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My first all me photo to paint

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Old 02-16-2006, 10:48 PM
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My first all me photo to paint

Hello everyone

Just thought I'd attach this image, and show what I did with it - would love to see what those more seasoned can do! I was taking a photo of some stunning chinese orchids my husband bought me (they come in BLUE!) and got this one. Initially I looked at it, decided it was too blurry and that was it, but then I played around and realised the blur works when it is converted to painting!

My original original was 2.6mb and the final product was something like 10mb so both have been reduced for practical purposes! I've kept the original huge one though.

I don't remember what I did - but it was basic, lol. That's my level here, working with PS7. Very much a novice! But zoomed the original actually looks like it is on canvas, which was an achievement for me, although I'm sure you're all going well duh...lol. A lot of my experiments come by finding a filter or three, hitting it, and closing my eyes while hoping for a decent result, lol.

So, here it is! The original is attached. The finished one is linked because it is too big to post here - at 0 quality its 500kb, lol.

link to finished piece:

http://www.kelly-hensley.zoomshare.c...0361870/:album

There are others on this first link also - most photo's I've done (including some of a more, ahh mature content - art nudes for eg.)

This link is in case the other one doesn't work, lol. Its also a bigger picture.

http://photobucket.com/albums/f70/ke...t=PICT0017.jpg
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:45 AM
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Hi Aylaah
Interesting photo and work, with absolutely brilliant colours,
Well i have had a go a painting this but i dont think it will be what you expect, It wasnt even what i expected, and am not sure what came over me but i have plucked up the nerve to post it, and i am off to have a lie down in a dark room

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ps i am harmless usualy
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:51 AM
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LOL Harmless, Palms?

Thanks for your pic - it is gorgeous, I like the abstract nature - mine still definitely looks like flowers. I was very lucky to get a great subject, at the same time I got a new camera, thanks to hubby (very popular man around here). According to the kids, these are fairy flowers (I do have a full picture of the bouquet) because you just don't see electric blue flowers! The other colours are a light and dark pink, and yellow and brown. the surround is my hallway carpet and wall, lol.

What did you use to create the pic, Palms? Was it in PS?
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Old 02-17-2006, 06:28 AM
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Aylaah
Your Hubby sounds great maybe sometime we could do a swop, i think mine has forgot where his pockets are
Yes i used ps7 for this, and then art history brush,
feeling somewhat calmer now so will probably do a more conventional version later

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Old 02-17-2006, 06:36 AM
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Using your photos

Hey I like the colors. I used the circular tutorial method explained HERE on a portion of your picture and came up with this.

Thanks for posting your vibrant picture.
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Old 02-17-2006, 06:49 AM
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Ohmigosh!!!!

That is stunning, thank you, and thanks for the tutorial link I will have to try it!

I've attached another, similar pic link - feel free to copy from its destination, it has the blue flower as the focus - also really blurry, lol.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f7...y/PICT0019.jpg
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Old 02-17-2006, 07:33 AM
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Ok well using the blue-focus, I attempted that fantastic circle effect and here is the result.

Thanks for pointing me there, that is wonderful!
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:47 PM
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You guys were just having too much fun! :-)

Now... suggestions for practical application of this wonderful trick?
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dee dee,

practical? you gotta be kidding

but, you could use it to make logos. your first one could easily be a company logo for...someone.

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Old 02-17-2006, 08:31 PM
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your first one could easily be a company logo for...someone.
Hahahah... My first thought when I read that was.. Yeah some feminie hygine product... LOL
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