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Old 03-31-2006, 01:06 PM
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I like all of these, but I relly love yours, Margaret!

I used "Poster Edges", "Cutout", and then overlaid some edges.

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Old 03-31-2006, 01:07 PM
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Lovely Photo Patricia, Dont get to see many Hibiscus over here i expect they don't like our climate much.
Not too sure wether they are as pale as this i get the feeling it should be more vibrant.

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Old 03-31-2006, 02:19 PM
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Hi Patricia, I'm a Leeds lad, born and bred.

Below is my layer stack, which explains pretty much what I did.
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Old 03-31-2006, 07:55 PM
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There are some lovely and striking images done of this flower. Very nice interpretations all.

And for me, it was just too lovely to pass up.

First, I color corrected the background. I've noticed with some digital cameras that the backgrounds come out skewed to the blue. It was so in this case. From there it was just the AHB, smudge tool, and a couple of funky brushes painted on separate layers then overlayed and tweaked for the final result. My only problem was that I shouldn't have used the pinkish color on the edges. It's too much IMHO. But tis late and I'm not going to change it now.

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Old 03-31-2006, 09:27 PM
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Lovely, Janet! The background is perfect and I love the pink texture.
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Old 04-01-2006, 01:25 AM
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Palms, lovely watery effect, but I'm not sure about the texture, looks more canvas - I've never tried it but I cant see watercolours working very well on canvas.
Janet - beautiful, very evocative, not sure about the pencil edges, I live my wcs to run free heh, but thats just a personal preference.
Alcar - very vibrant and I'm always impressed anyone manages to do anything with that impresionist plugin
Swampy - very pretty, I noticed some 'dirty' greens popping through in the petals though
Steve - wouldnt have it in my house But great rendering. What filters did you use?

Probably missed some people there - shame the preview when you're posting doesnt show the thumbnails

Heres my rendition:

Used PWL to create a more expressive, vibrant base image.
Burned out the background.
Used the wet sponge PS brush to smudge onto a new layer.
High pass overlay to give it a little more 'punch'
Finished off with a little USM

What do you tihnk?
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:30 AM
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Thank you Nancy I suppose the problem with the texture is i didnt give a thought to mixing looks (so to speak) I used a pastel rough textured brush, then on the background used the pattern washed watercolor paper but will have to give it more thought in the future, and that is a problem in itself "thinking"
I like all the postings so far, including yours which is stunning

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Old 04-01-2006, 04:07 AM
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Hmm thinking about it - I could have been more clear in my description (its hard when you cant see the picture when you're posting ) The background texture is fine looking at it again, its the white bits in the image where the colour hasnt taken - the size, shape and uniformness looks like a weave type texture like canvas, rather than paper.
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Old 04-01-2006, 05:46 AM
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You all have done such magical things with my photo...

Steve I like the flower on a rug...different...makes me think of wall hung tapestries..

Swampy Lovely,like how you have done the background and the flower looks so realistic. Lucky you having hibiscus growing in your back yard..i have one in a pot in doors, had it for two years but its struggling...

Margaret lovely painting, like the background and the flower really stands out..

Alan Like this one....i am playing around with impressionist too and like the chunky chalk strokes...how can i find Dannys style???? Might get back to you on how to put it into impressionist...

Jeff poster edges work well on the hibiscus too.

palms 1 I cant grow this lovely flower i my garden either...love your really soft pastel colors and its nice without the background..

Gary Interesting i am also from Leeds...Thanks for the layer stack...i will give it a try.

Janet Your picture is so pretty, love the colors..pink edges too...Although it would be interesting to see how changing the edge color would alter the look of it...

Nancy Your rendition is lovely and bold...think you have done a perfect job on the flower and i love dark backgrounds as you will see from the one i posted...

Thankyou one and all your work is amazing ...must go and practice...practice...practice...
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Old 04-01-2006, 09:31 AM
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Basically used an Impressionist preset by Ikroll. Then did my usual playing with layers and blends.

Thanks.

Steve

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Steve - wouldnt have it in my house But great rendering. What filters did you use?

Probably missed some people there - shame the preview when you're posting doesnt show the thumbnails

Heres my rendition:

Used PWL to create a more expressive, vibrant base image.
Burned out the background.
Used the wet sponge PS brush to smudge onto a new layer.
High pass overlay to give it a little more 'punch'
Finished off with a little USM

What do you tihnk?
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