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Old 04-14-2006, 05:02 PM
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Well you guys seem to like flowers.
Here is a Honeysuckle to practice with, found growing wild nearby.


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Old 04-14-2006, 09:01 PM
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Neon metallic.

Beautiful capture Peter. Hope you like this one. Used Flaming Pear's Mr. Contrast and Danny's djroil24 preset for this one. For the glow, I used one of my favorite GIMP tricks; I ran Xero's Pastellize filter on a separate layer and set the layer property to Divide. I also added a few selective smudges too. Here's the complete hi-res rendering. Attached is a low-res crop.
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:13 PM
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Simple Beauty

And to think I spent all of last summer getting rid of a fenceline of this flower!!

Thank you for sharing. By the way, the butterfly is real. It does have transparent wings!
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Old 04-15-2006, 11:26 AM
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Great get! Too lovely not to play with! :-)

I was going for drama.

Selected the main flowers and copied to their own layer
Ran an omni lighting filter on them.
Texture on the original background and darkened the highlights
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Old 04-15-2006, 03:21 PM
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Great stuff

Swampy - coming on good with that Wacom I see

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Old 04-15-2006, 03:31 PM
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Thank you, Peter!

I did get a new Wacom for Christmas. This one has buttons and bells and whistles, but I don't have any of the extra features set up to do anything.
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Old 04-15-2006, 05:24 PM
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I did get a new Wacom for Christmas. This one has buttons and bells and whistles, but I don't have any of the extra features set up to do anything
Have you downloaded the Pen tools from the Wacom site? the're not bad U know.

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Old 04-15-2006, 06:34 PM
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No I haven't, Peter... Thanks for the heads up. I'll check 'em out. :-)
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Old 04-16-2006, 12:58 AM
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candice,

if you dont post that butterfly in a separate challenge, i will (with due credit of course ). when i first saw those transparent wings i thought, dragonfly! and i had to read it several times over and look at it again to be sure it wasnt. it's an excellent picture and worthy of a challenge.

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Old 04-16-2006, 10:46 AM
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A little Honeysuckle...Gertrudis style.

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