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klassylady25's transparent butterfly

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Old 05-06-2006, 12:43 AM
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klassylady25's transparent butterfly

ok, this image comes from klassylady25, who posted it originally in the 'honey' thread. i 'threatened' her that if she didnt make it a separate art challenge that i would. she said post away! so, here it is

it's a great picture of an unusual butterfly. she had two pics of this insect. i chose the one with splash of color for this thread.

have fun and make sure you say thanks to klassylady25

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Old 05-06-2006, 01:40 AM
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Stained Glass

I did vector simplication using Autotrace. I blended the various vector layers in Mayura adding the line outer trace for the B layer (I created 4 vector layers listed A through D). I then exported the bitmap into GIMP and did bumpmapping. Added Toadies Metalwork to the blend and some additional lighting effects via the GIMP and done.
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Old 05-06-2006, 04:24 AM
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Glad you went ahead and posted this Craig (and thank you Klassylady2 ) it is a unusual butterfly and very pretty
Ikroll your stained glass is great
I had trouble with this one, i am happy with the butterfly but not when it is on its own, so added flower and not happy with that will have to put my thinking cap on later

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Old 05-06-2006, 05:14 AM
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Old 05-06-2006, 09:11 AM
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Nice image Craig. When you see an image this good it's hard to do much to improve it. But here's a quick manip.

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you guys are good. i only posted this yesterday and already four responses.

lk,
i like the contouring effect. it sort of extends the theme of the paned butterfly wings.

palms,
if it aint done, den it aint done i still kind of like it, though. look forward to the finished version

kiska,
nice impressionist type. i like how the background looks sort of like waves of paint.

and steve,
i agree about it being hard to improve, but you seem to have done so. nice 'van gogh' sort of look. very well done!

i had a go also. added a gradient fill layer on top of the duped original and simply erased bits here and there at various opacities of the erase. did a little hand touchup with push to finish.

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Old 05-06-2006, 12:48 PM
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Thanks Craig. And as for your version, don't know why, but I keep looking for CHANEL #5, (or similar), written across the bottom somewhere. 8-) Good one!

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you guys are good. i only posted this yesterday and already four responses.

steve,
i agree about it being hard to improve, but you seem to have done so. nice 'van gogh' sort of look. very well done!

i had a go also. added a gradient fill layer on top of the duped original and simply erased bits here and there at various opacities of the erase. did a little hand touchup with push to finish.

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Old 05-06-2006, 12:56 PM
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Here is my attempt using PS, sort of minimalist.
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Gee, Craig... here's what I epected from you...

Nice Photo, Klassylady.
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Very good Swampy, and in my books 10/10 for knowing Craig ( he has got a bit of a reputation hasn't he ? )

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