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Flowers on "Death Row"

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Old 09-03-2007, 06:00 AM
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Flowers on "Death Row"

These poor flowers are condemned to die within the month.
Even though they can't get a pardon from Father Frost, maybe someone would like to give them immortality through art.
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:58 AM
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Re: Flowers on "Death Row"

Hopefully i have saved one from "death row"

where's Steve when hes needed i bet he would save one

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Old 09-06-2007, 12:56 AM
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Re: Flowers on "Death Row"

Maybe a little abstract for your taste, but just having some Droste fun tonight.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:12 AM
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Maybe a little abstract for your taste, but just having some Droste fun tonight.
Not too abstract for me lkroll l like it, colours are great

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Old 09-07-2007, 05:00 AM
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Re: Flowers on "Death Row"

Thanks for your responses. I am just beginning to get brave enough to try to paint with the brushes, so it is really interesting to me to see how the experts would paint a photo I like.
Palms, I love your interpretation, especially the border and soft colors. Would you mind sharing how you did the border?
Lkroll, I would have never thought of an abstract from the hybiscus. It looks like an aerial view of a new amusement park ride.
I am attaching my tries at painting the two pictures.
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:25 AM
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Re: Flowers on "Death Row"

Just playing around a bit
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Re: Flowers on "Death Row"

Thank you sharynideas i like your paintings especially the hibuscus one,

To do the border effect

duplicate your image on the top layer Edit > transform > Scale

On the top pallette click the little link between the W & H ( maintains the aspect ratio ) enter a value in either the width or height, i think i used about85%

The rest is now optional by selecting the image in both layers one at a time i used Edit >stroke 10 in pink, ( on the bottom layer i clicked inside )

Again on the bottom layer i lightened the image or you could darken it
quite a few options on the bottom layer filters for example

top layer you could rotate using the transform tool again

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Old 09-07-2007, 06:59 AM
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Just playing around a bit

Nice bit of play Cassidy

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Old 09-07-2007, 07:39 AM
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Re: Flowers on "Death Row"

It won't be long, that's for sure. Gave the stroke thing mentioned above a try and continued from there.

A little bit of everything. H/Sat, G. Blur, Artistic dry brush - lost track after awhile because I played with it so much.
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Old 09-08-2007, 05:48 AM
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I know what you all mean when you say you played with the pictures so much you lost track. I worked on that hybiscus so much that I could never reproduce it if I tried.
Palms- Thanks so much for the mini tutorial. I redid the hybiscus. I have Elements rather than photoshop. Some of the commands are quite a bit different. Apparently especially the edit commands. I figured out how to scale, but never did figure out "Edit >stroke 10 in pink". I realize there's quite a bit of difference in the capabilities of the two programs, and photoshop is definitely what the professional needs.
Anyway, I put a border on the hybiscus and darkened it with levels. I couldn't figure out how you and Dmrdm put the colored frames on the border, so I put bevels on both layers.
(When I got finished and posted this, I realized I do have a Stroke command under Edit. I had never used it. It's a great way to add a border. Sorry to have sounded so stupid.)
Dmrdm- The flowers probably have less than 2 weeks here in Western PA. But you'd never know it. Yesterday's high was 93 and overnight low was 73.
Cass-Your interpretation really made the Mandevilla's colors pop.
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