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Old 09-06-2008, 02:29 PM
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Thank you Palms. Knew you would be nearby if flowers were posted.

I liked it so well I even made another try.........can you believe I worked on flowers twice?

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Old 09-06-2008, 03:26 PM
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Hey Christine (excuse me for overlooking your actual signature earlier),

I use to do this, but got lazy (lazy I am anyway; that's why I depend heavily of filters and layer properties; lol) over time and just present my results with just a blurb. Probably not the only one either. Anyway, if an effect catches your fancy, then if you ask, the originator will definitely outline their procedure. Also, forgot to welcome you to our forum too. Welcome and look forward to seeing your efforts here.
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Old 09-06-2008, 03:51 PM
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Christine thank you, the hummingbirds are what is called smudge painted here is a link for you to read through
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...resources.html
sorry you may get a bit of brain drain from all the different techniques around but it is well worth sticking them out, then you can complain like the rest of us that there is not enough hours in a day ! ! ! ! and the ironing and washing piles up, the dust gets thicker etc etc

Steve flowers TWICE wow and well worth it the second one is a belter

lkroll i have said it before you are NOT lazy but inventive and clever

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Old 09-06-2008, 06:34 PM
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Thanks Palms, but no defending my laziness. If only you can see how I retouch (lol). OK; I'll describe (partially). I first lean way back on my wobbly twist chair with one foot on my computer desk and do the overall effect. I then spend less then 5 minutes in a proper position to do fine detail work.

(and that's no lie).
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:05 PM
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Re: Water lilies

Thanks Shari for the nice play...been busy lately and had no time to play really...OK, I don't know what it is, but it is sort of interesting ;-)

Nice work by everyone, keep up
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:57 PM
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Thank you Lyle, I will ask for sure when any effect catches my eye, but at this moment I have to start somewhere. I went through Swampy’s tutorials and Palms’ tutorials and…I gathered some brushes and…started doing some work but I’m not happy with it so you might have to wait until I will feel comfortable to show something Palms I already went through the site you mentioned…and as you said my brain is drained. I need some time to put everything in order. It is going to take me a while. At the same time going through the art work I see here, I wish I can do my learning faster and as you said there is not enough hours in a day.
Amica999 your water lilies are smudge painted, right? Beautiful too….
Lyle both my names are fine, Krystyna is a Polish version from Christine and I was born in Poland.
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Old 09-07-2008, 05:56 AM
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Re: Water lilies

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Amica999 your water lilies are smudge painted, right? Beautiful too….
Christine
Thank you, Christine, well sort of...it's a plug-in called GEL with which you apply this sort of shine and than smudge in direction...

http://www.unleash.com/oneuser/part009-kpt6.asp
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:03 AM
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Monday here so some time to play while i should be tidying after the weekend

Lyle you mean there is another way to do retouching ?


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Thanks to all of you for your kind words and wonderful renditions. I am always amazed at how so many things can come out of one photo.
Each one is so different from the others. Steve, I love both of them and feel honored that you even framed the second one. Maybe Monet was a time traveler and actually did his work with a computer. (Maybe I listen to too much overnight radio.)
Lyle, you are a master at using filters and layers. Your work is always so unique.
Palms, are your light rays a plug-in or are they done with Photoshop?
Amica, to me it seems like a real fish in a make-believe world. Very different and unusual.
KTG-I have been reading somewhere that one of the main objectives in producing photo art should be that it not look as if it were made from a photo. You have done that very nicely, I think.
Olbaldy, I love the texture in your work.
Christine, I think you will find that everyone who responds to this forum is super. They not only do wonderful art work, but are kind and gracious to those of us who are just getting started. I have learned so much from the posts and have found that most people are willing to share techniques and links and give great advice.
Question for all of you-how do you keep track of what you do when you are working with a photo? I start out with good intentions of tracking what I do, then a little tweak here and a little tweak there and pretty soon I have no idea.
Shari
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:43 AM
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Re: Water lilies

Shari my light beams are a brush which can be downloaded here

http://www.brushes.obsidiandawn.com/...ight-beams.htm

and I dont think any of us have worked out how to keep to keep track of all our moves Its just some are easier to remember especially with repetition,

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