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Old 08-21-2009, 08:20 AM
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Irises

Flowers have always been my first love for photography. So it should only follow that they are also my favourite subject for photo art. My interest in Photo art started in trying to create interesting pseudo paintings for use with note cards.

The attached photo was taken at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne VT back in 2006. The 'art' was created in DAP using the Aquarell template settings and then tweaked in PSPv9.

I hope others will have fun playing with this image.

A larger (1200x900 ~200 Kb) version can be obtained at this link:

A larger (1350x1050 ~200 Kb) version can be seen at this link.

Comments and critiques always welcomed. How else can we learn?

Thanks for looking.

--Gene
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:15 AM
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Re: Irises

Really nice flower photo. I simplified, painted using Impressionist and added an edging.
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:06 AM
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Re: Irises

great photo Gene
had a mess around (as ususal should of been doing something else )
first one a coloured sketch with a couple of textures added
second buzzed the used cutout filter and some color tweeking

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Old 08-21-2009, 10:55 AM
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Re: Irises

Nice picture Gene, Thanks for the play!

Lots of tweaking, blending, and nudging finished off with a blended version from Fotosketcher
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:45 AM
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Re: Irises

Thanks for the play, Gene. I have played with Art History Brush for BG, Pattern Stamp Tool for the simplified flowers, tweaked colors, added texture and that's what came out
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Maybe at tad on the abstract side, but still continuing to feed my binge (beats spider webs eh; lol).
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:13 PM
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Thank you for the excellent photo!
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Excellent result Dan. Really like the realistic oil strokes (still now able to simulate this looseness with filters, though DAP has helped some). Kudos.
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:08 PM
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Re: Irises

Some pretty amazing plays here, folks. Glad you had some fun.

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Really nice flower photo. I simplified, painted using Impressionist and added an edging.
Nice one, John. I have an Impressionist plug-in for Paintshop Pro. Grabbed a number of presets from this board. But still need some more practice with it. Curious, do you find that there is an optimum file size (pixels size) that works best with the plug-in?

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great photo Gene
had a mess around (as usual should of been doing something else )
first one a coloured sketch with a couple of textures added
second buzzed the used cutout filter and some color tweaking
Especially like that first one with the added textures. But both a super. Thanks for playing, Palms.

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Nice picture Gene, Thanks for the play!

Lots of tweaking, blending, and nudging finished off with a blended version from Fotosketcher
That Fotosketcher is an amazing piece of software, made even better by its price tag. <grin> You tweaked, blended and nudge it quite well here. Nicely done, OlBaldy.

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Thanks for the play, Gene. I have played with Art History Brush for BG, Pattern Stamp Tool for the simplified flowers, tweaked colors, added texture and that's what came out
What a gorgeous shade of pink you achieved, Amica. I love it!

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Maybe at tad on the abstract side, but still continuing to feed my binge (beats spider webs eh; lol).
LOL! Lyle, if I learned nothing else lurking in these forums this past while is to expect a certain type of play from you. And you never disappoint. <grin> My only nit with this image is I had to get up and move back about twenty feet so I could see the irises. <Big Grin> Thanks for playing.

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Thank you for the excellent photo!
And thank you Dan for such an excellent image in response. As Lyle has already comment, I also love the realistic oil brush strokes. Might I ask how you created this?

Again, thanks to everyone for playing.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:45 PM
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Re: Irises

'Curious, do you find that there is an optimum file size (pixels size) that works best with the plug-in?' Gene

No, not so much the size. I think it does better if the image has some of the detail removed first though. I usually simplify in one way or the other, or hand paint here and there. Also, the first thing I do is change the image to the production size. For the forum that means 800x600-72dpi most of the time. I noticed that if the last step is the reduction in size for the forum that some of the effects might be lost.

I really enjoy and have learned a lot from all the various effects everyone comes up with, creativity knows no bounds.
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