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Old 01-17-2005, 01:54 PM
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Martin Luther King Day Kaleidoscope

Seems an appropriate day to celebrate the kaleidoscope of colors in all of us surrounded by the earth and sky.
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Old 01-18-2005, 09:56 AM
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Help! I'm k'scoping and I can't stop!

I've been playing with the different actions and methods, and combining them with some tweaks of my own. I've already determined that I'm probably going to buy a new external hard drive to hold all of my new pieces or artwork!

Anyway, I thought I'd post just a few of them

#1 is the CN tower in Toronto -- pretty basic, but I thought it was interesting
#2 is a Tree Swallow nest
With #3, the flower in the photo filled the frame to such an extent that I couldn't fit much of it into the wedge, no matter how I resized and rotated it. So I experimented with creating a larger background layer with some artistic effects applied to it, and positioning the photo itself in one corner of that layer, then applying the Kaleidoscope action to it. I thought the result was interesting.

Jeanie, you asked what we'd like to see tutorials on -- I for one would like to see some ideas on what to do with the kaleidoscopes after they're created to make some of those interesting scrapbook pages!
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Old 01-18-2005, 04:50 PM
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It's been so long since I last used the Kscope in PSP and am interested in a resurgence of interest here in them. I'm in the middle of doing Scrapbook LO's for my DIL and have 6 completed. I will definitely try a Kscope feature one next. PSP8 has a nice selection of selection shapes bundled but you can of course create your own selection shapes and use them. Here are a few samples below. Original image top left. I used the same Kscope setting for each shape just for this exercise. The circle shape I buttonized. The square one I cut out a centre piece and used it as a frame. Thanks for sharing and I hope you find something useful from this too.
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Old 01-19-2005, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by BluebirdNut
Hello - I just found this forum yesterday doing a Google search for a tutorial of some kind for doing kaleidoscope art. I fussed & played with the concept most of the day yesterday, coming up with some halfway decent samples done manually, but Jeanie's "actions" are brilliant! I'm in danger of becoming totally addicted! Thanks Jeanie .... I think ....
Bluebird...

In the flurry of recent activity in this thread I missed your first two posts. Glad you found us. A+ in your kaleidoscope interpretations.

Glad you're having fun and a big, albeit belated, W*E*L*C*O*M*E.

~Danny~
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Old 01-25-2005, 05:54 PM
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PSP8's kaleidoscope variations can make some really pretty abstracts. I took a photo of a rather uninteresting tea cup, did Topography filter default, did kaleidoscope with 16 petals on default, then rand FP flexify with equirectangular, equirectangular and screen glue.

Fun to do.

Amy
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Old 01-26-2005, 12:09 AM
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Fun to do,

AND

Fun to see!!

I like it very much!
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Old 01-26-2005, 03:07 AM
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I'm trying out some IR (infra-red ) photos in my back yard, and took a boring shot and turned it into a lovely kaleidoscope. (Tammy's action)

Image 1 -- k-scope

Image 2 -- post processed image -- channel mixer correction after masking foliage
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Old 01-26-2005, 03:17 AM
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Ditto CJ, did the same yesterday...also in the garden but didn't like my results at all. Good for you being so innovative and creative however with yours. Well done. Looks lacy too!
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Interesting CJ, thanks for showing what you did first!

p.s. Just had a thought about a filter I used last year to design some lacy doillies...it's called Make-a-Flake from Xero Filters.

http://www.xero-graphics.co.uk/xero/christmas2002.htm

It may interest K-scope fans?

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Old 01-26-2005, 03:24 AM
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Neve -- let's both get OUT of the yard and try some IR on something scenic with big expanses of sky, foliage, and other things to show off the IR effect! It's hard to get myself away from the stuff that I'm supposed to be doing to do photography...
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