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Creative interpretations: Flowers from Jill's Garden

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Old 04-05-2003, 03:06 PM
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Amanda - that is the best!!!

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Old 04-08-2003, 02:50 PM
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I like this, and thought it would work with what I do best -- fool around.

Here's a list of the things I did to achieve this.

1. Hue shifted the green ever so sligthly toward blue. The difference is barely noticable, but there is a difference.

2. Saturated the yellow channel up by about 30.

3. Saturated the red channel up about 12.

4. Selectd some highlights, then selected similar.

5. Applied Eyecandy filter, "Glow", set to fat, color white, opacity abour 30 percent, distance 12 pixels.

6. Painted edges, pure white, about 12 percent opacity to build up the brightness around border to give it a 'through a gel coated filter' effect.

7 Burned the green foliage to make the glow stand out more, painting to make a pleasing design to draw the eye around the center triangular composition.

8 Cropped left and top to better center the subject and draw the eye to the light/dark composition.

9. Applied Smart Blur to entire image.

All of this was done on a single layer. Expriments with layering proved to be extra work and unnecessary.

I hope you find the result pleasing.

This is my first photo-art on RetouchPro, so please leave comments.

p.s. "Concubines" work for me! These flowers are quite exotic. Also, many of these are VERY good, IMO, but the two that stand out most is the soft, edge enhanced, low saturation one, and the kaleidescope one... that one is really super!
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Old 01-25-2004, 08:59 PM
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I used an action called "Paint Slap" from action set DannyR DPR ver 07A from the collection that can be downloaded here:

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Old 01-26-2004, 04:46 PM
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Well thought I'd give this one a second try! LOL

duplicated original layer, desatureate, work the curves. Use find edges then select color range to remove the grey. Boost the leves so the lines were darker. Used history brush wet medial 39 % to paint in color. Added a touch of grain and slight sandstone texture.
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Old 01-26-2004, 07:26 PM
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What pretty columbines!

I used Mike F.'s Digi-Doodle action, copied the lines snapshot, applied snapshot #2 (I think that was the one I used), multiply blend mode, dodged the flowers to brighten them up a bit, added crosshatch brush strokes, faded them, added a solid color adjustment layer, painted with a chalk brush, flattened and added texture. That was all - I think. Sometimes I forget to write a step down in my notes . . .

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