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Creative interpretations: Flowers - Wallflowers

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Old 04-02-2003, 05:28 PM
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Beautiful work by all. BK, that's a beautiful photo, I don't know if I could mess it up no matter how hard I tried! By the way, where do you live on Whidbey Island? I lived in Oak Harbor from July 85 to Dec 88.
Currently Oak Harbor - have lived on the south end in Freeland and Clinton as well. Lovely places, all.
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Old 04-08-2003, 07:22 PM
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Just great submissions so far

-- With the weather here on the East I needed a touch of spring to remind me YES it will come! All my flowers that started to come up are now under snow and ice.
So here is my touch of spring!
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Old 04-08-2003, 07:56 PM
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Hi Jill! Yes, snow here too in Eastern PA - thanks for giving us some hope that spring flowers will be here soon! (maybe?). I really like the texture and colors on your rendition....at first I wasn't sure about the framing .....but I kept looking at it and decided, yes - really a 'cool' presentation.
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Old 04-09-2003, 04:27 PM
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Ran across an action I wrote awhle back (click HERE and decided to try it out on this one.

Sure helps to have a pretty picture to start with.
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Old 03-03-2005, 04:39 PM
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How about a go at this one?

It's coming up on Spring in the Northern hemisphere (finally!).
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Old 03-03-2005, 07:27 PM
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Spring in the Air

....and I'd better duck for cover after posting all those beautiful beach scenes from Down Under I LOVE snow scenes too!!!

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Simple Filter/Top Left Mirror
Buzz Simplifier Filter
Aim/USM - Dupe Layer
L2 - Impressionist/Conte/Conte Faithful
L2 - Layer Opacity 76%
Merged both layers.
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Old 03-03-2005, 09:31 PM
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Art histouy brush, over sharpen, texture
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Old 03-04-2005, 06:23 AM
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Neve and Stephen, wonderful. I love the colors and the execution.

Neve, the mirrored effect is great. I can see that used in so many ways.

And Stephen, your mastery of the Art History Brush is as always inspiring and jaw dropping.

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Old 03-05-2005, 09:13 AM
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Hard to resist such pretty flowers. I'm wondering how BillM got the edges to his Batik fabric, very kewl.
I did a line drawing overlay using smart blur and then a lot of experimenting w/ Impressionist, minimum, maximum & median, looking for a watercolor effect.
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Old 03-05-2005, 05:01 PM
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Thank you for your kind words. This was a great picture to work with and I loved the colors.

The art history brush is intimidating at first, but it is very easy to use. A lot of people have problems in the very beginning because they don't know how to get started. They bring the image up and then try to use the art history brush but it won't work. A way around this is to do all your adjustments to the image (such as size and color) and then save it. Makesure you close the image and then reopen. As long as you don't change the size of the image, the art history brush will work from then on. With the image open, I ususally create a second layer and apply some textured paper to it. I usually use a color for this paper straight from the original image. Then I'll add some texture. There are a lot of ways of doing this, but I won't go into that now. I create another new layer, set the blending mode to hard light and then I start painting with my art history brush. When I through painting it all in, I'll over sharpen it using unsharp mask, adjusting the sliders back and forth until I get what I'm looking for. This usually brings out the color. From this point, there is really no way of telling which point I'll go. I usually just play around until I get something I like and add texture and flatten. That's what I did for this image. I know this is not a step-by-step, but I am finishing up a long-promised tutorial on this technique. This technique actually will let you do the so-called gragan technique or the above technique illustrated by these flowers. It's all the same. The tutorial will be in PDF form and will be free for download and can even be posted there. If you desire more than PDF, there will be videos available for order, but I feel that the PDF will be more than adequate.
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