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Old 09-28-2003, 07:13 PM
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Creative Interpretations: Butterfly

I've been chasing butterflies all summer and have tons of blurry pictures of little moths and tiny butterflies. I was thrilled when this guy stopped in my yard long enough for me to get a couple of shots.

Here for creative interpretation. Have fun.
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Old 09-28-2003, 07:30 PM
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I used my pastels over ink action. Then changed the blending mode on the find edges layer to overlay and reduce the pattern fill layer opacity to 50%. A hue/saturation layer was added to boost color intensity.
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Old 09-28-2003, 07:55 PM
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Great photo Cheryl,

Here's my take on it.

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Old 09-28-2003, 08:14 PM
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Ken--great job bringing back the richness of the colors. I like the depth you gave the image. I'm with Don on this one--any hints?
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Old 09-28-2003, 08:54 PM
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Cheryl,
Nice photo and I like the pastel. Soft colors with the ink detail.

Ken,
Nice version as well. Nice and bright.

For my version (this was all done in PSP8 by the way), I first boosted the brightness and saturation a bit. Then I ran an edge preserving smooth followed by Brush strokes. Finally, added an old paper texture.

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Old 09-28-2003, 09:03 PM
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Don--your first is proof that martian butterflies can be beautiful too. The second is simply beautiful--in a very traditional way--and a suprising (although very nice) change of pace.

Catia--The pastels are lovely on this photo. The combination of softness and vibrancy in the colors is a winner.
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Old 09-28-2003, 09:11 PM
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can't resist a nice image like this! LOl

Very nice submissions so far!
PM - nice treatment.

Cheryl - thanks for this image! Have to agree the
pastel with soft colors and with the ink detail work well with the image. Executed very well !

oooooo - Ken - bold, strong, alive! This is a wonderful treatment to this image! WOW - love the colors.

catina - very nice painted feel! The added texture is not overpowering and just adds to the overall feel of the image. The brush strokes just work wonderfully with the effect. I like this!

Used cut out and textures with history brush.
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Old 09-28-2003, 09:23 PM
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Jill--that's very pretty. I'm not sure how to describe it, but the lines in the background are a really nice texture. Which part of what you did gave you that effect?
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Old 09-28-2003, 09:28 PM
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Oh --- sorry!!!

I meant the nice stroked painting. Sorry!!!

Not that I do not like the outerspace one -- nope that is cool.

I guess I am in a more traditional mood tonight ---- now on another night the outerspace one would strike me strong! LOL

but I am in a traditional mode this PM (A.K.A evening not Photo Mauler!) ---
so hope you did not think I discounted the far out version --- did take a look and like what I saw! Sorry should have made a comment on both === but the painting struck home this time for me --- just a little more.

DARN! got to learn to be more specific!!!!!! Sorry!


Hey did you clear your PM box -- sent you some notes today! Had to use the E-mail-- but lord knows what E-mail is good for you anymore! LOL

Got to keep up with the PM stuff --- must have a busy box I guess!

I would never know what it is like to be THAT popular! My box is always empty

Once again sorry for any confusion! Always a pleasure to view your work ------ HEY what about what IIIIIII did should merrit some type of review! LOL

EDIT: see below ------
Hey Don -- would love to reply to the PM's you have sent me but your box is full!!!!!!!!!! So don't think I'm not trying! LOL

Boy you must get moooga PM's!!!!

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Old 09-28-2003, 09:33 PM
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Cheryl - I added the texture at the very end it is on the overall image. Lowered the opacity and fill --- then made a new layer and rotated just a tad on the texture and brought down the opacity again. I really like this texture and use it a lot - I will usually work on opacity and fill much lower ---- this one I left a bit stronger than in most.
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