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Creative interpretations: Candles Glowing

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Old 06-20-2004, 12:14 AM
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Creative interpretations: Candles Glowing

Lovely shot by O.Olgen.

Enjoy...

~Danny~
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Old 06-20-2004, 07:00 PM
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Fun with a Warp Brush

Not in an artistic mood tonight. This is an abstract called "Fun with a Warp Brush." Psp8

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Old 06-23-2004, 11:19 AM
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I just did selections and filters on this one.
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Old 06-23-2004, 12:16 PM
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Took the above into Painter. Auto clone and distortion brushes. Wild!
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Old 06-23-2004, 01:32 PM
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Amy & kiska:

Very creative interpretations - in other words:
Hot! Hot! Hot!

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Old 06-23-2004, 01:46 PM
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This one is tough. It seems to work very well as an abstract.

I blended 2 other images with the candles. (source stockxchng.com http://www.sxc.hu/index.phtml ). Ran flaming pear laquer on the candles and lucis art on the face before combining. Added some adjustment layers to lighten and brighten. Did a little layer masking to find tune how much of each showed.
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Old 06-23-2004, 02:59 PM
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This is my first attempt at a creative interpretations post. I had fun with different filters and effects.
Everyones look so good and so different. This really is fun, isn't it?
Pretty new to this, and I think that this is about the neatest way to learn what the different layer modes and filters do. Learned alot.
Any helpful hints appreciated.
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Old 06-23-2004, 04:59 PM
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I tried another.
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Old 06-23-2004, 09:57 PM
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This is my first attempt at a creative interpretations post. I had fun with different filters and effects.
Everyones look so good and so different. This really is fun, isn't it?
Pretty new to this, and I think that this is about the neatest way to learn what the different layer modes and filters do. Learned alot.
Any helpful hints appreciated.
kathy
Hey, Kathy:

Glad you jumped into the pool. Yep, this photo-art hobby is a great way to learn about all kinds of thing -- layers, blend modes, layer masks, filters, adjustment layer, actions, etc.

Helpful hint: Sometimes you can get hot and heavy into creative mode and end up with something you really like... then it will hit you: "How the heck did I *do* THAT?"

One way to keep track is to name your layers as you create them and assign a name that tells you what you did, e.g., Unsharp Mask 200,1.0,35 or Cutout 1,3,14 --or whatever. Then duplicate the layer just created and apply the next effect and name that layer accordingly. This way your layer stack (bottom to top) represents the layer-by-layer development of your creation. The descriptive layer names (like bread crumbs) will hopefully give you sufficient information tomorrow, next week or next year, in order to recreate the effect on another image in the future.

Another way is to start recording an action when you launch a project. The recorded steps will provide a history of all commands applied along the way. If necessary you can go back through the action steps to recreate a specific effect.

Some people prefer not to keep track of a process, being satisfied with the final result and not caring in particular how it was achieved. That works, too. Whatever floats your boat.

In any event, I salute you for posting your first creation. Here's to many more in the future and you having lots of fun doing them!

~Danny~
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Old 06-23-2004, 10:28 PM
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Danny,
Thanks for the tips. Seems so obvious to assign names to the layers, but if you hadn't mentioned it, I wouldn't have done it. And I have went back to a picture and wondered "what in the heck" I had done to it. I have been keeping notes, but this is just so much easier. And I won't misplace anything this way. ha ha
Thanks again,
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