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Creative interpretations: Flowers - Orange and brave little Crocus

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Old 12-26-2004, 10:50 PM
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Creative interpretations: Flowers - Orange and brave little Crocus

Photo courtesy of L.Nieminen.

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Old 12-27-2004, 01:39 AM
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Old 12-27-2004, 08:16 AM
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I had to play with this brave little crocus; they're one of my favorite flowers.
A simple outline, then increased color saturation and applied noise median.
http://www.pbase.com/image/37931728
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Old 12-27-2004, 11:10 AM
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I had to play with this brave little crocus; they're one of my favorite flowers.
A simple outline, then increased color saturation and applied noise median.
http://www.pbase.com/image/37931728
I like your interpretation. Uncomplicated, but elegant.

Thanks for the flower name. Other than roses and carnations, I'm pretty clueless in that regard!

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Christine:

Very painterly results.

How do you like Painter IX so far? From which version did you upgrade?

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Old 12-27-2004, 11:49 AM
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I'm SO glad you posted a flower. I'm already beginning to wish for the brave little spring flowers. This was a nice spring "fix".

Thanks,
Janet

Ok. I got caught. Chuckle. Usually I keep better track of what I'm doing than this time when I was playing around while waiting for the dryer to buzz.

To the best of my somewhat faulty memory, it goes something like this...

I began by trying to replace the colors (or lack thereof) in the background. Next, I did the filter>smart blur>find edges and invert on a separate layer, moved it to the top and turned it off. Followed my somewhat modified version of Trimoon's sketch that I'm creating an action for. Copied the replace color layer and set it one step below the find edges layer and put the blending mode on color. Turned on the find edges layer and set it to color burn at about 20 percent opacity. Erased some of the more annoying lines and almost done. The last step was to create a merged layer and smudge with a large brush in the background.
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Old 12-27-2004, 12:09 PM
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You don't get off that easily, Janet How'd ya do it?? Very soft and painterly.
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Old 12-27-2004, 12:12 PM
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oh no....

I'm at work and it's a slow day, but I was just playing and now I'm wracking my brain to remember what I did.
Lemme see if I can remember:
I duped the BG.
Then I isolated the flower as a selection and desaturated the background area.
Then I colorized the background selection with the Hue/Saturation adjustment.
Then I ran Impressionist: Sumi-e: Colored Strokes on Grey. Fade to Lighten.
Impressionist: Sumi-e: Dry Strokes on Pitted Stone
Impressionist: Sumi-e: Fine Ghost Brush. Fade to Darken (I think)
Impressionist: Sumi-e: Fine Ghost Brush, but I changed the brush to the creecent moon and decreased the brush size. Fade to Soft Light and lower Opacity.
Then I started on the flower. I basically stylized it with Find Edges/Diffuse: Anisotropic/Luminosity.
Then I added a gradient layer with a blend mode to Overlay to boost the blossom's color.
I stamped visible (but only the flower selection) and ran all of the same Impressionist filters I ran on the background.
Then I stuck a Find Edges/Diffuse:Anisotropic layer of the flower on top and set it to Overlay and lowered the Opacity.

I think that's it.
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Old 12-27-2004, 01:31 PM
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Danny,

I upgraded from 8 which was the first full version I had, never liked the interface before that. I like it but I find you need PS to do any retouching first. Got Helen Yancy's DVD for Christmas - now I like it even more.

Christine
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Old 01-04-2005, 12:11 AM
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My watercolor effect.
I used corel painter8 - cloning with coarse airbrush, blending with water, and the watercolor filter in ps7. Sandstone texture.
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Old 01-04-2005, 04:12 AM
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My watercolor effect.
I used corel painter8 - cloning with coarse airbrush, blending with water, and the watercolor filter in ps7. Sandstone texture.
Holy smoke, this is awesome.

You did the Photoshop Watercolor filter after the Painter work?
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