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Creative interpretations: Flowers - Orchids (Xaran)

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Old 02-16-2005, 12:00 PM
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Neve, What ever do they put in the water down there in Australia to cause such creativity? Glorious Orchids was stunning. Great soft touch look. Panel Orchids was a master piece. This photo really leant itself to the "shoutin" filter. Go to the head of the class.

Black Orchid Tapestry
My submission is an attempt to render a tapestry look. I first extracted the flowers and created the background and shadow. I prefer to do my own shadows most of the time because it gives you much more control like allowing you to run a Transform->Distort for more depth and lots of Gausisan blur for the edges as well as adjust the transparency and blending mode. I duplicated the flower layer and added texture (lambswool) and a sligt bevel to add a little more depth and set this layer to liniar burn.

Thanks for the great picture, Xaran! It was another fun project!
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Old 02-16-2005, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by keepemcomin
Very pretty Neve!

This is my simple take on the flowers. First I took out any background foliage. Then I selected each of the colors one at a time (using the eyedropper tool and Select -> Color Range) and refilled them with a more vibrant shade of the same color.
Welcome aboard.

I'm glad you jumped into the Photo-art forum with your interpretation. We always enjoy having new folks join in the fun.

Dare I say: "Keep 'em comin', keepemcomin"? (sorry... couldn't resist )

OK, seriously: "Keep 'em comin'."

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Old 02-16-2005, 05:27 PM
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Christine, that's just super. The texture is amazingly delicate and I'm wondering when that came into play...VP perhaps.

Jaykita - Simply stunning effect.

Swampy - maybe it's not water That's a rare result, the bg
looks like brushed velvet.

I didn't use the shoutin' filter but here's a link to it...

http://catarific.com/tutorials/easyslats.html
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Old 02-16-2005, 05:41 PM
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Duv/Dave -- Great use of the image -- I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw people/props in those lovely orchids -- but I did NOT see the fancy get up for a queen that you saw/created! Very creative and very well executed!


Neve, another creative use of the image, and a very lovely NEW image!
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Old 02-16-2005, 05:43 PM
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Thanks CJ - have a great day!
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Old 02-27-2005, 10:48 AM
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This one time i didnt bother to take down notes
i just remember there was some conte crayon filter in it. Also art history brush layer, something or other blend with original. So Sorry.
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Old 02-27-2005, 10:59 AM
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Nice "J".

There's something about color imposed against black and white that I always find striking.
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Old 02-27-2005, 05:58 PM
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Beautiful work...

Everyone those are gorgeous renditions!
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Old 02-27-2005, 07:25 PM
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Masked Orchids

Another day, another orchid....

PSP8.1

Dupe original layer
L2 - Photo Wizz/Luma Neg.
Dupe Bottom Layer and place as L3
L3 - Mode - Hard Light
Merge all Flatten
Auto Hue Sat
Buzz Simplifier
Impressionist/Oils/Old Brush Stamp
2 masks and bg fill
Aim/USM
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Old 02-27-2005, 08:52 PM
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Truly OUTSTANDING Neve!

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