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Creative interpretations: Flowers - Orchids (Xaran)

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Old 02-15-2005, 11:33 AM
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Creative interpretations: Flowers - Orchids (Xaran)

I had the pleasure of going to the Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens yesterday, here is just one of the 200+ photos we took.

Christine
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Old 02-15-2005, 04:10 PM
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Never thought "still life" could be such fun,
thanks Christine a beautiful photo.

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Old 02-15-2005, 07:42 PM
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Lovely result ByRo!

What a joy, Kew Gardens and all those glorious orchids to photograph. I can see a lot of Painter fine art orchids soon hanging on your walls

Painter 8.1
Cloning - finally settled on Tinting/Bristle Brush 10 for the orchids.
Used various colours on the background with an acrylic brush???

Opened in PSP
Added a multiply layer - lowered opacity.
Merged layers and duped bottom layer.
L2 - Impressionist Plugin/Conte: Old Faithful
with lowered opacity.
A little USM.
Added a mask and frame.

Thank you for such a lovely photo.
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Old 02-15-2005, 08:55 PM
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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.
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Old 02-15-2005, 09:52 PM
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Oh, Liz, you are hot, you are really HOT.. I want to boogy with ya aaalll night looonng!

Cheers
Dave
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Old 02-15-2005, 10:42 PM
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I want some of what you're on Duv...

On second thought.....

Welcome to RP Keepemcomin.....lovely result.
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Old 02-16-2005, 02:50 AM
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Seen this done with a filter which I think is called "shoutin" so thought I'd try without it by making selections and adding a drop shadow.
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Old 02-16-2005, 07:07 AM
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Funky Duv. Really funky. And very well manipulated. Great job.

As for everyone else, you are making the beautiful better. What a great shot!

Janet
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Old 02-16-2005, 08:15 AM
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Here's my first effort.

Removed background in PS and added a new pinkish one.

into Painter - increase canvas size added some other shades and colours to the background and used VP Pastel. Blended this with blender - soft blender stump 30.

Flowers - ran KPT Pyramid paint then blended with soft blender stump but reduced size to 5.

Dropped all layers and ran VP Pastel again.

Lightened overall with Painter Equalizer.

Christine
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Old 02-16-2005, 08:52 AM
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Beautiful photo, Christine. Thanks.
Marvellous job, everyone. Here's mine.
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