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Old 06-16-2007, 11:28 PM
beaucamera beaucamera is offline
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The Art of Montage

This is my first post here.
I thought I'd introduce myself with examples of my work.

I love doing montages and combining different effects on images and their backgrounds. Here are three examples of my latest work.

The first, "Where are all the butterflies?", is a meld of different smart objects placed on a designer background.
http://www.pbase.com/beaucamera/image/80643639.jpg

The second, "Poppy Delight", also uses a smart object and designer background.
http://www.pbase.com/beaucamera/image/80025846.jpg

The third, "Apparition", is something new I've been trying using my own custom brushes.
http://www.pbase.com/beaucamera/image/80499955.jpg

I'd appreciate any feedback or comments you have.

Thanks,

Virginia
aka beaucamera

http://www.beaucamera.com
http://www.pbase.com/beaucamera/
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Old 06-17-2007, 05:31 AM
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Re: The Art of Montage

Welcome Virginia we have "met " before over at the nikon cafe, glad you have joined here as your work is super and is very inspirational and i am sure you will get a great welcome.
Although i like all three the first one is my top favorite

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Old 06-17-2007, 07:09 AM
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Re: The Art of Montage

Hi Virginia
I like the second one best, I like the texture of the flowers and the colors.
The third one seems unfinished? I'm not sure I like the placement of the flower and maybe something added to the background, like texture or something?
The are all very interesting though, I'm glad you posted them.
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:08 AM
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Welcome to RTP, Virginia. Lovely work!
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:14 AM
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Re: The Art of Montage

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Welcome Virginia we have "met " before over at the nikon cafe, glad you have joined here as your work is super and is very inspirational and i am sure you will get a great welcome.
Although i like all three the first one is my top favorite

Palms
Thanks, Palms
Since I do a lot of retouch work, I thought it would be good to get the perspective of others who do more of this kind of work.

Thanks for the compliment and warm welcome.

Virginia
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:19 AM
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Re: The Art of Montage

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Hi Virginia
I like the second one best, I like the texture of the flowers and the colors.
The third one seems unfinished? I'm not sure I like the placement of the flower and maybe something added to the background, like texture or something?
The are all very interesting though, I'm glad you posted them.
Thanks for your welcoming comments, Cathy.
The third was is a departure from my typical style. It's deliberately minimalistic (is this new word?). I've found custom brushes limit what you can effectively do with backgrounds.

Do you do much work with them?

Virginia
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:20 AM
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Welcome to RTP, Virginia. Lovely work!
Thanks, Swampy.
What an interesting screen name you have?

Virginia
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:22 PM
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Re: The Art of Montage

Very nice pieces of art! Thanks for sharing.

Bart
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Old 06-20-2007, 05:37 PM
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Very nice pieces of art! Thanks for sharing.

Bart
You're welcome, Bart.
I appreciate your stopping by to take a look.

Virginia
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Old 06-22-2007, 06:46 AM
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Cool! I really like the 3rd one. How did you do that? Was it done in Photoshop? Oh, and I like the 2nd one too-
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