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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 16, 2010
12:26 AM

Post #7465517

Ok, folks, this is a continuation of this thread:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1059903/

More photo editing fun, anyone?

How about a winter tree kaleido with rainbow effect?

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 16, 2010
12:33 AM

Post #7465535

I hate to admit how many hours I took to do this project (with the help of some instructions, of course). Spent some hair-pulling moments, but I think it almost looks real. (The wood surface is one of my husband's work benches, and the graphic is a scanned art nouveau butterfuly stencil.)

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 16, 2010
12:47 AM

Post #7465569

Thanks for the new thread, Jubilada. Before I clicked on your image, I thought it was a microscopic look at an eyeball. You really gave those winter trees some life there! Great color capture.

In response to TAR's suggestion on the previous thread, I use PSP primarily but also dabble with an older version of PhotoShop. I'm not sure what I have that others would be interested in, but through the years I have collected maybe a couple of hundred background tiles that are compatible with PSP that I could share. Those are always helpful and I have lots of colors and styles. They can be used for making frames, borders or backdrops. Here's something I did some time back with one of them (wood).

Let me know, anyone.

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HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 16, 2010
12:49 AM

Post #7465573

Jubi, I am so so SO impressed with that! What an authentic-looking piece of art! Your hair will grow back.
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 16, 2010
4:10 PM

Post #7467105

Nice work. Love the wood things. Have lots of background wood and lots of frames. Jubi just had to try your butterfly. HOW DID YOU DO IT.
Anyway here is one that is raised on top of the wood. LOL Like yours much better.

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 16, 2010
8:27 PM

Post #7467828

Made the CD for all wanting to participate. E-mail me your Address
Example of plug in and a cutout of a ship that is on it.





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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 16, 2010
10:06 PM

Post #7468051

Another example of background tiles -- both the frame and the "wall" were done using them.

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 16, 2010
11:00 PM

Post #7468184

Mary they do give it a nice look. Would be nice to add to a CD.

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 16, 2010
11:27 PM

Post #7468242

If anyone is interested, let me know. I've used them for PowerPoint slideshows, too. They make nice backgrounds or can be used to fill areas, such as borders as well.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2010
12:26 AM

Post #7468388

Miss Mary, I think I'd be interested ... I do some power point stuff now and then, and I bet they'd easily translate to PhotoShop as well ...

TAR, I'd tell you how I did that in PhotoShop but it probably wouldn't mean much. I tried to approximate it in PSP, with only nominally successful results ... as you can see. I used layers, made the butterfly layer "darken" at 90 opacity, and added some 3-D effects (chisel, cutout and inner bevel) and finished off by doing an unsharp mask on the whole thing, and then as an afterthought added a light source. If you're interested in the "precise" adjustments and numbers, I'd be happy to tell you ... but you might do just as well fiddling around on your own ...

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2010
2:06 AM

Post #7468697

Mary I would be interested.
Jubi I agree with you PSP will not do it.
Photo I used Redfield software free version.
Same as above using ripples on the photo and frame.

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 17, 2010
2:11 AM

Post #7468710

TAR, that's excellent!
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2010
3:07 AM

Post #7468857

So, TAR, would your CD include the "Redfield software free version," and does that only work with PSP?
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2010
4:46 PM

Post #7470059

Yes and it is a photoshop or PSP plug in.
If you want to download it direct and more http://www.redfieldplugins.com/Downloads.htm
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2010
4:56 PM

Post #7470088

Thanks for the link, TAR!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 17, 2010
6:25 PM

Post #7470312

MoMo is anxious for some signs of Spring.

TAR, this frame was made using one of the free backgrounds on the link you provided. Thanks.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2010
6:56 PM

Post #7470385

Whew, you all are working way over my head these days, super stuff. Not sure what it is you are discussing sharing on CD, but sure I wouldn't have anything of much interest as I am not too advanced in techniques and have all I can do to figure out what I have on hand lol!
Those wood works are really good. Must say that Steve and I actually do woodworking and I thought it was something you had chiseled at first look!
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2010
7:48 PM

Post #7470503

TAR, those Redfield plugins are WAY fun ... I used one of them to make a tile to make this frame ... many possibilities ... just what I need, more ways to fritter away time ... thanks again!

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 17, 2010
7:55 PM

Post #7470518

Some of them are really nice, aren't they? I really like the fractals on that site but it isn't (of course) freeware.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 18, 2010
12:14 AM

Post #7471188

Here's something using one of the "ripples" filters from Redfield ... let's say it's Consuelo "pond"ers the tree ...

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2010
12:35 AM

Post #7471239

Now we are on the roll again. LOL My fault Huh?
I had to play too.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 18, 2010
12:57 AM

Post #7471303

Oh, Wow TAR, that's absolutely outlandish! Fabulous!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 18, 2010
1:07 AM

Post #7471348

Great one, TAR. Was that done using the fractal plugin?
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2010
1:38 AM

Post #7471448

Ya that was the one. On a dark photo you can clone out what you dont want. DEMO
Sure can mess up a good photol LOL

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 18, 2010
1:47 AM

Post #7471471

What a hoot!
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2010
2:04 AM

Post #7471539

Mary I give you your cat.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 18, 2010
2:46 AM

Post #7471624

Totally cool, TAR. So you bought the fractal plugin, eh? It's mighty tempting!
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2010
2:50 AM

Post #7471635

:No I did not buy yet. Thinking about it though. I used the clone tool to remove the demo signs.

If you want to buy look at this page. http://www.flickr.com/groups/redfieldfractalius/discuss/72157609848179506/

20% OFF

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 18, 2010
3:52 AM

Post #7471852

TAR, that's about what MoMo looks like after camping out for a while under the bed!!!
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2010
7:55 PM

Post #7473610

Morning fun

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2010
10:02 PM

Post #7473972

Afternoon fun.

Got my discount code from Redfield this morning. That was fast.

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 19, 2010
3:41 PM

Post #7476044

I got it 20% off
A quick Black and white of your photo

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 19, 2010
5:16 PM

Post #7476317

Well, that's pretty unusual, TAR! Thanks for the info and the link. I'm tempted, but still thinking ... just how much more ammunition do I need in my arsenal of time frittering devices? Hmmmmm ...
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 19, 2010
7:33 PM

Post #7476689

Mybe this will tempt you. LOL

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 19, 2010
7:35 PM

Post #7476695

This is the before photo

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 19, 2010
9:26 PM

Post #7476955

L:ast take on the Pagoda

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 19, 2010
10:17 PM

Post #7477070

Well, TAR, that looks so interesting and entertaining ... but I'm going to resist for the time being ...
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 20, 2010
12:14 AM

Post #7477424

But you can do more. LOL
Check out the differance it can make on a normal photo.
Not counting the sky.

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 20, 2010
2:58 AM

Post #7477971

I just used a sepia filter on this one and took the whites to the nth degree.


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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 20, 2010
3:26 AM

Post #7478047

Miss Mary, that's VERY nice! Like that sparkly water and the sepia subtlety.

TAR, I don't think that Fractalus is exactly my cup of tea ... prefer the Plastoid and Texturization3D ...

Example using the Plastoid for framing effect ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 20, 2010
3:47 AM

Post #7478114

Really nice, Jubilada.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 20, 2010
2:03 PM

Post #7478885

Whatever it is Jubi, it is not "time frittering" if we are having fun doing it!
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 20, 2010
2:43 PM

Post #7478974

Jubi looks great. Like the rain drops are seen from the bottom of the glass.
I spent three hours working on the Japanese Lantern. Redone the background and added to the canvas., cut out the lantern and added lights behind it to make it look like the light was shinning from the lantern. The light inside the lantern is a flower petal. Darkened and blended the bottom to hide the bricks.
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 20, 2010
2:45 PM

Post #7478979

The final product.
Before http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=7476695



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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 20, 2010
4:35 PM

Post #7479292

TAR, that's a beautiful end result! So enchanting!
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 20, 2010
4:50 PM

Post #7479334

TAR, that lantern is a real masterpiece! Bravo!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 21, 2010
2:26 AM

Post #7480803

Just a little Photoshopping on this one.

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 21, 2010
2:30 AM

Post #7480809

Got all your ducks in a row now.
Thanks for the comments
Redone one of my old ones.

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 21, 2010
3:33 AM

Post #7480942

Well that came to life, TAR! Ducks in a row indeed!
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 21, 2010
3:38 AM

Post #7480951

Nice duckies, Miss Mary, very painterly ...
TAR, I see you're having fun with your new software ...
From me, very quick little experiment with my new software, Plasteroid and Texturization3D ... it sure is fun futzing around, eh?

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2010
7:52 AM

Post #7481310

I turned this stormy landscape into a watercolor.


early_bloomer

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 21, 2010
3:09 PM

Post #7481789

Stormy is right, Early_Bloomer! Wow -- what a statement that makes!
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 21, 2010
6:00 PM

Post #7482263

Plasteroid and Texturization3D I am going to have to get. LOL
Early Bloomer nice water color.
Here is one that reminds me of the road to the wizard of OZ.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 21, 2010
6:11 PM

Post #7482304

TAR, that almost looks like a deep sea scene, with coral reefs and sea anemone ... cool!
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 21, 2010
7:28 PM

Post #7482493

Stormy skies ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 21, 2010
7:30 PM

Post #7482501

Camellia with Tree Carving ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 21, 2010
7:31 PM

Post #7482508

Crazy Calla Lily ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 21, 2010
9:28 PM

Post #7482929

Cat's Eye ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 21, 2010
10:42 PM

Post #7483161

Jubi, was that reflection in the cat's eye part of the original picture?
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 21, 2010
11:02 PM

Post #7483237

Yes, Miss Mary, it is ...
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 21, 2010
11:20 PM

Post #7483288

My Jubi are you having fun. They are fantastic.

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 21, 2010
11:45 PM

Post #7483440

Wow!
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 22, 2010
12:38 AM

Post #7483692

Here is a photo I just did not like. Taken at the Botanic Garden Fort Worth.

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 22, 2010
12:40 AM

Post #7483697

What you think?

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 22, 2010
12:59 AM

Post #7483812

Y'know TAR, I think that works ... and you still have the fish in the bottom right corner that's recognizable ... so yes, an improvement!
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 22, 2010
6:15 PM

Post #7485855

One I just made for my computer background.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 22, 2010
6:47 PM

Post #7485914

That's very pretty, TAR. Really like the frame, too.
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2010
12:15 AM

Post #7486706

I'm stuck on backgrounds for cut-outs.
Andy P

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 23, 2010
11:45 PM

Post #7489704

Worked hard at this one. Background was photo at Botanic gardens of a bamboo patch.
Wagon is a cutout of a photo I took at the Farmers market.
Added a frame and dog.
Andy you are doing it for money. That is where it is. Nice work.

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eyesoftexas
Toadsuck, TX
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2010
12:47 AM

Post #7489866

Ted...I want a CD! Sorry we didn't get up there last summer...this is awesome work.

"eyes"
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2010
5:36 PM

Post #7491624

Jerrie welcome to this neck of the woods.
Have not heard from you in a long time. How is John?
What kind of photo software are you using?
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 24, 2010
6:01 PM

Post #7491698

TAR, that bamboo patch with wagon cutout is stellar!
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2010
8:38 PM

Post #7492143

Today's entry.
docgipe's Barn with cutout of a piece of spreader equipment added in front of the barn door.
Photo of the spreader taken at farmers market here.
Hope you like it Doc.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 24, 2010
11:15 PM

Post #7492599

Very nice TAR ... you're really getting good with that Fractalus!

Here's a ranunculus(?) from last spring in a "carved" wood frame with pattern background ...

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Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2010
11:47 PM

Post #7492716

The same crabapple cut-out.

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2010
11:51 PM

Post #7492732

Andy they sure look frozen. Nice composition,
Jubi the carved look sure is good. Can you carve around the photos also?

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 24, 2010
11:53 PM

Post #7492742

Great, Andy! The Time Tunnel!

I'm showing my age again...
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 25, 2010
12:32 AM

Post #7492856

You are a busy bunch! Nice work all, hi there Andy, nice backgrounds you have been working on.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 25, 2010
12:32 AM

Post #7492860

TAR, I hadn't thought about carving around the photos ... I'll have to think about that a while ...

In the meantime, same art nouveau butterfly as in previous wood carving, but using different techniques, framing paperwhites ...

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HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 25, 2010
12:45 AM

Post #7492896

Sure looks good, Jubilada. Reminds me of a lightswitch plate. Wouldn't that be nice and fancy?

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 25, 2010
2:57 AM

Post #7493423

Here's the file I started with -- we had an unusually clear blue sky today with fluffy cotton-candy clouds all over.

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 25, 2010
2:57 AM

Post #7493425

...and here's the tweaked version...!

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 25, 2010
3:12 AM

Post #7493469

Well, Miss Mary, isn't that fun! And I bet you could have given it a pinkish hue to make it actually LOOK like cotton candy!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 25, 2010
3:26 AM

Post #7493505

I actually tried that. I couldn't get it to come out the way I wanted. As it is, it ended up looking like a picture from outer space!
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 25, 2010
3:28 AM

Post #7493514

Oh, dear! Quel domage!
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 26, 2010
8:58 PM

Post #7499625

Let's all gather around the old camp fire.

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 26, 2010
9:11 PM

Post #7499668

Might be just the right thing this week, TAR!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 27, 2010
12:07 AM

Post #7500236

So...I bought a photo editing program at Sam's Club last night and today I've been playing with it. Photo Explosion Deluxe. I'm having difficulty importing all my pics to it. My computer keeps shutting Down the program. I can import from my memory card without a problem.

The thing says I have 11000+ images! I think I have only half that. I deleted Picasa thinking it was trying to pull the pics from there but that didn't work. I, also, have an HP printer that has photos in a program there. What should I do?

Here are the steps I took. I uninstalled the PED, unistalled Picasa then reinstalled PED. Still says 11000+. It got to 6000+ then stopped again and closed.

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 28, 2010
1:57 AM

Post #7503761

kwanjin I cannot help but someone might pop in. Try installing the software and not let it search for the photos. Add the photos yourself, like my pictures.

Been cutting out an airplane from a photo I took in New Mexico. Took 6 hours to do it. Had to put back in all the cables and wire wheels. LOL Not again.
Added it to a background and effects. 1918 Jenny

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 28, 2010
2:01 AM

Post #7503773

Orignal photo
1918 Curtiss JN-4D V-8 90HP
The standard piolet trainer of world war I

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HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 28, 2010
3:38 AM

Post #7504048

TAR, I'm so impressed -- with your skills and patience!!!!!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 28, 2010
12:46 PM

Post #7504671

Tar you did a fab job of getting those cable back in. Did you just draw them or what?
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 28, 2010
2:55 PM

Post #7504965

Sure did using the pen tool set to 3 then for the body where the rope and poles were hiding it used the push and smudge tool.

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 28, 2010
5:57 PM

Post #7505579

I had a little fun with a picture of some Sparrows. These wee folk really are good entertainers. Thanks, Margaret, for the jump rope idea over on the Daily Pics thread!

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2010
8:45 PM

Post #7506050

Miss Mary, that's very clever and cute! What a nice job you did with that little rope!

TAR, that aeroplane with the striking background is really something!
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 28, 2010
8:51 PM

Post #7506068

Mary Mary that is some thing else. Very Clever.
Anyone want to go on a train ride. Made an OOB out of a photo (trip to San Diago).

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 28, 2010
9:10 PM

Post #7506113

Kwanjin, I've never worked with that software so I'm not going to be much help, I'm afraid. Someone gave me a photo editing program a couple of years ago and I ended up having to install it every time I wanted to use it and then I'd have to uninstall it to use other things. I never did find out what was wrong with it. I know how frustrating it is and hope your problem has a workable solution. Hey, I love that kitty!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 29, 2010
12:28 AM

Post #7506750

I downloaded a free 30-day trial of PSP X3 just to see what's new. Started off with something familiar. The original photo was a cloud.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

January 29, 2010
12:52 AM

Post #7506820

That's neat, Mary...love the birds jumping rope...please repost it in the Birdwatching Forum!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 29, 2010
3:35 AM

Post #7507391

Making a "mockery" of my garden's resident bully here ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 29, 2010
4:18 AM

Post #7507558

Nice cloud kaleido Miss Mary ... how do you like the new PSP upgrade?

Very clever bird shadow!

Here's a saucer magnolia kaleido ... they're just starting to bloom here ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 29, 2010
4:55 AM

Post #7507650

Love the free-standing look! Boy, that is such a pretty bloomer, too.

Right off, I'd say I like the upgrade. This program just came out a couple of days ago, so I'm sure there are some kinks yet to be ironed out. I used the Brush Strokes effect on that Mockingbird and it came out relatively well --- something that never worked well with the older version I have. They have a Vibrancy option now, too, that gives you a little more wiggle room with color. Another new thingy is the Depth of Field effect, which lets you select a portion of the photo (freehand drawn or preset shape) to keep in focus. I tried it out in this photo, but have much to learn about how to use if for optimum effect.

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 29, 2010
9:33 PM

Post #7509717

X3 used the object extract. Works pretty well but will not do a fine background photo. Quick for edges with hair but not for detailed cutouts. Mary your cat on black background

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 29, 2010
11:11 PM

Post #7510016

More cutouts added to background. Rocks I made out of concrete.
One dog is Hurk and the other I got off the net to see if I could make the hair look natural.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 30, 2010
12:49 AM

Post #7510329

The skipping mockingbird turned out great, HMM.

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 30, 2010
2:15 AM

Post #7510651

We had rain, sleet, snow and freezing rain here today. Here's a shot of my backyard tonight 'neath the glow of a streetlight. I used the X3 Time Machine photo effect for the coloring.

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 30, 2010
8:21 PM

Post #7512723

Mary you made that photo go back in time. Looks great.

Tried to make it look like a folded photo card flooting in a pool of water.
Software Paint Shop Pro X3 with Redfield (Fractalious, Lattice and Water Ripples) plugin's


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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 30, 2010
8:46 PM

Post #7512836

Wow, TA, looks like you have a designer pool there! Any snow and ice there?
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 31, 2010
12:02 AM

Post #7513462

Got some snow and ice, but not much. Looks like you are getting some of the storm now.
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 31, 2010
12:33 AM

Post #7513586

Still lurking and enjoying all the artwork. Here's one of French Creek on a very cold winters morning.



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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 31, 2010
12:38 AM

Post #7513609

outstanding piece of work there Early Bloomer

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 31, 2010
1:01 AM

Post #7513692

Early_Bloomer, that is indeed spectacular! May I ask what software you used?

TAR, your OOBs just keep getting better. The storm actually left here early this morning, glad to say. The clouds lingered until late this afternoon and then rolled away. My brother lives in OKC and they got quite a bit of stuff. I'm happy you weren't hit hard.
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 31, 2010
2:07 AM

Post #7513889

Hi Miss Mary...I'm using the Topaz plug-ins. They are amazing! You can download fully functional 30 day trail versions here...

http://www.topazlabs.com/




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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 31, 2010
8:12 PM

Post #7515970

Early Bloomer I looked at the plug-ins and which one are you using the most. Love the effects you are doing with them.

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 31, 2010
8:19 PM

Post #7516011

I'm looking, too. You've struck gold there, Early_Bloomer! And your work is excellent, I might add.
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 31, 2010
10:38 PM

Post #7516456

Thanks Miss Mary.

I purchased Topaz Adjust almost a year ago and then added the entire Topaz Bundle (7 plug-ins) earlier this month. If you were going to buy just one, Adjust would be my choice--you can do amazing things with it alone. Since you can download a fully functional version of the whole Bundle and try it free for 30 days it gives plenty of time to use them and decide what you like or need. Compared to some plug-ins they are relatively inexpensive. For example, Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider website ran a deal in conjunction with Topaz in Dec. for only $119.00 for the entire bundle. I'm sure other similar offers will come along. Sorry to sound like a salesman but I'm having a ball with these plug-ins.


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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 31, 2010
10:43 PM

Post #7516474

Do you need Photoshop to have the plug-in? Or can you plug it into another program?

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 31, 2010
10:44 PM

Post #7516478

The best kind of salesman there is, EB -- nothing to gain but lots of fun to share! Thanks. I think I will give it a try as soon as my PSP X3 trial is up.

I like that dragonfly!
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 1, 2010
12:44 AM

Post #7516814

A re-edit.

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 1, 2010
1:07 AM

Post #7516881

Andy, that's really great! I like that!
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 1, 2010
3:19 AM

Post #7517283

Nice, Andy.

Of course, I'm intrigued by this Topaz stuff. But, I already have plug-ins I don't completely know how to use! I will check it out ... and doubtless add another element to all those elements which I don't fully explore ... oh, my!

Nevertheless ... will Phil see his shadow? And, I exit this evening with a quote from the Sunday Funnies "Rose is Rose" ... "Spring Flashes are the result of prolonged confinement due to merciless wintry conditions ..."

Love those groundhogs! Oh, and thanks for the frame, TAR!

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 1, 2010
5:33 AM

Post #7517658

Looking for food in the ice and snow today...

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Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 1, 2010
10:07 PM

Post #7519741

From this morning, adjusted just now.
I selected and over sharpened the center ellipse hoping for a 3D effect.
Andy P

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Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 1, 2010
10:20 PM

Post #7519776

Thanks for your comments on the Sky Porthole above. That started as a long, skinny canna leaf cut-out.
Looking for another candidate led me to this snow plow springs pic. The 3D was an afterthought.

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Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 1, 2010
10:27 PM

Post #7519794

Oh darn, I put the pre 3D up.
So I'll add the correct one here, sorry.

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 2, 2010
2:17 AM

Post #7520565

Andy, that's spectacular -- I really like the feeling of motion!

The sunset was so pretty between my neighbors' houses across the street but the photo didn't turn out so good so I Photoshopped it a bit.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 2, 2010
4:48 PM

Post #7522437

Nice work everyone, I keep following but haven't been editing much so will just stick around enjoying what I see.
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 3, 2010
7:31 PM

Post #7526255

I got a discount code for 25% off the Topaz bundle.
First photo using it. The pond is ours but I added the Dog.

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 4, 2010
12:54 AM

Post #7527226

Playng again

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 4, 2010
12:58 AM

Post #7527238

TAR, you're having fun, aren't you? I especially like the dog in the pond. If you hadn't told me it was added to the original picture, I'd never have guessed!
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 4, 2010
1:07 AM

Post #7527257

I seen the dog on a web clip that was rescued from a water way under a bridge. Made my heart go out too him.
Just painted the one above. Like it better

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 4, 2010
1:10 AM

Post #7527264

Original photo some time back I overlayed on some blue hills.

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HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 4, 2010
4:42 AM

Post #7527872

I took some closeups of an old utility pole one day recently. Made a kaleido from one of them.

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HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 4, 2010
6:13 AM

Post #7528037

Back to framing...

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 4, 2010
3:32 PM

Post #7528818

Nice frame there. Thank you for the CD of background tiles. Will not need any for a long while now. LOL
Jubi thanks for the seeds. Got them yesterday.
Andy that spring sure made a nice Tie.

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 4, 2010
4:07 PM

Post #7528949

TAR, thank you as well! Haven't gotten started yet but am looking forward to seeing what you sent when I get the chance!
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 5, 2010
12:00 AM

Post #7530497

Mary, that makes a great frame for the soldier.
TAR, you saw the tie???? LOL.
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 5, 2010
1:56 AM

Post #7530830

On top fo Mt. Scott, Wichita Mountains
Fratelious added

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 5, 2010
3:36 AM

Post #7531096

I think I'm going to take more pictures of old utility poles. They make good frames.


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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 5, 2010
11:48 PM

Post #7533614

Nice work all. Great 3D Andy. Mary, your utility pole frames are way cool. TAR, I see you're having a very good and creative time with that new software. In fact, I broke down and got 30-day trials of the Topaz Adjust and Vivacity. Will probably buy them. Lots of fun to play with ... haven't been able to do anything constructive all afternoon ... oh, well ...

The process I've been fiddling with is first Topaz Adjust, then Topaz Vivacity, then an edge from Redfield Plasteriod, except for this first one...

Gnarly tree ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 5, 2010
11:49 PM

Post #7533616

Calla Lily 1

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 5, 2010
11:49 PM

Post #7533619

Calla Lily Kaleido ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 5, 2010
11:51 PM

Post #7533628

Gazebo ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 5, 2010
11:52 PM

Post #7533633

Red hot cactus bloom ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 5, 2010
11:53 PM

Post #7533635

And, Acacia tree Kaleido ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 6, 2010
12:10 AM

Post #7533696

SOLD!→→ to the highest bidder (me!).

Those are outstanding, Jubi. I particularly like the Gazebo and the Gnarly Tree. Wow!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 6, 2010
2:59 AM

Post #7534265

Here's some more utility pole kaleido-ing from me. Didn't make a frame with this one (yet).

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 6, 2010
4:10 AM

Post #7534449

Well, thank you kindly, Miss Mary. New software is always fun, even if it's a time sink!

Your utility pole kaleido is quite intriguing! Will make a great frame!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 6, 2010
7:58 PM

Post #7535896

Well, no photo editing here. My PSP X2 just won't open up. I tried many times and it just locks up before completely booting up so I uninstalled and reinstalled and the same thing, just won't open?
Any suggestions?

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 6, 2010
8:27 PM

Post #7535996

Do you remember installing anything just prior to PSP going crazy? If so, you might try uninstalling that to see if it makes any difference.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 6, 2010
8:33 PM

Post #7536019

No, haven't installed a thing, I tried and tried and still not working so had to revert to reinstalling PSP X1, dang, lost my tubes and frames and all !
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 6, 2010
8:39 PM

Post #7536037

And to further aggravate things now the PSP X1 won't open?????????
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 6, 2010
8:44 PM

Post #7536054

Haighr, have you considered calling Corel tech support? Another thing I was thinking of is retracing your steps to the last time you used it and it was working ok. Maybe something happened inbetween? I think that your tubes and frames SHOULD all still be in the program files location where Corel PSP is stored. Best of luck in getting up and running again very soon!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 6, 2010
9:05 PM

Post #7536113

Haighr, I hate this is happening to you -- computers can be so frustrating when they want to. I wish I was better at figuring them out when they get cantankerous.

Early, TAR and Jubi -- your Topaz pieces were just too much temptation for me. I got the 30 day trial today. Do tell me, each of you, what combination of techniques you're having the best results with. Here's a Maple from a few months ago from me.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 6, 2010
9:39 PM

Post #7536258

Couldnt find a number for Corel tech?

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 6, 2010
9:53 PM

Post #7536307

Haighr, I looked on the website and couldn't find much either. I did go to their tech support Q & A page and put in "startup" as a search term. It took me to this page, among others (hope the link works).

http://corel.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/corel.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=759538&p_created=1145383035&p_sid=tTFPAUTj&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_srch=1&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MTQsMTQmcF9wcm9kcz0xNTUmcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PTEuMTU1JnBfY3Y9JnBfc2VhcmNoX3R5cGU9YW5zd2Vycy5zZWFyY2hfZXgmcF9wYWdlPTEmcF9zZWFyY2hfdGV4dD1zdGFydHVw&p_li=&p_topview=1

Does this seem to address the issue you're encountering?
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 6, 2010
10:20 PM

Post #7536403

Thanks for looking, that is n't quite it, but I'll check it out.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 6, 2010
10:21 PM

Post #7536405

I can't figure why neither of the psp programs work and they a minute ago I was able to fully open the PSP X1 version? This is crazy.
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 6, 2010
10:43 PM

Post #7536478

Oh, Haighr. I'd be lost without my editor.
You might ask at @ www.pspug.org
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 6, 2010
11:22 PM

Post #7536573

Haighr http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Content/1152796555474


Welcome to Rogersville Depot.

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 7, 2010
12:43 AM

Post #7536802

These were the photos I used in the Depot OOB plus a dog and eagle.
Topaz Adjust and Redfield Fractelious

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 7, 2010
12:44 AM

Post #7536805

Reminiscent of the late 60s to mid-70s on this one. Yeah, I remember that era. Our clothes looked like this. So did our wallpaper.

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 7, 2010
12:51 AM

Post #7536823

Hay! Mary the maple photo sure pops out. The 60's and 70's I am too old for that. LOL I was overseas then.
Jubi those photos are great. Like them all.

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 7, 2010
1:42 AM

Post #7536938

TAR, how in the world did you figure out how to blends aspects of six photos? I'll bet you got gold stars in school!

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 7, 2010
3:14 AM

Post #7537207

Well, Miss Mary, glad you've joined in on the fun! Your examples are exemplary. TAR, your Rogersville Depot is quite something as well!

I'm still exploring this new software, and find that the possibilities are, well, intriguing ... fortunately Topaz has provided some nice users' manuals along with everything else, and I intend to look at them seriously ... tomorrow! In the meantime, I've been merely flailing about ... ah, experimentation!

How about my kitty Consuelo, looking at me ... (this is somewhat subtle, but trust me, there's been quite a bit of manipulation with the Topaz Adjust and Vivacity ...)

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HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 7, 2010
3:38 AM

Post #7537281

That's a clear kitty, Jubi. I'm not much of a B & W fan myself as a rule, but that one is way good! I love the clarity in her face especially.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 7, 2010
3:42 AM

Post #7537294

Well, Miss Mary, for less clarity, and more manipulation, how about my Lupita (also black and white) ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 7, 2010
4:03 AM

Post #7537335

Or Francisco, yawning ... bizarre ... eh?

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HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 7, 2010
4:44 AM

Post #7537437

I like both of those -- was the primary manipulation on those two done with Topaz or Redfield? I've a feeling it's mix-n-match, but thought I'd ask anyway.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 7, 2010
4:54 AM

Post #7537455

Miss Mary, both of those manipulations were done with Topaz. I only use the Redfield, at this point, for my framing manipulations. So with the Topaz, first it is Adjust and then the Topaz Vivacity. Please do peruse their user manuals!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 7, 2010
5:45 AM

Post #7537548

I will. I did notice that Vivacity wasn't in with the others. Was yours like that?
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 7, 2010
5:45 PM

Post #7538607

Mary I did not blend the photos together as such. I used Topaz Remask to do cutouts of the things I wanted. Pasted them in layers and used the pick (free style) and warp tool to arrange them. Used some downloaded brushes to do the smoke, weeds and cracks. Layered the sky, background, depot,train and picture frames. Used Redfield Fractelious and Topaz Adjust for effects. Had photo tubes for the dog and eagle. Text tool for the sign.

Which one do you Like?

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=7536573





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HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 7, 2010
8:35 PM

Post #7539189

TAR, I think I like the 2nd one better but I can't say exactly why. They're both good and the first one delivers more texture, which I like. By the way, is that Rogersville AR or Rogersville OK?
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 8, 2010
12:16 AM

Post #7539786

My relatives came from Virgilnia and Tennesse. Rogersville, Tn is a real town.
I added the sign on the depot.
More color in the 2nd one.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 8, 2010
12:34 AM

Post #7539830

Miss Mary, to answer your question, the Vivacity is a separate bundle of 7 different filters, 2 of which (Clean and DeJPEG) are in the larger "bundle." Gradually I'm downloading trial versions of each element. Today I got the ReMask filter, which is really interesting! Too many things to play with!

TAR, I think each of those pictures have their own merits, so can't really pick one. Both impressive!

Here's a Calla Lily, using Remask, Adjust, and the Clean and Sharpen filters in Vivacity. The frame is done with Plasteriod.

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 8, 2010
1:04 AM

Post #7539920

Now that OOB looks real enough to touch!

I looked at a couple of the tutorials on the Topaz site but they don't go into lots of detail.

As you said, lots to play with!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 8, 2010
1:35 AM

Post #7540031

Crape Myrtle from last summer.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 8, 2010
1:45 AM

Post #7540058

Oooh, that's FUN Miss Mary!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 8, 2010
4:22 AM

Post #7540448

Last Summer's Euphorbia looks like something from a Disney cartoon.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 8, 2010
4:39 AM

Post #7540484

Speaking of Euphorbia, here's a(n) euphorbia kaleido from last year ... no fancy stuff, just straight ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 8, 2010
4:42 AM

Post #7540488

Really fancy one, Jubi. Here's a Gazania and Begonia from last year. I used Topaz Clean 2. The original shot was pretty grainy.

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2010
5:51 AM

Post #7540640

Nice work everyone! Looks like I got something started with the Topaz plug-ins.

I used topaz Adjust, DeNoise and Simpifly on this one.


early_bloomer

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HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 8, 2010
3:35 PM

Post #7541437

Wow, Early, that needs to be framed!
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 8, 2010
7:26 PM

Post #7542225

Those are looking great. Nice work.
Now would you believe this.

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 8, 2010
7:57 PM

Post #7542296

TAR, I think you may be getting ready for a collision of the unprecedented sort there...

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 8, 2010
8:02 PM

Post #7542305

Well, folks, we had snow again last night. Sleet and rain now with more snow expected tonight. Here's my backyard this morning...

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2010
8:39 PM

Post #7542400

Tar...You're having way too much fun!

MissMary...I live up here in the Lake Effect snow belt and we got 60" of snow here the first week of this year. I shoveled 30 " from the driveway on Jan.3 alone. In the 4 weeks since then we have received only another 4-6". I'm more than happy to keep sending it down to you!

Here's a little bit of summer to warm you up.


early_bloomer

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 8, 2010
8:45 PM

Post #7542471

Thanks anyway, Early_Bloomer. I'll pass on that. Here in Memphis, we don't see very much snow normally. I'm glad we don't have freezing rain this time around and I hope it stays that way. You folks around the lakes up there don't need to feel bad about keeping this stuff all to yourself.

; - ))
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 8, 2010
11:06 PM

Post #7542828

TAR, that's just astounding ... Whew!

Miss Mary, lovely snow rendition. But, brrrr ... sorry it's so chilly there!

Early Bloomer, nice butterfly!

Miss Mary, here's one of Palo Alto's (many) black squirrels ... managed to catch it through the window ... much photo manipulation here ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 8, 2010
11:08 PM

Post #7542833

Wow -- a black squirrel. I didn't know there was such a thing. Cute little critter.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2010
12:16 AM

Post #7543011

Daffodils ... !

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2010
12:36 AM

Post #7543082

Acacia tree ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2010
1:06 AM

Post #7543179

Gaura Kaleido Valentine ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 9, 2010
1:59 AM

Post #7543323

The Acacia turned out really pretty, Jubilada. So bright and fanciful.

This little squirrel was a bit camera shy perhaps.

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 9, 2010
2:46 AM

Post #7543447

Snow-laden tree branches today.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2010
11:48 PM

Post #7545860

Oooh, pretty snow Miss Mary, Hope things are thawing out a bit for you!

I couldn't resist this ... am not a motorcycle person, but saw this on my walk yesterday and thought it was just gorgeous, so I decided to shoot it and play some ... here's the result ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2010
11:49 PM

Post #7545862

Original photograph ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2010
12:40 AM

Post #7545995

Christmas ornaments and lemons ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2010
12:42 AM

Post #7546004

Another view ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2010
12:44 AM

Post #7546010

And more daffodils ...

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 10, 2010
1:00 AM

Post #7546066

Jubila the one of the cycle is best. great photos everyone.
I went back to this photo and did a different thing. Made it into a family photo gallery.
"Then put it on my computer screen."

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 10, 2010
1:33 AM

Post #7546172

TAR, what an idea -- what software did you use for your people cutouts?

Another cold, cold day in Memphis -- supposed to be 20 tonight. Here's a photo (cropped) that I took today the way it looked BEFORE my imagination took over...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 10, 2010
1:34 AM

Post #7546175

And here's the finished product...

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TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 10, 2010
3:42 PM

Post #7547653

Mary that finished product is outstanding.
I used Topaz ReMask for the cutouts. Makes everything much easier.
When painting with the blue brush make sure that you overlap some of the item you want to save. About half and half
Then the detail brush will fade it in I really like it now that I have learned how.. Very short strokes along the line. Go max on the zoom al;nd move the box around.

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 10, 2010
5:53 PM

Post #7548119

Thanks, TAR, for the pointers. I haven't yet tried the remask filter in the trial bundle. You certainly did it well.

A little milder effect on this one, a Grackle keeping a close eye on a nearby Starling.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2010
9:03 PM

Post #7548685

Many Topaz Filters, including ReMask, in this one ... and Redfield Plastoid for the frame ... plus a few other tricks ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 10, 2010
9:19 PM

Post #7548722

Oooooooh, nice work, Jubilada!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 11, 2010
1:27 AM

Post #7549333

These two little figurines on my mirrored shelf were just begging to be photographed. The light flooding in through the door, reflecting off the mirror tiles made for a really bad grainy, low-light situation on the subjects. It fixed up pretty nicely with Topaz and a little Photoshop.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 11, 2010
3:11 AM

Post #7549639

Sweet little figurines, Miss Mary, and you did a very nice job. Isn't software wonderful? Nice little valentine!

Speaking of figurines, this is one that belonged to my mother, and perhaps even to her mother before her ... cutouts and Topaz modification, among other manipulations, and a lovely crochet background thanks to Miss Mary ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 11, 2010
5:21 AM

Post #7549988

That is so pretty! So delightful!
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2010
11:43 PM

Post #7552092

TAR, cool train oob work.
Did another cut-out yesterday.
Andy P

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 12, 2010
12:30 AM

Post #7552192

Whoa, Andy ... that's gorgeous! Such fine detail and perfect edges!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2010
11:25 PM

Post #7554564

You are all doing a great job, everything just keeps getting better. I have reverted to PSP X1 and none to happy about it, but nothing else wants to work.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2010
11:28 PM

Post #7554575

Haighr, that's a really lovely valentine!

Andy, superb cutout!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 13, 2010
12:21 AM

Post #7554707

Wonderful, Haighr!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 13, 2010
4:28 AM

Post #7555267

For what it's worth...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 13, 2010
4:40 AM

Post #7555288

Well, Miss Mary, I think that's super! What a picture! Great! Thanks!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 13, 2010
7:05 PM

Post #7556516

Interesting Mary, makes a neat shadow.
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 13, 2010
11:41 PM

Post #7557027

That's lovely, Haighr. Happy Valentine's Day to you too.
Cool fly, Mary.
A shot from last summer that's been itching for an edit. I switched it to a B&W negative and worked on twisted text.

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 14, 2010
12:33 AM

Post #7557129

Andy, that's a nice effect. I never have mastered the text thing.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2010
12:57 AM

Post #7557171

Andy, that's cool!

Some orchid play from me today ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 14, 2010
1:13 AM

Post #7557204

Nice Orchid fix, Jubi. I guess Andy and I were kind of on the same wavelength with the B & W thing today. Actually, this is pretty much the color it was -- just brightened it up a bit and added a Topaz touch.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2010
1:58 AM

Post #7557319

Very nice, Miss Mary. Very nice.
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 14, 2010
2:08 AM

Post #7557340

Mary, I'm not good with a text curve. The above was a text layer ~ effects ~ distortion ~ twist. I do things the hard way, lol.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2010
9:48 PM

Post #7559142

Dewy Daffodil ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 15, 2010
5:12 AM

Post #7560001

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