Well, for those of us who have no flowers this time of year, I thought it might be fun to create cyber arrangements with long past blooming posies from our gardens. Here is one I made for the cafe, looking good with that limey wall?
Well I use psp and I cut out my own flowers from my garden photos and then paste them - long process, but fun to do.
If you have a photo program for editing give it a try. PSP is great for edging and cutting out my garden pics and then I just save them individually and add what is needed for the arrangement.
Oh Zany I really like that narly wood, something that would look great at our house.
I thought the same, the flowers stay wherever I place them, they never wilt and no maintenance at all! This is gonna be an interesting virtual flower thread.
Thanks for bringin over the duckie, I think he is the cutest!
Those pussy willows remind me that I used to have a black one and it thrived fine for a few years and then I went and messed with it to move it and never made it back from that. Will have to think about another some time.
Terri, feel free to bring in your posies, all are welcome!
Funky fruit with colors bright
arranged by Terri to bring delight
to the eyes of those who here behold
that cyber arrangements can be bold
and fruits so delectably sweet
thus arranged are twice the treat!
It's cold, I'm bored, so I thought I'd give it a try and make a cyber arrangement. I took some drawings I made of prairie flowers (goldenrod, gentian flavida, downy gentian, and coneflowers) and put them in a photo of a vase I have. I always have fun with Photoshop.
Bravo pastime! Your cyber arrangement is lovely. Photoshop is my favorite piece of software. LOL it must be because I have 6 versions of it and am hoping to get the newest version in a couple of months when my brother sends me updated versions of things again. ( yes, he spoils my addiction to software ;~) And who am I to say no!
My computer died so I'm using the neighbors machine today. Really miss being able to get on the forum. Hopefully I'll be up and running in a couple days. The cyper arrangement was the last thing I was able to do before it died.
I'm alive again. My DD brought over her little iMac for me to use. Looks like my mother board on my G4 is fried. Thank God, I kept all the important stuff on an external drive. Won't be able to do much on this machine though. She doesn't have Adobe Suites on it. Still have to configure my email account, etc. Looks like I will be Mac hunting too.
I hate to hear about the puter crashes, had that experience and know what a pain it can be. I lost everything the first time years ago, but learned and was much more prepared the second time around.
Glad you had things on an external drive and am sure your new Mac will be just what you want.
I really have to get busy. I haven't played in a long time and soon it will be back to working in the garden and no cyber just for real, so must focus and try to get somethin in here. Perhaps next few weeks while awaiting spring, meantime will enjoy your concoctions!
Blossom, copy and paste is done with the capture tool. Use the tracing tool to select the portion you want and then select copy. Open a new picture or a blank one and paste it. From there you can move it around to where you want it.
Finally got my Adobe software installed. I used the little silver vase this time and dragged over my Illustrator drawing of a Pasture Rose. I had to ungroup the vector drawing and dragged the pieces into Photoshop layers. I added drop shadows to try to give it some depth. I had fun. Already thinking about the next one.
pastime, that looks great! I love the effect of the real with the painted.
Blossom, I am not familiar with the photoimpressions program. I usually use photoshop. I have a friend that uses nothing but mspaint and he can create more with that simple program than I can with the more advanced stuff. But it is a lot of fun playing with it all.
Well, the PhotoImpressions comes with a little tiny digital camera. The darned camera is the size of a credit card! I really have not messed much with the program. I do take a big bunch of pictures but I use another camera too.
I use the PhotoImpressions mainly to correct exposure, but now ya'll got me messing with the "surreal"!
Pastime, that is an awesonme arrangement!! I still have not figured out my cut and copy thing on my program yet, but I figured out how to mangle and de-arrange a flower!! LOL! What a way to do anger-management!! Cyberlily!
So you are bucketing hotwater to a horse? E-eeks.. now I feel like a heathen! LOL I spent today under the house in the crawl turning off the outdoor spigot to the water to the animals cause I had a busted pipe. My parking lot is flooded from it and it turned to ice, so now I have a very unwanted skating ring! And I had to drag a huge pile of garden hoses waaay out to the shelter to fill the trough for my eleven hooved beasts and then drained those hoses, stuffed them back in the shed so they would not freeze and they are enjoying all the COLD water I could muster today! I will be danged to bucket 500 gallons!! LOL! My guys are outdoors but have a run in shelter so they are a tough lot. Join the sick of winter club.. I had my fill two days in.
Be midsummer before we fix that disaster.. ugh. So looks like every 3-4 days I will be repeating the hose dragging exersize much to my arthretic chagrin! OY! So if ya find me posting twisted and mangled things..its my frustration release short of throwing tools and cussing up a storm over no fun repairwork!!! LOL!
Blossombuddy: Our huge horse tank is frozen solid, even with a heater in it. The water line out to the barn burst somewhere under the driveway. Looks like a fountain bubbling up from under the gravel. Going to have to get a Ditch Witch here this summer. Oh joy!
Had to take over the bucket brigade this morning, DH is walking around like he's 100 yrs. old. One good thing, when the tank finally thaws it will be full to the brim. After that we'll have to start the hose dragging again. Do you think the beasts know how much we love them? I think our DD is coming out for the weekend. She can take over, after all it's her horse!
I think I'll just play on the computer again today and stay away from "father time" on the couch down stairs.
So sorry to hear about all the water lines breaking and freezing. Please don't hurt yourselves getting things accomplished. Just do everything in stages. It is supposed to warm some here tomorrow, hope you all experience some warmer temps your way as well.
Great jobs BTW on the arrangements, really like that feather as well!
It's a machine that digs a narrow trench so you can bury a pipe without causing too much mess.
I did another one this morning. I used an old vase marked German with crossed swords. I can't read the makers mark though. I put daylilies, bluestem, Golden Alexanders, a coneflower and coreopsis.One thing fun about a cyber bouquet is all he flowers don't have to be in season to make an arrangement, unless you use silk flowers. That could get costly.
Pastime, your lucky you can get a ditch witch.. I am gonna have to dig mine down by hand. We are on sand. And it has been know to turn to qwick sand. Depending on the rainy season will too depend on how soon and top that we usually have a high water table.
My mistake was not dragging the hose and did a few buckets and the stopping and starting of the pump and the extreme 20 below weather did not allow it to drain properly.
On th egood side, our 500 gallon trough did defrost today and some snow melted.
Zanymuse: I drew them on a Mac using Adobe Illustrator, which is a vector program. I have about 100 so far. They are all prairie plants found in Illinois. This cyber arrangement thread gives me a chance to play with them again. Haven't drawn a new one in a while.
Blossombuddy: It's thawing here today too. My frozen car door finally opens again. It must be quite a site watching me climb over the center console in a Wrangler to get to the passenger side, especially with a big winter coat on. Glad that's over.
Pastime - got up to 65. Running around here without a coat... but you know how that goes, give it a few hours and that will change...sheesh, from 20 below to 65 above in 5-6 days.. now that is extreme! I hate Illinois weather in the winter! But thankfully spring is coming... yeah right like maybe in May!! LOL!
I have Adobe Ilustrator 9.0 and 10.0 here somewhere but have never tried to draw anything with it. I may have to put the old gray matter to use and learn how to play with it... the illustrator not the gray matter ;~) But it will have to wait until life settles down a bit so I can concentrate.
Well it appears to me the creative juices are running. Those are some fabulous flowers you are drawing you are quite good at it pasttime. Glad to hear everyone is thawing out a bit for a couple days anyway, now watch our to having too much water, guess that will be next!
Well, I can twist them, turn them, change the effects, crop, but still no cut and past...please tell me I do not have to go to the windows thingee... PhotoImpression is great, but well, hate to say it, I cannot do the cut and paste... I am at a loss on how to!
Well, back to the drawing board...maybe one day I wil figure that one out.
photo impressions 6.5 [quote]When you’re ready to take your photo editing beyond the basics, a set of advanced tools gives you pixel-level control. The Heal and Clone tools make skin blemishes and distracting objects magically disappear. ,The Clipboard lets you copy and paste elements from one photo to another.[/quote]
It's been a year and a half since anyone has posted a virtual arrangement. Thought I'd bump it up with one I made a couple weeks ago. I'm not ready to clean up my real gardens yet. I used a photo of a my tall metal vase this time and grabbed flowers off other drawings. The arrangement is part of a larger drawing posted on a different site. Some of you may have seen it over there.