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Ellie
24th December 2008, 09:35 PM
I thought you might enjoy playing with this picture, as it's sort of Christmassy.

Remember to say what you did because it can help others who might want to copy the effect.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/679/514_Flowers016.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/11366)

andym
24th December 2008, 10:13 PM
I thought you might enjoy playing with this picture, as it's sort of Christmassy.

Remember to say what you did because it can help others who might want to copy the effect.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/679/514_Flowers016.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/11366)

Ellie

I like this a lot.

All I might do is a crop.


http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/514_Flowers0161.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=11367)

Have a good Christmas*yes

photo_owl
24th December 2008, 10:21 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3115/3134271754_37391a2638_o.jpg

started normally...........then got carried away with Christmas cheer.

seperated out the detail, much of which is associated with textures here, which left me with a very thin file - so I overlayed 20 copies of this file until I got what I liked. that's it.

Graham_of_Rainham
24th December 2008, 11:04 PM
How about a 3D effect "Christmas Tree Ball"

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/514_Flowers016_Ball.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/11368)

Have a Great Christmas


*chr

Fluffy
25th December 2008, 03:55 AM
First, Photo Owl, that is just amazing. Wonderful.
Graham, really really good too.

Now a disclaimer: I such should not be allowed to post feeling this tired and this good. Everything is finally wrapped.

Had another rum and coke. Not sure how many tonight. Cropped, took instructions way too literally, "borrowed" various smilies and emoticons. Pasted. Added margin. Added torn paper from Photo Frames 4, resized. Went to have last rum and coke, and thence to sleep.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/UKE3-1.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=11369)

Happy Christmas. Have a very safe, sane, and healthy 2009.

Steve

photo_owl
25th December 2008, 09:42 AM
Graham - Your version also bring out the texture elements that I saw in the original; but then goes on in a very refined (but Christmassy) way.

Steve - Was definitely an R&C evening yesterday but I only had the one! Great idea you had there - advent calendar style?

ravenblack
25th December 2008, 11:55 PM
http://http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/514_Flowers017.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/11385)

Cropped, auto colour balanced, radial blur and lens correction.

Ellie
27th December 2008, 11:28 PM
*chr Some great ideas, keep 'em coming

PaulE
30th December 2008, 12:37 PM
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/misletoe.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/11448)

Made a quick / rough selection with quick mask (low resolution made a decent selection / mask hard) added lens blur to background and desaturated it a little, increased the vibrance of the foreground a touch added some local contrast and tonal contrast (Nik color efex pro) selected a 3 pixel band around the foreground / background transition and added some gaussian blur to try to reduce the appearance of the halos caused by poor selection and lens blur earlier. Finally Cropped it and sharpened it a bit.

Ellie
30th December 2008, 11:24 PM
That's clever! All I need to do now is work out how to do that in Gimp!

I hope somebody else will add a new picture to crop/edit before too long :)

PaulE
31st December 2008, 01:31 AM
That's clever! All I need to do now is work out how to do that in Gimp!

I hope somebody else will add a new picture to crop/edit before too long :)

Not sure if it's clever or just extra unneccessary work, that said I've used the same method to blur the backgrounds in a couple of portraits to good effect lately it's kind of neat getting loads of Bokeh (allbeit fake) from a kit lens :D. As always it's easy to go way OTT though. It's making the selection in the first place that's the hard bit but with a bit of time doing it manually with the quick mask seems to be the best way.

Anyway, I just had a quick go at it in Gimp and its just as straightforward probably even easier than in PS :eek: - making the quick mask selection I found much easier and neater in Gimp for some reason *yes. After making the selection just add some gaussian blur instead of lens blur (there might be a lens blur type plugin for Gimp out there somewhere?) desaturate the background a little add a little more saturaton to the forground, add some local contrast (high radius low amount unsharp mask) crop it then a little sharpening and you're done. I think I prefer this gimp version:

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh258/completefisherforum/userpics/miseltoe2.jpg