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Flame of Hope

By WilliamRoar
I took this photo at school for the science photography competition happening there. Once they were opened in Photoshop, I cropped it and converted it into Black and White, then I cropped it and make a selection of the black using Magic Wand at a tolarance of 5. Selecting Inverse ment that just the flame was selected. I applied a Rainbow Gradient on a new layer, and reduced the opacity to 50%. Tidying the edges with the eraser tool, at a small sized brush at a hardness of 0% it reduced some unwanted colour at the edge of the flame. I cropped it again once more to center it and remove distractions at the edges of the frame. I then zoomed out to check the final picture.

Thanks for the Junior Award and keep on adding votes and comments! Smile

The Photo has now won the competition and I will be getting a 4GB Flash Drive!!!!

Tags: Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Gradient Busen burner

Voters: Shutterbybaby, BubbaG2000, dmhuynh72 and 16 more

Junior Award


Shutterbybaby 14 529 England
30 May 2008 6:06PM
Very clever and different, your photoshop skills are excellent.
dmhuynh72 13 47 3 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 6:15PM
well done
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
30 May 2008 6:17PM
Superb processing, William Smile

Fran x
30 May 2008 6:27PM
Great image - love the colours.
whiteswan01 13 13 England
30 May 2008 6:37PM
great presentation and info looks goof well done Dawn
Wibbles 14 1 England
30 May 2008 7:46PM
Well, I have little or no knowledge at all of gradients, layers and magic wands... but what you've produced here is mighty fine. Smile
blackbird 15 159 15 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 9:29PM
Plame colours from lithium, potassium, copper, barium, calcium, sodium maybe? Smile
Fantastic photoshop work, well done William, another good science picture
KarenFB Plus
15 5.8k 183 England
31 May 2008 6:09AM
A beautiful image, one I'd be proud to have on my wall. I wish there was an award for 'helpful write ups'!! Grin
WilliamRoar 14 188 United Kingdom
31 May 2008 11:44AM
Thanks !
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