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By treedixon  
This gerber has a watercolor digital effect applied. Do you think it takes away from the image? Any other suggestions?

Tags: Macro Pink Digitally manipulated Watercolor Gerber

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
26 May 2013 2:08PM
I quite like the muted colour in the petals, and the effect on the upper petals. Pity you clipped the tops of them though. I'd prefer this without the green blob top right, it's a distraction. It's not really my area, but it would help if you uploaded the original for comparison, you're e2 so you can upload it as a Before & after' variant.

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26 May 2013 3:51PM
I uploaded it in the modifications. As you can see, the focus wasn't strong. After trying to sharpen and clarify this is the best I came up with, so I played with it in ps gallery, thus the watercolor image.
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3893 Canada
26 May 2013 5:10PM
Doent work for me Teresa. As you mention, the original is not sharp in the center or the near petals, so you were likely a bit too close. or the focal point selected by the camera, unless you used a single point, wasnt ideal

When the petals ate cropped, you can go all the way and make it look deliberate by cropping square, and Ive used your original to do a square mod, with sharpening and colour. Making lemonade, etc.


26 May 2013 10:07PM
I quite like the modifications you made and am going to try myself with the orginal.
paulbroad 10 123 1250 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 9:23AM
With Willie entirely. Effects need to be for the right reason and it does nothing to help here. Focusing, depth of field and blur are basic to good images. Software sharpening can help and, indeed, is usually required at a low level in all digital images, but it is not the anser to unsharp images.


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