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Astrantia 2

By capto
Yesterdays image was more kindly received than I expected, some asked for details of the technique used. Todays image was processed in the same way with different images. I haven't done anything new, it's like adding a texture technique. The flower image was over laid with the seed head image which was blurred and had the opacity reduced to taste. The flowers were then revealed by erasing the top layer with a very soft brush. That basically is it, there were a few other tweaks to suit the images, but as usual I get carried away and can never remember everything that I did. The hardest part is to find two images that go well together.
V's 2&3 are the images that I started with.
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Tags: Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated

Voters: PhillipMinnis, User_Removed, Richsr and 25 more

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Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
5 Jul 2013 8:40AM
Like the PP work again here - works well with this subject
Regards Richard

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5 Jul 2013 8:42AM
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 8:42AM
You certainly have the knack for getting the best out of your subjects, Ivor. Four great images with V2 my favourite for its stunning detail and texture.

Lovely Set of images, V1 & V2 have a really dreamy look to them Smile
boov Plus
5 2 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 9:02AM
Excellent... well crafted ... my son is a whizz at these techniques, he has before tried to enlighten me on layers and stuff, he may have to again... in the meantime its back to levels I'm afraid... cheers brilliant
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 149 16 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 9:18AM
3 great images Ivor, V2 is my favoriteSmile

5 Jul 2013 9:34AM
now your just showing off TongueWink but who would not with the results achieved Ivor great work on all with fine detail and good shadows

Ecxellent work!
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
5 Jul 2013 12:34PM
Many thanks for the info, Ivor, and beautifully illustrated. Shall have to have an experiment (but it may be a while before anything gets aired GrinGrin)

Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 1:02PM
Great work again Ivor - V1 is a great presentation but I have to add v2 and v3 are both beautiful images as well.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 2:06PM
YAY, I got it right!!! A lovely idea that I might just try for myself. Excellent work.
Hi Ivor, thanks for the information, I will try it this technique in the near futureTongueTongue Good set of images!!!!
6 Jul 2013 1:15AM
Lovely images.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 2:33PM
Great shot and thanks for explaining
Niknut Plus
7 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 8:35PM
Gorgeous shot !!!!
Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
7 Jul 2013 11:59AM
Another beauty Ivor; thanks for the explanation.
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1986 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 6:22PM
The background works just as well on this asterantia, I like the way these flowers burst out and correspond with the direction of the background stems.
28 Jul 2013 6:27PM
no idea what technique you used,but it is certainly successful.v.original and striking.

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