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boov 5 2 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 3:28PM
Lovely set up... super image

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johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 4:12PM
A lovely work highlighting this beautiful bloom.SmileSmileSmile
Regards John.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 4:32PM
intriguing ..... I like alot
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Jul 2013 4:43PM
It is unusual but true to character, this plant will wrap itself around anything and everything: nice bot of planning behind this one.
22 Jul 2013 4:45PM
This is excellent Christine, one beautiful image,
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 4:49PM
Stunning image, beautifully crafted and presented

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 4:49PM
Beautiful work Christine.

22 Jul 2013 5:13PM
Interesting idea and good work but a few edges showing. I find it easier to use a tablet if I'm doing selections but some people are happy with a mouse. A
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 5:58PM

Quote:It is unusual but true to character, this plant will wrap itself around anything and everything: nice bot of planning behind this one.

Potentially this is a great image, however I little refinement here and there. In order to prevent unsightly rough edges I normally opt for the Mask Tool when I am cutting out images, I find that I have far more control and it gives a nice soft edge with is easier to blend into the other layer.

This is how to do it:

In Adobe Photoshop

1. Type (Q) from keyboard (this will take you to the quick mask mode)

2. Now pick a brush, make sure your color palette has only default (Solid Black/White) colors. Black is to choose the selected area, while White is for removing. You can choose the brush size/softness as you want. i.e. if you want sharp edges you can select the sharp edge brush.

3. Select the areas you may want them to be cut-out from the picture. (Don't worry about the RED color appearing on canvas it is to help you to differentiate the selection).

4. Now you are finished with selecting the area, type (Q) from the keyboard again. You will see a selection of what you have made. If it's inverse of what you need Type (Ctrl+Alt+I) from Keyboard or go into 'select' from window menu and find 'Inverse Selection' option

5. Copy and Paste the object from here to your required file (pick a new file as master and paste the objects one by one there to make a montage).

Regards Nathan

P.S. A good idea is to have a printed sheet with the Short Cut Command on it in front of you, you will quickly learn them. I laminated mine just in case my cat Snoops knocked my coffee over....
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
22 Jul 2013 6:18PM
What an exciting and clever idea--

Nathan has some good ideas--- I never do this because i do not know how--- copied his directions!
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 6:43PM
Beautiful !!.....lovely lighting !
1881 6 India
22 Jul 2013 7:10PM
Great POV a super image.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 7:14PM
brilliant detail christine wonderful colours and tones a belter nice one Wink
22 Jul 2013 7:43PM
Lovely combination.

richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
22 Jul 2013 9:01PM
Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 9:51PM
Christine I'm sure you know most of what has already been suggested!
A fantastic image of a plant nobody wants in their garden but perfect for curling round your bottle.
Very well done.
22 Jul 2013 10:17PM
Lovely photo Christine. Cathy
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
23 Jul 2013 5:18AM
A stunning image Christine !!
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 9:21AM
Sheer quality, as usual Christine.


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