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Glass Planet

By sooty 36  
It`s amazing what can happen when you`ve been Christmas shopping. I bought a Glass paperweight for my Step Daugther and loved the colours and patterns so much, that I had to take some pictures of it. Here is the result of me "messing about" I cut out the background and the only other thing done, was to add some lense flare. Then using the pen tool, added some other `stars and planets` then added a little more flare to the larger ones....Hope you like the affect.
Dee has taken a different closeup macro shot of this. You wouldn`t know it was the same item. have a look.

Tags: Digitally manipulated

Voters: Jon_Iliffe, Dee_licious1, Vivian and 10 more

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Jon_Iliffe 17 80 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2005 1:41PM
Kind of futuristic and......
can't describe it, but I like it.

Dee_licious1 17 23 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2005 1:41PM
Stunning! very unusual and definately caught my eye. Is that the true colour of the paperweight or have you played around with lighting effects?
Vivian 17
26 Nov 2005 1:42PM
very very nice,nice the coluers whit the black, love it, vivian
paulcr 18 1.5k 9 Ireland
26 Nov 2005 1:44PM
Nice work Chris, trouble is now your step daughter knows what you got her for Christmas lol. pAul
sooty 36 18 14 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2005 1:46PM
Oooops..sorry Dee. I forgot to mention that I placed a sheet of coloured paper behind the paperweight with a spotlight behind the paper. I tried different coloured papers and cant remember what colour was used on this shot. I think i used a redish` colour. The base of the paperweight was purple in colour.
flakeyflower 17 17 Scotland
26 Nov 2005 1:51PM
that's really good and creative, really works

paulcr 18 1.5k 9 Ireland
26 Nov 2005 1:59PM
Chris, go to Great site. Look for a downloadable action called breakout. quite easy to use too. PAul
ShedMan 17 3 2 South Africa
26 Nov 2005 4:10PM
Superb. Great colours, very effective.

The Shed Man
Dee_licious1 17 23 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2005 9:40PM
Thanks Chris, excellent use of cheap tools that most of us have to hand. It looks much more complicated than that though which means you did a great job. Thanks for the instructions.
Paree 17 616 3
27 Nov 2005 1:10AM
lovely colours like the effect, paper weights are great to use in manipulation, I use them all the time
sooty 36 18 14 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2005 10:14AM
Thanks for the link paul. saved it as a fav. downloaded and installed some of the action sets. All I have to do now, is work out how they work. I`m getting there lol. Thanks again Paul.
Regards, Chris
timsmith 17 3 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2005 12:21PM
I think i will have to get some of these and have a go, looks great, colours are very pastel and soft. Thanks, Tim
steve5452 18 15 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2006 9:03AM
AnnieK 17 96 Spain
9 Jun 2006 2:33PM
Fasinating work!


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