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By johnwnjr
I put a straight picture into Xara Xtreme and added Water Ripple making a new Abstract Picture. I then balanced the new Abstract with the Original using layers and opacity values. This is my first attempt at anything like this.

Tags: Digitally manipulated Digital art

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motorsportpictures 11 289 23 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 7:24PM
like the affect...

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LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 7:25PM
Nice montage.
sergedlm 11 9 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 7:29PM
very different I like it
Carabosse 17 41.4k 270 England
17 Dec 2008 1:17AM
It certainly is different. May have been more effective if the boat was floating in water and you had created the ripple around it.
CathR 13 151 564 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2008 4:28PM
I couldn't decide what was going on here. At first I thought it must be a model because the proportions are all odd. But then I decided it could not be a model. Once I had got over trying to work out what is going on the shot grew on me more.


pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2116 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2008 12:40AM
It's always good to try new things, John, and you've done some nice work here. I like this big ripple effect, but it looks quite surreal on this image because there isn't water in the whole of it. It reminds me more of something out of The Mummy, where there were vortexes in the sand, and that would probably look good if the whole image were of sand. I like the cracks in the sand in the top right, jutting into the circle, a nice effect. Also, I'm not sure about the ripple going over the boat. I think there is the possibility of a Bermuda Triangle effect emerging here, if the boat were completely in water. If you keep this image as it is, it could do with a crop at the top to remove the dark line. Scroll up to the picture and leave off the top to see what I mean. I think you could have a lot of fun with this water ripple, but to be effective you will need to choose your picture carefully, preferably with just one element in the background, be it water, sand, clouds or otherwise.

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