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Chinese Anemony Cropped with Texture

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 28 September 2009 in Plant & Nature.

This is the same image I posted two images ago, but cropped and with a texture "Faery Disappearing" by Helenina Stock, and vignetting.

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Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Wonderful results.
And I simple love these pinks and golds and the curl of the petals.
You are creating outstanding images with this Anemone.

28 Sep 2009 6:01am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Great impact and superb composition, Anita.

28 Sep 2009 8:54am

Frida from Sweden

I like the composition/framing. It's a really beautiful flower.

28 Sep 2009 9:54am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Very 'artsy!' Love the composition and the detail is great.

28 Sep 2009 11:11am

Sue from Paducah, United States

There is so much to enjoy in this image: the detail of the beautiful blossom, the placement of the blossom in the frame, and the elegant but subtle texture.

28 Sep 2009 11:59am

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Very impressive, Anita. Your processing is really beautiful.

28 Sep 2009 1:32pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Brilliant! I like this even better than the first one (and that was a masterpiece).

28 Sep 2009 2:58pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Exquisite.

28 Sep 2009 3:09pm

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

I like the composition/crop very much. Maybe I'm from "old school" but I would like to see sharp centre and not the farthest petals. I definitely prefer the first post.

28 Sep 2009 6:49pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

wonderful shot.....would love a little info about what you do when you use a layer.......erase from the flower itself, or what??????

28 Sep 2009 10:08pm

@Susan: Thank you, Susan.
The basic texture technique I learned at Textures for Layers, which has several tutorials. That is a good place to start.
I usually use an image with a white or plain background (but not alwlays). Once I have the texture I've selected on top on my image, I use the "multiply" blend mode, but occasionally use others (experiment). Then I use the "opacity" slider for the texture layer (in the "layers" window) to get the image looking good. Sometimes I add a layer mask to the texture layer and use the brush tool set at a low opacity, 15-35, to erase some of the texture from the flower. I just did one in which I used a higher opacity to erase more of the texture. Sometimes I put a second texture over the first one and play with it.
I've learned it is helpful to save all the layers so I can go back and make adjustments. But, that does take up a lot of space.
If this is not clear, let me know what needs elaboration. There are probably other ways of doing it, but this is what I do.
I hope this helps! I look forward to seeing some of your texture images.

susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Thanks much for the info Anita.....I'll have to give it a try, when I have some more time.......I've saved what you've told me, and I'm sure it will come in handy soon.....right now, most of the flowers that i'd like to use, have black backgrounds.....so I'll have to remember next time I shoot flowers, to shoot once on black, and once on something light!!! again, thanks much!!

29 Sep 2009 12:10am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Superb composition, Anita.

29 Sep 2009 10:34am

@Theys: Thank you for visiting and commenting. I'm glad you like it!

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Outstanding composition.

29 Sep 2009 11:07pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Another stunning image Anita. Have you printed these in book form yet?

30 Sep 2009 1:41am

aubelia from Courtrai, Belgium

Beautiful!

7 Jan 2011 1:20pm

@aubelia: Thank you. This is one of my favorite photos. I'm glad you like it.