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Apricot Beauty
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Apricot Beauty
Apricot Beauty
From my yard, unfortunately I've lost track of this rose and can't remember which one it is!
Here's what I did:
Crop
Levels
unsharp mask 20,50,0
Topaz
Lots of layers using grunge brushes of different colors and different blend modes at various opacities. I erased most of it from the flower with a soft brush.
Textured and then erased from the flower
darkened edges to give a bit of a 3D look
Curves

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Dianna Murphy
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    I'll upload the original

4/26/2010 5:11:31 PM

 
Mary E. Lake
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very pretty Dianna. I like the treatment you used too, well done, :)

4/26/2010 5:16:50 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Beautiful work, Dianna, what a lovely rose!

4/26/2010 6:26:36 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Well, you KNOW I'm takin' notes...thanks so much for all the different step info...and Diana, this is just gorgeous...the perfect textured b/g for this wonderful apricot colored rose...marvelous! One of these days...I swear! :)

4/27/2010 6:56:52 AM

 
Marty Straub
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Ah, love what you did to the background, Dianna. You started with a beautiful flower photo, then improved on the presentation. It often takes darkroom talent to make a better photo. Well done!

4/27/2010 7:08:15 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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It stands out beautiful!!! Awesome work!

4/27/2010 9:46:47 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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Just gorgeous, Dianna!! Love the effects!!

4/27/2010 12:53:02 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is a beautiful work of art, Dianna! Love the treatment...it's so vintage!! Absolutely GORGEOUS! Deb

4/27/2010 4:03:02 PM

 
John Rivera
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Beautiful work Dianna!

4/27/2010 5:33:31 PM

 

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Very Good Work you did with this vivid Rose Image Dianna. Love the water effects on it that really make this image come alive.

Brian

4/28/2010 9:16:10 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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BEAUTIFUL!!

4/28/2010 9:17:49 AM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Beautiful rose shot and wonderful pp treatment. Great job!

4/28/2010 6:46:20 PM

 
Kerry Hill
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Beautiful work Dianna, gorgeous rose!

4/29/2010 1:02:48 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Absolutely beautiful Dianna! Thanks for your comments on my dogwood. Your gorgeous rose image also makes me sentimental.

5/2/2010 8:00:38 PM

 
Jean Lechleiter
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What a gorgeous rose and great treatment too. Congrats. on the EP! WTG!

5/14/2010 1:38:30 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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WOW!! Gorgeous Dianna!!! Congrats on your Finalist!!!

5/24/2010 1:13:09 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your AWSOME finalist best of luck in the next round!!!

5/24/2010 1:19:49 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on an awesome finalist!! :)

5/24/2010 1:32:11 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Another beauty and another Finalist...sooo happy for you!!! Congratulations, my friend, and all the best in the upcoming round! ~Val

5/24/2010 1:39:16 PM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Dianna!

5/24/2010 1:39:48 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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All your work paid off, Dianna! It's just spectacular - wonderful treatment! Thanks for posting the original, too. CONGRATULATIONS on this superb FINALIST and Good luck in the next round!

5/24/2010 2:39:41 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Warm congratulations your gorgeous finalist, Dianna!

5/24/2010 2:46:25 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Dianna!

5/24/2010 3:12:56 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Beautiful effects, Dianna. Congratulations.

5/24/2010 3:14:31 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Congratulations Dianna on one fabulous floral image! When a rose is done to perfection it should have a gold badge!

5/24/2010 3:44:55 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

5/24/2010 3:52:11 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Dianna!!

5/24/2010 4:07:11 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Big congratulations on this stunning finalist!!! Simply beautiful!!

5/24/2010 4:19:16 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Simply stunning, Congrats!

5/24/2010 5:36:32 PM

 
Jean Lechleiter
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Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist!

5/24/2010 7:49:53 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Beautiful- Congrats!

5/24/2010 8:02:22 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your wonderful finalist!

5/24/2010 10:58:43 PM

 
Freddy Bland
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Beautiful post processing on this lovely rose, Dianna!! Congrats to you on your Finalist!!

5/25/2010 11:52:26 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Dianna!

jo ann c.

5/25/2010 1:10:43 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Beautiful work Dianna!! Congratulations!!

5/25/2010 3:58:18 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this finalist, Dianna!

5/25/2010 6:27:30 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Congratulations on this exquisite finalist...so sorry about Lucy Lu! Breaks the heart! LOVE this gorgeous floral!

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5/26/2010 4:56:48 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Gorgeous! Congratulations, Dianna

Best, Lydia

5/26/2010 5:51:31 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Perfection in every way, Dianna! The treatment, lighting and colors are soooooooo beautiful. Huge congratulations on another gorgeous finalist! Deb

5/31/2010 10:00:17 AM

 
Nadia Paul
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How very beautiful this is Dianna - congrats on all your finalists!

6/4/2010 11:48:55 PM

 
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Just Beautiful! CONGRATULATIONS on All your Finalists, Dianna!!

6/6/2010 8:07:36 AM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
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Beautiful, Dianna.

7/13/2010 5:38:56 PM

 
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