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Watering Flowers 2   Featured in Digital Darkroom #030
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Watering Flowers 2
Watering Flowers 2
Layered two images and applied effects in photoshop 7.
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Sandy Landon
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    What a sweet picture!!! Love the effects you used. Could you share how you did it? I love it!

9/9/2005 7:33:30 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Beautiful work, Julie.

9/9/2005 7:47:37 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Julie beautiful just like a painting.

Nice effects. Kerby

9/9/2005 8:05:59 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Beautiful image, Julie!

9/9/2005 8:26:11 AM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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A work of art!!

9/9/2005 6:43:32 PM

 
Julie Abston
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Thank you Sandy, Paul, Kerby, Leanne and Diane! I truly appreciate your kind comments. Sandy ...
I layered an image of my niece onto the flower image. I then used the eraser tool to erase the background of the top layer (of my niece). I flattened the layers and applied a little dreamy and buzz to it.
By the way, the flower image was actually 2 images combined as well. They were both of the same flowers - one was in focus and the other was motion blurred. Once I layered the two, I played with the opacity of the top layer to get the abstract look.
Hope I haven't confused you too much!! If you have any other questions, let me know. I would be more than happy to help!

9/9/2005 8:38:38 PM

 
Lisa Deaton
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Really beautiful!!! You are a master at layering!! :)

9/13/2005 7:07:25 PM

 
Julie Abston
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Thank you Lisa! It has been a lot of fun playing around with layers. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment!

9/13/2005 7:54:35 PM

 
Barbara Helgason
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This is really beautiful Julie. I've enjoyed looking at all the pictures in your gallery! A special congratulations on your beautiful Grand Prize winner as well!

9/22/2005 3:37:40 PM

 
Julie Abston
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Thank you very much Barbara! I appreciate your kind comments!

9/23/2005 7:14:24 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding work Julie, congrats on your featured image. You really are a great photographer. So original!!

9/23/2005 8:06:32 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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Congrats on your recognition in the newsletter Julie!! :0) This is beautiful in sentiment and effects!! :0)

9/23/2005 10:10:03 AM

 
Julie Abston
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Thanks so much Donna and Lori!! I appreciate you both taking the time to comment!!!

9/23/2005 8:49:17 PM

 
Diane L. Thomas
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Julie, this is so awesome. You did such a great job. Isn't photoshop wonderful. I love working in layers too and hope to acheive some photo's this great one day. Diane Thomas

9/26/2005 3:56:22 AM

 
Julie Abston
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Thanks so much Diane! Yes, I love working with layers!! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment!

9/26/2005 8:23:52 PM

 
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Congratulations on this terrific finalist!!!!!!!

10/21/2005 3:03:35 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on this well deserved finalist and good luck in the next
round Julie

10/21/2005 3:44:19 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Congratulations, Julie! This one is so sweet!

10/21/2005 6:00:33 PM

 
Deb Holmes
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Way to go Julie, congrats on this well done finalist!

10/21/2005 6:18:03 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Congrats on this recognition Julie! :0)

10/21/2005 10:06:51 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Julie - this is wonderful!!! Congrats!

10/22/2005 3:41:59 AM

 
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Painterly!

10/22/2005 10:39:56 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Gorgeous work Julie!!! WTG!! Congrats!

10/22/2005 11:08:39 PM

 
Julie Abston
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Thank you all so much! I truly apprecaite you all taking the time to comment. It means a lot!!!

10/23/2005 7:19:55 AM

 
Nicole Kessel

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Awesome job, Julie! Congratulations!

10/23/2005 12:23:06 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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CONGRATULATIONS On wonderful second place Winner, Julie!!!!

10/23/2005 12:34:26 PM

 
Judith G. Secco
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Sweet image, Julie. Congratulations.

10/23/2005 1:34:45 PM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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Congrats, Julie! This is lovely!

10/23/2005 2:18:36 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I love this image Julie, I am glad that you won, congrats!

10/23/2005 5:00:49 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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congrats on this awesome win!

10/23/2005 5:03:37 PM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Congratulations, Julia!

10/23/2005 5:32:22 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Beautifully done, Julie! Congrats!!

10/23/2005 7:12:53 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Big Congratulations on this beautiful image, Julie!!! WTG!!!

10/23/2005 7:35:53 PM

 
Katie Kunzelman
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You are just a PS DIVA!!! I love this. Great job.

10/23/2005 7:46:24 PM

 
Margot Petrowski
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I'm so happy for you......great work!!!

10/23/2005 11:16:42 PM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congrats to you, Julie on this much deserved winner!

10/24/2005 5:41:30 AM

 
Tammy McAllister
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Congratulations Julie, your treatment on this is really beautiful!
Tootles

10/24/2005 5:57:19 AM

 
Sandy Landon
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Another fantastic win!!!! Great job Julie!!!

10/24/2005 10:38:14 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congrats Julie on this wonderful win!!

10/24/2005 2:29:17 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations, Julie!

Cathy :)

10/24/2005 4:25:52 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Congrats, Julie - this is just so beautiful!

10/24/2005 4:43:25 PM

 
Julie Abston
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Thank you all so much! I am very excited that this won!!! I appreciate all of your kind comments!!

10/24/2005 6:50:10 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on your well deserved win Julie

10/25/2005 5:52:09 AM

 
bob cornelison
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Great job and thanks for sharing how you did this!
Congrats on your win!
~:O)

10/25/2005 9:10:10 AM

 
Julie Abston
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Thanks so much Donna and Bob!! I appreciate both of you taking the time to comment!!!

10/25/2005 8:26:17 PM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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LOVE this Julie & CONGRATS on it making finalist.....WELL DESERVED!!!

11/1/2005 9:55:38 AM

 
Chris  Henning
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So so beautiful! Huge congrats on your win!!

8/22/2012 5:15:52 PM

 
Julie Abston
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Thank you! Wow, this is an oldie!!

8/22/2012 7:44:03 PM

 
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