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Butterfly Interpretation

© Ashley Wilkes
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Dr Silly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/28/2004
    Beautiful Ashley. Looks like a hand painting. :o)

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10/5/2005 7:34:05 AM

BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/26/2004

Really different interpretation of "the typical" butterfly picture. Nicely done, Ashley.

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10/5/2005 9:55:46 AM

Shelly A. Van Camp
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/9/2005
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Nice...I like it!!

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10/5/2005 1:13:52 PM

Ashley Wilkes  

Thanks for the positive feedback on this image, everyone. I am a bit embarrassed to admit that when I "play" with filters and other features of Photoshop (improvisationally), most often I don't write down the many steps in the process. This is one of those pieces. I just love playing with all that Photoshop has to offer and I usually do it without knowing where I'm going. It's a mysterious kind of play and occasionally it pays off. I can tell you that I use Selective Color, Replace Color, Inverse and, at times, some minimal layering. Sorry if I can't be more specific. Perhaps I'll start writing down the sequence of manipulations, although I'm concerned this might stunt the "no thinking" approach to creating that I love to do. Thanks again, Dr., Diane, and Shelly.

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10/6/2005 9:51:29 AM

Mary N C. Taitt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2005

A striking mage, Ashley! :-) Mary

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10/10/2005 5:57:47 PM

Karen Ward  

Very unique interpretation, Ashley. Well done!
Scarlett O'Hara

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10/10/2005 7:15:49 PM

Joe Ciccone
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/7/2005

Ashley I agree with you 100% about not really wanting to know the exact steps you use when "playing' in photoshop.
I am sure it would take most of the fun out of working there and I don't think you would discover anything new...

the above manipulation was done exactly that way...done have a clue how I turned an extremely 'blan' shot into this colorful abstract...and to quote the old Clark Gable line from Gone With The Wind,
'I don't really give a dam" keep up the's just terrific.

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10/31/2005 3:50:07 AM


To repeat the steps you take, go into PS preferences. Under General you will find the History Log at the bottom of the page. Check it and then check Save Log items to: Both. Finally and most importantly for the item labeled- Edit Log Items: select Detailed. You will then have an exact log of everything done to the image along with the settings for the tools, etc. Good Luck. Lew

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11/15/2005 6:32:10 PM

Ashley Wilkes  

Thanks a million, Lew. How kind of you to share this valuable information. I'll definitely use this when I want to know exactly how I created an image through the completley playing around approach. Sometimes I don't want to know but sometimes I do and this will make that easier than taking notes. Many thanks again. Ashley Wilkes

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11/16/2005 4:53:53 AM

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