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Pixie   Featured in Digital Darkroom #059
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© Sheila Marie
Canon EOS Elan 7N/...
Symona R. Wood

member since: 9/23/2007
    This is sweet! How did you do the painting effect?

2/9/2008 5:11:52 PM

Sheila Marie
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member since: 8/1/2003

Water color Effect:
1. Layer>Duplicate Layer to make a layer copy.
2.Filter>Blur>Smart Blur. From the Quality option select High and from the Mode option Edge Only. Click OK and PS will create white lines on a black background.
3.To get black lines on a white background use shortcut Ctrl + I.
4. Click Layers from the Pallete Bin and from the drop-down blend mode select Soft Light.
5. From the Layers palette click into the original layer on bottom of the stack for editing. Select Filter>Pixelate>Crystallize and choose a Cell size of 20. To soften the edges select Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur, adding a 5-pixel Radius blur.
6. Select Layer>Flatten Image. Good luck!

2/9/2008 5:29:37 PM

Symona R. Wood

member since: 9/23/2007

Now I am really scared When I am feeling 'brave' I will try it! You're so sweet to post this info!!! I'll let you know how it comes out... by the way, you have an awesome gallery here!!!!

2/9/2008 6:06:21 PM

Colleen Farrell
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Gorgeous DD work, Sheila Marie! I saw this in the Digital Darkroom newsletter. You have a wonderful gallery--your daughters are adorable!

2/15/2008 8:28:46 AM

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