Flower Girl

Scott W. Pierson 2/21/2003 12:03:06 AM

Just learning Photoshop and I am amazed by the beauty you can get from a so so photo. Here is the original to prove it. #23533

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum

Scott, I love your picture. If I may ask, could you explain the technique you used? Is it a filter in Photoshop? I have Photoshop Elements and was wondering if one of the filters in Elements creates this background. Thanks in advance for any info you can provide. #56877

Lem Metro

PS7 is amazing. That's why it costs 600 bucks. I do like the submission, Scott, but the flower girl's bow needs to be restored to original in my mind. Keeping all the distortion possible from her outfit seems logical. #56880

Carolyn M. Fletcher

Very nice! I really like it. #56888

Joy Brown

It all looks perfect to me! Awesome job, Scott! #56889

Judith G. Secco

very nice effect.
judy #56912

Scott W. Pierson

Patricia, I don't know if Photoshop Elements has layers. If it does you can do this. I created a second copy of the picture and applied a Radial Blur effect then took the blurred copy and laid it over the original. I then erased portions of the layer where I want the detail to show through. I used the stamp tool to fix any place that I erased too much. It took about an hour to create. #56954

Mette Vendelboe Allison

Great looking picture and thank you so much for explaining the technique -very good knowledge. #57124

Elaine M. Johnson

This is great, Scott. I too am new to learn all that Photoshop has. My entry today was a picture of importance but at was not acceptable for display so I did some alterations... I never thought to put my original image in for contras example. You are very helpful. #57129

Scott W. Pierson

Thanks for all your responses. I noticed that I forgot to respond to you, Lem. I to thought the bow might tie in nicely with its alignment with the arm, but when I tried it, it just took away from the picture. A big part of the alure is the way she is tied into the background. if the bow is sharp there is not enough distortion on the remaining part of the dress to tie her in.

Thanks for the suggestion though Lem. Keep them coming. By the way, after seeing the extra power and control I have, Photoshop is worth every penny of that $600.

Scott #57160

Carol Engstrom

This is wonderful, Scott. Great use of PS. #57361

Kathleen Clemons

Just love what you've done here. #57511

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum

Thanks for explaining the technique. Elements does have layers and I am certainly going to try your technique. I am still learning how to use the layering feature. #57632

Lem Metro

Thanks for clarifying, Scott. You are doing a bang up job with your investment. Yes, it is worth every penny. For those that cannot afford to expend such an amount, Photoshop elements is a kick rear program for about 100. There are other good software buys for photo manipulation out there too. #57669

Gary H. Minish

You turned it into a very dramatic picture! Very nicely done, Scott! #59040

Kathleen Clemons

Congrats, Scott! #61905

Lem Metro

Well deserved kudos, Scott. Good luck. #62013

Mette Vendelboe Allison

Congrats, Mette. I've tried your tecnique, and it does have a lot of potential. You did a great job with this. #62017

Carol Engstrom

Congratulations! #62326

Carol Engstrom

Congratulations! #62327

Debbie S.

Very nicely done-love the blur and how you left the thrown flowers, that were in motion, motionless! Congrats-Debbie #62342

Murry Grigsby

Sorry I missed your original post, Scott. This is wonderful work. Congrats!! #62441

Elaine M. Johnson


Dolores Neilson

Congratulations on all your finalists, Scott! I really admire your PS skills in this one and the cheerleader shot. I love PS7 too though I have SO much to learn! BTW, I want to point out to Lem that if one buys an older version of Photoshop...you can upgrade to PS7 for $150. That's the better deal IMO.

Good luck to you, Scott! You have some fine ones here! #62609

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum

Congratulations! Well deserved! Also, thanks for providing the info on your technique. I tried it on a sunflower which I think came out okay (nothing in comparison to yours though). Keep up the good work! #62927

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