flower a la sipho

© Jagadeesh Andrew Owens

flower a la sipho

Uploaded: July 24, 2006


Entered in Digital Darkroom. Discussion in Before & After

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Jagadeesh Andrew Owens July 24, 2006

I manipulated this photo extensively with layers. I combined two photos, a ho-hum flower and a shot of an old paperback book cover. I used the book cover as the background with a duplicate layer set to "burn", and layered the flower shot on top with a layer property of difference. I then duped the flower layer, and changed the layer type to burn. I once again duped the flower shot and set the layer type to multiply. All layers' opacity settings were adjusted to get the end result. I then merged all the flower layers, and did a high pass sharpen. There you have it! I hope you enjoy, and commments and critique are always solicited and most appreciated!!! #490118

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 24, 2006

I think you definitely created something far more interesting than either original image! Very cool effects, which give it a puzzling look I can't quite identify. I like how the fowerhead pops more than any other part of the image; the stem and leaves particularly seem very flat by comparison, but it just adds to the interest. #3071961

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens July 25, 2006

Thanks Christopher! I'm attracted to flowers sometimes, but I just don't like to leave them as they are. I have to put some stank on it, ya know? LOL! #3075448

Robyn Gwilt August 06, 2006

Really lovely - I picked up the lines in the background on the small image, which is what made me take a look and then discovered you'd gone all 'techno' LOL - really neat. What is high pass sharpen exactly - is it just CS2? #3130895

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens August 07, 2006

No, Robyn, not just CS2. Go to Filters in PSE 4 and go to the last filter category, which I think is "other" and High Pass is in there. I don't even use the unsharp mask anymore, because this is so much better. And thanks for the compliment! #3133918

Robyn Gwilt August 07, 2006

Hmmm, ok I found it - but it makes the pic quite washed out - and yours is very rich in colour! #3134723

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens August 07, 2006

Sorry! You have to duplicate the layer/layers you want to sharpen. Once that's done, do the high pass sharpen on that layer, then set the layer's type to either "Overlay", "Hard Light", or "Soft Light". You can also try the other "Light " layers in there. These are the best. This should get you the same color as you started with, just sharpened a bit. #3134730

Robyn Gwilt August 07, 2006

Ha, I just know that if you were to pass on a knitting pattern, you'd leave out the section for the whole in the neck!!! Or the part of the recipe that says ' add the baking powder '!!! ROFLMAO #3134792

Robyn Gwilt August 07, 2006

Ha, I just know that if you were to pass on a knitting pattern, you'd leave out the section for the whole in the neck!!! Or the part of the recipe that says ' add the baking powder '!!! ROFLMAO
Ok, just went to play there - quite fun hey? #3134800

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens August 07, 2006

LOL! Did it work for you? And Robyn, when you're as gorgeous as I am, you NEED no neck hole in the sweater.... #3134830

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 17, 2006

Way to go, Sipho, on your selection for "Before and After" in today's Digital Darkroom newsletter! #3175003

Robyn Gwilt August 17, 2006

Way to go Zulu Boy! #3175171

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens August 17, 2006

Wow! You guys delivered the news!! I haven't seen the DD yet! #3175749

Susan M. Hembree August 19, 2006

Thanks for this tip, Sipho. I just learned something new that will be very useful for me. #3186336

Carol Teal August 26, 2006

Congrats on your finalist Sipho. Nice job! #3218732

Robyn Gwilt August 26, 2006

Well done - when you're hot, you're hot! #3218767

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 26, 2006

Way to go, Sipho! Congratulations! #3219241

Mike Rubin August 26, 2006

Congratulations! #3220557

Jenny D August 26, 2006

Congrats! #3220960

Denise M. Snyder August 26, 2006

Congrats on your finalist Sipho!!! This is terrific! #3221035

Melissa G. Meiselman August 26, 2006

Hey!! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Andrew!!! #3221588

Judyann Plante August 26, 2006

Congratulations, Sipho!!! Very well done.

Judyann ><> #3221657

Nadya Johnson August 26, 2006

Very striking, Sipho!! Awesome work! Congratulations on your finalist! #3222667

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens August 27, 2006

Thanks, all!! This was a shock, as I didn't expect finalists until the 31st!! Yay!! #3227011

Renaee Dimond August 27, 2006

Awesome finalist!!... you are on roll!!! #3228558

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens August 28, 2006

Thanks, Renaee! #3231521

Terry L. Ellis level-classic August 28, 2006

Wonderful artistry, Sipho! Congratulations on this amazing finalist! #3233337

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens August 28, 2006

Many thanks, Terry! #3233352

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