Spiderweb Snowflake

© Brian Lobdell

Spiderweb Snowflake

Uploaded: December 06, 2006


An earlier macro of a frosted spiderweb, this design was achieved using Harry's Filters- "Quad Flip".
I applied Harry's "color Compress", and then adjusted the hue for the purple.
Slight unsharp mask to finish.


Zoran Nikolic December 06, 2006

Very nice effect Brian.Nice teksrure and colours.Supose in PS. What tool You use sor simetric effect? #568149

Joy Rector December 06, 2006

gorgeous #3673841

Dawn Leslie December 06, 2006

Awesome effects and image! #3674027

Brian Lobdell December 07, 2006

Thanks so much Zoran, Joy and Dawn! I appreciate your comments! Zoran, the symmetry comes from using the "Quad-Flip" filter, which "mirrors" an image into four quadrants - flipping them up, down, right and left.
Hope this answers your question. #3677564

Melissa G. Meiselman December 10, 2006

Terrific effects!! #3688135

Lorraine A. Cook December 10, 2006

This reminds me of crochet work my grandmom did! A delicate beauty, Brian! Love the purple color! Awesome details!!<:)) #3688917

Brian Lobdell December 11, 2006

Thank you Melissa and Lorraine! #3689360

Joy Rector December 12, 2006

gorgeous #3694190

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 24, 2007

Congratulations, Brian, on another eye-catching creation! #3862199

Datha Y. Thompson January 24, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS Brain!!! Awesome Finalist!! You are soo Very Creative!! Well deserved Good Luck :0) #3862609

Susan Fox January 24, 2007

Congratulations Brian! Great graphic design! Good luck in the next round!!! #3862699

Laura Clay-Ballard January 24, 2007

wow! totally awesome. congrats! #3863365

Pat Gamwell January 24, 2007

Incredible shot, Brian! BIG CONGRATS! #3864864

Brian Lobdell January 24, 2007

Thank you, thank you all!...Joy, Chris, Datha, Susan, Laura, and Pat! This was a nice surprise today, and I appreciate all your supportive comments!! #3865311

Les Rhoades level-classic January 25, 2007

With this web photo it’s easy to see how you caught the judge’s eye.

Congratulations on your FINALIST


Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 25, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3867356

Brian Lobdell January 25, 2007

Thank you so much, Les and Kay! #3868826

Michelle R. Kovach January 25, 2007

Congrats on your win Brian! #3871586

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 25, 2007

The golds are out---congratulations, Brian!! #3871645

Jennifer Rennison January 25, 2007

About to congrat on your finalist but it turned into a win, Way to go!! Very cool image! #3871659

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 25, 2007


jo ann c. #3872090

Jill Flynn level-classic January 25, 2007

So cool Brian. Creative work and effects! Congratulations on your WIN! #3872476

Deborah Sandidge January 25, 2007

Congratulations on your creative winning image, Brian! #3872596

Datha Y. Thompson January 25, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS on this WINNER!!! WTG Brian, LOVE IT!!! :0) #3872615

Brian Lobdell January 25, 2007

Wow! I thrilled! Thanks so much, Michelle, Chris, Jennifer, Jo Ann, Jill, Deborah, and Datha, and everyone! I very much appreciate all your comments! What a great early birthday present!! #3872647

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 25, 2007

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3872739

Susana Ms Heide January 25, 2007

Add my CONGRATS to the list Brian!! This is really a very COOL design! WTG!!!! #3872782

Su Sana E. P level-classic January 25, 2007

Brian, huge Congratulations on this wonderful Winner!! #3872962

Sylvia Rossler January 25, 2007

Big congrats on your win Brian :O) #3873044

Cathy M. Gromball January 25, 2007

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Brian!

Cathy :) #3873103

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 26, 2007

Brian, congratulations on your Second Place Win. #3873422

Les Rhoades level-classic January 26, 2007

Congratulations on your December second place WINNER! #3873517

Wally Orlowsky January 26, 2007

Congratulations on this well-conceived winner, Brian! #3874350

Charlene Taylor January 26, 2007

Beautiful Brian! Congratulations! #3874917

Brian Lobdell January 26, 2007

Thank you ALL Soooo much!! Kay, Susana, SuSana, Sylvia, Cathy, Janine, Les, Wally and Charlene! I sincerely appreciate your kind messages of congratulations! #3877012

Sherry S. Boles January 27, 2007

Congrats on your very creative winning image, Brian! #3877552

Jenny Bosmans January 27, 2007

Congratulations on this great winner, Brian! :) #3878449

Sharon Day level-classic January 27, 2007

Big congratulations, Brian!!! Awesome PS work! #3878625

Brian Lobdell January 27, 2007

Very much appreciated...Sherry, Jenny, and Sharon! "Thank You"! #3881461

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 11, 2007

Congratulations on your win!!! What a creative and beautiful work of ART!! #3938113

Brian Lobdell February 11, 2007

Donna! I appreciate you taking time to comment - and so flattering!! Thank You!! #3938454

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