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Old Apr 14, 2010, 12:40 AM   #1
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Default Just Do It: Seed Pod Tapestry

I am a complete novice at using my post processing editor and until now have never considered using it as an art tool, so this Challenge has made me delve into menus that have previously been a mystery to me.

#1 Pic: Wattle seed pods

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#2 Pic: after running the 'Median' tool.

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I thought the texture created here was reminiscent of an old tapestry from yester year.

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Old Apr 14, 2010, 2:13 AM   #2
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Bernice,
I found myself putting on two thinking caps. In the first case your original photo has all of the details necessary to make it quite attractive but secondly when converted to the tapestry I felt cheated. I pondered why so?
I guess in part because the focal point of your tapestry is the group of wattle seed pods but the foliage seemed to hide much of their beauty.
So my concern is primarily that from my individual point of view the wattle pods aren't prominently captured by the tapestry effect.

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Old Apr 14, 2010, 1:04 PM   #3
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Can't make up my mind about this one. That's a good thing in viewing art, I think.

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Old Apr 14, 2010, 5:22 PM   #4
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In my opinion, it looks like you took a print of the original photo and scraped a piece of sandpaper over it. I don't care for the effect. I am sure there are other effects in your arsenal that would do a more artistic job.

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Old Apr 14, 2010, 6:05 PM   #5
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Bernice,
I found myself putting on two thinking caps. In the first case your original photo has all of the details necessary to make it quite attractive but secondly when converted to the tapestry I felt cheated. I pondered why so?
I guess in part because the focal point of your tapestry is the group of wattle seed pods but the foliage seemed to hide much of their beauty.
So my concern is primarily that from my individual point of view the wattle pods aren't prominently captured by the tapestry effect.

Aloha
Thank you for taking the time to make this considered response selvin. Do you think I went overboard with the effect or do you think, like Calr, that maybe it's not an appropriate effect for this pic? Here it is again at a lower rate of 'median-ship'

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Thank you also Calicajun and Calr . (PS: Cal I'm working on that 'arsenal' ... my problem is that it's not the 'having' of it but the finding out what to *do* with it.)

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Hi Bernice,

I'm still not sure about the effect. Is there a way to apply it verticaly instead of horizontaly?
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Old Apr 14, 2010, 8:47 PM   #7
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Hi Bernice,

I'm still not sure about the effect. Is there a way to apply it verticaly instead of horizontaly?
There wasn't an option to do so Mugmar, but I rotated the pic 90˚ and it worked. Don't know that it is an improvement though (I think I've looked at it too much) ...

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... but this has been an interesting exercise all the same.

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Yea, I like that much better, The effect follows the lines of the pods. I think that the lines going perpendicular to the pods in the earlier edit is what bothered me.
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Yea, I like that much better, The effect follows the lines of the pods. I think that the lines going perpendicular to the pods in the earlier edit is what bothered me.
Thanks Mugmar - yes, I see what you mean. Something for me to remember for my next effort, and yes, it actually does look better now that I have had a break from looking at it.

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I also like the last one, best.
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