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Old Jan 4, 2012, 6:31 PM   #1
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I'm not sure if this fits into any past challenges, but I decided to have a bit of fun (with my limited PSE knowledge)!

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Old Jan 10, 2012, 6:41 AM   #2
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Wow... what an interesting effect.

I'm usually not into 'unnatural' looking photos... but this one works for me.

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Old Jan 10, 2012, 9:39 AM   #3
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I'd been trying to figure out how you got this effect. The background I think I can figure out, but unless you used a separate layer to keep the hummer sharp, I'm not sure how you managed it. By the way, I like the hummer, always a difficult subject for me.
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 10:56 AM   #4
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Thanks Paul and mtngal!

Lol mtngal, you know I'm not very skilled with PP so anything I do has to be simple....
- Select the bird, then invert selection
- Go to Filter>Blur>Radial Blur Move
- Slider set to 100, Zoom Method, Best Quality

Voila!
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I like it
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 10:02 PM   #6
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Thanks for the explanation - I figured you had used the radial blur for the background, just didn't think about doing with with just a selection. It might be an interesting exercise for you if you do almost the same thing - but this time select the bird, then use command-J (PC I think it's control-J) to put the bird only on a separate layer. Then click on the background layer and do your radial blur. I wonder if it would look the same?
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Thanks for the explanation - I figured you had used the radial blur for the background, just didn't think about doing with with just a selection. It might be an interesting exercise for you if you do almost the same thing - but this time select the bird, then use command-J (PC I think it's control-J) to put the bird only on a separate layer. Then click on the background layer and do your radial blur. I wonder if it would look the same?
I'm not very good at working with layers, but I sure would like to give it a try! I'll start reading up on tutorials....!
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