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Old Jan 24, 2012, 2:27 PM   #1
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Default Flora - Spheres

Saly really has me on a kick with these spheres. And flora seems to lend itself particularly well to the process. So I can't resist posting a couple that I particularly like. These are all based on old shots that I ran across while cataloging and thought might be fun to play with.

Someone posted a b&w conversion recently and that gave me the idea to try this. I tried with a couple of other pictures but thought this was the one that worked out all right.





The last one is nothing special, but I just LOVE the color of this flowering cherry tree so it's one of my favorites.
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Wow, i really like these, how did you do it?
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Beautiful!! You have really gotten quite talented at creating these spheres.
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It's about time!! Last day of the shootout and we see your amazing spheres. Well done!!
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Ooh! Love the second one although the first one is good, too.

I guess Saly has really opened our eyes to new concepts, recently.

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Oooooh mtngal, you took this effect to a whole new level! Just terrific! I'm still trying to figure out how to do this next step - don't know how to work with layers well enough...grrr
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 9:57 PM   #7
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Thanks for the compliments, I almost didn't post these as I thought everyone might be getting tired of them (I'm not, but then I can get carried away by such fun things like this).

eysha - saly is the one that introduced me to this. It's a very simple process, her first thread about it is at: Now for some fun... . She included a link to instructions about how to do it.

I've added a bit of extra processing - part-way down I explain some of my extra processing procedures. Wild Card - More Spheres . In the first one I did the sphere on a separate layer and then did a b&w conversion of the original photo, leaving just the sphere in color.

It is just SO much fun to do these, and I love the results.
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Many thanks mtngal, i will read with interested as i love the effect and must try it myself. Saly is clever.
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