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Old Mar 3, 2007, 2:43 AM   #1
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While tinkering with Gimp, I came upon this idea to add a little depth to the flower. I think it looks good. Would appreciate comments and critiques.
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I really like it! What did you do? donna
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Old Mar 3, 2007, 3:14 PM   #3
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My eye is trained to have a slightly out of focus background when the foreground object is so sharp so this will take some getting used to. It looks good though.
(edit to add, I know it is out of focus on the left, I meant right behind it.)
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Old Mar 3, 2007, 3:47 PM   #4
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An interesting and sharp look. Did you select the flower at some stage in PP. There still appears to be a bit of a halo around it.
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Old Mar 3, 2007, 7:46 PM   #5
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Thanks for the comments. Yes, I selected the flower alone and then added 'bevel', as you can see on the frame also -it creates a bright shade in the top and a dark shade in the bottom, giving an illusionthat the flower is a little projected out. Spot focus was used, sothe objects behind the flower progress get progressively out of focus. Here is another shot of the same flower from a different angle.
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I like the second one better, probably because it is more full on, which I feel goes better with the 3D effect.
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Old Mar 3, 2007, 10:59 PM   #7
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Nice touch Raghu, the first one gives more of a 3D feel to me. I wonder if you could have selected the flower and then used noise reduction to blur the background more. Of course there is probably a simpler way to do it in PS.
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Old Mar 4, 2007, 12:35 AM   #8
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The picture itself looks good but somewhere along the resize or post process (possibly bother)there is definite jaggies on the top petal edge and a bit brighter and whiter than compared to the rest of the petal edges.
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Old Mar 4, 2007, 1:34 AM   #9
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This is the effect it creates. The left is a plain yellow circle. The right is the 'propped up' one - slightly pale at the top and dark at the bottom and with a projected look. That is why I think the top petal looks pale.
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