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Old Jul 30, 2008, 3:26 AM   #1
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Ok not a real cooking guide but how I got to this, in a bit less that 5 hours.
  • start with finding a flower you like in someones garden, and borrow it.[/*]
  • place it into a holder and take some 20 pictures of it (all at different focal planes)[/*]
  • combine these with helicon focus for 3 hours.
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  • flavor it with photoshop (color adjustments and the other standard stuff )[/*]
  • top it off with a special effect (fractalius plugin feather like lines at the edges-another hour)
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  • serve the result.

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Some may find the result a bit overdone, any remarks are always appreciated.

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Taken with a Pentax K20D. + KIRON 105mm

* Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/180)
* Aperture: f/9.5
* Focal Length: 100 mm
* ISO Speed: 280
* Exposure Bias: -1/2 EV
* Flash: Flash fired

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Old Jul 30, 2008, 5:49 AM   #2
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This looks fantastic! Could you please explain te fractalius plugin?

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Old Jul 30, 2008, 6:06 AM   #3
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Beautifully Exquisite.
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Old Jul 30, 2008, 6:11 AM   #4
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This looks fantastic! Could you please explain te fractalius plugin?

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Thanks Dennis,

info from the fractalius site itself.
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Fractalius plugin creates unusual, eccentric artworks in a single step. The effects are based on extraction of so-called hidden fractal texture of an image. You can also simulate various types of exotic lightings and high realistic pencil sketches. http://www.redfieldplugins.com/filterFractalius.htm
[align=left]and that's rather a nice description of what the thing does, only to use it directly without modification I find it a bit to destructive for the image. (unless you are going for that effect) So normally I duplicate the image on a second layer, apply the effect and then set the overlay mode and transparency. This way you can enhance borders, and get some rather nice looking effects.[/align][align=left]a lot of do and don't on
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Beautifully Exquisite.
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To use your cooking anology it looks "well done".:-)

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To use your cooking anology it looks "well done".:-)

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Thanks Jim
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Phew, and I who was proud that I sometimes spend five minutes with the same picture! You really made me urge for that Photoshop course I never get around taking. (Not taking the course is a bad excuse for not trying things like this when it is served (!) here at home).

A million thanks for showing that effort pays! Inspirational stuff like this is what keeps the forum alive.

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it's post like these that make this forum great!
Thanks Ronny.
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 12:18 AM   #10
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That is beautiful, Ronny. I didn't know what Helicon Focus was, so I looked it up. However I still don't fully get it. Could you explain how you use it?

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