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    WOW --playing with Opacity is Fun!!!! --C&C always

    MacKenzie? posted his post about using opacity in Photoshop. I've been playing. The first picture is one I did *no* PP on, if you can believe it.

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    Likey, no likey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggt View Post
    The first picture is one I did *no* PP on, if you can believe it.
    You're right that I don't believe it. I've never heard of a camera that can be set to add a frame, though that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

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    Mike, you are correct

    I meant playing with the background and such. But, do you like the overlay on the last one?

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    I think I prefer the kaleidoscopic effect of the second one.

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    Gretchen, I just marvel at your fabulous creative view of things. You are a true artist.

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    Re: WOW --playing with Opacity is Fun!!!! --C&C always

    #2!

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    Gretchen, very nice work. I like both. I like #2 for the same reasons as Mike but I like how #3 is soft and almost transparent, like it is fading.

    Serge

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    Re: WOW --playing with Opacity is Fun!!!! --C&C always

    Thanks everyone. It is always good to get feedback. What I think will be popular is usually wrong.

    Sooz --thanks, If crazy is synonymous with artist . . . LOL

    I have been working on photography --trying to set-up a DIY desktop studio. Removing reflection is a challenge and working with the "family of angles"-on a Mommy budget. I thought I had a wonderful pic all ready --no shadows, and the rim around the lens reflected in the glass of the subject. Very irritating. I'm going to put black tape on it and see if that helps. Hopefully, I will be happy enough with the results to post soon! Strangely enough, doing my fun stuff on photoshop helps me to think thru these kinds of problems.

    Divergent thinkers, like myself, have difficulty in the outside world. HA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggt View Post
    the rim around the lens reflected in the glass of the subject.
    I'm not sure what part of the lens you're mentioning, but you might want to cut a hole the exact size of your lens in some black poster paper. Hang the piece of paper on the end of the lens to hide everything behind the paper, including the rest of the lens, the camera, the tripod, etc. It works for me.

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    Re: WOW --playing with Opacity is Fun!!!! --C&C always

    Mike, I thought I did that!!!, but something got reflected back into the glass part of the subject. I have to experiment further, but not today I thought I could easily use and move black tape to see what happens. A non-permanent and rather easy way to test what is getting reflected.

    thanks!

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