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    Tulip and texture

    Please tell me what you think?

    I worked with this image just to play with my textures. Does it work?

    Does this image need a border to define it?

    Tulip and texture

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    Re: Tulip and texture

    Not quite working for me, Marie.

    The background is very similar to the outside petals. That is giving something of the appearance of both merging together but somehow not quite achieving a good balance.

    I wonder about doing a square crop to remove some of the darker background area at the image top? It seems to help by creating a better background gradient; so most of the darkest 'heaviest' texture is near the bottom.

    But I am just holding some card against my screen.

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    Re: Tulip and texture

    Since this is an exercise in working with textures for me, I re-did the image. I dodged the vignette of the texture layer slightly so it is less top heavy. I also left the flower petals less sharpened to create an overall softer image.

    Is this a better balance?

    Tulip and texture

    Thanks, Geoff for your suggestions.

    Marie

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    Re: Tulip and texture

    your second edit works well Marie , this is gift card quality, well done.

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    Re: Tulip and texture

    Thank you, Mark.

    That is the effect I was looking for. My next step will be to see how it will print on linen note paper....

    Marie

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    Re: Tulip and texture

    The second edit , looks much better marie. Well done!

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    Re: Tulip and texture

    I will agree with Steve. The second go round has done wonders. Very nicely done.

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    Re: Tulip and texture

    Very nice Marie an I agree that the second try is much better. I too have been playing with textures and find there is an art to it and no two images can be treated the same. I would love to hear how it turns out on linen paper although i do wonder if you plan on leaving the border as presented here when printing? I'm thinking that a torn border might really compliment the paper and that an additional border might be unnecessary.

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