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Brushes and Backgrounds

Discussion in 'Retouching and Post Processing' started by beaucamera, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. This is a study using brushes and backgrounds.

    I started with a single image, a bee in the lavender.
    I used it for both the background and a new custom brush I created from the bee hovering over a lavender bloom.

    Working with custom brushes is tricky. You only use a single color to apply them. They are hard to see on most backgrounds which is why a simple background often works best.

    Today I decided to try combining filter effects, blending and opacity to explore other ways to use a custom brush. In this montage I used emboss and contour options to add dimentionality. By adjusting the opacities and blending, I was able to elicit more than transparency effects.

    The background had a colored pencil filter applied.
    I think this works, but I'm still experimenting.

    Virginia
    aka beaucamera

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  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    That bee extraction is very impressive:>)))

    Very nice image.
    The embossed idea is neat.
     
  3. Thanks, Gale
    Do you every use the embossing blending mode?

    Virginia
    aka beaucamera
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Never tried it Virginia
     
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