Iris

Discussion in 'Retouching and Post Processing' started by Robert, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. Robert

    Robert

    Jul 24, 2005
    Canada
    Three versions, because Iris is my favourite flower. It's too bad they don't last longer. I wish they bloomed all summer!:smile:

    (Thanks Igor for helping with the Anisotropic questions I had...appreciated!!)


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  2. Robert,

    All are nice ...... I particularly like number one.
     
  3. Robert

    Robert

    Jul 24, 2005
    Canada
    Hi Bob! Thanks for the compliment! #1 is the original. It's hard to improve on a natural Iris, but fun to try.:biggrin:
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Those flowers are so beautiful
     
  5. I can understand why the iris if your favourite flower. :smile: #1 is my fav. Wonderful colours, Robert.
     
  6. Robert

    Robert

    Jul 24, 2005
    Canada
    Hi Gale,

    Glad to know you like these!!:smile:
     
  7. Robert

    Robert

    Jul 24, 2005
    Canada
    Hi Sandi,

    Yes, the Iris is definately my favourite and I need to plant more.
    Thanks for your compliment!!:smile:
     
  8. StephanieHelen

    StephanieHelen

    Jun 9, 2006
    All beautiful, but number one is stunning.
     
  9. Keis

    Keis

    307
    Jan 13, 2006
    Fort Collin, CO
    I like all three. THe darker color of #2 is very appealling to me but you have left lots of PS artificts on 2. Particularly the edge of the flowers against the leaves. The leaves have a line where you didn't get a tight enough fit on your processing selection.
     
  10. Robert

    Robert

    Jul 24, 2005
    Canada
    Stephanie,

    Thanks very much for your compliments...appreciated!!!:smile:
     
  11. Robert

    Robert

    Jul 24, 2005
    Canada
    Keis,

    For #2, there wasn't any "selecting" at all. I used the Cardiff action, and it is it's normal look to produce a border, often in thin black, and/or in colour around areas in an image. On another site, there was a comment about an additional green "halo" which was too much of a distraction and I removed it on the version you see here. I could further remove the edges that remain, but the Cardiff look was my intention. Actually, I altered the action slightly to increase the contrast, but that had no effect on any borders that appear due to the action process itself.
    Thanks very much for your compliments/comments....appreciated!!:smile:
     
  12. No 2 is my favorite. Great job on all of them.
     
  13. Robert

    Robert

    Jul 24, 2005
    Canada
    Hi Melissa!!

    Thanks for you compliment...another vote for the one that's a little more dramatic....appreciated!!:smile:
     
  14. KrysiaG

    KrysiaG Guest

    Great capture ~ #1 is my fav.
     
  15. Robert

    Robert

    Jul 24, 2005
    Canada
    Krysia,

    Thanks for your compliment!!! :smile:
     
  16. Just saw these, Robert. I don't think the first one can be improved. Beautiful!
     
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