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anne54
12-12-2002, 08:20 AM
I've been doing a lot lately, and this is
one of my most recent works. It's an
undersea fantasy scene.

I think maybe it's too dark

Anne
http://www.stamphistory.net/temp/underseawonder01.jpg

idil
12-12-2002, 12:37 PM
looks nice :D

Cellular
12-12-2002, 12:37 PM
is it a photo or 100% photoshop??

cfire
12-12-2002, 01:35 PM
Looks good, nice colors. My onlyu suggestion would be to fade the checkerboard so that it disappears in the upper right hand corner over the squid. Let the blue shine through. :)

Stellor
12-12-2002, 05:59 PM
Very very nice, I had to touch my screen to make sure it didn't grow bumps, all I would change is to make the 45 degree cuts on the frame stand out a little for added realism.

Sam

DarkAngel
12-12-2002, 06:03 PM
wow, very different, i like it! :D

anne54
12-12-2002, 08:54 PM
Thanks for the nice comments, everyone.
And thanks Frank and Stellar for the constructive help. Yes, the fine details are important, and that's the kind of help
I need.

Anne

uk2usadaz
12-12-2002, 09:14 PM
Anna very nice. I agree with frank.

schemogroby
12-12-2002, 09:52 PM
@first: thx anne, for adding me to your links!

@second:
to me your image looks "out of order"....dunno how to say it ;)
the blue & pink tones makes it look "wrong"...
i like it, overall, but some colors seem to be wrong...
...just like something has been overdone...

i hate the language barrier....*grrr*

=g=

torevaal
12-12-2002, 09:57 PM
I like it very much. It's nice to see something different from time to time.

Your image almost look like it's made of colored metal. Is the 100% PS or what?

-Tore

schemogroby
12-12-2002, 10:01 PM
red X now...

anne54
12-13-2002, 01:29 AM
You are absolutely right, Schemo. the pink area was dark and faded. I overdid it on the brightness and saturation.

You are welcome; you gave me a link
first though.

Anne

Paavo Perkele
12-13-2002, 01:41 AM
I wouldn't change a thing. I like it very much. :)

anne54
12-13-2002, 04:02 AM
Regarding.....is it 100% Photoshop? I started with a 19th century print, intended to be educational. After that it was 100% Photoshop; several hours, lots of filters and manual editing. Unfortunately, I cannot show the original because I accidentally overwrote it--to my dismay. A very similar image is shown below.


http://www.stamphistory.net/temp/81a.jpg


And here is the early stage of the piece,after I had started working on it.
I like this one too, and I think I'll keep it.


http://www.stamphistory.net/temp/underseawonder01a.jpg


As sometimes happens, this picture happened sort of accidentally. I opened
just any image to test out how various filters would work on it. It was the undersea print; and it started to look good to me---sort of surrealistic-- so I kept going at it. I Changed the aspect ratio, increasing the height and piled effect upon effect---plus a lot of hand touching up. And that's how the image came about.

Anne