Stained glass from a photo........
A lady from the GardenWeb Forum sent me the address of her web site and asked if any of her daylily photos could be rendered into stained glass.
I have always worked with my antique prints, never with a photo so I decided to try it.
Here is the original photo
Here is version 1 of the stained glass
Ashworks wanted to see transparency in the glass, so I tried for that in version 2.
Which do you like better?
number two is brilliantly stunning. OMG you've done a beautiful job. You are absolutely astounding at this type of work.
Coming from you Phil, my heart goes thump, thump, thump. Wow, thanks
Both are superb!
I agree with Phil. #2 looks incredible.
[Edited on 17-11-2003 by Exodus]
seriously, that's awesome!!
how'd u do it?
(jaw drops here)
it looks real- i used to love watching a local artist make that stuff in physical reality, wow!!
I bow down before your greatness.
'Scuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor. Ya know, if you hadn't said that this was PS I would have sworn that it was a real world stained glass piece. Absolutely phenominal! I like the one with the opaque background glass best, but they're both superb.
told you that you need transparency!! ha! great work, it truly is stunning.
....... dunno what to say its a amazing
Thanks again everybody.
Ashworks, thanks to you I found out I could do the transparency thing.
Loiosh, I like #1 better too, but I bow the majority opinion.
Jimmy Pin, how did I do it? I started out by making a new layer ABOVE the photo background image, and doing a tracing of the flower petals. I do it with mouse and hand, but that is not as tedious as it sounds. On an empty layer you can just erase mistakes and fix those. I hand painted the leading on the outer glass panes.
With the leading isolated on a layer, you can emboss it if you like that look. I like the black better.
I used the freeware plugin Simplifier to texture the flower. I almost always use
Eye Candy's glow to slightly darken the edges of the glass panes.
Plus some detail work and toucing up
OMG number two, it takes my breath away