Image Art- Only one per week please

Posted by: tellywellies

Image Art- Only one per week please - Wed Jun 11 2008 10:59 AM

A place for those who like to apply artistic effects to photos or create images of their own from scratch. Well, it's sometimes not really art because good 'effects' can be found as a result of trial and error or by accident <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />. Nonetheless, it can be fun to apply effects to photos and the results can definitely look artistic. So, take a photo and apply some of those 'filters' that are hidden within many photo editing programs and show the results here (usual image size rules apply).
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Image Art - Wed Jun 11 2008 12:03 PM

That was fun! Tried various effects before settling for this - probably a bit OTT, but you did say 'art'.



Here is the original - the road, lined with copper beech trees (not showing the colour too well) leading up to the gates of Sandringham House.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Wed Jun 11 2008 12:39 PM

This was a perfect picture and after messing about for hrs i got the ultimate result.

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Wed Jun 11 2008 01:48 PM

Good effects! Here's a crinkly plastic photo (using the 'Plastic' filter in Photo-Paint 8).


Posted by: djsgal

Re: Image Art - Wed Jun 11 2008 02:55 PM

Oh wow, those are all really good. That plastic one is amazing - you think it's really made out of plastic!
Posted by: djsgal

Re: Image Art - Wed Jun 11 2008 04:21 PM

Here's a photo of some poppies in cartoon format:



Original photo
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Thu Jun 12 2008 08:28 AM

Freddie Mercury statue Montreux switzerland as a chalk drawing photo

Posted by: jordandog

Re: Image Art - Thu Jun 12 2008 08:42 AM

These are all so much fun. The plastic is amazing and, Gary, the one of Freddie is awesome!
Posted by: sue943

Re: Image Art - Thu Jun 12 2008 09:26 AM

lilyalli how did you do the blue one?

Could you all say what filters etc you are using and which software please. Thanks.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Fri Jun 13 2008 01:45 AM



The forth rail bridge

i used four filters cant remember all of them is a Photo digital package from microsoft
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Fri Jun 13 2008 02:55 AM

Nice 'arty' images .

Creating images from scratch can also be interesting. This one was done using a 'Draw' (as opposed to 'Paint') program called Xara Xtreme. It starts of with rectangles and a circles added together. Then a bevelled 'gold' effect is applied. The 'M' is added on top of that and given the same gold treatment. The background and shadows came last.

Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Image Art - Fri Jun 13 2008 04:26 AM

Quote:

lilyalli how did you do the blue one?

Could you all say what filters etc you are using and which software please. Thanks.




I don't have any sophisticated software installed. For that effect I used a few of the photobucket options, but not sure which now as I was playing with various combined settings.

The one below is pop art, from a picture of part of my draught-excluder.




This one is a bit of cheat's option - one click and it's done!
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sat Jun 14 2008 12:31 AM

The paint has run and the paper has curled on this photo. Photo-paint 8's 'Page Curl' and 'Wet Paint' filters used:

Posted by: BluEyedBaybee

Re: Image Art - Sun Jun 15 2008 09:37 PM

Idk really what to say about it... I just took an old black and white photo and re-colored it.

Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Mon Jun 16 2008 01:13 AM

Saw a photgraph in a highland pub dated 1924 of stags i tried to reproduce it.

Posted by: PurpleFan

Re: Image Art - Mon Jun 16 2008 04:54 AM

Wow these pictures are all fabulous.
I am so enjoying them.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Mon Jun 16 2008 10:24 AM

A vector graphic drawn using CorelDraw.

Posted by: jordandog

Re: Image Art - Mon Jun 16 2008 11:09 AM

That brings back memories of many hours spent using my "Spirograph". Here's a picture that shows some of those in case anyone isn't familiar with them.
http://tinyurl.com/4d8zpg
Posted by: djsgal

Re: Image Art - Mon Jun 16 2008 01:08 PM

I loved my spirograph, too, Sandy!

This is a horse photo that I did all kinds of things too, but I liked the result.

Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: Image Art - Mon Jun 16 2008 02:30 PM

Playing around with a flower and greenery, this is the end result of a watercolor print.

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Tue Jun 17 2008 09:02 AM

I'd need to learn how to apply a more natural texture to the window to make this look more convincing. There is no such window or brick wall. These were created using Xara Xtreme. Guildford Castle Keep is real enough. Sit the photo behind the false window and wall for the finished image:

Posted by: jordandog

Re: Image Art - Tue Jun 17 2008 10:03 AM

ClaraSue, That almost looks like a child, arms extended and jumping, in the middle of yours. djs and tw, very neat. That brick wall looks real to me and the window's not too bad - amazing stuff you can do with that program, tw.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sat Jun 21 2008 09:58 AM

A bit like lilyalli's cats this one. The effect is done with a Photo-Paint filter called psychedelic. Poor goose! :

Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Sat Jun 21 2008 10:26 AM



picture obtained using eggshell opaque in microsoft digital suite
Posted by: jordandog

Re: Image Art - Sat Jun 21 2008 10:41 AM

First psychedelic goose I've seen while sober, tw!
Gary, that one is fantastic, I love it! Very neat effect.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sun Jun 22 2008 03:59 AM

Referring to the Spirograph mentioned earlier, there is a free program that works with 'Draw' programs (not 'Paint' or 'Photo editing' ones) called 'SpiroJ' that can give effects like that. Below is just a sample. The shapes it can make are infinitely variable. It just draws an outline, which is then filled with colour within the Draw program:

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Mon Jun 23 2008 08:55 AM

Guildford High Street clock with an 'old silver' embossed look. It was done in Xara Xtreme. A photo was converted to a Draw (vector) format using the 'Trace' tool. Then then an effect called 'Chrome' was used. A bit more playing around produced the effect.

Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Mon Jun 23 2008 09:24 AM








This was achievied using cave painting filter in my microsoft photo package.
Posted by: picqero

Re: Image Art - Wed Jun 25 2008 11:00 PM

Ghostly cavalrymen of the English Civil War, with drawn swords. Achieved using a neon effect programme.

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Thu Jun 26 2008 01:18 PM

I drew this a while ago and I'm not sure if I've linked to it before. It wasn't displayed in a post anyway. A Xara Xtreme vector drawing:

Posted by: jordandog

Re: Image Art - Thu Jun 26 2008 01:29 PM

tw, Professer, and picqero - hats off to all, those are fantastic! I just love this stuff.
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Thu Jun 26 2008 07:23 PM


you're losing your marbles, lol.
excellent.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Fri Jun 27 2008 08:17 AM

Yes, maybe the drawing is symbolic of my trouble

I've been playing around with the new extrude tool in the recently released Xara Xtreme 4 Trial. Using this and a few other functions (transparency etc) produced these first attempts. It would cost money to upgrade to the new version but I think I might go for it:

Posted by: jordandog

Re: Image Art - Fri Jun 27 2008 09:06 AM

tw, You could be onto a career in special effects for the movies! I selfishly think you really ought to upgrade.
Posted by: sue943

Re: Image Art - Fri Jun 27 2008 11:58 AM

I took a rose photo of mine, then used the marbled glass effect followed by lizard skin, this is in Adobe Photoshop.

Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Image Art - Fri Jun 27 2008 02:31 PM

Tha rose looks lovely with that finish, Sue - very attractive, unlike this odd windmill created with photoimpression cylinder effect and altered colours.

Posted by: jordandog

Re: Image Art - Fri Jun 27 2008 04:23 PM

Lovely rose, Sue.
lilyalli, Yours looks like a teapot warrior with a sword. I've noticed I am the only one who comments with my *strange observations*? I wonder what that says about me....
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: Image Art - Fri Jun 27 2008 06:00 PM

Quote:

I've noticed I am the only one who comments with my *strange observations*? I wonder what that says about me....




Well, I wasn't going to say anything about you, Sandy, but now that you've mentioned it....**snicker**
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sat Jun 28 2008 10:27 AM

So guess who just upgraded to Xara Xtreme 4 and who played with the program all afternoon when he should have been doing the gardening!

Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Sat Jun 28 2008 10:42 AM



used paint wides strokes for this photo of dolphins and rainbow
Posted by: The_lioness33

Re: Image Art - Mon Jun 30 2008 02:56 AM

My first try at something like this...
A giraffe photo we took at Taronga Zoo last year.

Using Jasc Paint Shop Pro 9, I put a sepia tint to it and used the 'blinds' texture.

Posted by: gypsy1326

Re: Image Art - Sun Jul 06 2008 04:11 PM

Here is a picture of the American Supreme Court building, done with the "Fresco" option on Photobucket. Then I hand brushed some of the details back to the original photo, such as the sky portions and the statue in front - the edges are a little rough, though, because all I have with me is a laptop computer with no mouse.
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Image Art - Mon Jul 07 2008 07:15 AM

Photobucket 'paint'.

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Mon Jul 07 2008 08:33 AM

A blurry, blended, flowery, leafy collage on a black, wavy bevelled background. Done in Xara Xtreme:

Posted by: gypsy1326

Re: Image Art - Mon Jul 07 2008 09:31 AM

lily, that shadow photo does look wonderful with the effect! Prof, I love the way the rainbow comes through that image, too.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Wed Jul 09 2008 12:37 AM

This is a vector drawing of pencil, paper and background I constructed. The individual components that make up the drawing are shown in the grey oblong. Vector drawing is quite interesting because all of the bits are are separate outlines filled with colours. The outlines can be seen in the outline view (top left):

Posted by: picqero

Re: Image Art - Wed Jul 09 2008 10:55 AM

A .gif image of the waterfront near Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square) in Venice, taken two days ago.
Posted by: jordandog

Re: Image Art - Wed Jul 09 2008 12:54 PM

Just got back to this thread and have to say, "Thank you, ClaraSue!" Good to know someone appreciates my strangeness.
tw, I am so glad you went with the upgrade, more for us, and that really is a neat program. These are all just wonderful and that boat photo did look great just like you thought it would, lily.
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Thu Jul 10 2008 06:48 PM

Very creative people here, have enjoyed looking at your work. This is a fractal using "Apophysis" freeware.

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Fri Jul 11 2008 01:44 AM

That's a good effect mcshellsie. In fact, they're all very good and a bit of fun to produce too.

This is done with 'Brushes' in Xara Xtreme. It starts off as just a couple of drawn circles and then you play around with for a while until it looks a bit interesting

Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Sat Jul 12 2008 09:52 PM


TW, your piece made with the "brushes" reminds me of toothpaste for some reason, lol. Neat effect. Your vector drawing is excellent. It is something I had always wanted to learn.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sun Jul 13 2008 01:27 AM

I've always liked vector drawing. It's very different to working with bitmap graphics. Here is one that is mostly bitmap. It's still done in the same program but Xara Xtreme also has the capability of working with photos (bitmaps). It was touched up a bit in Photo-Paint though because I couldn't quite get the shadow how I wanted it in Xara:

Posted by: jordandog

Re: Image Art - Sun Jul 13 2008 08:17 AM

I saw the toothpaste also before reading your comment, mcs! The above makes me feel as if I can actually reach out and peel the layers back further on my monitor, tw. Absolutely fascinating.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Mon Jul 14 2008 03:46 AM

Here's a vector (drawn) graphic I did a while ago:



Edit: CorelDraw was used for this one.
Posted by: jordandog

Re: Image Art - Mon Jul 14 2008 08:11 AM

I wonder if Terry has seen that one, tw? Clever advertising logo in the future perhaps?
Posted by: picqero

Re: Image Art - Mon Jul 14 2008 11:11 AM

Daffodils!

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Image Art - Wed Jul 16 2008 04:50 PM

These are all so much fun to look at, I had to have a try myself! I really like your daffodils, picqero.

So, here's my first attempt, just using what Photobucket has to offer. Started with the photo of the river that I used for yesterday's photo a day, used the "Invert" effect, made it a poster with a title, used "fill" to put some green in the leaves and then used the blemish eraser to get rid of a word I didn't want...

Posted by: jordandog

Re: Image Art - Wed Jul 16 2008 05:16 PM

Nice daffodils, picqero.
Liz, that poster is outstanding! I would love to have that in my home.
Posted by: picqero

Re: Image Art - Thu Jul 17 2008 10:40 PM

English Civil War re-enactors, tinted blue and snow applied.

Posted by: The_lioness33

Re: Image Art - Sat Jul 19 2008 08:38 AM

First go at using Terragen here...It's one of a series of pictures of the same place at different times.

Posted by: denni19

Re: Image Art - Sat Jul 19 2008 10:03 AM

Fantastic photos everyone!

I just couldn't stay away so here is one of my golden memories from my visit to the Isle of Mull (Scotland) four years ago .



I used the "Sculpture" effect in Paint Shop Pro 7.
Posted by: The_lioness33

Re: Image Art - Sun Jul 20 2008 06:54 AM

This is my second go at using Terragen, and my first go at using the 'parent and child' bit, which is basically layers. It's not as good as the sunset.

Posted by: picqero

Re: Image Art - Tue Jul 22 2008 08:50 AM

A different 'Civil War' from that of my last post; Union infantry with the 35 starred flag.
A subtly textured image.

Posted by: bhs63

Re: Image Art - Fri Jul 25 2008 03:06 PM

I messed with a pic of a rose in Photoshop. I changed it to "Poster" and then added "Poster Edges."

Posted by: picqero

Re: Image Art - Sat Jul 26 2008 09:07 PM

Blue bindweed, with zoom feature applied.

Posted by: bhs63

Re: Image Art - Sun Jul 27 2008 01:26 PM

Freckle Face
Photoshop playing with the stamp effect.

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sun Jul 27 2008 05:35 PM

Strange effect done in Xara Xtreme

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Tue Jul 29 2008 01:02 PM

An attempt at animation. The movement isn't very smooth but it was just something created to see if I could do it:

Posted by: nifti1

Re: Image Art - Thu Jul 31 2008 09:13 AM

My first attempt done in photobucket, since I found this forum I'm getting no housework done!!
Posted by: nifti1

Re: Image Art - Thu Jul 31 2008 06:34 PM

and my second
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Fri Aug 01 2008 06:38 AM



My Favourite castle in Scotland, I used a Antique effect coupled with sepia in a microsoft package.

Wanted to get a feel of how it would have been photographed at the turn of the last century
Posted by: jordandog

Re: Image Art - Fri Aug 01 2008 08:13 AM

Oh, you are all so good!
bhs, that looks like your granddaughter, the 'avid reader', with the beautiful red hair?
Great job for a first try, nifti, really like the 2nd one.
Gary, That castle looks very period authentic.
tw, Your animation started making me dizzy!
Posted by: picqero

Re: Image Art - Mon Aug 04 2008 05:35 AM

Pop art image of a malachite rhino ornament. I posted the 'real' image of it a few months ago in photo-a-day.

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Tue Aug 05 2008 10:05 AM

Fun forum with great idea threads!

"Tulips" - Done in Adobe Photoshop over emphasizing the midtones and maximizing sharpness.

Posted by: bhs63

Re: Image Art - Tue Aug 05 2008 11:51 AM

Very cool tulips!
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Wed Aug 13 2008 12:57 AM

A metal cow, which is so obscure there's a clue in the top left corner :



Xara Xtreme 'Chrome' (with a yellow tint) and '3D' effects.
Posted by: picqero

Re: Image Art - Thu Aug 14 2008 11:04 AM

Yeomen of the Wars of the Roses; fought in the mid 15th century, between the royal houses of York and Lancaster to decide the succession to the throne of England.
The name derived from the house of York using a white rose and the house of Lancaster using a red rose in their coats of arms.

Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: Image Art - Wed Aug 27 2008 04:06 PM

I took this last weekend in Fort Lauderdale, FL just before I dropped and broke my camera. Playing around with a photoshop program and I create pink skies and blue trees.

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sun Aug 31 2008 04:45 AM

Messing around with spirals:

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Fri Sep 05 2008 04:59 PM

Larking about with letters:

Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Tue Sep 16 2008 05:50 AM



messing around with my photo package after Sherry75 said this pic would make a godd painting. The end result
Posted by: Sherry75

Re: Image Art - Tue Sep 16 2008 06:34 AM

Wow that's amazing - should print a few off, frame them and make your fortune!
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Wed Sep 24 2008 11:51 PM

Just wanted to say how i enjoyed everyones artwork. Great animation Martin. Gary? The tones you have used just seem perfect for your subject. May I ask which castle it is? And Grand Central is just fabulous. Good job all.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Thu Sep 25 2008 09:06 AM

Shelley i assume the castle you are referring to is the purple looking pic, it is proably the most well known castle after Edinburgh castle is Eliean Donan castle on the way to Skye. Was featured in the movie Highlander where you see Christopher lambert going off to fight, was also featured in The Avengers movie. Is a place i can sit for hours as is so tranquil and if i allow myself to drift i can imagine the fighting in that area.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Thu Sep 25 2008 10:41 AM




I messed around for a hour with this pic first changing the hue of the shot dif col;ours etc. Forget what filter i used but felt this was a worthy photo for image art
Posted by: The_lioness33

Re: Image Art - Mon Sep 29 2008 01:34 AM

I've been playing around with Terragen again:

Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Image Art - Mon Sep 29 2008 10:38 AM

That is lovely, lioness. A bit spooky somehow, but quite beautiful too.

This is my spider's web from photo-a-day, with neon effect and cropped - something which maybe I should have done originally, but I tend to post whatever I have snapped, warts 'n' all.



Gary - I especially like that station image. It really would make a great framed picture and would look just right in one of the Waiting Rooms.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Mon Sep 29 2008 01:54 PM

Train your puppies to dance and they too could be stars of the big screen.

Posted by: SOTHC

Re: Image Art - Sat Oct 04 2008 10:29 AM

I was playing around with the kaleidoscope settings and a canada goose looks like this

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Mon Oct 13 2008 01:24 PM

This almost could've gone in the "What Is It thread but it doesn't seem quite obscure enough. Anyway, about the only adjustments to the photo was to enhance the underlying colors. Pix is of the Great Sand Dunes which lay at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range in southern Colorado.

Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Sun Oct 19 2008 10:15 AM



used same techinique as i did for the cemtral station photo am pleased with the outcome
Posted by: jordandog

Re: Image Art - Sun Oct 19 2008 03:36 PM

I haven't been in this thread in ages and was just absolutely wowed! You all impressed the heck out of me again.

Gary, I love that shot of the station from September 16th. I agree, frame that up, I'd love to have one and like your last one also.

lilyalli, that spider web is very cool!

tw, the dogs are hilarious. I laughed out loud when I saw that one.

SOTHC, only you would come up with kaleidoscopic geese. I would never have guessed that one in a million years.

Tredici, the colors in the dunes are so soft and beautiful, just like, well, dunes!
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Mon Oct 20 2008 12:46 PM

Thanks for the comments Sandy is good job i copyright all my photographs, i have a printed copy of each photo which i post to myself. That way they are copyright bevcause if post mark. i normally do 20 at a time was the best way to copyright the photos as advised by a solicitor.
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Sat Nov 08 2008 02:25 AM

i had a reply here, don't know what happened to it, with comments on the beautiful spider web, and e.d. castle. did anyone see it? i was asking you prof, what you use to do your beautiful drawings ... anyhow ... don't get much time to play anymore ... this is just "painted" with various filters in psp (v.7) of a photo of a church in the Rocky Mountains ... will post the original tomorrow, there is really quite a difference in the two ...

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Sat Nov 08 2008 11:16 AM

Is that "Our Lady of the Mountains?" At any rate, lovely and I look forward to seeing the next version.
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Sun Nov 09 2008 06:20 PM



Hi Tredici - no, it is The Chapel on the Rock at Camp Saint Malo on the Peak-to-Peak Highway in your state. Is it near you? It is such a beautiful place.
This is the original ...
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Sun Nov 09 2008 11:38 PM

I wish it was near me. Unfortunately I'm a flatlander... There are several beautiful mountain churches when we travel we try to visit. Many of them are similarly constructed, more than likely built around the same time periods.
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Mon Nov 10 2008 10:20 PM


Well, they are truly beautiful and built in perfect places. I hope you snag photos of all of them in your travels!
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Sat Nov 15 2008 05:54 PM




Made with
Reflet Freeware (a stand-alone ani program)

http://www.brothersoft.com/reflet-65182.html

A Tutorial:
http://www.pspbuddies.com/pspTutor/CSGreen/reflet/reflet.html

(a version i had sometime back, let you select the area to animate, this one does not "appear" to or perhaps i need to read the tutorial ... i was winging it. This was sort of a fore-runner to java applets ...

--

"Generate simply and quickly an animation simulating waves effects."
By BS Editor: Reflet makes it possible to generate simply and quickly an animation simulating waves effects and lake reflection. It is very practical to animate logos, to decorate your web pages or quite simply to have fun. It can be used of course for images with water but you can widen the choice for the monuments, portraits or to create text animations.

Settings
Various parameters are available to adjust the animation result. Start by defining the number of frames. More this number is high more animation will be fluid but more the file obtained will be large. Adjust then the animation speed and the reflection height. The size of the original image isan important parameter. If the image is too small, the waves will be not visible and animation without interest. If the image is too large, animation will be not fluid enough.

Export animation
Reflet is able to export animation as animated GIF format, as sequences of images and as AVI format. After saving image as GIF format, the software proposes to you to create a HTML page to test the result."
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: Image Art - Sun Nov 16 2008 06:18 PM

NOW I see it, Shelley. Yesterday when I looked, it wasn't moving. Now it is. How neat! All I can say is you have much more patience than I do.
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Fri Nov 21 2008 12:55 AM

Clara Sue, it is really easy - just with that software, just a couple of clicks, honest. It does it all for you.
I wouldn't have the patience to do an animation like that manually, lol.
~glad it worked for you to see it.
Posted by: jordandog

Re: Image Art - Fri Nov 21 2008 11:11 AM

Shelley,
I love the chapel and aren't you *Miss HotsieTotsie* with the animated reflection! That is really cool and I may download the program, depending on how much space it requires.
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Sun Nov 23 2008 03:46 AM

Thank you JD. i just remembered the 'reflet' - it takes hardly any space, is stand-alone, doesn't tie into any of your graphics applications. Forgot how much fun it is to create digital paintings, belonged to a digital painting group a few years ago. This is again, just various filters in PSP v.7. ps JD - i like your quote, i read all of his books - think his last one was called "One" ? ... so good.



Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sun Nov 23 2008 03:20 PM

One large photo of flowers blended in 30 steps to the same photo but smaller and with a drop shadow added. Lettering filled with the flower background. outlined and slightly bevelled. Messing about done in Xara Xtreme.

Posted by: Jar

Re: Image Art - Sun Nov 23 2008 05:44 PM

Telly, do you use Xara Xtreme Pro or Xara Xtreme Home?
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sun Nov 23 2008 06:08 PM

I use just Xara Xtreme. Not the Pro version.
Posted by: jordandog

Re: Image Art - Mon Nov 24 2008 08:32 AM

Ooh, I like that one also, Shelley. Bach has quite a few books after 'One', which I loved, including a 'Reminders for the Advanced Soul' from Messiah.

tw, That is so 70's psychedelic! You could have made a fortune off posters back then.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Mon Nov 24 2008 11:29 AM

Another vector pattern:

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Tue Nov 25 2008 11:13 AM

This is a bit different. Xara 3D produced this. I only just got the program and this is just trying it out to see what it does. I wouldn't normally have bothered buying it but it was on offer until tomorrow because there's a newer version of the program now.

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Wed Nov 26 2008 08:31 AM

After a bit more practice...



File sizes turn out a bit big though.
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Wed Nov 26 2008 09:28 AM

Very Cool TW.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sat Nov 29 2008 11:55 AM

This one took a bit of creating. It is so complicated that the computer was stretched to the limit in resources. In the end, each slight adjustment was taking the program and the computer about 15 to 30 seconds to complete, so I had to stop modifying this 'n' that and declare the graphic finished. Just a bit of interest on a dull and chilly Saturday afternoon.

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Sat Nov 29 2008 02:12 PM

Beautiful!
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sun Nov 30 2008 09:27 AM

Another 3D animation:

Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Sun Nov 30 2008 04:14 PM

Super animations TW. I like the supposes roses, lol ... the forum ones with the page behind are a really creative idea and well done. Now you're colourful one ... wow. I imagine the graphic in landscape and it looks like the most beautiful 'fish'. Hope that's not just because I am hungry.

Jordandog, i had no idea he had written more since 'One' - but then it is many years ago since i read his work, i think " J L S " came out when i was in my teens - and that is MANY moons ago. Thank you for letting me know that, i might start reading that genre again ...

great art here everyone, it is so fun to play - especially on those "dreary" afternoons, i know!
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sun Nov 30 2008 05:15 PM

Thanks mc_shellsie. The weather was wet and miserable again here today, hence another graphic .

I find animated gifs interesting things. They look one picture but are really a number of images being shown one after another. The animated gif above consists of 27 separate pictures being shown at 7 pictures a second (including the seemingly static background). No wonder the file size tends to be large.

It couldn't be too physically large because of file size. A bigger picture would take too long to load. The detail in the background photo, looks rather 'flat'. That's because there are only 16 colours in it, which also helps to keep the file size down.
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Wed Dec 03 2008 12:57 AM



i forget what this psp filter effect is called, sculpture or something like that. From the photo of a butterfly on a windowsill.
Posted by: jordandog

Re: Image Art - Wed Dec 03 2008 08:06 AM

Very, very cool, tw. The complicated and colorful one made me think of a *Center of the Universe* type thing.

I like the butterfly effect, Shelley! Gee, that soundes like a good movie plot and title...

(For anyone not familiar, 'The Butterfly Effect' was a movie a few years ago. I haven't completely lost my mind.)
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Wed Dec 03 2008 05:28 PM

A dicey picture:

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Fri Dec 05 2008 12:54 AM

Attempting play in photoshop with coloring and to add a few graphics to some of my winter photos to serve as Christmas cards, which can be done with half fold papers and the printer.

Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Sat Dec 06 2008 01:31 AM

those dice are great TW ! - i love the unusual . What a beautiful christmas card your photo made, the personal touch to send Tredici.
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: Image Art - Sat Dec 06 2008 07:07 AM

TW, I never tire of looking at your creations. Shelley, the butterfly photo is fantastic. And Tredici, I love the Christmas card your photo made. That is a wonderful idea and how great it turned out! I'm going to have to see if I can't find something along those same lines to do for the holidays.
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Sat Dec 06 2008 07:51 AM

can't sleep, must play ...

this is created from a photo posted in the December photo-a-day. the lyrics are from Pink Floyd ...

Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Sat Dec 06 2008 06:40 PM

I've really been enjoying the image art. Inspired by Tredici, I used a photo of a "gingerbread house" cake display from a couple of years ago and applied the pastel application from Virtual Painter.

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Sun Dec 07 2008 01:47 AM

With excellent results! You would be hard pressed to make the recipient believe that is a photo of yours. It does make a sweet and whimsical card.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Sun Dec 07 2008 09:22 AM



this is a carousel ride using a simple chrome effect
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Tue Dec 09 2008 12:32 AM


Your Christmas card is great DG - very fun! Hi Gary, i like your chrome, to me it almost looks like glass and dripping icicles. It is neat how one can change completely an original photo to be something else completely.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Tue Dec 09 2008 01:49 AM

Glad you like the pic Shellie had to do it this way to hide the people there are spots you can still see of the carosuel ride if you look closely.bottom left stands out.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Wed Dec 10 2008 01:48 PM

This image doesn't have any photographic content. It was drawn line by line quite a while ago using the CorelDraw art package. I recently opened it in Xara Xtreme and added more contours. This item is hanging on the wall and the drawing is just a copy of it. I'm fairly pleased but might do further work to give the glass some reflection:

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Wed Dec 10 2008 05:02 PM

Gosh TW. You are far more ambitious than I am. About as far as I would go is a digital click! (-8
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Wed Dec 10 2008 05:21 PM

Quote:

..digital click!



Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Wed Dec 10 2008 09:10 PM

That's beautiful work, tw. I can't believe you did that line by line.



I messed around with the hue in IrfanView to make this picture blue and white and added the text.
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Image Art - Wed Dec 10 2008 10:34 PM

I'm am so impressed with your work and patience tellywellies! Wow!

DeputyGary, that would make such a lovely card.
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Thu Dec 11 2008 11:41 PM

This is a picture of our front yard light sporting the first real snow of the winter. I used some of the watercolor artistic effects in photoshop to create another candidate for Christmas cards.

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Thu Dec 11 2008 11:43 PM

I have my photo hosting site set for forum size images but the above seems a bit large. If it is taking up too much space, let me know and I will try re-importing into Image Shack.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Fri Dec 12 2008 01:42 AM

I never thought about using filters on photos to create artistic cards and messages but a very good idea. The ones shown here look as good as some seen for sale in the shops.

The image size is OK Tredici.
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Fri Dec 12 2008 10:15 AM

Telly - In our local "Office Depots" in the specialty paper section they have designed either quarter or half fold cards complete with the correct envelope size. I watch for sales or coupon deals and then stock up. People seem to really enjoy getting a card with the original artwork. Last summer my Mom's neighbor wanted me to take pictures of a bouquet of sunflowers she had been given. When her 80th birthday rolled around I used one of the pix to make her a card. She really loved it so it's a nice way to make something special and personalized.
Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Sat Dec 13 2008 12:01 PM

That's beautiful Tredici. It would make a great card.



Here is a shot of the river falls modified in a program called, strangely enough, "Photo to Cartoon." It is very easy to use.
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: Image Art - Sat Dec 13 2008 06:43 PM

DG and Tredici, I am just blown away by how beautiful your photos-to-cards turned out. They're wonderful! I have been searching through all my photos trying to find one suitable enough to try my hand at converting.
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Sun Dec 14 2008 12:42 AM

Still having fun playing with the photo effects.

In the meadow we will build a snowman...

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Thu Dec 18 2008 11:49 AM

Posted by: picqero

Re: Image Art - Tue Dec 23 2008 03:48 PM

The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, London, is an annual present from the people of Norway, to acknowledge Britain's support during World War II.

Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Fri Dec 26 2008 08:18 AM

Nice looking old train, Tredici.
And I like the Trafalgar Square picture, picqero. I wonder if you added the snow effect or if was actually snowing. Its nice.



A cardinal in one of my backyard trees. Two cardinals nest in the vines on the corner of my house.
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Image Art - Fri Dec 26 2008 10:00 AM

No wonder they didn't do well against the Patriots -- they're hanging out in South Dakota...

Very cool pic!
Posted by: picqero

Re: Image Art - Fri Dec 26 2008 10:20 AM

Quote:

I like the Trafalgar Square picture, picqero. I wonder if you added the snow effect or if was actually snowing.




Hi Gary, the snow was added, and is part of the special effects. Also the image was deliberately blurred, and the purple-ish halo around the edges was added!
Glad you liked it
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Sat Dec 27 2008 04:16 PM


Lovely work everyone. Trafalgar is marvelous Piquero, made me smile.



... from a photo of mine, taken outside Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.
Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Mon Dec 29 2008 10:43 AM

Very nice pic, Shellie. I like the way the detail is sparser in the corners.




This was done in paint.net. Its an effect called "polar inversion."
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Image Art - Mon Dec 29 2008 10:58 PM

Mc shellsie -- that's so pretty -- looks like a charcoal drawing.

DG -- that's just weird!
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Wed Dec 31 2008 11:22 AM

Jazzed up a pix of my sister's kitty. Larger, framed version for her Christmas present.

Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Wed Jan 07 2009 08:43 AM

What a great idea for a gift, Tredici.



Cirrus clouds in a sunset sky with the hue and temperature adjusted to make it more dramatic.
Posted by: satguru

Re: Image Art - Wed Jan 07 2009 10:58 AM

This is just to show we can still do it with actual paint and paper!

Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Sun Jan 11 2009 01:44 AM

lovely paint everyone - SatG , how right you are ...

here's a snowscape ...

Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Fri Jan 16 2009 03:45 PM

Nice painting, satguru. Yours, too, shellie. Reminds me of driving through Wyoming in winter, hoping your car doesn't break down.



Still messing around with different programs. This was done on photoshop.com, a photo hosting site with limited editing tools.
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Image Art - Fri Jan 16 2009 07:04 PM

QE2 leaving Lisbon, using Photobucket fresco. I like the bridge reflection - should have used it in last week's theme!

Posted by: dave53

Re: Image Art - Fri Jan 23 2009 04:33 PM

Here's a little trick shot I took of my daughter and granddaughter last summer. My granddaughter is standing on the hill behind my daughter. I just had my daughter hold her hand out and then I lined them both up to get the shot.

Edit: See private message Dave53
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Fri Jan 23 2009 06:49 PM

Very well played sir!
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Thu Feb 05 2009 10:29 AM

I drew a pot with a flower on the lid. Every home should have one. I think it's got talcum powder in it. At least, that's what I'm going to say it is if anyone asks me. I just felt it ought to have something inside.

Posted by: satguru

Re: Image Art - Thu Feb 05 2009 06:48 PM

This is my first attempt at Word art, a mockup of the local sign on the way home from Muswell Hill. It was enough of a job learning all the features but I found it has a huge border. I don't know if it can be fixed once saved as a file but if you can remove the A4 paper round it I'd be very pleased Martin!

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Fri Feb 06 2009 12:32 AM

There you go David. The surrounding paper has been cropped away. If you plan to create more images, there are a number of free programs available that can do that kind of editing. Irfanview and Picasa are two popular ones.

If you decide to progress from using WordArt for image creation, there are a number of free programs around. Windows 'Paint' (part of Windows so already installed) can produce some fairly good ones.
Posted by: satguru

Re: Image Art - Fri Feb 06 2009 08:55 AM

Thanks Martin, I've got Picasa and what I did was use a trial program to convert .doc files to jpeg so I could upload them. Now I know I can just treat them like photos rather than use more Word commands I know where I am. I tried draw when I got it but how you are expected to write or draw using a mouse still beats me. I don't know if there's another way like a stylus but you have shown it's possible but no idea how!
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Fri Feb 06 2009 10:38 AM

The mentioned IrfanView is quite good. You wouldn't need any sort of converter if this is installed. Pressing the keyboard 'Print Screen' (PrtSc) keyboard button copies what you see on the monitor to the Windows 'Clipboard'. This image can then be pasted into Irfanview. There is a 'crop' tool for cropping away the unwanted parts of the image. The remaining (or wanted) part of it can then be saved as a jpeg ready for uploading and showing in the forum.

If you decide to install IrfanView, read the options carefully as it installs. An optional toolbar is offered. Make sure the option is un-ticked if you don't want to install the toolbar.
Posted by: satguru

Re: Image Art - Fri Feb 06 2009 08:07 PM

Thanks for that information. The doc converter has 30 free goes and then runs out but that's fine as I'm happier with a paintbrush than a mouse or screen for my usual pictures but Word is perfect for signs as it has the same fonts and frames as they did so can copy them very closely. I may add in a real one under that if allowed so people can compare them, but first I need to justify the place names to the left as I missed that bit!
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Sat Feb 07 2009 12:03 AM

Another stark winter tree where the picture looked as if taken in black and white. So.... a little slide of the arrow here, a little click of the mouse there and now a much different creation.

Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Sun Feb 08 2009 01:27 PM

Word art can be fun, i like yours Satguru. Lovely Tredici, i like the graduated colours.

The original of this was a yellow miniature rose. Upped the contrast, colour tinted, added noise.

'My Wild Irish Rose' ...


Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Tue Feb 10 2009 12:16 AM

Isn't playing with all those artistic options fun? Tweaked about everything in this compostion.

Posted by: The_lioness33

Re: Image Art - Tue Feb 10 2009 12:50 AM



A street near mine. I think I used coloured chalk effect or something.
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Tue Feb 10 2009 12:10 PM

It gave your street a lovely texture Lioness. Wonderful colours Tredici.

These were originally some flowers (blue agapanthus)-
changed with a lot of different effects... i thought it ended up looking kind of "bridal"

Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Tue Feb 10 2009 12:12 PM

TW - your drawings from scratch always amaze me. I think it is "lavender-scented" talc in that lovely box !
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Tue Feb 10 2009 01:06 PM

Thanks - I perhaps should say (or have said) that the flower on the lid is an embedded photograph ..but the rest is all created in the program from scratch. I've seen some impressive looking flowers actually drawn using the program but I haven't had a go at one yet. Maybe on the next wet afternoon.

Your own and other members' creations are impressive too. Many are as good as any professionally designed greetings card. They would make good cards if anyone felt like branching out into making some.
Posted by: lady1

Re: Image Art - Thu Feb 19 2009 07:13 AM



Taking pictures in the Huguenot Tunnel, north of Cape Town, I moved the camera as I took the photo and liked what happened. This is the result.
Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Wed Feb 25 2009 10:22 PM

That turned out very nice, lady1. The red and green lines are so interesting.

Love your description Tredici--'a little slide of the arrow here, click of the mouse there.' Like its really that easy. Although it does seem to be for you.



Goodyear blimp with a little tile reflection distortion.
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Peacock - Sun Mar 01 2009 02:12 AM

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Peacock - Sun Mar 01 2009 10:24 AM

That is absolutely cool!
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Peacock - Mon Mar 09 2009 02:31 PM

Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Image Art - Mon Mar 09 2009 06:00 PM

I don't know why I took a picture of a stack of kayaks/canoes/windsurfing gear with trailers thrown on top willy nilly. I expect I thought it would be arty, perhaps the angle appealed, perhaps I'd eaten too much ice cream. Anyway, you can see the very dull picture here: http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/1543/boatwheelsorig.jpg

And then I loaded the image into Lightroom, fiddled a bit and...

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Mon Mar 09 2009 10:23 PM

Fiddling is the funnest.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Tue Mar 10 2009 05:44 PM

I've been trying a free image editor called Gimp. It works very well. The program includes a good number of filters/effects. This one is called 'Bumpmap':

Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Sun Mar 15 2009 03:21 AM

TW ...very 3-D! I like the effect, almost like quilting.

Tredici;the pink sky is really neat ... the unexpected!
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Peacock *DELETED* - Sun Mar 15 2009 03:22 AM

Post deleted by mc_shellsie
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Peacock - Sun Mar 15 2009 03:26 AM


Monkey Flower, "painted"
Alaska

Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Peacock - Thu Mar 19 2009 03:42 AM



Earth and Heaven ...

Fairy Skies ... or Toxic Clouds?
Your glass half full ... or half empty?
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Peacock - Thu Mar 19 2009 08:06 AM

I think that is lovely! Breathtaking
Posted by: jordandog

Re: Peacock - Thu Mar 19 2009 08:33 AM

I haven't ventured here in a few weeks and the new ones are amazing! Thanks for the neat creations, all.
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Thu Mar 19 2009 03:01 PM

Love the pink sky tredici. Your colours and form at so interesting flopsy.

Puppies look so sweet and innocent ... like children, they don't like the word STOP or NO,their wee brains don't understand what it means.

Thank you sp Liz ... it is done mostly in PSP v.7 - they have nice filters for light effects.

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Image Art - Thu Mar 19 2009 06:38 PM

Now you have me saying "Awww, sweet!"
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Thu Mar 19 2009 10:30 PM


spliz ... he is so spoilt - his name is Diddley !
Posted by: picqero

Re: Image Art - Sun Mar 22 2009 12:13 PM

A blue and yellow macaw, also called 'blue and gold'. Effect created by posterizing.

Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Image Art - Sun Mar 22 2009 08:11 PM

I'm not sure what I did here - just messing about.

Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Tue Mar 24 2009 07:49 PM

Your macaw makes a wonderful poster piqero i love it. Lovely roses lilyalli, very nice effect.
Posted by: The_lioness33

Re: Image Art - Fri Apr 10 2009 11:04 AM

This is what happens when I get bored and play with new photoshop tricks.

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Sat Apr 18 2009 07:56 AM

Posted by: bhs63

Re: Image Art - Tue Apr 28 2009 01:53 AM



I have a new program called Kaleidoscope Kreator, so I've been playing with it. This is a picture of an azalea.
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Wed May 13 2009 10:02 AM

Posted by: picqero

Re: Image Art - Wed Jun 10 2009 05:58 AM

'Solar roses' originally orange, effect created by 'solarising' in photoshop.

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Image Art - Sun Jun 14 2009 10:02 PM

Tredici: yours looks like it was carved out of tinted paraffin..gorgeous!

Picqero: I'd swear those were SATIN roses instead!

I don't have any fancy "special effects" programs, so I chose a picture I took at the San Diego Zoo that ALREADY had pattern in it LOL! All I did was change hue/saturation/contrast in ACDSee photo editor.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Wed Jul 22 2009 04:46 PM

Done in Serif DrawPlus X2:

Posted by: picqero

Re: Image Art - Thu Jul 30 2009 03:14 PM

pelargonium in craquelure effect.

Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Image Art - Sun Aug 16 2009 09:19 AM

I posted an image in the photo chain thread of a rock pool. It's not a particularly good image but sometimes I think effects can improve a mediocre image but ruin a good one; anyway I started fiddling with gradient masks. And now it looks like this:



I'm not sure it's an improvement but it was fun to do.
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Image Art - Fri Aug 21 2009 08:10 AM

I had posted this photo of the Lone Cypress (Pebble Beach, CA) on the August thread, and then Flopsy snatched it and tweaked it. It looks so cool now -- kind of like an antique photo.

Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Fri Aug 21 2009 09:03 AM

long time since i messed with photos heres a different take on the London Eye,

Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Image Art - Fri Aug 21 2009 09:19 AM

LOL, I didn't snatch, I er, um, lifted it very carefully!

And then I did it again. :P

Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Fri Aug 21 2009 09:52 AM

Taking a leaf out of Flopsy's book i redid my last image and i think improved on it.

Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Mon Aug 24 2009 08:12 AM



Another of my messing whilst learning the programme
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Mon Aug 24 2009 12:26 PM



Anything Flopsy can do
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Image Art - Mon Aug 24 2009 10:49 PM

Ooh -- pretty!
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Tue Aug 25 2009 01:15 PM



My fav place in scotland
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Image Art - Tue Aug 25 2009 09:45 PM

I really like that one, Professer. Really, really like it.
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Image Art - Tue Aug 25 2009 11:47 PM

These are sea nettles at the Monterey Bay Aquarium -- just played with them a bit in Photobucket.

Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Wed Aug 26 2009 01:46 AM

Quote:

I really like that one, Professer. Really, really like it.




Liz glad you like the castle pic, a hour well spent to get the effect i posted
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Wed Aug 26 2009 07:25 AM



Another attempt to change the look of a photo
Posted by: minkpenny

Re: Image Art - Wed Aug 26 2009 11:27 PM

Wow, Professer! Great picture and very nice effect
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Image Art - Thu Aug 27 2009 11:45 PM

That's just lovely, Professor!

Here are some roses from my garden (back in the spring -- they don't look very well right now...)

Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Fri Aug 28 2009 02:01 AM



Another messing with filters photo, this is trafalgar Square
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Sat Aug 29 2009 02:27 AM



A waterfall on Skye the area around was lush green, and wanted to change the view
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Image Art - Sat Aug 29 2009 08:07 AM

Other than to crop and/or straighten my photos I tend not to mess with them too much. Sometimes I might add just a touch of contrast. I've yet to play much with altering them drastically though. I'm really loving your recent images, Professer, especially the pink and grey one you posted on August 24th. Your August 26th post puts me in mind of a 1950's jigsaw puzzle, really like that one too. It looks like you are having a lot of fun with your program! Which one are you using? Hmm, maybe you shouldn't tell me, something says I may be spending far too much time on my photos, as the dust bunnies grow in my living room... - but tell me anyway!
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Sat Aug 29 2009 08:46 AM

Mags i use Microsoft Digital image Suite 10. Not normally a microsoft fan but this is one good piece of software
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Image Art - Sat Aug 29 2009 09:54 AM

Thanks for that information, Professer. It's probably a good thing it's a pay-for program rather than a free one, now I can still get stuff done around the house.

I look forward to more of your creations.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Sun Aug 30 2009 04:18 AM



London eye original photo had blue sky , wanted to see how i could change it
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Mon Aug 31 2009 01:46 AM



Photo taken at Oban
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Mon Aug 31 2009 09:43 PM

Ah.. almost a mystic feel to that one Professer.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Tue Sep 01 2009 02:47 AM

How about a purple highland cow insert is how pic was originally

Posted by: Jar

Re: Image Art - Tue Sep 01 2009 03:38 AM

I never saw a purple cow,
I never hope to see one,
but I can tell you anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one.
Gelett Burgess, 1895

Love the photo Prof -- did you have Burgess in mind?
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Tue Sep 01 2009 07:30 AM

sorry Jar i did not just playing about and got the outcome
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Wed Sep 02 2009 07:14 AM



Another photo i played with to get a desired efect
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Image Art - Wed Sep 02 2009 10:53 AM

I like the soft colours of that one, Professer.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Thu Sep 03 2009 04:06 AM



a different look of Loch Carron
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Fri Sep 04 2009 12:52 AM



This Loch is featured in the Harry Potter film Goblet of Fire wanted to make it look a bit Hary Potterish
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Sat Sep 05 2009 05:48 AM



the beautiful isle of Skye
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Sun Sep 06 2009 12:03 AM

Professer, you are a master of that type of image. Whenever I try it simply looks like a silly tinted landscape!
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Sun Sep 06 2009 12:47 AM

Thanks Tredici i spend hours trying to get the effect i like.



Last for a while from me, This is the remnants of Hagrids house from the harry potter films, was built on a site near Glen Coe to the right is the shrieking hut.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Image Art - Sun Sep 06 2009 07:13 AM

Professer, I agree with Tredici on both counts. You've certainly found your niche, and I've thoroughly enjoyed your series of posts in this thread.

"Last for a while from me" Waaaaaa :/ I look forward to the next time that you are inspired to post in the Image Art thread again!

edited for missing word
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Sun Sep 06 2009 01:22 PM



Spent a couple hours perfecting this to make mags happy.

Is Freddie Mercury's statue in Montreux Switzerland. If he had Lived would have been his birthday yesterday
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Image Art - Sun Sep 06 2009 01:46 PM

Quote:

Spent a couple hours perfecting this to make mags happy.




Well, how sweet was that? Thanks very much!

Fantastic! Happy birthday, Freddie.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Mon Sep 07 2009 04:06 AM



Another touched up scottish loch, this was featured in the film braveheart
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Tue Sep 08 2009 01:29 AM



Forth Rail Bridge given a new look
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Wed Sep 09 2009 12:56 AM



A chinese snow monkey at the Highland wildlife park Kingussie Scotland
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Thu Sep 10 2009 08:12 AM



This took a few hours to perfect another pic of snow monkeys
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Fri Sep 11 2009 01:57 AM



A bridge in Lussane Swizterland
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Sat Sep 12 2009 01:02 AM



Another touched up photo of the London Eye, Due to how long i take to get the effects this will be last post for a few weeks i am missing out on other things.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Image Art - Sat Sep 12 2009 07:48 AM

Another interesting run of offerings, Prof. I especially like the one of snow monkeys that does indeed look like snow. The Scottish loch is a pretty photo too. Again, it evokes a feeling of the 1950's. Nice sharp clarity and good composition there too.
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Sun Sep 13 2009 12:30 AM

Love the Bridge edit. Many of these images would make fine greeting card material.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Sun Sep 13 2009 01:16 AM

thanks for your welcome views Tredici, Could not sleep last night so spent the time constructively.



This is the lake near Freddie Mercurys statue, the Mountains were featured on the Queen CD Made in Heaven
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Mon Sep 14 2009 04:27 AM



The view from my friends best friends garden in a Swiss hamlet is a terrific view. Just messed about to get this affect
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Tue Sep 15 2009 12:35 PM



Anotheraltered pic of Montreux switzerland
Posted by: Jar

Re: Image Art - Tue Sep 15 2009 04:21 PM

Lovely photo Prof -- reminds me of one of the small hill towns in southern Spain. Looks like a lake to the right, it almost disappears with that lighting.
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Tue Sep 15 2009 10:17 PM

Your revision of your friend's garden is beautiful. Somehow I think it took more than "just messed around a bit".

(-8

That would make a lovely gift for your friend.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Wed Sep 16 2009 01:54 AM

Thanks Jar yes there is a lake to the right it is lake Geneva, And the statue of Freddie Mercury over looks it, It is also the Lake Imortalised in the rock classic Smoke on the water by deep purple.

Tredici you are right but did not want to say it took a week to get that one right lol but hey i enjoy it.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Wed Sep 16 2009 02:07 AM



The Houses of Parliament, getting the treatment.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Thu Sep 17 2009 09:15 AM



After the success of my First Freddie mercury picture wanted to try another and get a different effect, Made it look as the hotel lights were on took the photo about 10 am in daylight
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Fri Sep 18 2009 05:37 AM



another swiss offering
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Sat Sep 19 2009 07:10 AM



If i could paint this is how i imagine this photo would look
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Mon Sep 21 2009 02:01 PM



A artyfied view of Portree on the isle of Skye
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Wed Sep 23 2009 07:07 AM



Mallaig harbour the place from which Bonnie Prince Charlie fled to Skye.
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Image Art - Wed Sep 23 2009 11:30 PM

You are getting scary good at this type of edit, Professer. All of these are terrific.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Fri Sep 25 2009 08:06 AM

Pleased you like Tredici



Glen Coe Scotland, A beautiful place to visit with a disturbing history of the massacre that occured.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sun Sep 27 2009 01:52 PM

I drew a vector graphic today. First one for ages:



Edit: File renamed, so image link changed.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Tue Sep 29 2009 01:26 PM



This is the Queen Victoria Fountain, Situated near the peoples palace in Glasgow at Glasgow Green. The four faces show four different statues to do with the Empire as it was.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Tue Sep 29 2009 03:41 PM

What do you see in this computer graphic? A regular flat pattern, or something that has depth and cubes? It tends to drift between the two if you keep looking at it:

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Wed Sep 30 2009 05:08 PM

This one took a bit of constructing even though it looks fairly simple. It involved making the segments, duplicating, cutting and all sorts of other vector type operations. It be might correctly noticed that it uses the same basic pattern as the graphic above. It shows that once a basic shape is created, it can be used for other graphics.

Posted by: Jar

Re: Image Art - Wed Sep 30 2009 05:49 PM

I like both graphics Telly, but am partial to the first one. It puts me in mind of a variation of a quilt block called tumbling blocks. I'm sure Mrs. Telly is familiar with it. I imagine it in specific colors, placed a bit differently than yours. And yes, I see two different type of tumbling blocks in your graphic!
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Thu Oct 01 2009 03:55 AM

Mrs. Telly made the same remark about the pattern being used in quilts . I sometimes have to draw and print the shapes that she wants to stitch into quilts. A useful purpose for a vector drawing program.

That wasn't the origin of this pattern though. It is just interesting to make the shapes and then see what could be done with them. The basic shapes can be seen below. They could have been drawn differently. For instance, the points of the triangles are hidden beneath the hexagon. I could therefore have cut the points off so that they exactly fitted the sides of the hexagon. I don't have to cut material like a quilter would though. One shape can sit on top of another when it comes to vector drawing.

There are times when it might be good to see through the shapes to a degree so that you can see what lies beneath. In the bit on the right of the picture, you can see the result of putting one complete pattern on top of another, instead of placing them side by side. Now look at the 'tower' graphic a few posts back. Can you see how that was done now? The same basic shape was used with a few segments removed. The remainder were given some transparency towards the middles so that the cubes can be seen through them.

So, same shapes put to different uses.

Posted by: Jar

Re: Image Art - Thu Oct 01 2009 09:56 AM

Well you've certainly given me an idea Telly. It's probably been thought of before, but I prefer to think I just came up with it! There is a method in quilting where to make a triangle on the corner of a square you cut a smaller square of different fabric, then sew diagonally, fold it back, and shazaam, there's your triangle made from a square. Mrs. Telly could give you a demo! I seem to think that same idea might be able to be adjusted to the tumbling blocks pattern. Of course there would be a seam in each of the diamonds in the center, but anything to avoid a "Y" seam!

Sorry for getting this thread off on a tangent.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Image Art - Thu Oct 01 2009 10:44 PM

TW, I wouldn't even know where to start creating something like that, although years ago I did knit a sweater with a similar 3D pattern. But on the computer? I'd be lost. Hats off to you.

Professer, I like your last offering very much.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Fri Oct 02 2009 06:28 AM

Thanks Mags, that took me 3 weeks to perfect the way i wanted at least 2 failures before i achieved what i wanted.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Fri Oct 02 2009 12:57 PM




Edinburgh Castle from Princess Street
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Mon Oct 05 2009 09:20 AM



I attempted to place a blue Saltire on this photo, i was somewhaat successful
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Wed Oct 07 2009 08:41 AM



different artfied version of my favourite scottish Castle
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Sat Oct 10 2009 05:28 AM



Artified picture of Glenfinnan viaduct featured in the harry potter films
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Tue Oct 20 2009 05:02 AM

Another 'boxy' drawing. The pattern on the boxes is one that I used to draw in juniors school. Nobody in the school showed me how to draw it. It might have been my brother or sister a few years before that. Anyway, to me they were always called 'willow wops' an infants name for something if ever I heard it . I used to decorate the covers in my school exercise books with the pattern. It took a while to draw each curly bit (willow wop) separately but after a while, the covers filled up and looked good ...I thought so anyway. I had a school-friend who started doing his books in it too .

The willow wops weren't drawn separately here. One was drawn, duplicated many times and then hung together. Another pointless exercise completed

Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Tue Oct 20 2009 10:44 AM



A arty version of the lower part of the fountain at the peoples palace Glasgow
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Thu Oct 22 2009 10:38 AM



As the ship is old i wanted to make the photo look old
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Mon Oct 26 2009 04:15 AM

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Image Art - Mon Oct 26 2009 06:17 AM

Oh, that's cool, very industrial looking.
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Image Art - Sun Nov 22 2009 10:55 AM

My first attempt, Brandenburg Gate 'as a painting'.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Image Art - Thu Nov 26 2009 06:56 AM

My first offering in Image Art thread. No fancy program, just a mushroom cap mega-tweaked in Windows Live Photo Gallery. I think it looks pretty psychedelic now.

Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Thu Nov 26 2009 12:58 PM

Nice pic Mags
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Image Art - Thu Dec 03 2009 02:21 PM

No real trickery to this one, it's all done with mirrors!



I took it in a cafe which had a table in an alcove. The walls of the alcove were mirrored & only a couple of feet apart. I set the camera's self timer, put it on the table - pointing at one of the walls & stood back. It came out quite well I thought.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Image Art - Thu Dec 03 2009 06:08 PM

Thanks Professer! Fun shot, martin.

"Cast A Stone"

Made with the help of Windows Media Player
Posted by: Professer

Re: Image Art - Fri Dec 04 2009 09:01 AM

Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Sat Dec 12 2009 09:44 AM

A seagull on the rail of the Queen Mary in Long Beach harbor. I really like the colors.



This is a very simple photo transformation using Virtual Painter. I made a tiny effects change in another program.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sat Dec 19 2009 04:14 PM

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Image Art - Sat Dec 19 2009 06:24 PM

Martin: way to think outside the box! (or umm, with mirrors would that really be INside the box? lol) Anyway, cool idea that worked out very well!

Mags: oh my, "cast in stone" is gorgeous, truly! And amazing how you managed to capture that pic just as the water droplet was rising from the center. Wonderful.

Professor: interesting tweaking there. Reminds me of complicated "string art"

DeputyG: I like the colours too! The whole thing looks like a hand-painted piece by a graphic artist - very good!

Tellywellies: Yule Blessings to you and yours as well : )
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Image Art - Sat Dec 19 2009 06:54 PM

Oooo Gary, I love it!!

Thank you tellywellies, and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Image Art - Mon Dec 28 2009 07:58 PM

Ripening Bananas



This is half showing of the entire hand. Feast or famine.
Posted by: The_lioness33

Re: Image Art - Sat Jan 02 2010 05:02 AM

A couple of linearts I coloured in. I'm just learning to



Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sat Jan 02 2010 10:01 AM

They look good. The bananas too. A hole appeared in the forum page and this twirly thing grew out of it:

Posted by: The_lioness33

Re: Image Art - Sat Jan 02 2010 05:44 PM

Woah cool

And a horse. This one took me about 2 hours

Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Sat Jan 02 2010 11:12 PM

Very nice pictures everybody. TW and lioness, you both have a lot of patience to make such great looking pictures.

I no longer own this Gretsch guitar, but I always liked the way it looked in two tones of wood. I turned it gold for this image.

Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Wed Jan 06 2010 01:48 PM

Yellow flower with tile reflection effect in paint.net.



Paint.net is a fun, free program. You can do the standard effects--artistic, blur, distort, etc. And there are plug-ins available to do even more.
Posted by: Dotb

Re: Image Art - Sat Jan 09 2010 03:27 PM

I love the flower reflection, it is lovely!

This was taken inside a cave and I turquoised it up but to be honest, the original colour was good too!

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Image Art - Sat Jan 09 2010 09:54 PM

Some very creative images here!
DeputyGary thanks for leaving that website, I will check it out. (Free is always good )

This image was not made with a program, but in camera.


I held a multifaceted lead crystal in front of the lens and shot the windchimes on my porch.
Posted by: Dotb

Re: Image Art - Sun Jan 10 2010 01:11 PM

That's really lovely, Mags! I love the colours.
Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Sun Jan 17 2010 09:49 AM

That is very cool, Mags. What a clever idea.

Dot, yours is really spooky looking.



A section of Wisconsin farmland. I changed it to an oil painting on rough canvas in a program called Virtual Painter.
Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Wed Jan 20 2010 10:46 AM

A boat on Lake Champlain, New York-Vermont border, done in watercolor in paint.net.

Posted by: Dotb

Re: Image Art - Tue Jan 26 2010 08:55 AM

The regatta at Ellesmere, Shropshire given the sketch touch after a brush with watercolour in Paint.net.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Image Art - Tue Feb 02 2010 07:57 PM

Deputygary, I really like that oil painting. That photo really suits the treatment!

Study in Marbles: 1 of 3



No program, just tweaked and retweaked several times.
Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Wed Feb 03 2010 03:43 PM

Thank you, Mags. Your picture is pretty cool. Does 1 of 3 mean you will be posting 2 more?



Standing under an old pine tree looking up through the branches.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Image Art - Wed Feb 03 2010 06:30 PM

Lol, Gary, I wasn't thinking of it, but I could, sure why not?

Study in Marbles 2 of 3


Same marbles in a wineglass, same method, different look.
Posted by: picqero

Re: Image Art - Fri Feb 05 2010 10:46 AM

Camouflaged croc!

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Image Art - Sun Feb 07 2010 06:11 PM

Study in Marbles 3 of 3


Same colourless marbles in same wineglass.
Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Thu Feb 18 2010 06:34 PM

Thank you for posting all 3 of those, Mags.

Here are some lilacs from a long time ago--last spring. (At least it seems like a long time ago with the winter we've been having.)



Done up as a pastel painting in paint.net.
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Image Art - Fri Feb 19 2010 08:18 PM

Mags: I personally like the number 1 Marble Study. If you gaze into them, they look like... I dunno... embryos of "life" - new worlds, new aliens, new everything. Love that first one.

Picq: cool croc!

DepGary: oddly enough, I have pictures that look quite similar, except that they were taken through screen doors/windows and not adjusted in "paint" programs lol. I like that one : )
Posted by: picqero

Re: Image Art - Sat Feb 20 2010 12:56 AM

Swallowtail butterfly, seen wild in Croatia - though not quite like this

Posted by: The_lioness33

Re: Image Art - Mon Mar 08 2010 03:43 AM

My eye...

Posted by: Dotb

Re: Image Art - Thu Mar 11 2010 03:09 PM

Here is a picture of a front yard in Michigan as an oil painting.

Posted by: runningbare

Re: Image Art - Fri Mar 19 2010 01:04 PM




Produced with Photoshop and a nice little plugin called Fractalius
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Mon Mar 22 2010 05:53 AM

Started off as a Chrysanthemum. Vectorised (bitmap tracing) and the background removed. Four coloured squares used as a new background. What a mess!

Posted by: Dotb

Re: Image Art - Wed Mar 24 2010 05:56 AM

A distortion of Robin Hood statue in Nottingham.

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Wed Mar 24 2010 04:23 PM

A rich pattern:

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Image Art - Fri Mar 26 2010 06:31 PM

I took this photo of my house from the back garden, using a piece of polarized plastic to distort the view. Quite an interesting effect I thought.



I may experiment more with this & see what else I can do with it.
Posted by: magicjeanie

Re: Image Art - Sun Mar 28 2010 09:02 AM


Posted by: magicjeanie

Re: Image Art - Sun Mar 28 2010 01:07 PM

love the pic retread would love to know about fractalius
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sat May 08 2010 05:16 PM

You'd never know it but this started off as a super close-up of a computer monitor showing a white screen.

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Thu May 20 2010 02:02 PM

A kind of artform. This image is generated by a computer file analysing program. It gives each file a graphical representation. The larger the file, the larger the 'cushion' shape. All computers have many of the same types of files (the operating system files for instance), so a graphical representation everyone's computer files would look somewhat the same. However, nobody has all the same programs and number of files. That means that your computer file picture would look a bit different to everyone else's. A painting of the workings of a computer perhaps:

Posted by: picqero

Re: Image Art - Fri May 28 2010 12:41 PM

Indigo ferns!

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Tue Jun 01 2010 10:23 AM

Don't know what it is but my program and I drew it, all apart from the flowers. They were the big man's work.

Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Tue Jun 01 2010 10:48 PM

That is pretty cool, tw. Looks like a sign--maybe advertising a flower show.

Here is a cardinal in blue with a blue frame.

Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Sun Jun 13 2010 06:44 PM

A peony done in paint.net using the outline effect. This would make a nice stationary background. Not that I'd have a need for something like that. I'm just saying it would.

Posted by: kidder2

Re: Image Art - Thu Jul 15 2010 04:06 PM

The view from Ireon (Samos)

Made with Topaz Simplify plugin in Photoshop



This is a photo of a steam train crank, manipulated in Flexify 2, then filtered with Redfield Fractalius, and the explosion done in Harry's Filters.

Final Countdown

Posted by: Dotb

Re: Image Art - Tue Aug 03 2010 11:11 AM

Wow, these are so good.
Posted by: picqero

Re: Image Art - Wed Aug 04 2010 11:23 PM

Daffodil mozaic

Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Image Art - Tue Aug 10 2010 10:56 PM

very nice, the daffodils are almost like a cross stitch piece, and very colourful!



An original photograph ... orchids painted in PSP7 to appear like a watercolour painting ...
Posted by: picqero

Re: Image Art - Thu Sep 30 2010 09:19 PM

Yellow ragwort on a purple podded background!

Posted by: Karusa

Re: Image Art - Thu Oct 21 2010 03:06 PM


My garden!
Posted by: Gees63

Re: Image Art - Sun Jan 09 2011 09:01 PM


Morning Sky


Filters add drama to image
Posted by: auntie1

Re: Image Art - Mon Jan 10 2011 12:55 AM



Australian Waratah with colour rotation applied.
Posted by: Dotb

Re: Image Art - Tue Jan 11 2011 02:17 PM

Wow, these are amazing!
Posted by: trev1

Re: Image Art - Tue Jan 11 2011 03:44 PM

Some wonderful work here, I've very much enjoyed looking through the pages :-)



A very lucky long shot of a deer which was out of focus, so converted to b/w, equalised, and polarised the picture in Photoshop and ended up with this.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Tue Jan 11 2011 04:46 PM

Someone on the Corel forum was asking about how to draw a basic shape. Having drawn the shape, it kind of evolved and I ended up with this:

Posted by: trev1

Re: Image Art - Wed Jan 12 2011 06:38 PM

Another out of focus photo of a swan. Increased contrast, converted to b/w and polarised, this time with a hint of blue added.

Posted by: Gees63

Re: Image Art - Wed Jan 12 2011 08:46 PM

Picture of swans at twilight with reflection of setting sun added

Posted by: Gees63

Re: Image Art - Fri Jan 14 2011 09:10 PM

Metallic Ice effect from Irfanview

Posted by: ren33

Re: Image Art - Fri Jan 14 2011 09:44 PM

I do not get in here as often as I should. When I do I audibly gasp at the wonders herein!
Posted by: trev1

Re: Image Art - Mon Jan 17 2011 03:57 PM

I picked up a tip in a magazine that moving the camera downwards or upwards when taking a photo can produce interesting results. I've tried this a few times and have mostly ended up with blurred uninteresting pictures. This photo of some trees is probably the best I've managed so far.



Very little photoshop needed for this, cropped, sharpened, equalised, and lightened photo.
Posted by: Gees63

Re: Image Art - Tue Jan 18 2011 08:30 PM

Same Image four colour schemes
Posted by: Gees63

Re: Image Art - Thu Jan 20 2011 02:47 PM

Next Step
Posted by: Gees63

Re: Image Art - Fri Jan 21 2011 12:49 PM

Step 3

Posted by: Gees63

Re: Image Art - Fri Jan 21 2011 07:34 PM

One Step Beyond



or perhaps The Twilight Zone
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Image Art - Fri Jan 21 2011 08:24 PM

A dancing swan...

Posted by: ren33

Re: Image Art - Fri Jan 21 2011 10:37 PM

Lovely , all!
I have to remind you all not to post more than one photo a day.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sun Jan 23 2011 03:28 PM

Oops! I broke the forum:

Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Image Art - Sun Jan 23 2011 07:20 PM

You broke them, I cut them up. smile

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Mon Jan 24 2011 01:54 AM

That's looks really good flopsymopsy. smile
Posted by: trev1

Re: Image Art - Mon Jan 24 2011 07:10 PM




Inverted and converted to B/W in photoshop.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Wed Jan 26 2011 03:48 PM

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Image Art - Wed Jan 26 2011 09:50 PM

Telly/Flopsy: you two are too clever by far!
Posted by: mehaul

Re: Image Art - Mon Jan 31 2011 06:21 PM

I was advised that this image would be better suited here. It is an image from the public domain, a Hubble Space Telescope image released by NASA/ESA. I just reversed the color attributes to make one item in the image stand out more than it does in the original form (For that image, see Wikipedia's entry for Hoag's Object at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoag%27s_Object ).

My posting from the Photo-a-Day Thread:
There is a galaxy called Hoag's Object. It is a special type of galaxy called a Ring Galaxy. A couple of years ago, while a woman was helping to sort through the Hubble images for NASA/ESA, she noticed an unusual bit to Hoag's. At the one o'clock position, through the ring gap there is another Ring Galaxy! Only one in tens of thousands form a ring but to have two lined up with a view from Earth is "Astronomical" no pun intended. If you look up Hoag's and see the black space image, the second ring is too faint to see without the original image and a magnifying glass. My contribution was to reverse the color attributes and voila, the second ring is visible to all.

Posted by: ren33

Re: Image Art - Mon Jan 31 2011 08:12 PM

But as I have already mentioned The photos in this whole forum must be taken by the menber posting, not googled or obtained from other sites. Please remove any posts that are not yours and refrain from doing so in future.Thanks
Here are the rules
1. The greatest dimension (height or width) of a displayed photo should be no more than 640 pixels.

2. A link to a larger version of the displayed 640 pixel photo can be included in a post.

3. A link in to a second photo can be included in a post if it is related to the one displayed.

4. Post only one photo per day in the following threads:

* Photo-a-Day.
* Image Art.

5. Post only one photo per week in the 'themed' thread.

6. Photos displayed or linked to in 'Photo-a-Day' and 'Themes' must have been taken by yourself.7. People should not be the subjects of photos. Where it is not possible to keep people out of photos because buildings/places are never free of them, they should be kept in the background as much as possible (no recognisable features).

8. Post photos by adding to the current threads. No need to start a new one.

9. No photos posted in advance because of going away (avoids multiple photos in one post, or more than one photo a day being displayed in separate posts).

10. No 'off-site' smilies or other non-photo content. Use only smilies available in the forum's 'Instant Graemlins' list.

11. The rule about not displaying any images in posts still applies elsewhere in the FunTrivia Forums with the exception of the 'Craft Circle Photo Gallery'. Photos relevant to that subject can be posted there.

Posted by: GuruOfTrivia

Re: Image Art - Wed Feb 02 2011 03:32 PM

People have broken, cut, and crumpled Funtrivia--I took some badges and glued them onto a sphere.

Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Image Art - Wed Feb 02 2011 04:46 PM

Ooh that's very clever. Would you mind saying how you did that, Guru?
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Image Art - Wed Feb 02 2011 05:06 PM

I wish everyone would tell us how they do these neat things. That used to be one of the 'rules' for this part of the forum, didn't it?
Posted by: ren33

Re: Image Art - Wed Feb 02 2011 09:45 PM

Yes, Liz, it did. In the days of the great TW. Please do tell us, as some of these are so very clever.
Posted by: mehaul

Re: Image Art - Tue Feb 08 2011 09:52 PM

Here is a collaborative effort. I had posted an image of my bicycle generator configured as a pinwheel mount on the Pix-a-day thread. Guruoftrivia took it and exaggerated the contrast and rotated colors coming up with an image he thought reminded him of a futuristic soldier holding a weapon of some sort. I then painted some more onto it to enhance the man image and make it more of a hat tipping idea drew a flying saucer shooting a ray beam and with motion lines for effect.
Anyway, I present a mixing of skills (mehaul/guru/mehaul):
Posted by: trev1

Re: Image Art - Wed Feb 09 2011 05:10 AM

Brilliant Image Mehaul and Guru.

I love what you've both done with this, very, very creative :-)
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Wed Feb 09 2011 05:50 AM

Originally Posted By: spanishliz
I wish everyone would tell us how they do these neat things. That used to be one of the 'rules' for this part of the forum, didn't it?

You're right Liz I should say what programs are used at least. It's a way for people to know what the programs are capable of doing.

All of mine are done either in Xara Xtreme, CorelDraw or Corel PhotoPaint. The broken forum is done in Xara Xtreme and the crumpled one in PhotoPaint. These programs have the tools to do such things.

The pictures aren't difficult to produce if you have the programs and have been using them for a while. An explanation of the steps may not mean too much without the reader also having the programs. I don't think many people do. I can only say it is just some trickery the programs are capable of and me having a little practice with using them.

I think the cut up forum and the sphere are great. I have no idea how they were done. smile
Posted by: mehaul

Re: Image Art - Wed Feb 09 2011 07:16 AM

Why Trev, Thank you kindly.
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Image Art - Wed Feb 09 2011 08:32 AM

TW, thanks for the explanation. That's all I need, is to know what programs make these fun images possible, with just a bit of a "how I did it" smile

Mehaul, great image, but just a little bit scary!
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Image Art - Thu Feb 10 2011 06:28 AM

I use Photoshop. It has a feature called 'actions' which are a bit like mini-programs that you can build yourself or download. I often put frames on my photos for example and created an action that resizes the image, puts a single pixel line round the image in a dark colour, then puts a bigger light colour edge round the whole thing. If I'm doing that on a set of, say, 12 images going through those processes can be time-consuming. Basically I add the effects I want on one image and record the steps as I go along then all I have to do on the other 11 images is click on a button and Photoshop will do everything for me. You can also use actions to adjust images, add lighting effects, vignettes, tints, etc.

The action I used to cut up that image is based on one I downloaded. I have changed it a bit to put some movement in the final image so that it looks as though a breeze had ruffled the pieces. I think that looks more natural than a simple grid.

I hope this makes sense! smile
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Image Art - Thu Feb 10 2011 08:42 AM

That makes lots of sense, and inspires me to investigate what I might be able to do with Photoshop! smile Thanks!
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Image Art - Mon Feb 14 2011 08:37 PM

I have Adobe Photoshop, but rarely use it, because I don't enjoy all the "layering" aspects and it's really not that easy for a beginner to learn. Plus it takes up too much RAM on my (very old) computer. It's a VERY powerful program in the hands of a willing and able participant though!

I also use Jasc Paint Shop Pro, Roxio Photo Suite and have three or four video editing programs. But for simple resizing, or lightening a photo that is too dark, I almost always use ACDSee. It's quick, easy to use and isn't a mem hog.

Personally, I believe that "fixing" a photo by "pumping up" a certain hue/saturation, or anything else the camera didn't do on its own is more "image art" than "photography". I admit that I grew up with a Pentax SLR, with REAL FILM and multiple lenses and filters, so perhaps I'm showing my age and need to "move on with the times" lol.

I have downloaded a few freebies over time that do specialised things (like text shadows and 3d capabilities as they were necessary for the dozen or so websites I've built for folks), and this program is one of them ... it's called (gasp) "Shape Collage". There's a "free" version and a "pro" version. The pro version you have to pay for, so naturally it does things the free version doesn't do, but the freebie is still kind of fun anyway. Here's my offering for February 14th : )

Posted by: Gees63

Re: Image Art - Tue Feb 15 2011 08:49 PM

First attempt starting from a drawing



Picture started life as a blue circle with a red 12 sided spiders web in the centre,increased the line thickness to 10 pixels then distorted the image and altered the colours
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Image Art - Tue Feb 15 2011 09:22 PM

I really like that Gees63, it has a calming feeling.
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Image Art - Tue Feb 15 2011 10:22 PM

That's booooootiful Gees. Very Celtic feel to it.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Wed Feb 16 2011 02:16 AM

Some good creations being turned out here! smile I downloaded and tried 'Shape Collage' Jakeroo. Interesting to play with. smile
Posted by: Gees63

Re: Image Art - Wed Feb 16 2011 03:18 PM

Thanks for the kind words. The imaging programme used is IrfanView free to download for personal use with some free Photoshop filters and effect downloads from the web. A Scot to the end using freeware



The same starting point as number1 thumbnail top left of image
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Image Art - Thu Feb 17 2011 09:08 PM

Gees: It's amazing how just about ANY image can be "warped" into something COMPLETELY different (apologies to Monty Python lol) isn't it?

Here's a couple of links where you can "play with art" online, without having to download ANYTHING (or potential viruses/annoying cookies):

FotoFlexer

Pizap (ignore everything else on the page, just click on the big green "start box" to play with images)

You also have the ability on those to upload your OWN photos as well as to save your finished products to your own computer, without signing up for ANYthing. They're kind of fun and there are several other possibilities out there on the www : )
Posted by: Gees63

Re: Image Art - Sat Feb 19 2011 06:08 PM

Jakeroo: thanks for the links.At first look FotoFlex seems to have the same photoedit as Photobucket I am finding I use different programmes for different effects.

I am wondering if I am spending too much time working with images on the computer


Or maybe its just old age
Posted by: GuruOfTrivia

Re: Image Art - Sun Feb 20 2011 12:37 PM

You might also want to check out Iaza. It's got some useful features.
Posted by: Gees63

Re: Image Art - Fri Mar 04 2011 09:15 PM

Thanks Guru some interesting effects
I had a picture of Mollie that was a little out of focus as she moved too close to the camera. Using Serif PhotoPlus X4 cropped the image and used a pencil sketch effect and have ended up with an appealing picture



The lack of sharpness does not matter and no longer distracts from the cute puppy expression
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Image Art - Fri Mar 04 2011 09:22 PM

That is gorgeous! Sweet puppy smile
Posted by: GuruOfTrivia

Re: Image Art - Sun Mar 06 2011 05:25 PM

I took the thired image from this page (created by The_lioness33) and turned it into this:



Steps of creation (with fotoflexer):
1. Uploaded the original image twice.
2. Flipped one, lined the two up.
3. Using the cutter tool, I separated the iris from the rest of the right half of the image.
4. Changed the hue of the right iris.
5. Made all but the iris of the right eye grey scale.

I also cropped out the frame lioness included. Hope you don't mind me using your image!
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Image Art - Sun Mar 27 2011 11:03 AM

Tellywellies posted a photo of last week's supermoon in the Photo a Day thread - to save you looking it up, the image is here:

http://tinyurl.com/6g6t3xx

I really liked that, and I wondered what would happen if I merged it in some way with another image. Hmm... A while ago I took some pictures of the West Pier (what's left of it) at Brighton & Hove. Here's one of the photos I took SOTC (straight out of the camera):

http://tinyurl.com/6yxnwq4

So I put the two together and what I got was this:




What I did:

1. I got Tellywellies' permission to use his image.
2. Using Photoshop, I opened my image of the pier and converted it from being a "background" to an ordinary layer.
3. I pasted the moon on top of it, as layer 2.
4. I selected the moon layer and chose the drop down blend option "Difference" - this compares the colours in both images and removes some based on brightness, and black/white content.
5. I then added a gradient map at 10% opacity just to add a warm tint (layer 3).
6. I merged all three layers, and set the selection tool to circle - then holding down the Shift key I selected the "moonblend" as a perfect circle and made a copy of the selection (CTRL+C) which I then pasted (CTRL+V) on to the image as layer 4.
7. With the circle still selected, I added a 3 pixel "stroke" around the edge, partly because the edge of the moon wasn't sharp (because in real life the light of the moon is diffused) and partly because it acts as a frame to hold the image together. The stroke used a colour selected from the blended image. Then I deselected the circle. (If you deselect circles too soon it can be a nightmare to do another one with exactly the same dimensions - been there, regretted that.)
8. Then using the "eye" in the layers menu, I deselected the merged image (i.e. the original three layers that I had merged into one, not the moon on its own) so that it didn't show and added a new transparent layer underneath the blended moon. I then picked a darker colour from the blended moon and used the paintbucket tool to fill the transparent layer.
9. I cropped the image so that it was square and saved it as a JPG file.

Et voila!
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sun Mar 27 2011 11:47 PM

Very good flopsymopsy. It shows that there really are seas on the Moon. smile
Posted by: Gees63

Re: Image Art - Wed Mar 30 2011 06:25 PM

Recycled Flowers



Simple change a picture of the heads of 2 daffodils in PhotoPlus X4 using Kaleidoscope in the Effects menu. Adjust number of images and angle to get desired effect then flood fill background with chosen colour
Posted by: Gees63

Re: Image Art - Thu Mar 31 2011 05:28 PM

My posting "More Spring Flowers" from March Photo-a-Day kaleidoscoped and then edited in the Photobucket editing suite. Mainly just rotating the colours.

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sat Apr 16 2011 04:31 PM

I've been playing with a graphics program called 'RealDraw Pro' tonight. I did this with it. It's got a tool in it called 'Push Down' that can give the effect of interlocking rings. This can be done in other drawing programs but the specially dedicated tool makes it easy in RealDraw:

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Image Art - Sun Apr 17 2011 07:32 AM

very nice effect! love the background as well.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Wed Apr 20 2011 03:55 PM

A Xara Xtreme graphic:

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Image Art - Wed Apr 20 2011 05:47 PM

did you know that if you stare at that one the "right way", it is stereographic? lol
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Wed Apr 20 2011 11:40 PM

I hadn't noticed that, only that my eyes go funny when examining the graphic closely. I have to blink and do a second take on it. smile

I should maybe say how it's done:

* One ring was drawn in Xara Xtreme and a bevel added.

* Three copies of the ring were made (4 total).

* Three rings were placed equidistant and made to look as if they interlock.

* The rings are joined into a group and then duplicated.

* The duplicate set of rings is made much smaller and placed exactly in the middle of the larger set of rings.

* An 11 step blend is made from the larger set of rings to the smaller set.

* The colour and size of the remaining bevelled ring is changed and put to the back of the others.

* Lastly, the frame is drawn and put to the back of everything.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Mon Apr 25 2011 04:52 PM

Posted by: ertrum

Re: Image Art - Tue Apr 26 2011 09:45 AM

Has Terry considered that for a new logo? Nice!
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Image Art - Tue Apr 26 2011 07:24 PM

think of the royalties LOL
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Image Art - Tue Jun 28 2011 10:18 PM

A Great Horned Owl...

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Image Art - Sat Jul 09 2011 08:54 PM

This one's a total fluke, Precious, snapped using some odd setting whilst I was fiddling with the camera. I like it anyway smile

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Image Art - Sat Jul 09 2011 09:30 PM

My goodness, that's the best image art of all.. one that's a "happy accident" LOL. Very cool colours too!
Posted by: Chavs

Re: Image Art - Fri Jul 29 2011 12:29 PM



In MSpaint, a boring photo, so inverted colours.
Posted by: goofyfoot009

Re: Image Art - Tue Aug 09 2011 08:49 PM

Japanese Maple........
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Image Art - Thu Sep 29 2011 04:22 PM

You may remember the photo I took of the entrance to the Northampton Arm on the Grand Union Canal. It's here.

I've been fiddling with it today to make it look old, added a texture, applied a 'aged' edge, and as well as removing the colour I added a faint tint.

And now it looks like this:



I'm not sure why I did it other than to see if I could, but as I didn't have a new pic to upload today I recycled one!
Posted by: Gees63

Re: Image Art - Sun Dec 25 2011 12:11 AM

Trying to get a different look for Christmas




Cannot decide quite whether it works
Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Sun May 27 2012 07:54 AM

Using a program called paint.net I applied an ink sketch setting to this picture.

Posted by: ren33

Re: Image Art - Sun May 27 2012 07:57 AM

Oh nice!
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Image Art - Sun May 27 2012 08:21 AM

Very nice!
Posted by: Christinap

Re: Image Art - Mon May 28 2012 04:02 PM

These are all lovely. I couldn't do anything like this no matter how hard I tried, you are all brilliantly clever
Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Thu May 31 2012 03:04 PM

Butterfly on a leaf. I used the Pop Art Adobe plug-in for IrfanView. It gives photos bright, pop art-like colors.

Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Sun Jun 10 2012 11:18 AM

Clematis flower using paint.net's waterbrush plug-in.

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Sun Jul 29 2012 10:28 AM

Drawn with 'RealDraw Pro' for something to do on a wet afternoon. First graphic I've done for ages:

Posted by: ertrum

Re: Image Art - Sun Jul 29 2012 01:48 PM

Nice!
Posted by: deputygary

Re: Image Art - Sun Jul 29 2012 02:19 PM

Very interesting how the shadows and highlights on the links change according to their position on the disk.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Mon Apr 22 2013 03:46 PM



Edit: Image turned out a little over size, so reduced.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Tue Nov 12 2013 03:24 PM

Just one of those funny ideas I have for images from time to time smile

Posted by: ren33

Re: Image Art - Tue Nov 12 2013 04:09 PM

Lovely Martin! What fun!
Posted by: mehaul

Re: Image Art - Tue Nov 12 2013 04:32 PM

I think I see Lawrence Welk blowing the bubbles down in the corner! What a hoot! I'm ordering me up some Champagne and accordion music.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Image Art - Tue Nov 04 2014 12:11 AM

I did this with Photoshop Elements. It's called an 'out of bounds' (OOB) picture, where the subject should appear to be coming out of the edge of the photo. Not sure how well this one works: