Splattered rose...

by David Swatton January. 24, 2013 6330 views

There seems to have been something of an upsurge of interest in Photoshop recently on PB so I thought I??d offer this as my post for today. I??m not a fan of too much photoshopping of my ??normal? images (those that I post usually) but I am quite keen on creating new images ?? photomanipulations if you will ?? based on amalgamations of multiple images.

This simple picture as based on an original image of a rose that I took years ago but with the drips and splashes added from stock images (full credits below). The blending of the images utilises just layers, layer masks and adjustment layers (typically levels and gradient maps) with different blending options. As these are so basic to Photoshop I assume they are in the free version that people seem to be downloading (to be honest I haven??t checked as I??m too lazy to download and install it). For information, this image was created in PS CS5.

- Splashes: here [alfababy.deviantart.com] and here [alfababy.deviantart.com]
- Brushes: here [screamotizer.deviantart.com]
- Rose: my own picture - the yellow one on this page [photoblog.com]

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Pete 7 years, 6 months ago

you are good at it

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Nynke 7 years, 6 months ago

Wow!!!! Love the effect! Very beautiful result!

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Christa 7 years, 6 months ago

This is a very beautiful effect, i admire works like this, even being a complete goof with PS.

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tim 7 years, 6 months ago

Love it!! I don´t usually use Ps but to write on my photos, mainly cos I'm lazy to learn and the few times I did something was looking at a tutorial on the net, This one you have made is really good, I love what you got here, it is brillant!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 7 years, 6 months ago

What a great effect. It reminds me of an photo I saw at the exhibition I visited in London recently where a bouquet of flowers was exploded after being frozen in liquid nitrogen.

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 7 years, 6 months ago

Great effect....

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jacki 7 years, 6 months ago

I think that experimenting with the extremes of what PS can do is 'fun' and that fun leads to learning, which can be applied when one wishes to 'get serious'. Make sense? 8^) Well done!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 7 years, 6 months ago

Very, very effective and fascinating image. This is what makes Photoshop such fun, although I couldn't do this so well. Bravo!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sara G 7 years, 6 months ago

Gorgeous rose..interesting artwork!

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Marilyn Grimble 7 years, 6 months ago

You make me want to learn more and more!
I'd love to attend a course for such things, but my French is just not good enough to do anything this specialized.
Stéfan is a great help, but It's getting more complicated now!
This is a lovely picture, rather than photo.
I love Paul O'Donovan's work, but he rarely posts these days.

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
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