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## Seerose's Gallery - Colorful Creation- 2017

I think this is the unending gallery of colors!
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## Creating a 3D Looking Image?

My idea for this was partially inspired by a piece from Red Ochre's gallery, here. I have had, in some of my writing, long had a talisman described as an enormous emerald in a gold wire cage with a chain of the Chinese characters for Truth and Enlightenment. So, I started out. First, I created my emerald, using the tutorial by Ash, here. Then I created a single horizontal gold wire loop using the techniques shown in BarbieQ's tutorial, steps 5-12, here. I then duplicated the final layer of wire loop seven times for a total of eight loops. I made a New Layer and placed it above all the others with numbering to help me keep what was where straight. The first layer was left as it was. For the remainder, I used Layers => Rotate/Zoom to change their orientation. I was working only with what I assume was the X-axis, the first variable on the UI. Layers 2 and 3 were rotated at 22.5 and -22.5 degrees. Layers 4 and 6 were rotated at 45 and -45 degrees. Layer 5 was rotated at 90 degrees. Layers 7 and 8 were rotated at 67.5 and -67.5 degrees. I saved the file. It looked about like this: Then I duplicated each of the wire layers twice, naming then, respectively 1a and 1b, 2a and 2b, 3a and 3b, 4a and 4b, etc. I moved the original layers 1-8 down below the emerald and its green and white radial gradient background. I saved again. (Actually, I saved more frequently than this, but this would be the minimum.) I then selected the emerald layer, and, using the magic wand, clicked outside the emerald to select everything but it. Then I used Ctrl + I to invert the selection so only the emerald was selected. Then I started on the duplicated layers. On 1a, I erased the lower side of the wire, only over the emerald. On 1b, I erased the upper side of the wire over the emerald. And repeat, on 2a and 2b, 3a and 3b, and so forth. Did a save after deselecting the emerald by clicking on its layer and hitting Ctrl + D. Then came the fun. Deciding which layer to have active, and what order the layers should fall in to get the best effect. Discovered I could modify which rings appeared to go over or under each other by the sequence of the layers. My best appearing sequence to date was achieved with these layers active, and in this order: which yielded this: So now I'm trying to figure out how to make this better. I'd really prefer a whole wrap rather than the partial wrap, but whenever I try that, I end up with it looking like a 2D image sitting in front of the gem, ala my first image. I also have to figure out how to make my chain. I have my Chinese characters on small ovals, thus: which should be linked somehow with small wire loops. But I'm not sure how. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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## Barbieq25 Gallery - August Wallpapers p.1

In Australia, it is very hot at this time of the year. Not much on TV so my other crafts get a break Seerose I know you will like this one In our backyard we have a pond with fish that I sometimes sell when there are too many. I planted a waterlily because I love them so much. I tried to look after it but the cyclone damaged a lot of my plants & the dogs got into the pond. I thought that all the fish & water plants were dead. I was wrong & then on Saturday I noticed a lily! I was so excited & I took photos of them in the pond. It was hard to get a good macro so I cut one & brought it inside to snap. The result is below. The background is Chad's concrete tute with an overlay of gold gradient (did it a long time ago & just keep it as stock but I will post it up for people to use if wanted). Used Colour Tint to get it to the silvery colour. Plus a bit of my other background (Dream wallpaper, plus Calla Lily bottom part) with layer blend modes/adjusted opacity & Colour Tint. The heart I did for a SOTW I think from a reference image & I used Colour Tint to change it from red to pink. The lilies are my own photos which I cleaned to have a clear background. With a Drop Shadow.
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## A Note on Spam

BoltBait and I spent a great deal of time online yesterday dealing with the spam. I'd like to thank him and the other Admins & Mods for standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the trenches. Rest assured the battle is being fought on a number of fronts. The autofilter is being used to remove most of the offending material that does make it through. Yesterday alone I posted three new sets of registration questions to try and stem the tide. We have other systems and processes employed, and are investigating more. We seem to have won a small respite. Bear with us.
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## A Note on Spam

No. That just causes more work for us as we then have to deal with the report. Believe me, we see it. The only time you should report a spam post is if they put the spam at the end of another thread.
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## Seerose's Gallery - Colorful Creation- 2017

I can agree with that statement, ReMake!
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## A Note on Spam

Thank you moderators and admins! Is it worth us reporting when a new attack starts (though they seem almost constant)?
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