trooper

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  1. Is it possible to access the individual color channels in a layer or image? I've looked through everything I can think of, but I just can't find a way to do it. Maybe it hasn't been implemented at this time?
  2. That's a really nice pic. Do you have some sort of macro lens or setting on your camera? Every time I try to get in close like that, my subject blurs -- and I'm using the "macro" mode on my point-and-click digicam. Hmmph. That's probably an answer in itself... I have a Cannon PowerShot A630. On the Flowers I used the Portrait setting and I used the Macro (little flower image on the screen) too. I have found using a tripod will stop my camera from shaking when doing the really closeup photos. A tripod worked well for the lillies since they are about 2 1/2 feet tall. I have some pictures that didn't blur out the background like they were suppose to so I have used the Portrait plugIn of PDN to get it even better. By the way I am new to the camera also - forgive me for my lack of terminology use. Thanks for the info. I haven't been in a position to try my tripod as I'm usually walking around with the camera somewhere when I take photos. I'll have to drag the tripod out in the yard today, weather permitting, and see what I can do. No worries on the technical jargon, I wouldn't know what you were talking about if you used it.
  3. I think you've almost Oma'd it yourself. It sort of reminds me of those (I think) Indian religious patterns that represent the universe. ...what *are* those things called?
  4. That's a really nice pic. Do you have some sort of macro lens or setting on your camera? Every time I try to get in close like that, my subject blurs -- and I'm using the "macro" mode on my point-and-click digicam. Hmmph. That's probably an answer in itself...
  5. I like the image, Oma. The hutch/cabinet has much more attention to detail than I could sit still for. Salute!
  6. Thanks, Oma. I think I'm gonna play with the original of that image for a while -- the raindrops really make me want to do *something* with that image.
  7. I like this. It's like some weapon from the 'Blade' movies. Good job.
  8. I'm pretty sure there is a "negative colors" thrown in there somewhere as well as multiple other plugins. Honestly, I did quite a bit, so I don't remember all the steps off the cuff. Feel free to d/l the .pdn from my sight and go through it, however. I try to put them all up (the .pdn's) when I post, and sometimes there's potential material in some of the layers.
  9. Tried my hand at a bit more photo editing and came up with this. Seems a bit more creating than editing, but it was a lot of fun using the plugins on an actual subject versus my usual Creation-at-Random. I'd wanted something more fantasy-like. Softer, too. I think I'll continue to work with this for a while. The .pdn for this file is up and available on my site, click the sig.
  10. That's a pretty creative way to make wings. I *like* the image.
  11. Oma, that is amazing. You did that all "freehand" in PDN? Amazing! Did you use a tablet?
  12. I really like the style you're developing. Your art reminds me a lot of water color and the style and palette brings to mind illustrations from children's books -- soft, bright colors that catch the eye and interest. Good job. Looking forward to seeing more.
  13. Began working through the "Let's make a chain" tutorial tonight, forged a link, and started throwing random plugins at it. Wound up with this: Sort of like a singularity in some sort of cage. And, yep, I really need some inspiration. On a side note, someone had posted an image showing the sun ray effects degraded about the edges. I think I may have accidentally figured out how that was done. I used the cloud effect and then selectively colored some areas in. The image .pdn is on my page -- actually fairly small file this time.
  14. tnx.. well i started off using madjik's tree plug in (forgot the amounts though, just make it big and have lots of branches). then i used the polar inversion effect (made it look like the pattern you see..) then i duplicated the layer 3 times: ==one is for the dents effect ==one for zoom blur delux(zoom is at top right corner) ==one for some gaussian blur. (just play with the amounts and experiment) make sure that the original layer is at the top. then added some radial blur as a backround. there you have it! ~~made this reply real quick (cause im at school), if you have questions, just pm me. k? Thanks. I haven't played with the tree plugin yet and now I've got a reason. Again, well done.
  15. That's a great combo of images. I really like your pattern building. Did you do a cut-out from the original image to get the arrow shapes?