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~ WelshBlue ~Alone. A Novel ... ~ 21/09/2020


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@Pixey ... @Seerose ... @lynxster4 ... @LionsDragon

 

Many thanks ladies ... as always the feedback and support is appreciated.  

I wish I could take the credit for the water part but that's off the net.  The sand is all PDN and then a couple of different plugins/ Blend Modes on the tiger and the King.

Quite a straight forward process if anyone wants a know how

 

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Eternal ... a tribute to my wife who has put up with me for 25 years to this day ... the poor woman is a saint.  I would've gotten rid of me years ago :lol:

 

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Oooooooo - I like that .......... a lot :D.  I'm sure your wife was very appreciative :star:.  The gold is lovely and the setting too :)

 

Congrats on the 25th Anniversary.  My husband and I celebrated our 43rd at the end of October.  Guess we will be staying together for while longer :lol:.

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You are right. My wife of 54 years passed away in October. We had our first date at 13 years of age. I'm getting a lot of support from friends but there is a hole in my heart that will never mend. I was told about this website when I told a minister that I was working on some very old photos and needed to edit them. He told me about paint.net.  

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@LionsDragon @Seerose @lynxster4 @Pixey ... many thanks Ladies ... 25 years together, married for - ummm is it 10 or 11 years.  What year is it ? :lol:

 

A lot of people said it wouldn't last due to, well many things but the main one me being a bad boy and her being sweetness personified.  We proved them all wrong.  

In 25 years not one proper argument ... she just laughs at me sulking. 

Pixey - 43 years.  Wow.  Fair play to you's and congratulations.  I think mine will have suffocated me by then :P

Lynxster' - I can honestly say that if I hadn't married the one I'd never have done it with anyone else ... killing my street cred' here ...

 

@Woodsy ... thanks mate.   Yeah I agree, will just use artistic licence and call it blingy bling bling.  The ring part was the last bit and a thinner one didn't look right.

Live and learn ...

 

Rep points when my bank is refreshed

 

@Rickhum ... thanks dude - alliteration is better than illiteration ;)

 

@JulioCoolio ... many thanks.  i don't know about talent, I just keep clicking and hope things appear.  Sometimes I keep them, often they get shredded

 

@Charles Valles ... I'm so sorry to hear that.  I'm not sure how I'd cope and I can only imagine how you must be feeling. 

If there is any help needed with editing photographs please don't hesitate to shout out here on the forum as we're a friendly bunch and there will be someone to help you

 

My deepest, sincerest condolences to you at this difficult time

 

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It started out playing with Clouds, Planetoid, Varicose, Seismograph amongst others and came up with this

 

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Using EEr's Woven Photo and adding a few more things

 

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Hopefully the start of a bigger picture

 

 

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@LionsDragon @lynxster4  @Seerose ... Thank you very much Ladies.  Hopefully I'll get motivated to turn it into a bigger more complex image, I've some ideas but translating them onto canvas is another matter.  Thank you again and for the Reps

 

@TrevorOutlaw ... Thanks.  I tried 2 displacement plugins on the text and another Displacement Map kept crashing on me.  The 2 I tried gave an improbable edge to it so I decided to leave it out.  Must have been the font ?

 

Thanks EER and Woodsy for the Reps

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Playing around at 4 in the morning - Coffee and cigarette overload ...

All PDN, no outside textures.  Just Splinter and Height Shader and a few different layers of Blend Modes.

Quite passable chrome or steel ?

 

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@Rickhum thanks mate ... unfortunately they don't look as good on a solid background so levitation is the way to go :P (Plus it looked better @ silly o'clock)

 

@lynxster4 and @Seerose ... many thanks.  I'm quite happy with it, there were a few imperfections that Negation throws up so had to clone stamp a couple of edges - once I sort that out I'll knock together a how to for you's as it's not tut' worthy yet.  

 

Although I have got another one on the go ... 

 

Thanks @Eli @LionsDragon @MadJik for the Rep points

 

 

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@ Pixey ... thanks.  It actually started out trying to be glass ... but it got lost on the way somewhere.  That's my next aim with Texture Shader - glass text.

 

For now I'm stuck on metal.  One for stamped metal ( got a tut' if it's worth publishing)

 

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And a random thing which is not one thing or another but I quite like the effect

 

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