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May 25, 2012 04:50 |  #1

I took a picture of a Cherry Cheesecake Rhododendron and I like the colors, but it was no where near worth printing out. I decided to do some editing in Photoshop to see if I can get this flower to look a little more interesting for print.

Here is what I came up with. What do you all think?


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May 25, 2012 05:17 |  #2

Your composition is better in the second shot but I like the first image better in terms of finish.

I would clone the background stalk in the background, but I would not mirror the flower - natural is better
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May 25, 2012 09:55 as a reply to  @ pelooyen's post |  #3

What a beauty! Like the first, just crop!


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May 25, 2012 10:21 |  #4

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What a beauty! Like the first, just crop!

Agreed! I like the color and finish in the first pic better, just crop in a little closer on the flower.


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May 25, 2012 17:02 as a reply to  @ plawren53202's post |  #5

your use of the mirror portion was a little to "over the top"...better to add existing petals, taken from here and there, to replace defects. The same applies to the background.


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May 26, 2012 15:01 as a reply to  @ chauncey's post |  #6

I like the look of the natural flower and the processing. Im not sure that there is anything in nature that is purely symmetrical. Great colors in that flower.


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May 26, 2012 15:40 |  #7

Both are beautiful in there own way IMO... Put in the right space either could look stunning




  
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May 26, 2012 19:57 as a reply to  @ smitroc's post |  #8

ok thanks for the comments.

I wasn't really going for a natural look with the edited picture, more towards a abstract painting that kinda pops out with color, but still resembles a flower.
I should have mentioned that in the original post

To me, the flowers look nice, but the leaves are so all over the place, so there isn't a real good composition that is worthy for printing out to hang on a wall, so I went for the abstract painting affect.
With the painting affect, I can move leaves around and remove the brown stems because the detail isn't as noticeable as it is with a normal image.
But I think I will just remove the brown stem, since with it removed, the flower pops out allot more.


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May 27, 2012 07:00 as a reply to  @ SimpleJack's post |  #9

I prefer the first image also. You might try to darken and desaturate the greens some to reduce the neon look of the grass and to make it less prominent.

Here's a quick edit as an example.


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May 27, 2012 07:24 |  #10

navydoc wrote in post #14490690 (external link)
I prefer the first image also. You might try to darken and desaturate the greens some to reduce the neon look of the grass and to make it less prominent.

Here's a quick edit as an example.

At first that is what I already did, but then I edited to what I posted. That's why the abstract greens are not as bright.


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