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Psychedelic Celtic
Psychedelic Celtic
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Challenge: Flip'n'Blend Abstract (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
Date: May 19, 2014
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2014

Okay, not really Celtic, but it reminded me of something along those lines (artist license and all).

I wanted to use something simple and fluid looking, so I thought I should use a shot of the incense smoke as it has that fluid feel to it. The rest was up to Lightroom and Photoshop. Below is the original photo and the editing steps used. Please feel free to ask me questions if you have any...

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Lightroom
Crop
Exposure
Contrast
Clarity
Vibrance
Saturation

Photoshop
Paint black over paler areas of smoke and darken background
Duplicate background
Flip horizontally
Difference
Duplicate background
Flip vertically
Difference
Duplicate background
Flip 90 degrees CW
Difference
50% glamour filter
Layer mask
Unsharp mask in selected areas to bring out detail





Statistics
Place: 4 out of 85
Avg (all users): 6.9524
Avg (commenters): 8.8333
Avg (participants): 6.9038
Avg (non-participants): 7.0313
Views since voting: 750
Views during voting: 172
Votes: 84
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)


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08/24/2014 04:41:45 PM
Oh! I like this very much! Well done!
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05/30/2014 08:41:20 AM
Congrats on a new personal best... this made a very pretty design!
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05/30/2014 07:52:52 AM
Great outcome! Initially I couldn't recognize but did think that it must be something related to the smoke! very well explain!
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05/30/2014 06:03:52 AM
Great result and tutorial. Congrats
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05/30/2014 01:27:26 AM
Originally posted by tanguera:

A smoky snowflake! And I love that you rotated it "990 degrees" :)


Haha! What, you didn't believe me!? I've edited it, so as not to cause further confusion (on my part).
05/30/2014 12:58:39 AM
A smoky snowflake! And I love that you rotated it "990 degrees" :)
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05/30/2014 12:30:30 AM
Beautifully done. And a nice finish, indeed.
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05/30/2014 12:07:32 AM
Conrats on the HM. Lovely work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2014 11:56:42 PM
I love the electric blue bubbles. Such a pretty kaleidoscope!
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05/29/2014 09:52:25 PM
Nice one; a bit more simple and pleasing to the eye.
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05/29/2014 07:03:50 PM
Lovely! It looks like the original involves smoke. In my top ten.
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05/29/2014 09:41:12 AM
I see what appears to be some smoke, so I'll guess that it's a recently extinguished candle stick.

This is quite a lovely pattern with gorgeous colors.
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05/28/2014 11:14:34 PM
Wonderful isolation of your artistic design. Beautiful colors and shapes.
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05/23/2014 12:10:10 PM
My favorite so far. Love the mix of hard and soft.
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05/23/2014 08:34:28 AM
WOW, I am impressed with this one..10, I kept coming back to it to check it out, I think this is a ribbon winner too
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