View Full Version : Foliage, Anyone?

04-08-2015, 05:09 PM
Every last one of Markw's foliage presets was used in the painting I created, trying them out. :D


In Preview, I rotated it right, duplicated it, and horizontally flipped that one. Opened each one in a Preview window,
matched them together, and took a screenshot of the interestlngly weird result. :D:D:D


Now to try doing that with the painting in ArtRage, with no line showing in the centre. :)

04-08-2015, 09:48 PM
Wow, now that was a surprise. Certainly hadn't envisaged them being used like that Hinket!
Love the way people can see the different potentials in tools and then just run with it:cool:
Yes try another, as all that post manipulation could definitely be done in AR.

04-09-2015, 05:48 AM
Nice job with this! You got the hard line in the center because things weren't perfectly matched up in the flip. The best way to alleve this is to put a 2-3 feather on your selection (I used 5 here) Although mine isn't nearly as detailed as yours.. it shows the idea (Plus I did it in about 3 mins).


I just made the selection.. feathered it by 5.. copied.. pasted.. flipped.. and moved it to align.

Hope that helps


PS - I know the colors are funky. just wanted to see some variation since this was playing around.. DO NOT adjust your monitors.. ROTFLOL!

04-09-2015, 05:57 AM
Sorry to belabor the point.. but here's a real quick edit on yours.. same setting.. same technique.. selected just within the hard line area.... feathered by 5




04-10-2015, 06:09 PM
Thanks, Markw,
Yeah, I'll try doing "as all that post manipulation could definitely be done in AR." that.

Though I wish one could also set AR to flip H and Mirror, or V and Mirror,
of course after having doubled the background in the appropriate direction,
thus having it automatically matched, centre, top and bottom.
Doing it myself, I find myself holding the laser mouse in a death grip,
pressed down way too hard, making it almost impossible to move that mouse!

04-10-2015, 06:25 PM
Thanks for the helpful information, David.

I suck at selections.:D:D:D
Again it's the fierce gripping of the mouse that does me in. :o

I did one painting, (with 40 layers or more), where I practiced
selections in various ways, and then promptly forgot about them.
Never even noticed the feathering option! :D

And thank you so much for taking the time to show it on the painting!

Your painting gives a cool underwater effect. :)

04-10-2015, 08:27 PM
I missed that foliage supply, but You certainly used it properly and elegantly!

04-11-2015, 05:08 PM
Thank you, Caesar,
I appreciate your comment. :D

Link to Markw's Foliage presets:


04-13-2015, 08:56 PM
Thank You!

04-13-2015, 09:29 PM
This is very interesting, I can see a Van Goghy style being possible. Thanks to Hinket and MarkW.