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    Abstracts and Plugins

    Here is one of a few I conjured up today while playing with filtres/plugins - back and forth from PSP and ArtRage.

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    June.

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world
    today.
    -
    Unknown.

    http://enug66.deviantart.com/gallery/

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    June!

    This is so dimensional and vibrant. Wow!

    There's an electric quality to this one.

    I feel at home in there

    Surely this plug-in possibility is available in PS Elements 11? I'm thinking of the Intuos Pro, which includes that version of Elements (from memory, sorry if I'm mistaking on the version). I don't know how big a difference there is between the full CS and Elements, but I'll settle for Elements anyway.

    Again, wow.

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    You really plugged in. It's a very interesting approach, I dare say, where you have a lot of the abstraction, yet there's something concrete in the forms that creates a distinct sense of volume. If you're familiar with 'String Theory' in physics, which is a theory so there's no visual representation beyond a concept, this would actually be an interesting depiction of that theory. Fascinating.

    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    Hmmmm, quite interesting.

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    My steps were - in PSP (would be similar in PS) start with a B&W cloud image - there are various plugins/filtres which will produce this effect - add a gradient fill layer - mode Overlay to this layer - merge - apply Glowing Edges filtre (which is included with PSP). I then went to AR and with the Transform tool 'stretched' the image and found an area to play with - you could crop this area and save/import as a new painting or layer. Next, I used the Paint Symmetry tool and with the Pallet Knife (edge), just experimented with shapes. I also tried various Blend modes, looking to enhance the colour. With this particular painting, I went back to PSP and using an outside filtre (Nik Color efx) and tried out the various effects until I found the one I liked.

    Mr.Akey, I didn't do physics as school but interesting you should mention strings as one of the effects I used produced somethings that looks like strings of wool.

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    June.

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world
    today.
    -
    Unknown.

    http://enug66.deviantart.com/gallery/

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    Now You joined Rachelle in her new painting movement, that of the cosmological abstraction ...
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Hi June I must Say She's got A right pair of Knocker's CIAO IVAYA CON DIOS HOO YOO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enug View Post
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    Avast! 'Tis not to be confused with Nautical Physics, which is sometimes called Yarn Theory. Har!

    That wool is enough to make our wool gatherer of Scotland, Mr. Fraser-Paice envious. Great effect.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    Thanks all for looking.

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    Hi June I must Say She's got A right pair of Knocker's CIAO IVAYA CON DIOS HOO YOO
    Trust you Mr.Ploos to interpret a buxom woman in my innocent little abstract!
    June.

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world
    today.
    -
    Unknown.

    http://enug66.deviantart.com/gallery/

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    Well, call me Ishmael!

    For me it's a re-interpretation of Moby Dick. Look, coming in from the upper left I can see a whale with it's mouth open, all saw toothed, ready to chomp a ship in half. In the most innocent way, I think Mr Ploos, our resident whaler, meant to exclaim "She Blows!"

    Gotta love abstracts.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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