Sunday, 31 January 2010

Coneflower


I've found something that I really love about photo editing..... the colour-changing modes are wonderful! There's something called 'difference' in the layers section and 'hue/saturation' in the adjustments. If you have Photoshop, I recommend you check them out.
I used Lynn's lovely coneflower seedhead photo (its an amazing image even before you do anything to it!), added a fine layer of one of my waxed papers, then started playing around with the colours.
I can see this becoming an embroidered picture...just as soon as I can get good quality prints onto fabric (still experimenting with that).

Lynn's original photo
Another name for these flowers is Echinacea. Not only are they beautiful, but of course they are used in supplements to boost immunity against colds and flu. Clever things......

35 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow Linda this is really beuatiful.
Fantastic digital work.

LME said...

Lovely colours :)

Diane said...

Oh Linda, this makes me want to learn a new thing now. This is beautiful!!

Rosie said...

It's GORGEOUS! I love it I want it, how clever you are! How did you know that I love those cone flowers? I obviously need a stamp like this ....

Jo said...

I'm in love!!!!!! Wow, Linda, your image is truly beautiful... the colours are so rich and exotic... gorgeous gorgeous!!!
xxx

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pammyjo said...

Linda this is fabulous. You are so talented and creative. Have a great week. :)

Anne said...

Hi, Linda! You are getting some amazing results in Photoshop! :-)

Heather said...

I love echinacea flowers and the colours you have achieved in your edited version are just glorious. I really must stop looking at what others are doing as I then want to have a go myself. What with the temptations of editing digital photos and using an embellishing machine it's little wonder I don't get enough of my own work done!! I shall sneak back to see what else you have done - I'm addicted!!

maggi said...

Absolutely gorgeous and it will make a fantastic embroidery. I love the way that the blending modes and the colour enhancements give such amazing results.

Mar said...

you are doing fabulous
i have had major computer issues
delaying my class participation
i hope i am fixed and can get into this great class!!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Amazing colors and design dear lady! WOWEE! SO beautiful!!! and yes, before AND definitely after you've photoshopped it!

Can only imagine what lovely things are coming next!
oxo

Miek said...

Woow, this looks very cool ,nice colours and great flower .I must have a stamp of that flower .

Lynn said...

Fantastic Linda, I love what you did with my photo, lovely bright colors. I too can see it on fabric with your finishing touches... Bravo!!!!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Linda, there is a good try and the coneflower turned out so nice.

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is fabulous. The colours are fantastic and I can't wait to see it become an embroidery.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow such lovely colours. Great work.

Jaqi said...

The colours here are out of this world, really stunning, well done , Jaqi xx

LazyKay said...

Beautiful effect. I love the way it looks completely different in the colour change too.

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Janny said...

Gorgeous!

artymess said...

Hi Linda i have just happened on your blog via another blog and have so enjoyed visiting ......Lovely work.........will visit again ...I am a textile teacher what did you teach ? all the best Lorna

Butterfly Works said...

Coneflowers are one of my favorite flowers. I love your work....You
are very talented...I look forward to keeping up with your blog.
Nancy
www.Butterflyatwork.blogspot.com

La Dolce Vita said...

I love your coneflowers! my street address is coneflower drive and I have them planted in the flower beds, love what you have done with the color!

Barbara said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Linda - the colours are just amazing. I love it so much, I have to keep going back for another look. I can't wait to see what you do embroiderywise with it. I'm so glad the group will be still up for quite awhile as I haven't had a chance to do anymore of the class yet. But I have the weekend off so I'm going to get stuck into doing the exercises then.

Lorraine said...

As you say this would make a fantastic fabric picture...have you tried bubble jet set to print onto your own fabric. I have been using this and its quite good or perhaps t-shirt transfer paper or canvas sheets for your printer...looking forward to seeing what you try

Terri said...

Gorgeous! Amazing what you can do with a photo. You are really good at this!

Cat said...

Sweeeeet little change to the conehead! I like! I wish I had photoshop!

I do have coneheads in my garden though... well... when summer gets here!

Smiles, Cat

brianjvincent said...

You're amazing!

Victoria said...

this is beautiful...really inspiring :)
thak you
x

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful work- such a joyous riot of color!

*jean* said...

oo linda, this is beautiful! i love difference and solarize too!! if you are interested, lisa bebi has a cool transfer to cloth method that she recently posted on her blog, pimp my spleen.blogspot.com

*j*

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Absolutely beautiful, it makes me want to take up Photoshop! Thank you so much for this inspiring post

Laura Hegfield said...

so beautiful, I love what you have done here with this color change!

Gini said...

I am so glad you have showed the before and after of this picture as your glorious colourful version is so very far away from the original, which is lovely as well although I much prefer your colourful version!
Now it may be just me, but in the original version in the bottom left hand corner it looks like boobs with some rolls of belly fat underneath??
Hmmm... Is it a planter??
Gini
xx

BumbleVee said...

how beautiful your coneflower looks in the colours....