Happy Holidays

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by FatWoman, Dec 24, 2006.

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    FatWoman Guest

    FatWoman, Dec 24, 2006
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    Mike Russell Guest

    Very nice, KW. Reminds me of Henri Rousseau's "The Dream", and I don't say
    that lightly. Everything glows from the black background.
     
    Mike Russell, Dec 24, 2006
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    Harry Limey Guest

    Absolutely as Mike says, it seems quite luminous!!
    I think I prefer your image to the Rousseau, is it a painting?
     
    Harry Limey, Dec 24, 2006
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    KatWoman Guest



    When we stayed in Domincan Republic (Samana) that painting was in the bar at
    the hotel. I vainly looked for a similar one in the shops to buy. Most of
    the artists there use a similar style but I Iiked this artist best. No luck
    finding the cat motif which I wanted. I took a quick snapshot of the
    painting intending to look for the painter to re-create one for me. My
    husband's lucky number is 3 and I liked that about it too. Of course there
    are no zebras or giraffes on Hispaniola. So I am assuming the artists have
    been influenced by primitive style artists as Rousseau. The people are very
    poor but the lushness of vegetation provides all the resources to at least
    eat (fresh sea fish, coconut, pineapples and bananas, bamboo pictured grows
    there too, chickens and cows and horses roam freely) For sure there are no
    APPLES or apple and pear trees!! so maybe they represent the GARDEN of Eden?
    or they are using images learned from Euro artists works?

    My photo had a nasty flash flare on the left side, and the blacks took a
    bluish cast.
    I used the dropper tool to fix the black and a Gaussian layer to remove some
    graininess, Then some blending modes (I can't remember what I did), got that
    darkened edges effect?

    I was looking for a colorful shot to use as a desktop to show off my new
    monitor and came across it in my files, if you like the 3 cats can represent
    the 3 kings.
    It is also has the same color cats as my Miracle (a cat I had for 16 years
    who died recently.) and my tribute to him.

    The incription is Hebrew ( part of the Hanukah story, and the same words on
    a dreidel) but I think most Christians will think it refers to Jesus (fine
    with me). Miracles are born of Love, given by HIM to ALL of us. If you look
    hard enough you can see.

    glad you all liked it, I wish I had the name of the original artist to give
    credit.....
     
    KatWoman, Dec 25, 2006
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    Harry Limey Guest

    Sorry KatWoman, did not recognise your new soubriquet!! "FatWoman"
     
    Harry Limey, Dec 25, 2006
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    KatWoman Guest

    hoping it's temporary!!!!
     
    KatWoman, Dec 26, 2006
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