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Uploaded: 05/07/05 3:10 PM GMT
Mysterious Ocean
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Ok...quite a few programs used to create this...the fractal was made in UF...the grid took me ages because firstly I had to draw it in paint then colourize it and fade it in PS...some of the embossing was also hand-drawn in Photo Filtre and the rest was down to PS :D...hope you enjoy!...PrettyFae x

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::Morwyn
05/07/05 3:44 PM GMT
You are doing just wonderful... Fabulous image.. You are learnig so well.. Keep it up .. Very high marks for this one..
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PrettyFae
05/07/05 3:51 PM GMT
Thankyou Morwyn :D
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bjb
05/07/05 3:51 PM GMT
I am looking at the work you put into this and not at my personal preference for wallpaper design and I can give you the highest marks for design, layout, clean work, color blends, etc. Your work is not only unique, you have some major artistic talents when it comes to design. Well done. ;)
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PrettyFae
05/07/05 3:55 PM GMT
Wow...thanks B.J...really appreciate the supportive feedback ^_^
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::nmsmith
05/07/05 6:07 PM GMT
Wow, Fae. This shows quite a bit of sophistication using the tools you've used. Photoshop??? If so, maybe I can speed some things up for you. The grid: You can create a small 20 x 20 pixel file with transparent background. Then draw your grid in such as way that when it repeats over and over it will blend together well. Then select all of it, go into the edit menu and choose "Define Pattern..." Give your pattern a name, then close your file. Back to your big drawing now. Select the area you wish to fill with your pattern and choose Edit-Fill... Pick the pattern you saved, and bang, there you are without having to draw it all by hand. Then you can switch into quickmask mode (Q key), select the gradient tool and pick the foreground to transparent gradient. Draw your gradient from left to right, then press the Q key again to get out of quickmask mode. Then hit the delete key. Your grid will fade out like you've done in your picture. The other thing I can help you with is the emboss. Pick a picture you want and save it as a photoshop file (it's got to be a .psd file). Then choose Filter-Texture, and in that dialog box you can choose the file and set the emboss settings. All there is to it. By the way, I'm totally impressed with the skills you've been showing recently. Keep up the good work, my friend. Ask questions. We're all glad to help. Take care.
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PrettyFae
05/07/05 6:10 PM GMT
Thanks for the DESPERATELY NEEDED advice Nathan, lol...I really really appreciate it :D
And thanks for the lovely comment too ^_^
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::vamoura
05/07/05 6:25 PM GMT
Wow I'M telling you Fae YOU HAVE TO make a carreer out of this! It is clear to me that you have the Passion for it, the talent and the eye so DO IT! I can predict you are going to be the next generation of Computer PIcasso! I'M stunned and subdued by your talent!:0))!
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mesmerized
05/07/05 6:30 PM GMT
wow...very professional looking work here, Fae...glad Nathan helped out with some shortcuts for you, but meantime, your time and effort on this has paid off...way to go, kiddo...major marks on this one.:Pat.
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PrettyFae
05/08/05 10:02 AM GMT
Hehe, thanks both!
I like Marou's comment about *Computer Picasso*...lol, that's so cool!
And cheers Pat for the major marks, too :D
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pineappledude
05/12/05 4:20 PM GMT
this is phat but your a goth
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PrettyFae
05/12/05 4:27 PM GMT
Phat? Lol...ok, erm, thanks for the comment anyway :D
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CrazyD
05/16/05 7:00 PM GMT
I must put my advice out , this is by far the best attention to detail. You did a very awesome peice of work here. The lines just flow well with each other, color choice is perfect... A+++++++
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I dont mind, if it dont matter...
PrettyFae
05/16/05 7:02 PM GMT
Thankyou Dan :)
I also think the colours are nice...very refreshing and pure, lol
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prismmagic
07/12/05 6:34 PM GMT
I agree with nmsmith a really great job. Nicely thought out. I really love the blue and the concept.
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XYZ
07/31/05 12:26 AM GMT
Great image! Great blues are used here also. Love this.
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PrettyFae
07/31/05 10:35 AM GMT
Thanks prismmagic, Andrew :]
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&DigitalFX
10/26/05 7:54 PM GMT
Really good wook Fae...again, somehow I missed this one. I love the embossing. As for the gridwork...here's a tip. There is an excellent free filter from from Richard Rosenman called "Grid Generator" You can create a separate black layer in PS7 and use the generator to create custom grids very easily. If your image is less than full size, the grid will look very strange as many of the lines will be missing...worry not. You need to click "view actual pixels" to get an idea of what it will look like.

The cool thing is that you can set up a rectangular selection and create the grid only with that. Use the "Screen" blend mode and then decrease opacity or fill until it looks right. This will save you a lot of work and give nice professional results.
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.Battousai_FaD
11/06/05 6:45 PM GMT
i love the colours this image its great!
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&DigitalFX
12/27/06 1:28 AM GMT
Kuel.
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barb_wire_babe
11/22/07 4:49 AM GMT
Very awesome!

~Amber♥
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