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Uploaded: 04/14/12 11:13 AM GMT
Paper Spiders
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I made this for the Repetitions contest, but decided it wasn't repetitious enough! There was a certain amount of tedium in making it, perhaps. Originally I used a Photoshop brush, and happily sprinkled Piner's killer arachnids everywhere, and they looked OK… but then I realized that, though the spiders themselves were skewed as though falling haphazardly, the checked pattern sported by the spiders was always just straight-on… it wasn't right.

Reluctantly I shifted to using Photoshop's 3D function, as that gave perspective to the pattern as well as to the spiders. After all, I bought this software to use! I might as well use it! (Yawn). Makes spider… makes spider…. makes spider….

Work done in CS5 Extended: Photoshop and Illustrator.
Piner's Caedes logo (yes, I went and got the better quality version he recommended). :-)
GTP Designs Fluffy Cloud tutorial.
PSD check pattern from Photoshop CS5 transparency layers.
The sky background was one of my photos.
Mugs of coffee: one hundred and sixty three.

This one's just for Caedes… not dA. :-)


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04/14/12 11:37 AM GMT
I think the hard work, and many cups of coffee paid off! Excellent creative work. Tigs♥ =^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
04/14/12 2:39 PM GMT
I like it, very creative. Nice work.
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04/14/12 4:08 PM GMT
It's a rare treat to see/use the checkerboard BG in any image I have seen here at Caedes, but this is really effective on this wonderful creation Toot's!!:) Bravo on the bravery big girl:):)
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04/14/12 6:08 PM GMT
This is a great idea and wonderful piece of work. Well done!
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04/15/12 12:16 AM GMT
Very creative and cool Tootles!!!! Love it!
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04/15/12 8:38 PM GMT
Great 3D and shadow work, Tootles...faved.
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05/26/12 12:50 AM GMT
You must've spent quite a lot of time on this,beautiful creation,have a nice weekend,Tootles.
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