Ruffles & Ridges

Posted by
karla (Omaha, United States) on 27 February 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I am trying a pastel (which is not my forte) effect for this image, using adjustments in Photoshop and two textures from Flora Bella. This bearded iris was growing in a friend's garden in 2008. The blossom was huge and delicate, with ruffled edges. I do not know the cultivar name. I will post an untextured image of it at some point.

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Very beautiful!!

27 Feb 2011 8:43am

@Aubélia: Thank you, Aubelia! Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Marilla from Turku, Finland

I like this delicate processing. Very attractive!

27 Feb 2011 8:53am

@Marilla: Thank you, Marilla!

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Interesting painterly rendition of this iris blossom. The softness and the pastel colors go well together.

27 Feb 2011 9:55am

@Arnd: Thanks, Arnd!

Plichard Mickaël from Toulouse, France

Beautiful texture

27 Feb 2011 10:10am

@Plichard Mickaël: Thank you. It required two textures plus layers of Photoshopping for me to be satisfied.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I love the pure white tones in this ruffled flower. Your textures are very nice. Well done!

28 Feb 2011 12:50am

@Steve Rice: thanks very much, Steve! Seems that some work quite well. And the others, I do not post!

Franz from Baden, Austria

delicate white tones, intricate shapes and details - a very appealing frame!

28 Feb 2011 8:38pm

@Franz: Thank you, Franz. Thanks for visiting and commenting. I love the ruffles on this flower.

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Lovely texture work! I love the pastels!

28 Feb 2011 10:01pm

@Barbara Kile: Thanks, Barbara! I appreciate your comment!

Diane - Daily Walks from United States

This is beautiful, Karla. I love the tactile, artistic feel.

28 Feb 2011 11:36pm

@Diane - Daily Walks: Thanks, Diane! Thanks for visiting!!

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Nice texture work.

1 Mar 2011 11:24am

@Anita: Thank you, Anita! I appreciate your visit and your comment very much. Thanks for your encouragement in textures. Its interesting how some images really work, and others..not so well. This one took two textures and some finagling before I was ok with it.

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

Wonderful tones !

1 Mar 2011 6:57pm

@Annie Viguié: Thank you, Annie! This one surprised me after I applied the textures.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Effective use of textures here which suit the actual subject very well. Lovely enhancement.

1 Mar 2011 7:17pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you, Ronnie! I appreciate your visit and comment. Still learning....but that never stops. Hopefully. ;-)