Abstract Digital Art

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  1. NateS

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    I really enjoy making these, but would like an outside perspective/critique/comments. All are appreciated.

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    I like them a lot. They appear quite creative. I bet they look nice framed and on a wall.
     
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    Thank you. I have number 2, 7, and 8 framed and in our hallway. They do look much better in a matted frame.

    A few of these were actually created from pictures I took. Number 8 was a picture of my car. 10 was a picture of our baby. Number 1 was a picture of me w/ my saxophone.
     
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    3,7,8 & 9 seem to appeal to me more than the others. I think I like 3 the most. Would you give any clues as to how you are producing this effect?- I think it'd be fun to try.
     
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    Sure. Basically what I do is open the photo, create a duplicate layer then apply some type of distortion to the layer (like twist). Then I'll take that layer and duplicate it....then to a horizontal or vertical flip on that layer and change the blending mode to overlay, multiply....or whatever gives a nice uniform look. I then might duplicate both of the layers that have the twist effect and move them to the top....and apply another type of distortion to both of those like maybe a radial blur>zoom or glass effect. Then play with the layers until it gives me a look I like.

    At the end I'll colorize different layers which will give it the final look....then I might tweak the a few of the blending modes.


    I usually have between 2-3 hours in the ones I keep and usually throw one or two out for every good image I get. It's kind of a hit or miss, but they are really neat when it works out.
     
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    Looks and sounds like something to experiment with. I've been reading little bits about the "Orton" effect.

    "Michael Orton who first used the technique is a sandwich of two images, one in focus the other out of focus. ..."

    I wonder how/if these would mesh?
     
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    These look great fun to do and i like the colors and great abstract effects you have created....Think pics always look really good in a mat....the finishing touch!!!

    I am really into doing Fractals ...do you think i can post some here in the creative corner???

    Patricia........:)
     
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    I LOVE number 2 and 8! So neat!
     
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    Thanks. 2 and 8 are probably my favorites as well. I have a soft spot for 10 though since it started as a picture of our baby boy.
     

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