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Floral Friday_7-5-13

Posted on Jul 6, 2013 by

Reflected-lilyHappy Floral Friday to you…one day late!  I know you have seen this lily before in several forms but not in this form!  I just learned a terrific technique for adding a reflection to an object and this lily was the first thing I tried it on.  Here is the original:

Water lilies from Grand Junction Botanical GardensThe basic technique, which I did in Photoshop CC, involves extracting the lily, the biggest one in the upper right corner of the photo.  Putting it on a black layer, duplicating the layer and transforming it by flipping vertically.  Then I added a gradient in a mask to the reflection and lowered the opacity.  Finally I tilted the reflection some.  This is so elegant and I will be using it somehow in some photo art soon!

Here is another way I used this lily.

Stylized LilyI did this awhile ago and don’t actually remember all the steps I used.  But I do know I was using some Topaz plug-ins!

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