Tulip Swirl

Flowers 2003

This one was created nearly twenty years ago! Using a very early Photoshop.  I learn visually, so I simple press buttons to find out what they do. This way you don’t get stuck in other peoples styles. I explored and pushed each tool, filter and menu item, to see what it would do. As with life, you learn by your mistakes. 

In comparison to today’s work, it’s very simple.  There are only seven layers, one using a PS Filter, yes, used to use photoshop filters, there are a few that are worth trying and no added textures. I was home printing on a HP Printer with semi gloss paper. Again today I’d print it on a Fine Art paper with a smooth surface to create a better visual rendering of the image. The creative use of Photoshop and Printing on the right papers is a learning curve. 

It was entered into a Southport Photographic Society Competition before creative images were accepted but got a reasonable response from the judge. There were some judges that understood, one day it would be Photoshop Images common place.  Thank you to that judge for always supporting creativity,

Step One 

Take a simple flower

Step Two

Photoshop Filter Radial Blur on duplicated image of the flower. 

Step Three

Reduce the Opacity on the swirl layer or use Blending Mode to achieve the image that works best for you. 

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