Cindy Gosselin  

My Picture Perfect Garden by Cindy Gosselin

June 2020 - My Picture Perfect Garden

June 2020 - Cindy Gosselin

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About the Image(s)

“My Picture Perfect Garden” is a painted, composite image. I extracted a frame from an image I had taken in a museum (where photography was allowed). I used a background from my files that enhanced the garden feel. Each of the flowers and plants are also from my files of images and were extracted from their original setting; then put into place, paying attention to overlapping settings. The entire setting was then painted in PS using various mixer brushes. Lastly, drop shadows were added so that the image had the depth and dimension of a wall hanging.

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6 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
(Group 81)
Lovely composite and very well done.
Could I just ask what the paining part entails please? Are you literally painting every leaf and petal because the colours look so natural?
What are you meaning by mixer brushes? Use PS quite a lot but not done this type of procedure and am very interested in how you do it so any help would be great!!   Posted: 06/04/2020 16:24:27
Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
To "paint" an image in PS, as shown above, the use of a "mixer brush" is used. This is a tool that is included in PS; and it is located "under" the icon for the normal "brush" tool. To learn the attributes of using mixer brushes, look for tutorials. There are many on You Tube, as well as Kelby, etc. Any tutorial that touts the use of the mixer brush to paint a photo is what you will search for. There are also subscription courses you can take that will teach you how to "paint" in PS.   Posted: 06/13/2020 09:50:38

By having some flowers come in front of the frame and adding depth-giving shadows, you have created an intriguing composite   Posted: 06/12/2020 15:03:28

By having some flowers come in front of the frame and adding depth-giving shadows, you have created an intriguing composite   Posted: 06/12/2020 15:03:31

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
Hi Cindy, what fun. Every element adds to keeping my eye in the frame and each element adds a different dimension and color to the image. Fabulous. I really like your use of the frame and with some plants going outside the frame. Your bright area on the frame was a great idea to attract my eye and then direct it around the image. Very well designed and so attractive. I tried to show this direction with my visual feedback   Posted: 06/24/2020 11:45:29
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Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
This is a very pretty composite, with the flowers growing right out into my 6 foot social distance. It's so nice that you found just the right traditional frame to park them for their portrait. The painting techniques with mixer brush makes each one look 3-dimensional. I think you did a phenomenal job of arranging them, so as to sprinkle the colors around and lead the eye along.   Posted: 06/24/2020 16:32:40