Martha Aguero  

Gardenia Rose Flower by Martha Aguero

September 2023 - Gardenia Rose Flower

September 2023 - Martha Aguero


About the Image(s)

I took this picture in 2021, walking around the neighbourhood, I am not sure but I think is a gardenia rose flower. The original colour is more intense, so I desaturated using lower vibrance. And I wanted to use a square format. Basic I editing was in camera raw.
The original photo has lot of grain that I wanted to keep. What I like of this image are the light and shadows, the form and shape of the petals and the 3D effect in the rose. In Topaz I added the "look” Abstraction II, reduce the opacity and apply, and then added a Renoir look as well, also I reduced the opacity, In PS I “blended" with the edited picture, using "lighten colour". I like the result, but I would love to do with the brushes in photoshop.
The settings for the original photo were, ISO 100, f 5.6, at 1/500 s and 10 mm lenses.

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8 comments posted

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
I believe it is a Camellia. I too like the soft pink and your preset is attractive. One thing I am aware of is the double exposure on some of the petals which tends to give it a more digital look and the slightly missing present with a slight shade difference in the lower right. However, this is an attractive painting and a lovely flower. I think you will be really happy with the Photoshop brushes.   Posted: 09/23/2023 18:56:16
Martha Aguero   Martha Aguero
Yes it's a Camelia. I found it after I have posted. Thanks to let me know about the digital look. And I did added from another part of the flower to fill out that lower right corner, and now that you pointed it out, yes, it seems different.
Any brush in mind to get this look?
  Posted: 09/23/2023 22:28:19
Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
Brushes are key aren't they! I will try Cindy Kyle's brush. Be sure to download from Adobe as there are many to play with.   Posted: 09/24/2023 10:58:13
Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
When you get the megapack, I think the mixers are in the subset called "real oils."   Posted: 09/24/2023 11:17:56
Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
look for the brushes with the drop to the left of the brush see image, but some of the regular art brushes are fantastic too.   Posted: 09/26/2023 12:31:41
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Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
I like your PS creative choices. Very soft and ethereal.
But, I can envision this with PS mixer brushes as well. Get the "megapack" by Kyle Webster (free for subscribers of PS). There are several mixers in that pack. One of my favorites is Sargent 2017 - try that one.   Posted: 09/24/2023 08:48:02

Martha Aguero   Martha Aguero
Thank you so much for the tips, I will try both suggestions. Yeah.   Posted: 09/24/2023 21:01:17

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
I believe Nancy is correct that it's a camellia, but I haven't seen one like this in real life. It's pretty and the treatment you gave it reminds me of viewing a flower through a frosted glass shower door. You maintained the angle of lighting really well with the brushes in the apps you chose. Well done.   Posted: 09/26/2023 12:34:59