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JayJ

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Reply #75 on: April 29, 2016, 01:41:35 AM
Why would you be hesitant Cheryl ...its stunning!!
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Reply #76 on: April 29, 2016, 03:14:38 AM
Cheryl your horse is stuning  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Cheryl, can you explain how you did the lovely back ground, is it with your finger?
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Reply #77 on: April 29, 2016, 03:20:50 AM
Stunning seems to be in word for the day! It's the first word that came to my mind! Amazing job, Cheryl!
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Reply #78 on: April 29, 2016, 02:54:26 PM
I would hear his voice and prompts in my mind as I drew. It is true  :heeha: ! I hear his wisdom from the classes as I create on my own. It is awesome! You will too.

That may be true for you Kathy ... me? I get a mental smack in the head!  :knuppel2:   Thanks Nolan you keep me going!    :nana:      :2funny:
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Reply #79 on: April 29, 2016, 03:16:07 PM
 :thankyou: Zayn, Danielle and C.Bodine!  ;)  :)
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Reply #80 on: April 29, 2016, 03:17:47 PM
I would hear his voice and prompts in my mind as I drew. It is true  :heeha: ! I hear his wisdom from the classes as I create on my own. It is awesome! You will too.

That may be true for you Kathy ... me? I get a mental smack in the head!  :knuppel2:   Thanks Nolan you keep me going!    :nana:      :2funny:

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Reply #81 on: April 30, 2016, 04:05:03 AM
fantastic job Cheryl, if you stand back it looks like a photo :congrats:


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Reply #82 on: April 30, 2016, 04:20:01 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Cheryl, your horse portrait is outstanding.    Patricia
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Reply #83 on: May 01, 2016, 05:27:56 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan and Patricia!
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Reply #84 on: May 05, 2016, 07:42:02 AM
Cheryl can you exlain what technique you use for the  back ground.   
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Reply #85 on: May 06, 2016, 05:09:19 AM
Danielle, I have been into photography as a hobby for a few years now and also make handmade cards. I have always been fascinated by the effect of bokeh (pronounced "bouquet" - where the background blurs into circular like lights and shadows) and have seen how they replicate it as backgrounds even in handmade cards.

You'll see on the introduction strawberry, that the strawberry in the background has also blurred to have some bokeh.

With the horse I have experimented with a few layers before I got the end result (not exactly how I wanted it), but the best out of my attempts. I would start with a blotchy background of diffent shades of green (you can choose your colour scheme) and then use a bit of a dry brush and painmt circles in different sizes with some overlapping. Try and have the edges lighter than the inner circle - the inner circle semi-translucent for some circles, sometimes trying a bit of a glaze effect over other circles.

I find that bokeh creates a bit of distance between your subject and the background. Have a look at this picture: (you might have to copy and paste link below into your browser to see)

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=lachri&rlz=1T4GGHP_enZA529ZA529&biw=1829&bih=855&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjiuYadwcXMAhXnGaYKHeLQCUsQ_AUIBygC#imgrc=uY-uX64EZwDf1M%3A


I hope my explanation makes some sense!  :blush:

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Reply #86 on: May 06, 2016, 06:41:13 AM
Very good explanation, Cheryl. O0

For those interested, below is a very brief tutorial on how to create the bokeh effect in your photos.


http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-create-a-delicious-blurry-bokeh-background-in-4-easy-steps/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=May-0516
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Reply #87 on: May 06, 2016, 10:09:04 AM
 :thankyou: Cheryl for your detailled info, i appreciate. I like that artist Lashri too . 
Also thank you Steve for the other site .
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