Twirls (caution – this may be addictive)

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  • #408156

    Dorothy
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    Ok, now it was suggested to me to start a throw down so don’t hold me responsible if this becomes habit forming. 🙂  i love reading all the LS Articles and always seem to find some great gems when i start going down the rabbit holes of links within. The following is one of these “rabbit” links:
    How to Create Photo Twirls – Free Quick Guide

    So you are challenged to take one of your photos and TWIRL.  Have fun!

    Here’s my 3rd attempt to twirl (which i did post in chit chat):

    3rd twirl attempt

  • #408186

    Dorothy
    Participant

    Not sure why but i keep seeing a frowny face in a gray box. What is that?

    • #408200

      Hi Dorothy – it is due to the guide. I added a few spaces and your photo displays properly.

    • #408203

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      The guide link had to be entered as html to get the frowny face to go away, you can only add one paste and go link at a time or word press gets fussy.

      • #408229

        Dorothy
        Participant

        sweet, i will keep that in mind.

  • #408187

    Dorothy
    Participant

    I really wanted to do one of these in black and white.  Used 4 of my black and white motorcycle with clouds photo to create this one.4 motorcycle twirl b-w

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    DSC05925_bent

     

    • #408231

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Wow David. You did this in 2014?  Is this an actual photo print out or a photo made to look like a print out?  You are so darn good it would not surprise me either way. 🙂

      Love the pattern of colors!

      • #408236

        Hi Dorothy – I think the photo that I used as a base was taken in 2014. The ‘Twirl’ was done in August 2017. I went through phase creating images to use in cufflinks!

        This is a photo made to look like it was printed out…

        David

    • #408954

      Lynne Guenther
      Participant

      Wow David, pimp! Is like to say something more eloquent but my brain keeps saying pimp! Maybe dope?

      It looks like a jewel to me, and a well lit one!!!

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    P6090199

     

  • #408232

    Dorothy
    Participant

    oo, i really like the lighting in this and the swishy strokes make me see a crazy blue and gold Pomeranian. 🙂  in the large version the red pointing from the upper left corner really directs my eye just enough, i like it.  that’s that red, doing it’s thing.

  • #408314

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    One from the archives.

    • #408410

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Hi Graham: Love this.  Was the original mainly these colors or did you do some tweaking?

      • #408436

        Graham Hart
        Participant

        To be completely honest Dorothy, I can’t remember what the original picture was. I did very little tweaking other than some light/contrast adjustments and I put the yellow dot in the middle to cover up a blue splodge which appeared with the twirl.

        Original;

        • #408438

          Dorothy
          Participant

          Actually, i kind of like that blue splodge Graham.  Both versions are great!

           

    • #408955

      Lynne Guenther
      Participant

      This one has a floral vibe to me! These are like ink blots or clouds, I’m sure what you relate to says something about you lol

  • #408327

    Craig
    Participant

     

    • #408411

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Craig: Very cool, this reminds me of a Rorschach test. 🙂  hmm, what do you see?

  • #408376

    Craig
    Participant

    I decided that green thing, although interesting, is a bit harsh. Trying a golden pallet.

    • #408413

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Craig:  Lovely.  This golden palette is spiritual.

    • #408956

      Lynne Guenther
      Participant

      Love the colors and shapes

  • #408378

    Craig
    Participant

    This is all your fault Dorothy.. ;))

    • #408449

      Dorothy
      Participant

      🙂  Why thank you Craig.  This one is cool too, i like how the main section is off center.

    • #408958

      Lynne Guenther
      Participant

      Great composition! Beauty is generally defined by differentiation… The straight vs the curved, the off set composition… Really pleasing to the eye!

  • #408384

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Haven’t done one in a while so

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    • #408448

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Robert: This is wonderful.  I like the grain (heaven forbid!) it really makes this fluid.  Will have to remember to not always shy away from any bit of grain.

  • #408416

    Dorothy
    Participant

    Hey Robert Apple! Just exactly whose idea was it to do this throw down?  😉

    • #408441

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      It was glitching and posting Craig’s post over mine,fixed it.

  • #408435

    P71
    Participant

    Fantastic stuff everyone , and thank you very much for the link posted i will have a try at this they look good fun.

    • #408451

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Can’t wait to see what you come up with P71.  Love seeing everyone’s creativity in this.

  • #408959

    Lynne Guenther
    Participant

    Oh Dorothy Dorothy Dorothy!!! Thanks for the lovely images, but now you are gonna owe me some sleep when I’m twirling all night long lol

    • #408983

      Dorothy
      Participant

      lol Lynne: i take full responsibility just don’t know how to get you that owed sleep. 🙂  looking forward to some of your twirls you have such great colors in your work they should come out stunning.

  • #409024

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Anothery from the archives…

    • #409029

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Graham: Sweet, love how the colors divided up.

  • #409027

    DSC02455

    DSC06747a

     

    • #409030

      Dorothy
      Participant

      David, i like these, the first one looks like a flower to me (the b&w with the touches of color is beautiful) and the second one looks like the middle is a feather.

  • #409130

    Rob Eyers
    Participant

  • #409190

    Dorothy
    Participant

    Rob: i really like this, i am finding that i tend to be drawn to these that have the center offset to the rule of three areas.

  • #409198

    P71
    Participant

    Just a quick question , must this be done in Photoshop , reason for asking i have dropped PS lately for another PP software , right now i can’t use PS but do have other software that allows more or less same outcome.

    It’s not a biggie just wanted to ask first before attempting to post anything.

    Thanks for any info.

     

    • #409213

      Dorothy
      Participant

      P71: a twirl is a twirl is a twirl is a twirl. 🙂  no matter how you make it.  post away and let us know what software you used.  can’t wait to see it. actually, i think Craig said he uses Affinity.

  • #409222

    P71
    Participant

    I thank you for such quick and positive reply 😉

    thank you Dorothy , i have a few but my main two for digital art are – CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO and a fantastic FREE open source piece of software and that is called Krita

    Will get busy and try Twirl.

  • #409240

    P71
    Participant

    Well after a few tries i knew it was never going to work as well in this program as it would in Ps photoshop would allow a much tighter twirl , still thought i would post my resulting image , image used was 2 large cranes at the shipyard.

    • #409262

      Dorothy
      Participant

      What?!  These are fantastic! The first one looks like basket weaving, i love it. The second one looks like painted swirls.  I really like these a lot.

  • #409312

    P71
    Participant

    You are very kind thank you ,  i’m glad you like them Dorothy.

    I never went to bed until after 6-am this morning i was having a lot of fun playing with shapes.

    This was a bit more mork but i like the result i did do a little extra with pattern and textures.

    • #409395

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Wow Patrick (if i may), i see the mind of an artist. it’s interesting how structured you can make these.

  • #409407

    P71
    Participant

    Hi Dorathy ,  the structure comes by shrinking and expanding 1 twirl and saving each iteration of that twirl to a seperate layer building then trying  to arrange those layers into a pleasing design the square shape is also done with the marquee tool.

    Thank you also for your time looking and kind words.

    I have been doing some Digital Art on and off since 2004 but find it hard to stay motivated for more than a few months at a time then i seem to burn out.

    Here is an old one , i added the frame from ON1 fx VERSION 10.

     

    • #409422

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Now that’s pretty cool Patrick.  Has the feel of an old time war poster.

  • #409663

    Seth L
    Participant

     

    Great…. now I cant stop making these things either…

    • #409695

      Craig
      Participant

      That’s pretty cool, Seth. love the color palate.  Yes, it is addicting, I’ve had to join Swirls anonymous.

      • #409699

        Seth L
        Participant

        “Hello… My name is Seth… And Im a Twirls Addict..”

         

  • #409702

    P71
    Participant

    YES great Swirl Seth colours work so well , would make nice Club wall Art.

    Nice work.

    These can get very Additive , you all followed the tutorial really well and added another creative tool to your repertuar , many thanks once again Rob Eyers for the guide.

    I wish i had Ps installed to follow the same , This was done in Krita today.

    I was thinking  Aperture Priority 😉

     

     

    • #409735

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Wow Patrick! i see your Aperture Priority and raise you a Pinwheel. 🙂  Fantastic greens and blacks.

       

      i have to say….  not only is the creating addictive but now i am hooked on getting back in here and seeing all the creations.  like snowflakes, no two are alike.  can’t say enough about how much i love them all.

  • #409751

    P71
    Participant

    Haha Pinwheel wins everytime , thank you very much glad you like it , this one was made with a photo i got while looking for bugs Forest Shieldbug i think.

    • #409769

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Hey Patrick, i googled this little guy, they appear to be somewhat of a pest, although he is cool in his own right i think i like the pinwheel better. 🙂

  • #409919

    Spider

    • #409920

      Dorothy
      Participant

      David, absolutely lovely, are you saying this started it’s life as a spider? would love to see the original.

      • #409930

        This is the original…

        • #409932

          Dorothy
          Participant

          Holy Moley David!  Almost sorry i asked.  That is an amazing close up, he looks kind of sad, but creepy.  Made an awesome twirl! 🙂

        • #409955

          P71
          Participant

          Class shot , thanks for posting David.

  • #409988

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    The sensory zone of a cat’s whiskers…

  • #409989

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Heartbeat.

    • #409996

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Nice Graham!

      For some reason i get Super Hero from this.

  • #409990

    Soap Bubble

  • #409991

    Original

    • #409997

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Now you’ve done it David, i have been really good, attending my twirl support group and refraining.  i will now have to try a twirl of the alien soap bubbles i did previously. i love how your’s transitioned.

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