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Jelly Fish by Quarl Jelly Fish by Quarl
This was made on the school's computer. It took a bit longer than my other digital pieces because I sepnt the time to focus on a few things.
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J4ck3R Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
Nice concept but outlook is not my cup of tea. Can't say anything creative, sorry ;/
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Quarl Featured By Owner May 23, 2006  Professional General Artist
It's ok :lol: Comment still apreciated!
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oruwu Featured By Owner May 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting picture - but it needs some work on the extraction of the jelly. I think the flowers are a cool element, although it would be better if the colors matched the jelly fish, wich would be easy enough to do.
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Quarl Featured By Owner May 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
Yeah it would, but you see im lazy. Very lazy indeed. Perhaps when im not so lazy i'll try fixing it. Erm,...yes.
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xenosagian Featured By Owner May 3, 2006
Very nice. The jelly fish looks really cool. Do you have any tips on extracting images? I'm really having a hard time getting that to work for me. Maybe I should just be more patient. Anways, any tips would be appreciated!
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Quarl Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
Well, if your using photoshop, there is more than one way to extract an image. First you have to select what you want to extract. Once you have what you want to play with selected, you can move it to another opened file your working on, or just move it about/play with it in what ever file your working on. But selecting things isn't always easy...

You see there are several selection tools. Alot of them acctuly cross over into other programs as well. While patience does contribute to the final product, the tool you use is also key...erm... in photoshop all the selection tools should be at the top of the tool library. There are several selection tools including the lasso tool which lets you draw (using the mouse) a boundry around a specific area, a polygon selection tool which is the same except it's alot easier to use because you just go from point to point using straight lines. There is the magic wand tool that lets you select everything of similar color. My favorite however is the paint brush selection tool. It works just like a normal paint tool except all it does is select things.

If you want more selection accuracy, try playing with the size/shape/area of effect. The tools can all be tweaked to let you get as accurate as you want. Example, if the magic wand is set on 1 it will select a very small fraction of it's sourounding colors, but if the number is 100 it will select all it's sorounding colors. Another tip that really helps, if you want accuracy, zoom in! You can catch everything that way.

Now if these tips don't help (hey Quarl! I allready know all this!), well then my final tip might prove to be very helpful. Simply put, after extracting an image from a picture and doing with it what you have, blur it's edges just a bit so the it's more attatched to the photo. Use the paint brush selection tool to get specific areas in your picture and change the hue/saturation to make convincing shadows. Also, before you finish your product, you can change the levels/hue/saturation/color of the extracted image so that it fits into it's suroundings better.

One last thing to keep in mind. Im self taught. I learned how to use photoshop/flash by just playing with the tools and stuff. The best way to learn how to use a program is to just play with it. And Im really sorry if none of this helped. If I went the exact wrong way here, please let me know. I can give better help, just ask a question.
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xenosagian Featured By Owner May 3, 2006
That last paragraph helped a lot. Thanks. I wasn't expecting anything so detailed. Much obliged.
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Quarl Featured By Owner May 4, 2006  Professional General Artist
Noooo problem!
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner May 3, 2006
:wow: this is so trippy and elegant!
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Quarl Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you :lol:
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djfox- Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006
This is my favourite piece of yours.

I`m afraid I`m not as good with making decent comments as you but I`ll try my best here. <3

The combination of the colours though rather erratic work well. I especially like the colouring work done on the jellyfish itself. The plants in the foreground themselves are nifty, too, looks almost like construction paper work without actually being construction paper. That`s a neat effect.
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Quarl Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the comment! I like to know that someone else really likes this piece over all my others. As for the plants, thats just smart layering in photoshop and then smudging the ends of the plants. Also, each plant is exactly the same. Sorry if I ruined the magic :matteo:
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jhawklyn Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
I like it! Bright cheery colors. :)
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Quarl Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
Haha, thanks taffy.
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liquidozzwald Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Student Photographer
wow just simply kick ass. Love the detail and colour.
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Quarl Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
Ha, thank you.
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liquidozzwald Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Student Photographer
you're welcome
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fractalspirit Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006   Digital Artist
It looks simple but I can see the beauty inside of this work, and the organic movement that works together well...
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MrBallistic Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006
like, a acid trip
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Quarl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
I've been getting that alot recently. I heared acid trips are unpleasant...what does that make my art?
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