Monday, August 6, 2012

"Casanovas' Flowers Lie!" Corel PhotoPaint - Plus

Casanovas' Flowers Lie!

I used Picasa 3.9 to browse to my Mayang's Textures folder and selected a painted rusty texture. I opened it with Corel Painter Photo Essentials 4 and auto painted using Impressionistic Hatch Random brushstrokes set at 80% size and 40% Amount.

I saved that file and opened with Corel PhotoPaint, rotating it 90 degrees right. This gave me a portrait size texture to work with. I used Picasa again and went to my Dover Clip Art folder and searched for images there.

I found a floral for coloring and I copied and pasted it onto the texture. I resized it and applied the Tone Curve to darken it. Continuing to search in Picasa, Dover Clip Art I found a grouping of women and selected the one who looked sad and in despair. I changed the color with Image, Color Replace and placed it on the texture and floral.

I wanted to play upon the sadness shown and searched further in Dover Clip Art. I found the man's face that looked like a Casanova. I copied and pasted him onto the texture, used feather curves on him and altered his Opacity.

I finished off the piece with the Art Nouveau frame from Dover as well. Added the word's that "Casanova's Flowers Lie!" I adjusted the Opacity of the lettering.

I merged all layers and added my signature. I saved that large file. I reopened the file with Corel PSP Pro X3 and added the mat, which I cropped, then the black frame. I saved that file then resized for display here.

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  1. wow you got the skills.. great job! Keep it up..

  2. Thank you for looking and commenting! Much appreciated.