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photoblog image Fun Week 4/5   Southwold Seashore

Fun Week 4/5 Southwold Seashore

All of this weeks images have been done purely for the fun of messing about so please don't even think of taking them seriously! :))

 

Rather similar to my offering on Monday this was how Southwold looked on the day we visited during our July holiday in Suffolk.  I just felt that the red flag cried out to be dealt with other than as a straight presentation, and also as a warning to Richard Trim who only seems to get good weather when he goes to Southwold!

 

Astrid asked on Monday how to do this so here is a quick tutorial:

I will assume you have a programme with layers.

On the Background layer select the area you want to be shown above the background.

Then go to Layer …. New …. Layer via Copy     (You will now get a copy of that small selection directly above the same part in the Background but on a new layer above.)

If you want you can do an  Edit ….Stroke   round that cut-out now.

Return to the Background Layer and go Filter …. Blur …. Gaussian Blur  and with Preview ticked adjust the Radius slider until you achieve the effect you want  before clicking OK.  This only blurs the Background Layer.  The Drop-shadow on each layer helps to give the 3D effect.

Now go to Layer …..  Flatten and there is your image completed.

You can do as many layers as you like, each one being smaller than the one behind it and then Blur each separately apart from the top one. 

Fun Week 4/5 Southwold Seashore

All of this weeks images have been done purely for the fun of messing about so please don't even think of taking them seriously! :))

 

Rather similar to my offering on Monday this was how Southwold looked on the day we visited during our July holiday in Suffolk.  I just felt that the red flag cried out to be dealt with other than as a straight presentation, and also as a warning to Richard Trim who only seems to get good weather when he goes to Southwold!

 

Astrid asked on Monday how to do this so here is a quick tutorial:

I will assume you have a programme with layers.

On the Background layer select the area you want to be shown above the background.

Then go to Layer …. New …. Layer via Copy     (You will now get a copy of that small selection directly above the same part in the Background but on a new layer above.)

If you want you can do an  Edit ….Stroke   round that cut-out now.

Return to the Background Layer and go Filter …. Blur …. Gaussian Blur  and with Preview ticked adjust the Radius slider until you achieve the effect you want  before clicking OK.  This only blurs the Background Layer.  The Drop-shadow on each layer helps to give the 3D effect.

Now go to Layer …..  Flatten and there is your image completed.

You can do as many layers as you like, each one being smaller than the one behind it and then Blur each separately apart from the top one. 

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Aug 2010, 00:22
Phew! I got tired just reading that instruction set, Brian...I think I am more your lazy photoblogger....
Brian Walbey: Come on Ray I'm sure you could follow those instructions, I lok forward to a similar image from you ere long.
actually I like this better
very cool!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Aug 2010, 05:35
Thank you for this Brian: they only fly the red flag at Southwold when Trim's about, so that all others can take cover!
Brian Walbey: I did keep a wary eye open for him lurking about with his camera Chris.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Aug 2010, 05:46
Great stuff again Brian, love the selected colouring, this is postcard worthy (again)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, and you can also do this with Paint Shop Pro so have a go when time allows.
You are on a roll here Brian. Excellent twiddling again
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, I don't know what you will make of Fridays effort though.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 26 Aug 2010, 07:44
Thanks for the tutorial Brian, copied and saved smile
Brian Walbey: Enjoy it then Tony.
Far to complicated for me Brian.But you do a good job.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Michael, it's not difficult, just follow the instructions.
No, this one is overall too blurry to me... makes me dizzy
Brian Walbey: I probably overdone the blur a bit too much with this I do agree Chantal.
Nicely twiddled Brian. It could be in a folder for a red flags retailer
Brian Walbey: Thanks Marion.
I can see that you are enjoying yourself creating these fantastic images Brian.
Brian Walbey: I am enjoying myself Chad.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 26 Aug 2010, 11:16
Look good to me
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
Excellent Brian, this has worked really good, I love the tones smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Linda.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Aug 2010, 13:30
a very refined picture, I really admire your phototechnical skills! I'm afraid we will have such a rainy, stormy weather next week, too (like today - a lot of permanent rain- no doubt it i s already autumn!) when I will be coming to England - but in some way I like such a rough, windy weather at the sea!
Brian Walbey: Philine the forecast is for the weather improving greatly in the next few days, getting a bit more like summer again hopefully as we are going away on 4th.September.
Brrrrrrrrr! Looks chilly to me. Nice processing, and the highlighted flag is better than a caption. (:o)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rosalyn, it was cool, a strong wind straight off the North Sea.
Great work Brian..Good one.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Aug 2010, 20:08
Oh dear! Your sure this is July and not January? Your presentation is excellent, Brian, with the way you have drawn the eye to the flag.
Brian Walbey: Sadly it wad July Alan and very cold and windy. A shame as Southwold is a nice place as you will see in a few weeks time.
Might give it a go sometime. Nice one Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet. It's worth trying if only for fun.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 26 Aug 2010, 21:22
Oh goodness, that's clever!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ellie.
Very arty Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
Very Clever Effect
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin.

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