Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Green trunk, brown leaves


Mouse over to see the original drawing – oh I do love my Photoshop toy!

16 Comments:

Blogger Lin said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I love how you've treated the foilage -- very lively!

1/31/2006 3:37 PM  
Anonymous Bonny said...

This is lovely! I agree, the foliage is done very well. I love how you can see the 'before and after' versions.

1/31/2006 5:18 PM  
Blogger christina said...

I wish I had your photoshop skills. This is so neat. I love your sketches!

1/31/2006 6:08 PM  
Blogger pedalpower said...

This is so nice...you caught the branching just right and did a wonderful job on the foliage without rendering each leaf. Lovely.

1/31/2006 7:24 PM  
Blogger PeterPen said...

This, indeed, is really nice, Julie!

How did you "program" the mouse-over-effect in this blog! Very nice feature you have implemented!

1/31/2006 7:42 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

I've been wanting to do the EDM tree challenge for some time, but when I've tried to draw trees I've realised that unless I laboriously try to observe and draw quite a lot of the detail of the tree, particularly the shape of the branches, it won't look like that tree. So in the time available it kind of limits the choice to very small trees.
I wanted to do the before and after just to show what is possible with Photoshop.
PeterPen, Karen has done this effect and there's also an illustrator who does this. His pictures are very interesting because the 'before' is a relatively rough preliminary drawing and the 'after' is a highly polished professional illustration.
You need your 2 images in separate layers in one Photoshop file and then you take the file to ImageReady and use the rollover effects tool. This is only the third time I've done it and I still have to use the 'help' facility all the way, because I can't remember - so don't ask me to remember now!

1/31/2006 9:42 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

Julie -== This is fantastic! I have a BLOGSPOT ACCOUTN AND WOULD love TO KNOW HOW YOU DO THAT THING WHERE THE MOUSE MAKES IT TURN FORM A PAINTING INTO THE ORIGINAL DRAWING!!! pENNY

1/31/2006 11:00 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Hey that's neat. You did a great job with this. The light is excellent too. Great angle.

2/01/2006 1:04 AM  
Blogger rosanne h said...

Wow, the rollover thing is just too cool. I've got to figure that one out!
I absolutely adore your drawings -- what a wonderful free style you have. :o)
I look forward to more.

2/01/2006 3:09 AM  
Blogger curiousweaver said...

Great drawing and great use of rollover images.

2/01/2006 5:27 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

How lovely to get more comments. Penny you need to find your inner geek, have some webspace of your own and ideally use PhotoshopCS2 with Image ReadyCS2 and have the online manual open - I don't quite know how I did it. I'm getting too old to remember things so I just have to re-learn every time I do it!

2/01/2006 1:15 PM  
Blogger Lani said...

EDMer here.
This is fantastic!
I must try this technique!
Wow!
Thanks, and yes, photoshop is amazing.
I had no idea it could do this!

2/01/2006 1:31 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

I'm impressed with not only the drawing but the computer wiz of mousing over!

2/01/2006 8:41 PM  
Blogger Jennafer said...

This is a fabulous tree. I love the expressiveness of it. And the rollover effect is way cool! Thanks for sharing!

2/02/2006 12:21 AM  
Blogger TP said...

Beautiful tree Julie - so free.

2/02/2006 10:37 AM  
Blogger "Maggie" said...

Love the mouse over on this. Beautiful!

2/26/2006 2:29 PM  

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