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Home > NanoArt 2011 Exhibition > Karen Brown, USA, 2011
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A Flight of Flowers
For this image, I use two pieces of software: Adobe Photoshop, and ArtMatic by U&I Software, a modular graphics synthesizer. The process starts with an image that I use as a source for each session with ArtMatic where I select modules that create a kaleidoscopic reflection on the image. These modules can have functions that employ polar space, fractal space, assorted modulations, reflections, waves, distortions, symmetry and more.
On fiddling with the controls on each module, I identify images that I find pleasing or interesting. I save these “foundlings” for use in the final image. After collecting a number of foundlings, I open up Photoshop and play with them. With the exception of the background, I mask the foundlings to reveal specific shapes and patterns. Then I stack these elements, sometimes scaling and/or rotating them. I use many layer effects to augment the elements, my favorites being Drop Shadow and Bevel & Emboss. For the Nanoart images, I added color using Color Overlay or Gradient Overlay layer effects.
Finally, dots are added for emphasis, to draw attention to specific areas and to create a bit of whimsy.