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Refreshing Rain for November Birthday Friends by MayEbony Refreshing Rain for November Birthday Friends by MayEbony
:icongaby97:Happy Birthday to my dear November birthday Friends:icongaby97: May your special day be really, really happy!  I'll be away between 16th and 28th November so forgive me if I don't wish you a happy day on your actual birthday :iconttaasst:  I think these are azalias or camelias, I always get them mixed up.
2nd Jocelyne :iconjocelyner:
6th Al :iconabrickman:
8th Brentis :iconevilcheeksdrybones:
19th Toni :icontoni-r:
19th Julie :iconjewel-firefly:
20th David - my one and only true love :icongrumpysnapper: :iconttaasst:
21st Malou :iconbluemalou:
Water background is stock - with thanks to ~EvilHateYouAllStock  There were actually floating on water but it was a horrible brown so I've replaced it with this beautiful sunlit blue :iconloveloveplz:
Kindly Featured by :iconjocelyner: Feature--39:iconshinyheartplz:
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:star: BIRTHDAY GIFTS 02 :star:
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My birthday has been an unforgettable day due to my wonderful Watchers and Friends here, on DA. So many kind wishes, not to talk about the awesome Birthday gifts, the amazing features, even cakes and points!
A heartfelt and grateful thank you to each of you who have greatly enhanced this special day and who have contributed to made it a happy and joyful one! I LOVE you all! :heart:
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The meaning of this feature is to show up the superb gifts  and special thoughts I have received and to feature some works from these awesome artists. This is Part Two, there will be Part Three - hopefully before the end of the year. I will certainly not forget anybody, I have been really spoiled, thank you so very much again to each of you!  :tighthug:
In chronological order:
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I really value every comment, :iconstarhugplz:, :+devwatch: and :iconfeatureplz:  I can no longer thank everyone for Faves individually, but please know that I'm grateful and very happy to receive them, they mean a lot.
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:iconartbybeverly:
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful dedication for these wonderful people! :heart:
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:iconmayebony:
MayEbony Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    so much dear Beverly
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure dear May :heart:
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blueMALOU Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer


my bestfriend May.:excited::happycry::iconskizzplz:You really cares!!


   


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Have fun!!!! Happy trip!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBxSnt…

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:iconmayebony:
MayEbony Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
  dear Malou  
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blueMALOU Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Hello Sweety!!!

Bemonium(sound warning) by luisbc 

It  means a lot to me and really much appreciated. Made my day more happier.:happycry: Im very grateful  to have you all as my friends,fans and watchers!!  I love you all! Spread The Joy - NaNoEmo Day 9 by Ridley126  

:linkplz: by zacthetoad   www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMNnjC… :iconyourockplz: 

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MayEbony Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
PeoniesPNG by kmygraphic  THANKS so MUCH by kmygraphic  dear MalouPeoniesPNG by kmygraphic
I'm just back from my holiday so have much to catch up on :iconmeizfastplz:
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blueMALOU Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

     Welcome by kmygraphic  my dear May .Hope you have a wonderful holiday!!!

Christmas-Tree by kmygraphic  


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MayEbony Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
PeoniesPNG by kmygraphicThank you so much dear MalouHug by kmygraphicPeoniesPNG by kmygraphic
Very busy at the moment writing the story about our recent holiday to Tasmania but hope to
  be back chatting very soon.  If you want to look at photos and the story have a peek at
                                             www.mayl.id.au/?page_id=2671
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blueMALOU Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome page!!! Your story was really interesting!!!!:iconrbyw: May

  Meet Massive by guitarcraze  

 Minimo by luisbc         

 
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Thank-You by KmyGraphic so much dear  Malou I'm so pleased you had a look and enjoyed it Love May by KmyGraphic 

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EvilCheeksDryBones Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Awwwwwwww, It's Lovely And Beautiful!! C'est Fantastique!! Chaohug Meow Love
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dear Brentis  
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Thank you so very much for this beautiful gift, dear May! :heart:
Superb picture, I love it! :love:
And thank you so much for your wishes, my dear May! :tighthug:
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so welcome dera Jocelyne, I just hope that your birthday is full of love, happy surprises and just sheer joy :iconsmile-luplz:
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Jewel-Firefly Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, May!  You're one of the nicest people anywhere, and I appreciate you.  I just noticed that your hubby's birthday is one day after mine. We'll both be turning 29  ;)




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MayEbony Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Naawwww, thank you so much dear Julie that means a lot!
I believe it for you to turn 29 because you're young and beautiful, but my other half...  Well, he's beautiful on the inside
but getting a bit rugged on the outside :rofl:  He'll be 59, but it means absolutely nothing with him, he's still fit (runs 7
kilometers [nearly 5 miles] even up and down hills without stopping) and young at heart.
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LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous :love:Happy Birthday to dear friends :cake:
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:iconmayebony:
MayEbony Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much Sweet Lucila:iconbwaaahplz:
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LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure my sweet May :heart:
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Toni-R Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy upcoming birthday to everyone!
This is a very thoughtful and beautiful gift, thank you May.

The idea of the image is wonderful, in my opinion the pink and blue fits nicely together. The water drops are nice add too.
I didn't quite understood the description about the stock image. What were floating on water and what was horrible brown?

How you could improve this, is that you could soften the petal edges.
Make your selection with your favourite selection tool, and press the refine edge button on the tool bar, or press right mouse button over the selection and hover over the refine edge option there. Now you can fine tune the selection. I think this could use some amount of 'softness' and 'feather'.
I don't remember, but did I made you a tutorial about healing/clone brush tool and include there how to use refine edge?
If not, I can explain you how the option works, if you need any help with it.
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so welcome Toni :iconkimberely:

To explain better...  The flowers were floating in water in an ornamental (but genuine) rowing boat in a cafe garden.  Because of the wooden interior of the boat the water looked brown.  I loved the flowers so much and wanted to use the shot.  The published shot is not the same as this thumb.

You're right - where I've erased to original background I used a hard-edged eraser and the edges do need softening.  I think you did do a tutorial, I will look for it, though I think your description here will be enough.  Thank you :iconrubcheeksplz:  I'll have a go at improving it tonight (it's 10:30am now).

 :iconbwaaahplz: Thank you Toni :iconbwaaahplz:
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Toni-R Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome!
I thought you had forgotten some words from the description, I was thinking that there was something floating on the stock photo which was brown. Well, I was tired and going to sleep at the moment I wrote that comment, so my brain wasn't fully functioning. :D

I prefer using selection tools for everything, but an eraser can be faster.
Good luck at the improving. If you need any help, don't hesitate to ask. :)
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's alright Toni, don't worry.  I was erasing what the selection tool had left behind - just going around the edges in an OCD way.  Do you know the English OCD, or do you need a better description?  It stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

I think I have improved it somewhat now :fingerscrossed:  After this I would be 'out of my depth' to know what to do.
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Toni-R Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I know what OCD means. I don't have the disorder, but behave like so in the case of hand crafts/creating things with hands.
For example, if I'm editing some photo and there is some small flaw somewhere, I might fine down the small spot for hours and never be satisfied to the result, even though nobody else doesn't even notice the flaw. Same with construction painting which I'm currently studying. I'm using a lot of time in unnoticeable small details. I'm too perfectionist.

Now the edges look more natural, good job. :thumbsup:
In the refine edge option, you can (easily) detect the edges by increasing radius (and ticking the box for smart radius) + adjusting the edge options with smoothness and feather, for example.
So it is not always necessary to manually fine tune what the selection tool have left behind by hand. Of course, because it's only a machine that calculates the edges in the refine edge, the result might not always come as nice as hoped, but in most cases yes.
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have OCD to some degree.  I saw a joke recently where someone said it should be called CDO so that the letters are in alphabetical order, as an OCD person would prefer ;)

Perfectionist traits are not always bad :tighthug:

Thank you Toni - I was happier with this after your guidance.  Believe it or not I had not known to right click to show a menu in PS :iconteheplz:  I enjoyed playing around with the 'refine edge' I hadn't used that before.  I found it hard to see what I was achieving because of the 'marching ants' being over the top of the edges, so I ended up just doing something and then 'undo' if I didn't like the result and try again.  And that's good because it helped me learn.
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Toni-R Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm very glad that I have been able to help you improve.

You can change the marching ants in the refine edge for example to a red transparent colour. If I remember correctly, it can be changed from the first section, 'View Mode' in the refine edge window. There should be a square or rectangle showing your selection, press it to open and there should be different options how the program shows your selection. (I hope I remembered correctly)

That is a good way to learn, to undo the results and redo them then differently. I have done that hundreds and hundreds of times and now I know what options and how much I need to adjust to achieve the result I'm hoping for. But of course I still have a lot to learn about PS.
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll watch for that Toni, thank you so much!

I doubt there's anyone, anywhere that knows everything about PS.
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
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ABSOLUTELY STUNNING GIFT!!!!!!!!!!!
It really is my sweet....
Great flower shot and such beautiful colours....:nod:
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :heart: TeresaTigles :heart: :iconbwaaahplz:
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
:iconaawplz::heart::iconplzhug::heart::iconaawwplz:
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TiaraShin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely colours, looks really soft.:D
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Tiara :iconbwaaahplz:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww Beautiful softness 
Wonderful Birthday dedication May 
 to all :party:
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    sweet Gigi
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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VasiDgallery Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, what a beautiful flowers and so great edition!:love:
Happy birthday to your friends!
 
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Multumesc draga Vasi  
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