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This one began as a couple of fractals in Apophysis. I opened them in PhotoShop, layered them in screen mode, duplicated, added a gradient to the bottom one, which gave the whole stack a more opaque appearance, played w/ opacities, flattened and embossed for an impasto effect.

Here's how I emboss; I don't use the emboss filter in PhotoShop.
When you've flattened the layers of your painting, make a duplicate file, desaturate, and save as a psd file. Close that one. Take your file you've been working on and go into Texture/Texturizer, click the little arrow that gives a drop-down that says load texture... Navigate to the folder where you saved the desaturated copy and click on it. Set scaling to 100%, and play with the relief slider, usually around 12% is good, sometimes it looks good to check invert. You can watch all that's happening in the preview window and get it the way you want it.

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Patricia Lay-Dorsey11-Jan-2007 04:54
Wow! I have GOT to take a class in Photoshop!!! This is amazing. I thought it was a painting. V
Margot W10-Jan-2007 15:35
Looks like a cock fight. Maybe one of them is called TAZ. Love it. V
Kathy Pilgrim10-Jan-2007 14:29
OHHHHHH Exquisite beyond words. Big V