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Purple Christmas by Lilyas Purple Christmas by Lilyas
Originally I edited this shot for a challenge on RebBubble with the topic "A Purple Christmas". I loved it very much and so I made also a lovely Christmas card from it, see here:

:bulletpurple: Purple Christmas CARD.


Some notes on how I change the colors into purple

The color purple is very popular but not very many things in nature are truly that color. So many people change the colors digitally. Sometimes when you look at those works you see at once that the purple coloring is manipulated. Well, it is not really simple to manage a perfect purple impression with a wide color range and deep contrasts and I must say for me it is very important to start with the manipulation directly in the RAW file that comes from my camera. It helps a lot to turn down the color temperature (white balance) to a minimum depending on the original color. Also the levels for each single color red green and blue should be adjusted seperately until you get something close to purple. Only then you have a good base for your final purple manipulation in Photoshop or any other graphic program.



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Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Lens: Canon EF 100 mm 1:2.8 Macro USM
Editing: Photoshop CS3
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© Copyright by Lily A. Seidel 2008. All rights reserved. You may not use my work without my written permission.
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poisen2014 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
wonderful  Clap     Merry-xmas-smiley-emoticon by poisen2014  
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Ambruno Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
Beautiful!!!
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FemaleAdda Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Student Writer
This looks so pretty :)
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mugwai13 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
This is incredibly gorgeous...thank you for sharing.
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Lilyas Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
My pleasure.
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purplemystic Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
i love this , added to favorites....
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Mere17 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Gorgeous!
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jesusequalsheaven Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Absolutely beautiful picture! Nice work.
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Dance0927 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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the-evil-legacy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful !!
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PiOnEeR-07 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
very creative work. love it :) (✿◠‿◠)~
;) :star: :rose: :star: :rose: :star: ;)
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PiOnEeR-07 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
♥ღ~ ohhh Beautiful On my Desktop Right Now ~ღ♥
:star: :rose: :star: :rose: :star:
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annaupton Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I LOVE PURPLE
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BlackHeresy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely! :D
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Hoshibara Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful!
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Feature time: [link] :)
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CelticKawaii Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I guess I've just been having a thing for the color purple right now, but this is so beautiful.
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MageePataya Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
gratuliere zu dieser Farbcombi! Einfach nur wunderschön - und meiner meinung nach wirkt es so natürlich als wenn die Natur eben jene Farben hervorgebracht hätte
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Nee-to Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
This has been featured here: [link]
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Lilyas Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
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Valliegurl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012   General Artist
hello! I just wanted you to know that I am featuring your piece at my deviantart and here at my art blog: [link] :D
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cerlf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
WOW!
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Princess-Skylight Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
this is so pretty :3 it is amazing
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HeavyRainIsFalling Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Featured here: [link]

Beautiful work :heart:
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Lilyas Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
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HeavyRainIsFalling Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :rose:
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delya12 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
<3
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delya12 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
<3
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:dance:
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veritas-found Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pics like this make me glad when I do random searches. This is gorgeous. Lovely shot. <3

~ Ver
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Kushin4 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
amazing!!
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Sands-Of-Grace Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :heart:
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ObsessiveCenaGirl Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Amazing :heart:
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Cynderthedarkdragon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Oh my that's beautiful :D
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DyyyyPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hi! I featured your pic! :) I hope you like it! :) [link]
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Lilyas Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome, thanks!
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010   General Artist
Featured here [link] Merry Christmas! :iconsantalaplz:
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Lilyas Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
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Daredevil-2010 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Awesome :)
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mustingel Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there amazing artist!
You have been featured in my humble journal at : [link]
If you wish Your art to be removed please send me a note!

Thank you for sharing Your amazing art with us!

All best to you,
Many hugs,
Kristi
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Lilyas Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :heart:
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beesy2010 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
i love everything about it :)
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Blitzkrieg-Vault101 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I simply love how rich the colours are in this photo.
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NikolleIce Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely, i just love the colours :love:
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evogs Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Gorgeous. Purple and gold is a great combo. :)
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Featured [link] :heart::holly:
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Lilyas Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks, hon! Happy new year!
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D3N1S3 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful, I've featured it here: [link] :heart: Happy HOlidays!
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Lilyas Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
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Canon
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Canon EOS 30D
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Focal Length
100 mm
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400
Date Taken
Dec 10, 2008, 8:43:10 PM
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