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<a href='http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1047936-urban-sightings-traffic-cone-foulard-view-swatch-see-steps-cones-by-victorialasher' title = 'Urban Sightings Traffic Cone Foulard (view swatch to see steps and cones) by victorialasher on Spoonflower - custom fabric'><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/spoonflower/public/design_thumbnails/0104/7936/rrrrrrrrrUrban_Sightings_Traffic_Cone_Foulard_shop_preview.png' alt='Urban Sightings Traffic Cone Foulard (view swatch to see steps and cones)'/></a>
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Collection: uncollected for sale designs
I eliminated most of the colors, and details of the photograph by using the magic want to lift, first the cones, and then the side of the steps, from the photograph, (keeping them in the same relationship to each other as in the photo). I then cleaned up some stray spots of gray; but left the little tears and imperfections in because I felt it better reflected the relationship between the design and the photograph. I then added the "reflective" bands back in. To get the color for the bands I zoomed in to the pixel level and lifted the lightest shade from the bands in the photo.
I arranged the simplified cones on the steps in two sets and placed them in a traditional foulard pattern. I then zoomed in again to lift the darker green in the background from the shades in the green leaves in the upper left corner of the photo; and created the textured squares using a lighter version of the same green.
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Thank you Cean, Rhonda, and Vo.
Posted over 4 years ago.
Woot, way to make cones into fabric!
You have made clever use of the design elements in an innovative fabric pattern, Victoria! My first impression when I looked at your design was of the formations of circle and square dances ... perhaps being performed in a civic amphitheatre space!
This is great, Victoria! I love the slight randomness the added step bits add to the image.
A low res blow up to show the cones and steps.
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Urban Sightings Traffic Cone Foulard (view swatch to see steps and cones) :
Thank you Spellstone.
Thank you Siya. Thank you Khoward. Usable was something I was definitely going for. I agree, it was hard to get usable and still maintain a recognizable relationship to the photo. I hope people will also see the relationship to the photo, since I made it so much smaller.
Lovely! A very usable design. I think usable designs hard hard to come up with this theme.
This looks pretty cool, Victoria!
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