One of the many choices in Picnik is something called Waterfall
by Kevin Goldsmith. What this selection does is break up a photo
into ribbons of its component colors, and these color bars change
considerably as you run your cursor up and down the pic.
What I like to do is to glide down a photo slowly, stopping
whenever the resulting color combination strikes my fancy.
I then hit Print Screen [Prt Scr] on my computer keyboard,
and open up Paint.
From there I click edit, paste, and then use the select tool
to cut out the resultant rectangle of my chosen selection.
My next step Is to click new, choose don’t save on the used
selection, and then click paste in the new.
I use the select tool again to surround the part I wish to copy
and then click copy and paste.
I move that slice down into place until I have built a bit of
a square or rectangle. I save the finished rectangle, and now
have a pleasing-to-me color bar ready for future projects.
Going back to the original piece in Picnik, I repeat the process,
as each area of the photo will offer multiple views.
The top pic shows a color bar selection built from the topmost color
slice shown in the actual Waterfall of photo two. Photo two shows
an example of what one sees when using the Waterfall effect in the
Picnik program. The bottom pic is culled from a waterfall slice
taken more from the bottom of the middle example.
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