Midnight Tulip

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Tulipa nitor, also known as a brilliant tulip in the northeast and a midnight tulip in the south, stores the energy of the sun during the day in phosphorous cells, which causes it to softly glow during the dark of night. Common varieties have flowers that range from blue to purple, with dark green stems and leaves.

These perennial bulbous plants can grow from 10-70 cm tall. They can't grow naturally in tropical environments because they need a cold winter season to survive.

In reality, this is a fictional flower created entirely in Photoshop. It's fun to dream though. Wouldn't it be a spectacular sight to see one of these for real?


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Terrygrats - May 03, 2017 08:59 AM EDT
У нас на ресурсе мы предлагаем большой выбор роз.


sjoukes - Oct 24, 2013 02:34 PM EDT
I have been looking through my SU pages(now on Categorian) http://user.adme.in/blog/browse/u/sjoukes and came across your beautiful tulip again I love it and the description :-)
Caryl - May 22, 2010 02:14 AM EDT
I really like the effect you got here.
azkul - Jul 03, 2009 02:14 PM EDT
Thanks Mark. This was mainly done by creating shapes in Photoshop with the pen tool. The pen tool allows you to bend lines into a 'path'. I used several path layers which formed the shape of the pedal and leaves. Once I had the path the way I wanted it, I stroked it (which basically paints a line around the shape). I played with gradients and colors until I found something that I liked and then applied the motion blur effect to create that 'glow'. The stem was created by another pen 'path', and I painted in the green base of the flower by zooming in really far and painting it 1 pixel at a time. Last, I cropped the overall image to place the flower the center to balance everything out.
MarkSwiecki - Jun 28, 2009 12:23 PM EDT
This is an incredible fine art image that shows an eye for composition and creativity. Hmm, now I'm wondering how you did that in Photoshop.
carlosvandangos2009 - Jun 21, 2009 06:21 PM EDT
all i can say is wooow great pic great flower!
otter_click - Feb 08, 2009 02:00 AM EDT
Very nice!
thebobzta - Feb 04, 2009 07:32 PM EDT
Tanya - Dec 01, 2008 12:52 PM EDT
I really love this shot! Good job.
audreylouise06 - Oct 03, 2008 02:27 PM EDT
i really like this alot!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great job...i just got photo shop cs2 and still have so so so much to learn! oh my! any help you can lend that would be great!? Audrey
Dudley - Apr 08, 2008 06:44 PM EDT
Brian, This is gorgeous!! Dud
patman10 - Mar 20, 2008 08:01 PM EDT
Very nicely done!!!
azkul - Jan 05, 2008 01:45 PM EDT
I'm often asked how this image was made. The quick answer is that I used the pen tool in Photoshop to create a series of paths. I stroked each path to create a petal, and then copied that petal onto several layers. Each layer was rotated, flipped, etc to get it in the right spot. I used various opacities to get the "see through" effect, along with gradients, and the motion blur filter.
Guest - Sep 20, 2007 01:50 AM EDT
Thanks for your comments, Julie. I'm glad you like the picture and I hope that you post a few of your images here.
Guest - Sep 19, 2007 09:21 PM EDT
Hi Brian; I was led to this page from Squidoo. I too am a graphic artist. I find this image quite striking. It looks especially nice as a screen image with the back lighting.
Guest - Jan 08, 2007 01:22 AM EDT
Thanks for all of your comments. This was a really fun picture to create.
Guest - Jan 08, 2007 12:44 AM EDT
this is beautiful real or not. Very cleaver and I love to the description of it also lol
Guest - Nov 15, 2006 01:06 PM EDT
Very effective, and almost convincing!
Guest - Nov 04, 2006 10:59 AM EDT
this reminds me of those light bright pictures, but much nicer.
Guest - Oct 29, 2006 10:29 PM EDT
Very creative. I love the colors you used against the black background it really makes the image pop.
Guest - Aug 28, 2006 08:32 PM EDT
This is fantastic, it's very creative and well composed, bravo!!!
Guest - Aug 07, 2006 05:40 PM EDT
Guest - Aug 05, 2006 09:31 AM EDT
Excellent,at first I thought it was a real flower,very pretty photo. Carol
Guest - Aug 05, 2006 06:55 AM EDT
Great work,Brian. It is time I learnt Photoshop from a Master!

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