Basic structure of bird cage made with brush tool. Turned to gold by lowering intensity with brightness/contrast tool, then bringing up yellows with color tool, then texturized with craquelture.
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Here arbor has been cropped to just show corner. Roses were all made from original rose source by adding/removing petals, duplicating almost 70 times, scaling and rotating to place them where they were needed.
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Here more roses have been added and some background filled in at top w darker color.
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Shadows are added on both roses and leaf areas.
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Bird is added to gold cage and placed in the arbor, sizing it to fit.