Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Winnie the Pooh from VioletBreezeStock
Little boy (Christopher Robin) from Stephasaurus-Stock
Background trees ???
Found it! It's on Room With a View's Facebook page September 23, 2012.
A Room With A View~The Crimson Forest in Gryfino, Poland
Monday, September 17, 2012
Sometimes it helps to select a bit of the scenery and composite it over the element I'm inserting in order to make it look more like everything belongs there. I did this with the weeds/brush. I did the same thing in Radio Flyer.
In the original photo, she was facing the other direction. I flipped her horizontally so that the lighting in the composite would be consistent.
I used a 2 pixel eraser at 28% to soften the wisps of her hair.
A duotone will create varying shades of gray ending up with a rich tonal reproduction of a black and white photograph that you can not get with just black and white inks. A duotone is more saturated, textured, compelling than a black and white photo. It can convey mood and even time. Many old photographs were printed with ink extracted from cuttlefish which gives the image an archival appearance.
The following examples of duotones were made with photos from the internet and DeviantArt (Thank you Dracoart, Plague Plague, merimask, froweminahildstock, Grinmer_Stock) I have composited elements from other photos into them.
Elements composited in are:
In Radio Flyer, both the Radio Flyer wagon and the old truck.
In The Fox Girl, the fox. Not the girl.
In Duotone #1, the woman.
I put Teddy into the Chernobyl photo because it seemed fitting and it was fun. ;)