Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Wood Nymph 1

 I've included a link to the tutorial I used to help me create this image. I veered off on my own a little but it's always fun to experiment! For me with this image it was easier to use the eraser rather than a Layer Mask. I didn't want cracks on her fingers. I took the image of the peeling tree into Camera Raw made it more pink rather than the natural orange that was inside the tree.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Depths of Blue

I painted over the mermaid rather than using filters in order to make her more like a painting. The background is a composite of  2 gradients, a photo of some sand, some fish (I erased most of their background) and the sea life near the left bottom corner which lost their color in order to get them merge properly so I added color on three layers for them. I used the oil paint filter before I added fish and sea life.
Layer 2 and Layer 2 copy are the fish. I hadn't named them yet.

Originally, I was working with the type and then it turned into a bigger project than I had planned.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dark Dream

More experimenting. Trying to intensify mood.

Experiment with modes, opacity and colors. Black and white was created with desaturation. The Gaussian Blur is on a duplicate of black and white image. I moved the gray slider (middle) in Levels towards my left, to bring up more white.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Read The Sign

Layer 2 at the top is my Displacement map.
Layer 3 and it's copy are the same shadow, intensified.
The Background Copy  is Overlay mode.
Layer 1 Copy has a Soft Light mode.