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Old 03-17-2004, 10:55 AM
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Hello everyone...

I'm a newbie and I have say that I'm a little overwhelmed by the number of forums in here(which way do I go, duh?). The image I will post will show you where my interest in the manipulation lies and I'm only getting started with this. So I will keep this simple....I just can't seem to ''dial it in''. Any help(CC) and tutorials that you could point out to me in my quest for perfection much appreciated. Thanks for lookin'...danielphoto.
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Old 03-17-2004, 01:34 PM
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I'm not experienced with fantasy looks, and hopefully others here with that expertise will give you some ideas, but since no one has answered yet, I'll give some initial thoughts --

Image is a bit small for my myopic eyes, but it's a cute idea with two adorable looking girls. To my eye, however, the highlights and some of the midtones are too bright and have lost detail, and the girl on the left has a blurred dress which disappears into the blurred petal. I would look for another background flower because this one has a petal (or other flower part) at a diagonal to the second girl which will probably distract from the girls -- but I don't think that blurring that element is helping the overall look. I'd find another background -- one that didn't have any distracting elements near the girls.

I'd try to retain all the detail that I could and then play with the overall image to give it a fantasy look -- by adding a soft vignette around the image or adding a duped layer that has been blurred a bit (playing with layer blending modes to see which would give me a look that I liked) or adding fairy dust, etc.

I like the concept, and the high-key look will probably be effective also. The girls are lovely and could easily be fairies. I hope some others here will give you some useful ideas. Keep working on your concept -- you'll get it the way you envision it if you keep your goal in mind.
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Old 10-13-2005, 07:45 AM
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I have been playing with "fantasy children's backdrops" for some time ... I have sold the PS layer files to photographers and ps enthusiast. I have a series, and one is attached... fun stuff.
~Nancy~
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Old 10-13-2005, 10:50 AM
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Nancy did you sell that one on ebay i kinda remember that picture!
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Old 10-13-2005, 11:40 AM
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Yes, I have seven on ebay, figure it is a good place until I get (another) a site up to promote them. Actually, haven't done too badly on Ebay.
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Old 10-13-2005, 06:15 PM
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A few members of my group love fairies,. Group is on ebay, so if you want to share your id, i can pass it to the girls in the group.
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Old 10-13-2005, 08:59 PM
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I assumed the question was in response to our Challenge, but if it isn't you might want to check it out for some ideas.
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Old 10-14-2005, 06:33 AM
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Sure, my ebay store is named "Digital Magic" or search on Children´s Fantasy Backdrops..
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