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Falling by baloochester Falling by baloochester
I'm a beginner at using Gimp, this is my 3rd work, advice welcome !


black horse: Larissa Allen [link]
white horse: seed of beauty [link]
model: dazzle stock [link]
background: UmbradeNoapte [link]
& different textures.
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ebbixx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
An evocative combination and interesting as a starting point. Where there may be room for improvement seems to be in integrating the elements, putting them together in ways that tell a more definite story. On the other hand, a dreamscape like this may be just what you're going for. If so, I'd consider going further with the dream elements -- things like more blending in surreal ways of the elements, especially where there are dichotomies in perspective?

Just some thoughts, please don't take them too seriously or allow them to stunt your experimentation.
baloochester Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Thanks for having taken the time to develop your comment, I'm still at the stage of experimenting how to put things together and how to build things up. I must say that i've always had the feeling that something is missing in it, especially above the white horse, hence the fact that I added those rays and sparkles even though I'm far from being totally satisfied with this choice. I will surely work on it again later especially when I fully understand how Gimp works and knows better how to use all the tools.
ebbixx Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
One small problem with Gimp is that, while it will do probably everything useful that Photoshop will do, there's not a wealth of tutorials, both published in paper and online, to get you through the learning curve. But in most cases, once you've learned to "translate" them, most Photoshop tutorials, if they're not purely mechanical or recipe-like ("pull up this effect/layer/adjustment and set Blue to 35") will be adaptable. I don't use Gimp a lot, because I've been using PaintShop Pro (and Painter) for years, but I have used it enough to have a sense that this is true, by and large.

Good luck climbing the learning curve. It become much easier fairly quickly, if you keep at it.
baloochester Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
thanks for all this advice, wouldn't be too much of a problem for me to translate tutorials, my only prob for now is that I've had to undergo surgery of my left arm +spinal problems so shouldn't be sitting on a chair in front of the computer :( :(
Hopefully should be better in a month to start practising again !
ebbixx Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Here's hoping you're better soon! Sounds very frustrating.
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Submitted on
June 12, 2010
Image Size
1.2 MB


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Camera Data

DC E30
Shutter Speed
1/325 second
Focal Length
9 mm
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Date Taken
Jan 1, 2004, 7:45:16 AM