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Wandering Angel



EDIT: People keep misusing this image. So I've decided any use of the whole image or parts of it is completely forbidden from now on. Besides, don't ask me to use it as I won't grant you permission to do it. A drastic decission that all the copyright-infringers forced me to take. Thanks.

I wanted to do some photomanipulation. I used to do them some years ago, and now I decided to do one again.

I had this concept in mind for a painting I wanted to do, but as I lack a bit of time and wanted it to look great, decided to use photos for it :)

The original idea was the angel to be wandering through a forest or garden, but couldn't find any good stock photos for the angel, so I changed the location to fit with a good photo.

Please full view! :aww:

Stocks used:
[link] from :iconcausticstock:
[link] from :iconlarafairie-stock:
Thanks a lot for them! :hug:

Manipulation process:
:bulletblue: Cut the background from larafairie's picture and add it to the background as a new layer.
:bulletblue: Create a mask from the cut image.
:bulletblue: Apply some tone adjustment so she fits with the background, and sharpen she a bit because it was quite blurry.
:bulletblue: Add a shadow on the floor to integrate larafairie into the scene.
:bulletblue: Paint new hair (I had to remove almost all of the hair).
:bulletblue: Paint the wings (it took me a looong while but I love the result).
:bulletblue: Add some shadow on the floor for the wings too.
:bulletblue: Some minor adjustements (adding a bit of shadow in the face and chest because of the hair...).
:bulletblue: Merge all the layers and duplicate the resulting one.
:bulletblue: Make the duplicate screen-blended, gaussian blur (10) and adjust contrast (10) for the whole scene glow.
:bulletblue: Add a black frame in a new layer.
:bulletblue: Add a watermark (sorry :().
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beachlegs's avatar
Stunning image :)