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Dawn of Chaos by Mihaela-V Dawn of Chaos :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 4 6 The Lady of the Trees by Mihaela-V The Lady of the Trees :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 260 32 The Rules of Magic by Mihaela-V The Rules of Magic :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 325 34 Dealing in Magic by Mihaela-V Dealing in Magic :iconmihaela-v:Mihaela-V 152 30 Unleashing Madness by Mihaela-V
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Photomanip Newsletter November 2018
Hello friends!
The last month was pretty quiet and the only new article I found is:


:bulletred: Throwback Thursdays on CRPhotomanipulation


I remind Throwback Thursdays is a series of features, organized by Gejda:iconGejda:  and lauraypablo:iconlauraypablo:. They include include awesome DDs, fascinating tutorials, beautiful manips and outstanding stock:
 
:spotlight-left: Monthly  spotlight :spotlight-right:
This month I want to introduce you an incredible artist from Romania Mihaela Voicu, aka Mihaela-V:iconMihaela-V: She’s a real master of fantasy! Mihaela’s favorite movies, music and books inspire her to create fabulous magic worlds.
She can spend a lot of days for one work, to make it perfect. She believes that practice and constant learning and improvement are the
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If you try to achieve a photo realistic look it`s important to understand some aspects related to photography. And considering the fact that we use photographic elements as a base in our artwork the following tips can also help you find the perfect stock images for your artworks. I have tried to illustrate these aspects using both photographs and photo manipulations.

1. Focus
The focus is basically the sharpest area in a photograph. When working with portraits usually the sharpest area is the subject of the image and a small area around it. The rest can appear blurry.  This is a great way to make your subject stand out.
Here is an example where you can see the difference between a photo with an out of focus background and a photo with a background that is just as sharp as the subject:
  
Focus by Mihaela-V

And this is an example of a photomanipulation where I have blurred the background a bit to make the subject stand out:
 
Apocalypse Wars - Premade book cover by Mihaela-V

Having a sharp background is not a bad thing, especially if you have a beautiful background behind your subject but it`s good to know that there are other options too.

2. Atmosphere
This is an aspect that relates to landscapes and helps you create depth in your image. Because of the gases in our atmosphere the far away objects have less contrast and a slightly blue colour like the sky (or orange if it`s close to the sunset). If you want to create a foggy day the image will have even less contrast.

Here are some examples of a clear and a foggy day. I have also highlighted the colour of the shadows in the foreground and in the background to demonstrate the difference in contrast:
   
Atmosphere by Mihaela-V

And here is a photo manipulation where I have used the low contrast effect to create a foggy look:
 
Blackbirds by Mihaela-V

3. Light source / Direction of light

I am mentioning this aspect because I have seen photo manipulations where the light on different elements does not match. When searching for the right stock images you have to think what is the light source in your final image and make sure all of your elements have the light falling on them coming from the same direction.

In this image for example I have tried to make it look like the giant book is lighting the scene. So the light on the girl, trees, roots, leaves, book on the ground looks like it`s coming from the same direction.

 
The Elder Tales by Mihaela-V

4. Colour cast

One source of colour cast could be coming from reflected light. This one is a bit harder to see. When light hits an object part of that light is reflected back and hits the other objects around. It usually borrows some of the colour of the first object that it hits.

In the example below, the light hits the grass and is reflected back on the object. The original colour of the object is cream but, because of all the grass around it, it has a slightly green colour.
Also this photograph was taken in the shadow of a tree. Because the sunlight was filtered through the tree leaves, it borrowed some of the green colour from the leaves. And filtered light is another possible source of colour cast.
 Mg 1811-2 by Mihaela-V

In this photo manipulation I have a green colour cast on the girl because I have tried to introduce the reflected and filtered light from the forest:
The Dragon`s Call by Mihaela-V


Another more obvious source of colour cast is a coloured light source. For example a candle, a light bulb, moonlight or any other colourful light source you can think of. In this case you need to make sure that all the objects that will be hit by this light also borrow some of the colour of the light.

In the first image of the example below there is one light source which is the sun. In the second image I have added a second blue light on the subject and this light will also add a blue cast to other parts of the image, for example on the ground.

Colourful light by Mihaela-V

And here is a photomanipulation where I have a main blue light which can be coming from the moon and a second yellow light from the candles:
Beautiful Disaster by Mihaela-V

I really hope some of you will find these tips useful and if you have any questions please feel free to comment below!


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AgnosticDragon Featured By Owner Edited Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday!
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Celem Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday Mihaela :)
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annewipf Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
Happy birthday! :hug:
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Gytrash01 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
Happy Birthday :cake: :party:
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BulldozerIvan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy upcoming birthday, Mihaela!  :-)

I've been experimenting with the character I once had you portray, making a GTA Online version.

Percolation Warriors Kayla and Candace GTA 5 by BulldozerIvan

It doesn't...quite match your beauty (character on right), but I'm surprised I could get the character's outfit to look this close to canon.
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Lady-Pilot Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
Happy birthday and best wishes in advance!
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Mihaela-V Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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DrWinter Featured By Owner May 1, 2018   General Artist
Mulţumesc!

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WHS06 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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RReddVar Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! Birthday cake  icon Cake birthday cake KimRaiFan's Bday Cake Cake for Shifteh Moving Eyeballs Cake 50x50 icon 
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