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You'll Think Of Me
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By Pharaoh2016   |   Watch
Published: April 10, 2016
Horse - fillyrox.deviantart.com/art/ST…
Background - sed-rah-stock.deviantart.com/a…


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Image size
3872x2592px 2.31 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D60
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Aperture
F/6.3
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Feb 16, 2009, 2:56:45 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Windows)
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neomuHobbyist General Artist
ooooh, I love this! :love:

I agree with Lanty, you could fix the lighting, and one way to do that is on a new clipping mask layer over the horse, sleet the color of the light from the background and with a large soft brush go around the areas of the horse that the light would hit. It's a little difficult to get lighting right when the background has such vibrant colors, like sunsets.

Another thing is adding some highlights and flyaways to the tail. Select the main color of the tail and lighten it up, then with a small hard brush with pen pressure on, create some strokes of hair. Usually horse's hair is all over the place, and now in one solid block.

Hope that helped, I'm still learning my self so ^^;
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Pharaoh2016Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I had a tablet, I would definately do so. c: Unfortunately, I have a track pad on my laptop. cx
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neomuHobbyist General Artist
ahhh ok.
You can still do the lighting, the clipping mask above the horse layer let's you color only the horse.
As for the hair, if you use the fade option it might be easier to draw the strands. ^^
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LantyPantsProfessional Interface Designer
It's super pretty! Always remember to check your light source on your background though. In this case it's coming from behind the horse so it would be mostly silhouetted. You did a great job with smudging and the overall composition is great!!
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Pharaoh2016Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. c: I have been having some trouble with the lighting - but I figure I will get there. I cannot do layer masks (my sophomore teacher taught me how but I forgot) so I am at a loss. xD
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LantyPantsProfessional Interface Designer
Here is a quick tutorial I found: here

There are also a bunch of lighting tutorials specifically for equine manips all over dA! They helped me a ton! :D

Here's one that deals with lighting from behind.

Lighting Tutorial by midnitejinx
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Pharaoh2016Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. c:
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