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The Book of Life

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I thought I'd try something completely different... Well this is what came out of that thought! I like it now, lets see if I still like it tomorrow...

Edit:
Changed the background color and a little bit of the lay-out...

Hope you like it!

God bless

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SilkenWinds's avatar
Gorgeous!! I love how incorporated animals and flowers...it's a neat effect...
gret18's avatar
Wow Just Amazing! Awesome Work Really, Keep It Up For God!! =)
Donaldy's avatar
Can we be save? In this journey called LIFE, are we preparing to meet our creator and see to it if we are written in the Book of Life.
joodiespost's avatar
This is such an awesome and powerful image! Very dynamic and full of energy :)
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mikzack's avatar
BEATIFUL! two thumbs up!
really like this one...
rey10607's avatar
i like it very much
jasmin986's avatar
Can you upload a higher resolution version or even a wallpaper size one? :)
SaviourMachine's avatar
I will try, but I ain't really pleased with it yet.. So I am thinking to add some more finishing touches....
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PeNr1's avatar
Stunning work! Erg goed man!
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Me-Mellow's avatar
This is really awesome!
middaymoon's avatar
The colors are BEAUTIFUL. Thanks!

Great job.
Mikit-Yorinao's avatar
Wow, nice! Very sharp image quality and vibrant colors. An overall texture that's thinner around the books and fairly translucent could give it a better sense of unity, but quite nice.
SaviourMachine's avatar
Hey thanks for your comment, what do you mean with your critics? Maybe I can try it!
Mikit-Yorinao's avatar
Alright so you're using photoshop, right?

You make a new layer on top of everything and you put a texture on top of it. I like to unsaturate it just to keep from adding a dingy look where I don't want one. If your picture wasn't so busy I'd recommend *Inthename-Stock but that might make it too busy, so instead I'd go for a relatively flat texture like stone or stucco. You can find a whole mess of textures on deviantart by going:

browse - catagory - resources - textures - all textures

Set the texture layer on multiply and lower the transparency to about 10% or less so that it's almost not there, but present enough to add a sense of unity. Duplicate the later. You then can use the lasso tool to highlight the center area in a rough oval, feather the selected area (under "select" on the tool bar), and delete. This will create a graduation from higher transparency towards the edges to very faint transparency in the middle, provided both layers are on multiply. It might give a papery look to your picture, depending on what texture you use, but it should also make it all look like a whole.
emuchick001's avatar
oo cool..i like..!!
SaviourMachine's avatar
glad you think that way! =)
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