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tigaer-design.com proudly presents: NIGHTSHADE VALE

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This one was actually intended to be a fantasy novel book cover. So i was going for a portrait setup... instead of a cinemascope one. Though i prefer the cinemascope crop. Whatever. There's actually no big story behind that pic. I started to work with some of my new mountain stocks which i got from a trip into the alps recently. Stitched together some photo elements and extended them with paintings. With lots of scifi stuff from me in the past... this pic should be a nice addition to my gallery. Since it's more fantasy based.


I guess you could call this thing a digital matte painting. I wouldn't do so. It's a strange mixture of pure painting and pure matte painting. Well i, at least, can tell that i worked a lot with matte painting techniques. The top of the mountain is a complete extension. The path in front is 80% painted. I did not work too much into detail on that path in front since too much detail would have stolen the show the background actually gives you. Again i tried lot of new things and i think i got a acceptable result.

creation visualization: [link]

30hrs - intuos3 - photoshop - 5500px high - 300dpi - project folder: 1.8gb - psd: 460mb

WALLPAPER PACK (ca 2.5mb): [link]

wp pack contains two wp versions in 1600x1200 / 1024x768 / 800x600


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Gorgeous! Great image of heaven and earth. I really like the details of the city...nice eyecandy here. The level of detail's amazing! The use of tones, colors, shades, and perspectives is really eyecatching.