I attempted another practise photo manipulation following the instructions and using the stock images listed here: http://luxa.org/tutorial_compositing_with_adjustment_layers.php
I think I did a lot better this time round, it’s definitely about the lighting and picking stock images that match. Having said that, this technique didn’t really require much blending in, this was more about correct composition and adjustment layers. Still, I am enjoying having a go at these and if anything I’m getting to know Photoshop a hell of a lot better. :)
I’ve been interested in photo manipulation for a long time now and as I’ve started back at work today I thought it would be a good opportunity to try it out for myself. The idea itself is not my own and is the end result of a tutorial exercise I followed here: http://10steps.sg/photoshop/making-of-a-forest-magical-scene/
The images used are free use stock and are linked to on my deviant art page and the above link. For my deviant art submission click here: http://valkyriestears.deviantart.com/#/d55t1qn
The colours and tones came out slightly different and I didn’t end up using the pen path tool as I forever seem to be struggling with that but instead used the brush tool for the fairy sparkles. I’m quite pleased over all with the result and enjoyed doing this.
Harpy eagle (by oldmantravels)
I am in complete awe of these birds and hope that I can one day have the opportunity to see one up close or even handle one. I don’t think I’d be strong enough to do it for long but….. wow, imagine the power in those talons. They have enough force to crush the skulls of the monkeys that they prey on. They are sheer power….
Thank you, stop motion animation, for making these gifs a reality
I’m sorry but this just cracked me up! I’ve seen the youtube video this is from. Lovebirds are pretty epic! I used to have a pair when I was still in college, great little things. :)
Greenpeace releases images of deforestation in the Amazon
Area in the southern state is considered new agricultural frontier. Organization will request immediate action from the authorities.
Greenpeace released photographs taken during this flyby done in southern Amazonas state in which we found large areas of deforestation, according to the institution, were not recorded by the system of Deforestation Detection in Real Time (Deter) of the National Institute Space Research (INPE).
Aerial photographs, taken in late June, are areas in the towns of Apuí (more concentrated deforestation polygons), Canutama and Manipur. The aim was to document the devastation of the Amazon and from the records, request immediate action by public authorities to contain the illegal action.
(Foto: Divulgação/Greenpeace/Marizilda Cruppe/EVE)
Reblogging because it’s important for people to see this….. gods it’s just awful and it will continue. :(