Thursday, August 27, 2015

It's been a while since I have done another "before and after" and since I did this fun shoot last week I thought I would share this one! 
Here is the original image:

First off, I erased the string from the flying bird(duh)...we don't want that there, right! We want to make it as realistic as possible! ;)
Then I added a
starry night sky as a layer for the background set to "screen" and then erased where I didn't need it to show(mostly over the bird and T-Rex). When I was happy with the look I flattened it and put the image through OnOne Perfect Effects to get a little more punch and here is how it turned out.

I did a few variations...on the 3rd and 4th image I also added a bokeh effect light layer I affectionately call my "bubble effect". I also added a motion blur to the 3rd image.
Toy animals are a fun way to experiment and create fun fanciful worlds...they let the child in you get out and have fun sometimes!! :)

Monday, September 15, 2014


I thought I would share another image that was daytime originally and turn it into a snowy winter night scene. The image is a composite of three images. The technique I used is very similar to a previous image I did here:

Plugin I used is Perfect Effects from onOne's a great tool for creating special effects for you images. I also added a snow effect in the last image to give it a cold snowy winter effect!
Just a little tip: I keep all my snow and rain filter effects in a PNG. form...then it's so easy to drop them in when working in Photoshop. :)
Here is a Before and After of the image: