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Aug 04, 09 at 1:58amRiotType


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    Jul 23, 15 at 8:01am
    Kaharius



    Remedy Iscariot Tommy Vercetti Lyonnais Ecto

    I'd love some advice on the above edit.




    Jul 17, 15 at 6:50pm
    Kaharius



    Anyone willing to help me out here?




    Jul 15, 15 at 12:14am
    Kaharius



    Iscariot Thanks for the critique. I've replaced the original stock with a more dynamic model and I felt that it was too heavy on the left side as well. Which is why I went and added a wolf on the right. I think this one looks slightly better than the older one.



    That wolf still irks me, though.

    What do you guys think now?




    Jul 07, 15 at 7:37pm
    Iscariot


    Kaharius, I like the concept, and I like that you're stepping out of your comfort zone to do things like photo manip.
    this has a lot of room for improvement. notably, the background is far too washed out, while the figure has a lot more contrast definition. she doesn't look proportional to the background objects, however, and because she has no visible shadow directly below her robe, looks like she's kind of floating. otherwise, I can't tell if she's too large or too small to fit in with the creek/bushes/et al in the background image.

    the red light is obviously cut out to the far left of the image, where I can see a subtle straight line. you could easily smudge it out to fix that, I think.
    finally, some actual reflection of that red light on the figure and the background would help to blend everything in.
    overall, I'm not a fan of the composition. it's far too weighted on the left-hand side because nothing is happening on the right. she's not in the center, nor is she in a position that aligns with the rule of thirds. this leaves me to question how you might crop or rearrange it to resolve that.



    Jul 07, 15 at 6:18pm
    Kaharius



    Some advice on the above would be great guys.

    Remedy Iscariot Lyonnais Tommy Vercetti And anyone else, really.




    Jul 07, 15 at 5:40am
    Kaharius



    I'd like your opinion on something guys. I've been working on this photomanipulation piece, but I feel like it's incomplete and could do with a little more fine tuning. What do you guys think?

    I used two separate stocks; the background and the witch lady.




    Mar 28, 15 at 4:49pm
    Iscariot


    that is muy sexy, Aether, and the depth of field is excellent. very easy to identify the focal of the piece, and I love the colors. gives the feel of a desert landscape with some subtle vibrancy (the pink fabric atop her head, her eye) that pops out without being too in your face.

    I think maybe my only gripe is the lack of texture to her hair, which makes it difficult to distinguish it from the fabric wrapped around the back of her head, since they're more or less the same color.



    Mar 25, 15 at 11:52am
    Aether


    Tengu, I've never tried that before, but I'm fairly certain its a feature available for use in Photoshop. Thanks for the tip, definitely one I'll have to try next time!



    Mar 25, 15 at 11:43am
    Tengu


    Aether

    Have you tried using a gradient?

    I know you're using photoshop, but in Illustrator you can create vector shapes made from gradients, making soft transitions from colour to colour. Selective use of this could have a real impact in some of your pieces, like the eye shadow in your latest piece for example.

    Great illusion of depth of field here.



    Mar 25, 15 at 9:02am
    Aether


    Any feedback about this piece would be greatly appreciated. I feel like the area around the eye needs to be darker, yet I can't quite get it right without the whole face looking crap.





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