Hello fellow creators!
Nothing says summer like bathing suits, and beaches, right?
In this week's live streaming tutorial, "Summer Buddies" found in the Artistic Hand edits category Tara shows us how to achieve the perfect Americana vintage postcard feel using an original JPEG image.
Even Tara admits at least once a year accidentally shoots in jpeg while she meant to shoot in-camera raw. I was glad to know my noisy jpeg images still had hope!
Oops, I did it again
Starting in-camera raw we bring up the shadows and bring down the highlights due to the cool tones of the original image. To counteract that, Under the luminance of the HSL greyscale, bring the oranges up just a bit to give it the warmness it needs to feel vintage.
NOTE: Remember all of the adjustments are going to be more extreme if you are working with a jpeg image. Just make adjustments according to your own edit.
Toes in the sand
By opening up curves to bring up the...
This mermaid composite image showcases a gorgeous fanned mermaid tail, perfectly tailored to our tiny subject, highlighted in her aquatic paradise using the LightBox plug-In.
One of the first steps is to subject capture with the Quick Selection Tool. Selecting the subject with this tool allows us to embed her directly into her new pedestal within her tank. Tara explains Resizing and cropping options to simplify her image use in the full tutorial.
Trading Legs for Fins, PixelSquid Mermaid TailLearn to warp the tail and use multiple tail images to create a flawless transition that looks completely natural. Liquify portions of her tail to blend her body and stock images with the background and then change the perspective and scale of the tail to display the beauty of her fantail flip.
Mermaid hair, don’t care! This is the creative portion where we can really play with our editing style and viewpoint. Deviant Art supplies multiple...