Good morning from a sunny and warm Hastings day.
I have been working on my Photoshop skills lately. I found this book with CD ROM of designs for fairies and elves and thought it a great way to learn more about Photoshop Elements and working with layers. I did find using a tablet a lot more satisfying that with a mouse. I can magnify it and then work on it with more accuracy. This is a Canterbury bells Elf. I used different layers to add the shading and to give it a roundness to the figure. I then used the feathering lasso to fade out the periphery in order to make it come out in the photo a bit better.
I searched through my archives to find a good photo and found these bluebells with a lone tulip.
It was over to All Vintage Studio for a old photo look.
Back to Photoshop to adjust the tone to a blue tone and then I added the elf. It would have been better to have Canterbury Bells around but I haven’t found any so the bluebells had to do.
I used the photos taken by the girls early last century who faked the fairy photos as my inspiration. Today we can do a far better job of combining fantasy with reality. So this is my humble effort. Any comments on how to improve merging photos would be greatly appreciated.