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Soaring into Summer

Grunge image of a Bird soaring into summer over a Field
This image is a composite from a couple different photos and several textures. I have never tried any real grunge effect so this is quite a change for me. Basically lots of layering and adjustment layers to pull this together. The original image was taken across the street from my old home on Lake Wawasee (click to see the webcam) in Indiana and was a huge marsh of Pussy Willows at this time. Two 2 Lil Owls (see sidebar for website link) – Ancient 1 and Jewel Chalks 19. The font isĀ  Nomah Script and was warped to fit the bird. The bird is from Photoshop Creative magazine No. 12, and the foreground containsĀ  Midnightstouch Grasslands 3. Topaz (see sidebar for website link) ReStyle to get a better color adjustment. From Shorpy’s (my favorite vintage image site) an Abandoned Garage on Highway No. 2 in western North Dakota in October 1937. A layer mask was used to blend it in the background. A dark border was added and Nik Viveza 2 was used to adjust the final lighting effect. Lots of work on this one and I hope it conveys the effect I wanted of a bird soaring over the field and adding an element of warmth to the rather drab image……Digital Lady Syd

2 Responses

  1. Wow! This is really beautiful, Syd, both the concept and the execution. Beautifully done!!!

    04/27/2017 at 7:05 pm

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      Thanks Lisa – Been working on some different ways of using Photoshop on my images. This was really fun to try!

      04/28/2017 at 11:08 am