Monday, 15 December 2008

Art Creation Friday - Challenge 4 - Smoke and Mirrors

A really enjoyable challenge with plenty of scope for layer blending and filters, which I used liberally.

I duplicated the 'lady' layer, added a radial gradient overlay which I inverted, and gave it a hard mix blend.

At this point I flattened the layers and added a 'paint daub' filter.

The frame I also duplicated and then used a hard mix blend to get the coppery colour.

Thank you for the lovely image of the lady. The gold frame was courtesy of Numbumm.

8 comments:

Femmy said...

fantastic !!! love the effects!!

vintage wil said...

O this is so lovely !!!
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thank you for this beautiful entry to art creations friday.

Ozstuff said...

This is beautiful, Taluula, but I have to say your are showing your split personality!! Yesterday a fearsome masked mischief maker, today the most gorgeous treatment of a beautiful image. I would love to have your brain analyzed. We would learn much from it I am sure!! Fantastic stuff. (Thanks for your notes on how you arrived at the final result. Every little helps and that is how we learn the craft)

Kimmie said...

Wonderful…love the effect…so soft and lovely!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Beautiful, Love how soft the pretty lady looks radiating her beauty!

Stacy said...

What skill you have with digital art! The lady is absolutely etheral!

Faye said...

Wow, I think this is beautiful. Love all the special effects.

indybev said...

Somehow I missed commenting on thid one! You've created something truly beautiful here!