19 April 2011

More information on digital magic post.

Last August, my Sweet Hubby and I went to Craggy Gardens.
I took these two photos (and if you know me, a whole lot more).
When I got home and looked at them on the computer, they seemed to suggest the butterfly was taking off.
So, I started to play.
Craggy Gardens Butterfly one 
Craggy Gardens Butterfly two 
This is the first step.
I used the computer to desaturate the drawing.
Then I opened it with Corel Painter Essentials and used a wacom tablet and pen to draw the butterfly's details back in. Once I was happy with the butterfly, I started working on the background.
I went back and forth between Corel and Photoshop Elements to get the effects I wanted. I saved variations as I worked. There is quite a bit of hand work in this set.
A Blue Ridge Mountain Road.
Craggy Gardens is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
The Carolinas are calling.


  1. I think that's amazing, we don't have that good of a grasp on photoshop...yet!

  2. What a creative way to use photoshop!! It's lovely!! Yay! Take care

  3. nice. i love butterflies! i really need to play with photoshop the effects are cool!


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