Shift Art – June

Back again, with another Shift Art entry, it is becoming increasingly difficult working with images that are not my own, it seems. But this challenge does push you beyond your creative limits and boundaries……..and that’s a good thing.

June Shift Art_Comp

So taking these four images from the selection on offer, I decided to merge the woman’s face onto the body of the mannequin, quite an effort in itself, the tonal range and colours did not match, just to start. So I embarked on a series of curves adjustment and hue saturation layers to blend it all in, including removing the lime green. I used the dandelion and oil in water as lighting elements really, as well as some other images in my stocks. Changed the lighting, backgrounds and re did her make-up.

One thing that did annoy me was her hair, so I decided to do something about that. Using hair stock by Cindy Grundsten (DeviantArt), I added hair; piece by piece, moved, rotated and warped it all into position, as well as re coloured it.

JuliePowell_Lady in the straw hat_2000

With fingers crossed, I rated another Honorable Mention  and something else good came from it, a few people requested a tutorial on HOW I did the hair, so another tutorial was created by request for ShiftArt.com…………….and THAT is a great thing! If you are a member, go check it out.

~ Julz

 

 

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