Silently the Watchers looked on while the Stag of Forestonia, bathed in moonlight, searched the perimeter walls for his lost love…..
More Photoshop Magic!
Description for the DAC Group
This was made using a photo of my black cat Fleur – sitting on a wall in sunlight looking out over the fields. I removed her and the background from the original shot, and then used a the Panopticum ‘Instant Mirror’ (Vertical Right) to produce a duplicate. I then used the Flaming Pear ‘Atherise’ filter (a favourite!) to change the colour of the image (making it night from day). The moon, clouds and some of the trees are photographs made into Photoshop brushes – these I use a great deal in my fantasy work. Then on a separate layer I create a glow/moonlight effect with the dodge tool – painting behind and down onto the stag below – increasing the brilliance using the light/shadows adjustment. More brushes(from the artists credited) are used on separate layers and given various effects with the ‘blend option’ for each (sorry I can’t recall all of them as I ‘play around’ until I’m happy with the result (the fun part!).
Thanks to the following Deviant Artists for use of their fabulous brushes!