“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your golden hair” …..
My entry for the DAC – Grateful for Collaboration Challenge.
Main photographs used with kind permission of Hilary Dougill
– her images are both beautiful and inspirational. Hilary is one of the most generous and kind spirited individuals here on RB – she goes out of her way to encourage and support all of us lucky enough to be on her watchlist – not to mention the number of new members she seeks out and introduces. Thank you so much dear Hils – I am very grateful to have found you through Redbubble and it has been my pleasure collaborating with you ! x
Thanks also to : Marcus J. Ranum of Deviant Art for Models
Stock.xchng for Background/scenery
Obsidian Dawn for Hair and Bird Brushes
How it was made:-
Taking 2 of Hilary’s wonderful photos House with Tower and St._ Emilion- Dardogne – cut out the background from the house and steps.
Create new document in Photoshop and drag in photos onto two separate layers and position/resize to suit. (Use the perspective tool to narrow the top of the house to give it the apprearance of height).
Duplicate the turret from the steps photo and place behind the house as another layer. Remove the lower window with the eraser.
Add the models – Rapunzel and the Prince (both cutout from their backgrounds and dragged in as separate layers). Arrange Rapunzel’s layer to place it behind the turret/tower – as if she were looking out of the window. Prince placed on steps and use ‘burn’ tool to create his shadow as well as layer style – drop shadow added.
Orange box with glow placed behind Rapunzel to fill the window space behind her – hair painted onto the house layer with brushes and layer style added – shadows and glows to give depth.
Background/scenery added – another layer. Boat added on separate layer and positioned to suit. Flying birds also added.
Merge all visible layers – to ensure separate layer styles are maintained.
Flaming Pear Flood filter used to create front water and reflections.
Image brightened and colours adjusted with warm filter to unify overall appearance.