Mystical Moments

Discussion in 'Retouching and Post Processing' started by beaucamera, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. This montage is a blend of two images, which I shot yesterday with the D200 and 105VR. I loved the way the subtleness of the tones came together, yet with details of the original images preserved.

    aka beaucamera

  2. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005
    Beautiful Virginia

    Love the pastel colours and the whole feel of this monatge..

    This is a super style you have developed ,,,,beautiful to view

    Best wishes

  3. Virginia,

    Well done .. great shots as well.
  4. Ray and Bob, thank you!
    I liked the way this came out too.

    aka beaucamera
  5. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Love the work here Virginia, elegant colors and processing work.

  6. StephanieHelen


    Jun 9, 2006
    Wow, you sure know how to make interesting, beautiful images!

  7. Thanks Wade and Stephanie.
    I'm glad you liked this one!

    aka beaucamera
  8. Serrator


    Aug 1, 2006
    A wonderful combo Virginia, very nice!
  9. Could you provide a little insight as to how you did it?


  10. Many thanks, Serrator and Gary.

    Gary, your question about how I created this is complex.
    Typically I don't save all my layers (keeps file size down), but doesn't help me respond to your question easily.

    Each montage I do is a unique creation, which I do in Photoshop.
    The basis process involves experimenting with layers.
    Every time you create a layer, there are a ton of options.
    You can apply different blending modes, opacities and filters to each.
    You can make more adjustments if you add the complexity of masks.

    If you blend two images, the same process is involved.
    Typically I open a new image, 8 x 10 inches, with a white background and start from there.

    Decide on the images you want to blend, then place each on your canvas. Set the top image to 50%. This is a good way to start your experimentation.

    It's all about artistic expression.
    I encourage you to see what you can do.

    If you do be sure to show us what happens. I think you'll find the process stimulating and it will teach you a lot about Photoshop.

    aka beaucamera
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 6, 2007
  11. Nicely done!
  12. Thanks Chip.
    This is one of my favorite montages.

    aka beaucamera
  13. WOW Virginia...this turned out really neat. Love the colors.
  14. Thanks Melissa.
    Glad you like this one.

    aka beaucamera
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