the photoshop experiment

how it is I do whatever it is I think I do.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Pumpkin Pumpkin in the Sky

This started as a little watercolor that I did for a story for my then girlfriend, now wife. If you want to see the rest of the pictures in the story, click here for Peter, Peter: a Story in Pictures.

It just might give this a little more context.

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Above is the original watercolor. Taped to a board with tape and painted with real Windsor-Newton watercolors and brush. That was a while ago, but the other day I wanted to finish it.


Added some blue to the clouds with Multiply.


Then I put in some warm highlights to the clouds with Screen.


Added a shadow around the image with Multiply. Just seemed to warm it up.


Put in some more blue value in the sky with Multiply.


Then I unified the colors with a layer of Color and turned the opacity way down, like to 30% er something.


I dropped in a watercolor texture in Soft Light...


And done. At some point I dropped in a paper texture and turned it down low: http://www.mayang.com/textures/
They have good quality pictures and textures.

By the end I usually flatten the picture and take a copy and work right on it and touch things up. I changed his face a little and touched in a few highlights.

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