(5 years and 2273 days ago)
Instantly gave me an idea of a building. Some sort of high tech future greenhouse, maybe.. I don't even bother to explain the story behind the rest of the idea for the picture - as obvious it might be.
High resolution and short guide included.
(The second man is made from the same source as the first one, that's why there is no source for the second man - as mentioned in the guide)
Update: Scaled the standing man shadow down just a little bit (as suggested by CMYK46). I was not sure if I should think it as a shadow or a some kind of reflection. Can't scale it very small, goes very blurry and looks more like a mistake than a shadow if I do. (5 years and 2449 days ago)
Just a huge amount of handwork, with blending all the layers and finding a way to make them match each others. Tried to do a clean cut with the bird (seagull) and give it a better coloring too.
I gave some colours for the bird(s) and spend a lot of time altering the colours for different source pictures, as the colour palette was very different in each.
Tools used: layer blending, masking tools, warping tool, perspective tool. Hue/saturation and colour balance tool+channel mixer. Clone tool and render/lightning effect.
A slight gaussian blur added finally with some colour tweaking, to remove excess colour from the lower part of the image (mostly red). (5 years and 2448 days ago)
Check out full resolution (Sorry, it's kinda big.. well.. HUGE) for details..
http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shambhala (5 years and 2293 days ago)
A lot of images with the same idea it seems.. but as I finished this one already, gonna submit it anyways - took a lot of work.
I cleaned the tree picture and removed the girl from the sunset image. Made several pairs of wings with slight adjustment with rotation/perspective tools. Made an invert for white wings. Made the black wings a bit transparent with masking.
Made a new foot/leg and pants for the flying boy with pattern tool and coloured the pants with gradient map tool.
Used duplicate layers to alter sunset image colours and enchanced them by hand (more red, etc..)
Finally added a bit unrealistic but fun shadow/halo wing effect for the silhouette man.
* update **
Added a shadow for the bushes also, as Langstrum suggested. (5 years and 2456 days ago)
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