A Work in Progress: Finches' Corner



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Finches' Corner
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old homestead


Original image


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My thistle picture, of course, for the finches that aren't there to snack yet. It will have a layer mask applied in the next frame so I can blend it with the background.

Creation of Finches' Corner: Step 1

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Thistles were added, then flipped to the other side

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Use of the layer mask for blending.

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I took portions of the original tree and flipped them, also cloning sky areas to extend the picture to the right

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Creation of Finches' Corner: Step 5

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The farm implement was added (thanks Danie) and original background removed with the pen tool. There was also a bit of desaturation to fit the atmosphere.

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The next three steps are my turkey photos

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Turkey pic 2

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3rd turkey pic. These were crossing the road near my home a couple of years ago.

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The three turkeys were placed & trimmed. The furthest one was desaturated somewhat because it was too intense.

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I added the car body(thanks Jeff Winkler). Some of the brightness was taken away from the car & farm implement by changing their color modes to LAB, selecting the "brightness" channel, then adjusting it with curves. Doing this adjusts the brightness without destroying the color, although I think I desaturated just a tad anyway.

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I added this cool old house(too bad I had to cut half of it off), thanks to Swainboat on flicker. The right side of the tree had to be duplicated to put over the house, which was resized & placed over the crest of the hill to make the perspective work with the shack.

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Finally were added the red-winged blackbird and the crow.(my next 2 pics)

crow

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Red-winged blackbird pic.

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Final result

Creation of Finches' Corner: Final Result

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avatar hereisanoop

nice

(5 years and 2875 days ago)