Your mouse is too small, buddie... - created by Zizounai


Your mouse is too small, buddie...
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(2 years and 193 days ago)

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avatar BWR
BWR says:

Neat idea. Maybe brush some very dark color either on a multiply, or hard light layer underneath them where they join the ground. Just a very small amount. This will connect them to the ground and make it look like the are not floating in the air. Look very closely at your source images and you will see what I am saying. You can use several layers if needed. Sometimes I do a very very fine real dark layer of shadows, and then a more spread out lighter one, and sometimes even a lighter one spread out more. Gaussian Blur can be helpful on the shadows but isn't always needed. Better yet, check out some video tutorials on this. Just making nice shadows will increase the believability of your Chops by a lot.

author says:

Thanks BW, I already have added shadows just the way you indicate
But to make you happy, I've put just a little bit more.
The street light seems rather dim, so the shadows would not be too contrasted.

(2 years and 192 days ago)


BWR says:

Maybe I said that wrong. I meant some dark color where your subjects touch the ground. Here, I made a gif, using the boy's feet to show you what I mean. https://i.imgur.com/2tfukZe.gif

I used black in this gif, but it's probably best to sample a dark color by the boy's feet using the eye dropper. You can then use PS's Color Picker to make that sampled color lighter or darker. I used a 33% opacity brush, but went over it a couple times or so. IMO he looks more "attached" to the ground now.

(2 years and 192 days ago)


author says:

Thanks for your gif, for your time, for your interest! I understand what you mean better now.

(2 years and 192 days ago)


BWR says:

YW author. They do look better now. They don't look like they are floating in the air. I got some more suggestions if you would like to hear.

(2 years and 191 days ago)


author says:

That's intriguing BW, more suggestions? Yes please!

(2 years and 191 days ago)


avatar BWR
BWR says:

Hi author. I did a few things that I thought would improve it. You did a really good job of color matching the boy, the girl and the cat into the background, but IMO the overall color cast of the image made it look flat. So I did some quick and dirty color/light work on it, and now I believe the chop "pops" a bit more. Let me know what you think.

Made two more images that are sort of a mini SBS. I used Nik filters and Color Balance. Am I allowed to tell you the settings? I have no problems giving you the settings, but is it against the rules?


https://imgur.com/a/fBQpN

author says:

Thanks BigWaveRider, he he now I now what your initials stand for! I don't think it is against the rules to tell settings, on the contrary we are asked to help and give tips to eachother.
The tone balance you did is much warmer. Usualy I do warmer pics but in this case I chose to keep it in colder tones. I like them both, now I'm confused

(2 years and 189 days ago)


BWR says:

I added my settings for you in the Imgur album. Yea it's more warm for sure. At first I tried a warming color filter but it was inadequate. Up to you which one you like.

https://imgur.com/a/fBQpN

Haha. Yup, BWR = BigWaveRider . Gonna be changing my name soon. Mods said they can't give me a name change, so I have to make a whole new account.

(2 years and 189 days ago)


avatar lolu
lolu says:

very good, try to make the regard of the little girl in the right way !

author says:

Lolu!!! so good to hear from you! I've already changed the direction of the eyes of the little girl from the source image. It is something to get balanced between her position, the position of her head and what she is looking at...

(2 years and 186 days ago)


avatar lolu
lolu says:

i know....not easy

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