Photoshop Pictures: Lightning



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Rare Vintage Car - created by skyangel


Rare Vintage Car
Favs: 0SBS: 10Hi-resRank: 1/12Score: 61.2% (35)4359 views

It's the only one of its kind in the world.
It has no driver, because he ran out of fuel so he left the headlights on for safety reasons since it was dark. The fuel station was not far away so hopefully he will be back before his battery runs down. (271 days ago)

6 Sources:

avatar lchappell
lchappell says:

Those lightning brushes aren't working. Try making your own lightning.

author says:

I tried and they didn't turn out looking any better than the lightning brushes so I used photos. I put them in the sources list.
I think it's better now.

Thanks for your suggestion.

(270 days ago)


avatar lchappell
lchappell says:

Yes, much better. Good luck.

author says:

Thank you very much.

(270 days ago)


avatar Drivenslush

Purdy!

author says:

Thank you.

(269 days ago)


avatar rturnbow
rturnbow says:

Congrats Angel!

author says:

Thank you.

(262 days ago)


avatar lolu
lolu says:

Congrats for first place ! Very nice picture !

author says:

Thanks Lolu. Yours was very nice too. There was hardly any difference in scores between yours and mine so consider it equal first.

(262 days ago)


avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Skyangel

author says:

Thanks Sylvie.

(262 days ago)


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Ride the Lightning - created by BWR


Ride the Lightning
Favs: 0SBS: 28Hi-resRank: 1/12Score: 56.7% (35)14896 views

Girl suspended from lightning. Made a Step by Step too, so have a look. Not much of a source image to work with. (356 days ago)

4 Sources:

avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Wow, the lightnings are dazzling, like real ones

author says:

This was a weird contest. Only 3 people could think of anything haha. These may be the best contests really since they are so hard to come up with an idea.

author says:

avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats BW This is... electrifying

author says:

Thank you

(240 days ago)


avatar madamemonty

Congrats BWR terrific

author says:

Thank you

(240 days ago)


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Great work..🤘🤘 bdw congratulations 😉

author says:

Thank you

(240 days ago)


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Treasure Hunters - created by skyangel


Treasure Hunters
Favs: 0SBS: 6Hi-resRank: 1/12Score: 60.7% (35)4015 views

Hunting for treasure is a dangerous business. It could get you killed, especially if the treasure is cursed. Lightning could strike you at any time without notice. (1 year and 6 days ago)

7 Sources:

avatar George55
George55 says:

Good job....

author says:

Thank you George.

(1 year and 5 days ago)


avatar BWR
BWR says:

Good work. I like the whole scene and it makes the eyes wander around to soak in the "story". I tend to nit pick what I think are the better chops, so here we go. Not a big deal but there is just something odd about the blending of standing girl's feet into the ground - more on our left side than the right. The object in her hand does not look like it's "glowing". If it were, parts of the woman would be reflecting that light more (for example see her far arm/shoulder are dark). IMO the lightening should not be in front of Ugly Rock Monster or maybe manipulated more to look like it was. As it is, the lightening starts thick in the sky, and narrows at the end. If it were coming towards us, it would be at minimum thicker than it is towards the bottom (and I believe less "branches". There would also be mass amounts of light and would cast light reflections on the rocks monster and surrounding areas. The wrought iron work on the wall is an exceedingly nice touch and made me say to myself "Wow that was a real good use of the source" because the wrought iron stuff in the source image was just a minor detail. The people fit in wonderfully into the "feel" of the Chop. The bones are awesome and well done. The shield doesn't look much like a shield. PS mahalo for the SBS. I would not have known that was a shield otherwise.

author says:

Thanks BWR. Your critique is greatly appreciated.
Not sure what you see as odd about the feet? Too much dark shadow maybe? I will lighten it later if I get time, or if you have any other suggestions as to what to do about it, I am all ears.
The lightning is supposed to look like it's aiming for the women. That's why it's in front of the rock monster and aiming toward their heads. Not sure how to make it appear more "in front" than it already is.
It's all part of the curse. That's what happened to the last treasure hunter. Hence the bones on the ground and the wrought iron thingy near the bony hand.

I just used the lightning brushes as they were and didn't bother altering them. It never entered my mind to erase some branches.

The shield thingy doesn't need to be a shield. That's just the first word that popped into my head when I was explaining it in the sbs. It is just some kind of treasure. The treasure hunters can always do some research to find out what it really is since it doesn't appear to be have been used as a shield. It might be some kind of fancy plate or even some symbolic emblem which holds "the curse". The imagination can have some fun with it.

Anyway, I might not have time to fix it today because I need to go out in 5 minutes and by the time I get home, it might be too late, so what will be will be.

I am very honored that you think it is a good chop in spite of the mistakes.
Thank you again for taking time to critique it so thoroughly.

(1 year and 5 days ago)


BWR says:

I think that "odd" was too strong of a word. Her shoe on our left looked like it was copy/pasted and not too well blended - it was very minor and I was just nit-picking. The other shoe looked OK and I think it may have looked better before you just changed it.

Lightening when it's far away looks like tree branches that can be tapered to a point.

https://www.zarebasystems.com/media//articles/images/557/zs_us_lightning_strike_855.jpg
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/Travel/2017/March/Lightning-plane-getty.jpg

Lightening when it's close to you, looks different. It is much thicker with less branches.

https://cdn.fstoppers.com/styles/large-16-9/s3/lead/2015/08/lightning-strike-fstoppers-hankschyma.jpg
https://astroengine.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/lightning_strike.jpg

Also if you notice these lightening bolts are all not a single color, so maybe using something like Outer Glow, Inner Glow, or Shadows, etc in your Layer Styles can spruce them up.

Just another idea.. since they are about to die because of the curse, how about a vulture waiting for a meal. haha. Up to you. Mostly joking and trying to be funny, but it may work, may not.

Oh, since you asked, one more nit-pick. The residual branches/leaves on our left of the rock monster, above the lady's hat, looks out of place. And finally check this out https://image.ibb.co/fBL7QH/eye_critique.jpg

(1 year and 5 days ago)


author says:

Hi BWR, Nit picking is good because it helps me refine the minor details and improve the overall effect. Not many people bother to take time to help like that let alone make sample images to show the author where the problems lie. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Sadly I was unable to fix them because I was too tired when I got home last night but I will definitely remember the tips for any future chops.
Thanks for the lightning references. I will keep in mind to add a purplish outer glow to any future lightning I put into chops.
The vulture idea is great. I wish I had thought of that.
Anyway, I can always improve on it for my own satisfaction since it's too late to change it now.

avatar BWR
BWR says:

Oooh such a close race for 1st 2nd and 3rd...

author says:

Sure was BWR. I consider that an equal first between the three of us when there is less than one point difference.

(1 year and 2 days ago)


avatar madamemonty

Congrats Angel, nice work

author says:

Thank you madamemonty.

(1 year and 2 days ago)


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Crash Landing - created by skyangel


Crash Landing
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/12Score: 57.5% (25)6369 views

(1 year and 152 days ago)

4 Sources:

avatar BWR
BWR says:

Nice composite.

author says:

Thank you BWR

(1 year and 151 days ago)


avatar BWR
BWR says:

TY skyangel. I really liked this chop. Thought you did a great job on it. Good use of source and externals.

author says:

Thanks BWR

(1 year and 149 days ago)


avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Skyangel. Very impressive mood.

author says:

Thanks Sylvie

(1 year and 149 days ago)


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Separating the gods - created by skyangel


Separating the gods
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/12Score: 60% (30)3949 views

Once upon a time the gods on Earth were angry with each other so Mother Nature, who is greater than any gods, had to step in and separate them. She confined their anger into small action figures and lifted them into the clouds so all their energy bolts would not cause too much destruction on Earth. That is why you mainly see lightning bolts in the sky. (2 years and 105 days ago)

5 Sources:

avatar Drivenslush

hehehe, really like the thinking on this one

author says:

Thanks Ernest.

(2 years and 93 days ago)


avatar Drivenslush

Congrats!!! Great job

author says:

Thank you

(2 years and 92 days ago)


avatar George55
George55 says:

Congrats...

author says:

Thank you.

(2 years and 92 days ago)


avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats SkyAngel!

author says:

Thank you

(2 years and 92 days ago)


avatar spaceranger

Congrats Angel!!

author says:

Thank you.

(2 years and 92 days ago)


avatar demi
demi says:

Congrats

author says:

Thanks Demi

(2 years and 91 days ago)


avatar still26
still26 says:

Dear Skyangel,

I have joined this site because of this shockingly great photoshop manipulation. I hope to learn from you yet again.

Your friend Still26 (yes, it's me)

author says:

Hi Olga. Great to see you.

(2 years and 89 days ago)


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