Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Beautiful Lonely Fantasy Fairy



This tutorial will explain how to make a beautiful fairy from a single source image.
We'll go over each step on how to make the feathers, the hat, the background, the grass and the mountains.


End result:
Create a Beautiful  Lonely Fantasy Fairy Final Image

Author:
avatar suresh

Views: 180323
Score: 9.13 / 10
Author earned: $40
Practice tutorial

Tags:beautifulfairyfantasylonely

Step 1

This is the source image from "Red Berries" contest.
http://www.pxleyes.com/photoshop-contest/4528/red-berries.html.


Step 2

First we create wings from the source image.Cutout the Berries from the source image and use Warp tool (Edit -> Transform -> Warp) to change it like the image below.


Step 3

Now select Smudge tool and set the values below and smudge around the edges of the source.


Step 4

Now color balance the smudged object.


Step 5

Now again use the warp tool and adjust the wing shape and Hue/saturate the image like below .


Step 6

The wings part is over.Now we make a fairy's body.First select berries and transform it and then use the warp tool to adjust the shape.The arrows indicates the direction how to warp the source image.


Step 7

This step explain you how to make fairy's hat from source.


Step 8

Now create fairy's hair.Select the wings image (step 3) and transform it like below.


Step 9

Now goto layer ->New Adjustment Layer -> Hue/saturation or contl + U short cut key and adjust the colors.


Step 10

Use Smudge tool again same value in step 3 to smudge it like the image below.


Step 11

Now create rock.See the details in the image below.


Step 12

Use Filter -> Liquify and adjust it.


Step 13

This step shows you to create the background.


Step 14

This is the other objects create from source image and scratch.


Step 15

Make stars using brush tool.


Step 16

Make Moon using brush tool.


Step 17

This is the final image.Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.Good luck!



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124 Comments:

avatar Alan2641
Alan2641 says:

Nice job on the feathers and hair -- like the effect

(5 years and 74 days ago)
avatar fahdlynx
fahdlynx says:

great work... well done

(5 years and 74 days ago)
avatar Akassa
Akassa says:

Really creative, lovely!

(5 years and 74 days ago)
avatar Jeantz080807

nice high quality

(5 years and 66 days ago)
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Guest says:

Beautiful result... and well explained.
Thanks

(5 years and 63 days ago)
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Wonkaga says:

Great job. Good way to use one picture to make up another great job.

(5 years and 63 days ago)
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Guest says:

it lovely job. no words to express. just love it

(5 years and 62 days ago)
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gibbo192 says:

Fantastic....it looks so simply when you explain it in the tutorial, great creative flair !!

(5 years and 62 days ago)
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Guest says:

ang galing

(5 years and 62 days ago)
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Guest says:

Holy crap! I mean, I'm not into this style kind of fairy worlds and all, but they way you took something and showed us how to turn it into an amazing scene like that is mindblowing, atleast to me. Well done!

(5 years and 61 days ago)
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Guest says:

It is so beautiful work

(5 years and 61 days ago)
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Guest says:

It is a creative work that you have presented.
Very well done.

(5 years and 60 days ago)
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Guest says:

woooow i must admit it you are a genius
no one would think of this technique(i am talking about the wings)nice job

(5 years and 60 days ago)
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Guest says:

i never try yet..but...it was a good effort of design...

(5 years and 60 days ago)
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Guest says:

I don't believe in god , but now i swear you are one , suresh

(5 years and 59 days ago)
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Angeli says:

Fantastic....

(5 years and 59 days ago)
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Guest says:

i love it )

(5 years and 59 days ago)
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Guest says:

its 100% great

(5 years and 59 days ago)
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Guest says:

this is what you call creative, makin a beautiful image from such a limited resource (also turning one image into a completely different one). thanks for the tutorial.

(5 years and 57 days ago)
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Alkhall says:

Amazing creativity I really enjoyed this tutorial many thnx. :0)

(5 years and 57 days ago)
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Guest says:

just amazing. One little detail and you made a wonderful image. Also thank for the smudge tool tips. Now I understand it more

(5 years and 56 days ago)
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Guest says:

superb , great , excellent , nowords for u, hope to c more

(5 years and 54 days ago)
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Guest says:

sooooo nice

(5 years and 54 days ago)
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Guest says:

Absolutely genius! Extremely original technique to create this =D amazing..it takes lot of patience to finish this piece which I don't have at all xD

(5 years and 52 days ago)
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Guest says:

Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

(5 years and 52 days ago)
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Guest says:

very good

(5 years and 49 days ago)
avatar devangel
devangel says:

very beautiful, i love this

(5 years and 48 days ago)
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Guest says:

absolutely mind blowing!!!

(5 years and 45 days ago)
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Guest says:

amazing!
I thought it was an actual picture of a girl. That's so cool!

(5 years and 41 days ago)
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Guest says:

aaaaaaaaaaaaaamazing! It really amazed me how you thought of it....

(5 years and 39 days ago)
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Guest says:

Wow!!!!!! all from berries. Fantastic imagination

(5 years and 34 days ago)
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Guest says:

Amazing.

(5 years and 33 days ago)
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Guest says:

I'll never be able to do that... :S

(5 years and 32 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow,,,, all stuff are just created in few source,,,,

nice tut. ,.,, =)

(5 years and 24 days ago)
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Guest says:

http://taodang3.forumotion.net/forum-f11/topic-t33.htm

(5 years and 19 days ago)
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Guest says:

very very nice photoshop creativity

(5 years and 19 days ago)
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Guest says:

great work great imagination i hope i have it too !

(5 years and 18 days ago)
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Guest says:

super creative

(5 years and 18 days ago)
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Guest says:

this is amazing i would do that fairy

(5 years and 14 days ago)
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Guest says:

GREAT!

(5 years and 14 days ago)
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Guest says:

Simply fantastic! you are a genious with great imagination. it appears you can turn any thing into any thing you like. Thanks for opening a new horizon for us.

(5 years and 13 days ago)
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Guest says:

Amazing!!

(5 years and 10 days ago)
avatar justin8787

Imagination, skill, colors, depth's, explenation, final result... 10/10

(5 years and 6 days ago)
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Guest says:

awsum dude

(5 years and 5 days ago)
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Guest says:

Thank you very much for this lovely creation. It inspired me and taught me something new: smudging.

(4 years and 356 days ago)
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Guest says:

goooooooooooooood

(4 years and 354 days ago)
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Guest says:

Amazing!!

(4 years and 354 days ago)
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Guest says:

I had nooo idea PS could do all this and have owned it since V5 (have CS2 now and trust me...I will update to CS4 after viewing this site!!). Well I'm definately blown away and feel like I'm still in 3rd grade coloring class :/

(4 years and 345 days ago)
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Guest says:

excellent !!!!!

(4 years and 343 days ago)
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Guest says:

Thank... for this tutorial...Beautiful result... and well explained.

(4 years and 333 days ago)
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Guest says:

Thank... for this tutorial...Beautiful result... and well explained.

(4 years and 333 days ago)
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Guest says:

superb

(4 years and 324 days ago)
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Guest says:

i did it came out crap

(4 years and 317 days ago)
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Guest says:

i know mine did 2

(4 years and 317 days ago)
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Guest says:

quite a genuine idea of creating such a wonderful image. i like it

(4 years and 299 days ago)
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Guest says:

omg. who ever thought, red berries can turn into a fairy?

(4 years and 285 days ago)
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Guest says:

This is AMAZING!!! Thank you so much!

(4 years and 285 days ago)
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Guest says:

150/100% if it was possible GREAT

(4 years and 282 days ago)
avatar 4ik
4ik says:

very good job

(4 years and 262 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow....good

(4 years and 249 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow..what a great tutorial...thank you!

(4 years and 221 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow amazing i say ... with limited resource yet an blowing final result....

(4 years and 220 days ago)
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Guest says:

Beautiful peice - Curious where you got the inspiration for this. Obviously different methods and NO DOUBT a better execution, but it reminds me a lot of this image:

http://www.elfwood.com/~attenborough/Fallen-Angel.2547146.html

I appreciate the flattery intended or not.
Michelle

(4 years and 213 days ago)
avatar snowangelchelle

Beautiful peice - Curious where you got the inspiration for this. Obviously different methods and NO DOUBT a better execution, but it reminds me a lot of this image:

http://www.elfwood.com/~attenborough/Fallen-Angel.2547146.html

I appreciate the flattery intended or not.
Michelle

(4 years and 213 days ago)
avatar snowangelchelle

Beautiful peice - Curious where you got the inspiration for this. Obviously different methods and NO DOUBT a better execution, but it reminds me a lot of this image:

http://www.elfwood.com/~attenborough/Fallen-Angel.2547146.html

I appreciate the flattery intended or not.
Michelle

(4 years and 213 days ago)
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Guest says:

OK, many people said you are a GENIUS. I showed this article to few people around me here and all including me have agreed that you indeed are a GENIUS. You are Midas.

(4 years and 210 days ago)
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Guest says:

Simply put, Beautiful!!

(4 years and 205 days ago)
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Guest says:

Magnifique! Très bon travail.

(4 years and 202 days ago)
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Guest says:

great tuts,very helpfull...thanks

(4 years and 197 days ago)
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Guest says:

Grait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

(4 years and 194 days ago)
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Guest says:

very.. very(1000 ) cool...

(4 years and 183 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow!! http://www.clippingimages.com

(4 years and 181 days ago)
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Guest says:

Very very... nice N so in many point of thought me thank you

(4 years and 176 days ago)
avatar iquraishi
iquraishi says:

Hi Suresh, this is an awesome work.. I was just stumbling through some websites about photoshop tutorials and guess what I found your work listed in here.. http://www.funspill.com/design-tutorials-photohop/ congratulations dude..

(4 years and 168 days ago)
avatar celticpath

I totally enjoyed this tutorial!! I used it as a base to make my own version of it. I've got mine posted on my deviantART account here: http://celticpath.deviantart.com/art/Love-is-164081758

(4 years and 165 days ago)
avatar celticpath

I totally enjoyed this tutorial!! I used it as a base to make my own version of it. I've got mine posted on my deviantART account here: http://celticpath.deviantart.com/art/Love-is-164081758

(4 years and 165 days ago)
avatar dinomario10

Awesome and beautiful in every way. Well done!!!

(4 years and 164 days ago)
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Guest says:

Wonderfull!

(4 years and 163 days ago)
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Guest says:

Very creative and inspiring

(4 years and 159 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great Job and now I am fan of yours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(4 years and 158 days ago)
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Guest says:

wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow and thank you for tutorial

(4 years and 158 days ago)
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Guest says:

great workkk !!!!

(4 years and 146 days ago)
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Guest says:

simply super sir

(4 years and 117 days ago)
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Guest says:

Cпасибо! Очень хороший урок.

(4 years and 115 days ago)
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Guest says:

u r genius.... simply superb....

(4 years and 106 days ago)
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Guest says:

awesome work

(4 years and 99 days ago)
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Guest says:

luar biasa..

(4 years and 98 days ago)
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Guest says:

keren......abis....we coba

(4 years and 93 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great work.. I love the wings with colours
ALLAN ENOS

(4 years and 93 days ago)
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hamed [banned] says:

it's very nice & creativity Design.

(4 years and 53 days ago)
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Guest says:

very creative! just using simple stuff to create a wonderful world.Keep it up. Seven out of eight stars.

(4 years and 42 days ago)
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[banned] says:

amazing! just wow...

(4 years and 40 days ago)
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Guest says:

awesom!!!!nice job.....

(4 years and 19 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Simply AMAZING! The idea and the EVERYTHING is very creative!!

(4 years and 14 days ago)
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Guest says:

WOWWW!!! With only one picture,u've created a MASTERPIECE

(4 years and 4 days ago)
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Guest says:

i am mesmerised

(3 years and 363 days ago)
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Guest says:

i cant believe you did this amazing picture with simlpe brushes and images!!!! this is what a true artist does and creates somthing out of nothing!!!! you are amazing!!! i love it whe people do art and lets us apreciate it but a tutorial??....OMY GOD!! you took the time to help us do thins like this?? THANKYOU!!! i will post the one one i created with this inspirational tutorial so you all can see :}~ Betty. :0)

(3 years and 360 days ago)
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AMIT [banned] says:

Woww yar nice tutorial like this what a thinking of using only a single source of plant to convert it into a fairy . It is looking that fairy was hidden inside the plant source.

(3 years and 357 days ago)
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[banned] says:

really excellent and expalin very nicely

(3 years and 337 days ago)
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[banned] says:

U're very creative and talended =)
Loved your artwork

(3 years and 315 days ago)
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Guest says:

awesome

(3 years and 302 days ago)
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Guest says:

not well explained the back ground is the only thing i had problems with... and how you put everything together but other then that everything else is fine

(3 years and 286 days ago)
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Guest says:

Tyaga is the best attitude of all and creative. (NO TYAGA, NO CREATIVE) I salute U )

(3 years and 272 days ago)
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Guest says:

Simply amazing... I have had the program for years and played with some creations, but never even close to this. You seem to have explained so most will understand you and showed graphics to support! Thank you so much for posting this, and I will check out the rest of the site now too! Thank you for making me want to learn more and be more creative!

(3 years and 268 days ago)
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Guest says:

what program are you using?

(3 years and 263 days ago)
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[banned] says:

I give you a 9999/10!! ^^ Awesome work~ It's just amazing.

(3 years and 249 days ago)
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nana [banned] says:

Wuaaaaaaaaaaaahahhh~!!! That's AMAZING! I just love everything about it!!! You're awesome. Have a digital cookie

(3 years and 249 days ago)
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Guest says:

This is SOOO creative! The way you've transformed it ... my god I wish I had your talent!

(3 years and 244 days ago)
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prabhu says:

Its really amazing.. Keep up the work.

(3 years and 210 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Nice n Creative... Good Talent..

(3 years and 91 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Epic fail for me. I gave up after about 2hours, but only because I messed on the hair, in fact the whole feather smudge thing just never actually worked for me! any tips?

Maybe if I had a proper mouse it may be a little easier!?
L O V E the tutorial all the same though fair play mate, that is talent!

(3 years and 83 days ago)
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[banned] says:

WAW.. Awesome.. it's really great...

(3 years and 72 days ago)
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[banned] says:

GREAT

(3 years and 53 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Beautiful piece of work! Love it!

(3 years and 39 days ago)
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Alice says:

I LOVE this! I tried doing turned out ok!

(3 years and 39 days ago)
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[banned] says:

I think this is really clever! What's the program?

(3 years and 37 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Cool! I love that picture! ♥It's really beautiful♥

(3 years and 32 days ago)
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saira says:

i just love it

(3 years and 9 days ago)
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vijay [banned] says:

Awesome work. This is unbeliveable

(2 years and 308 days ago)
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Guest says:

How did you make the water?

(2 years and 269 days ago)
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Guest says:

Absolutely breath-taking!

(2 years and 1 days ago)
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Guest says:

Awsome! Currently working on it for a school project!

(1 year and 360 days ago)
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I used your tutorial to help make the fairy. I ended up doing this to it
http://www.pxleyes.com/picture/52053/Fairy-on-the-Moon.html

(1 year and 192 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great Tutorial thank you for sharing!!

(1 year and 99 days ago)


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