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

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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 1440 days ago)
avatar fahdlynx
fahdlynx says:

great work... well done

(5 years and 1440 days ago)
avatar Akassa
Akassa says:

Really creative, lovely!

(5 years and 1440 days ago)
avatar Jeantz080807

nice high quality

(5 years and 1432 days ago)
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Guest says:

Beautiful result... and well explained.
Thanks

(5 years and 1429 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 1429 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1428 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 1428 days ago)
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Guest says:

ang galing

(5 years and 1427 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 1427 days ago)
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Guest says:

It is so beautiful work

(5 years and 1427 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1426 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 1426 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1425 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 1425 days ago)
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Angeli says:

Fantastic....

(5 years and 1425 days ago)
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Guest says:

i love it )

(5 years and 1425 days ago)
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Guest says:

its 100% great

(5 years and 1425 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 1423 days ago)
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Alkhall says:

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

(5 years and 1423 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 1422 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1420 days ago)
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Guest says:

sooooo nice

(5 years and 1420 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 1417 days ago)
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Guest says:

Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

(5 years and 1417 days ago)
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Guest says:

very good

(5 years and 1414 days ago)
avatar devangel
devangel says:

very beautiful, i love this

(5 years and 1413 days ago)
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Guest says:

absolutely mind blowing!!!

(5 years and 1411 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 1407 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1404 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1400 days ago)
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Guest says:

Amazing.

(5 years and 1399 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1398 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

nice tut. ,.,, =)

(5 years and 1390 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1385 days ago)
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Guest says:

very very nice photoshop creativity

(5 years and 1384 days ago)
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Guest says:

great work great imagination i hope i have it too !

(5 years and 1384 days ago)
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Guest says:

super creative

(5 years and 1384 days ago)
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Guest says:

this is amazing i would do that fairy

(5 years and 1380 days ago)
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Guest says:

GREAT!

(5 years and 1380 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 1379 days ago)
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Guest says:

Amazing!!

(5 years and 1376 days ago)
avatar justin8787

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

(5 years and 1372 days ago)
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Guest says:

awsum dude

(5 years and 1371 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.

(5 years and 1357 days ago)
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Guest says:

goooooooooooooood

(5 years and 1355 days ago)
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Guest says:

Amazing!!

(5 years and 1355 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 :/

(5 years and 1346 days ago)
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Guest says:

excellent !!!!!

(5 years and 1344 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1334 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1334 days ago)
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Guest says:

superb

(5 years and 1325 days ago)
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Guest says:

i did it came out crap

(5 years and 1318 days ago)
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Guest says:

i know mine did 2

(5 years and 1318 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1300 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1286 days ago)
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Guest says:

This is AMAZING!!! Thank you so much!

(5 years and 1286 days ago)
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Guest says:

150/100% if it was possible GREAT

(5 years and 1283 days ago)
avatar 4ik
4ik says:

very good job

(5 years and 1262 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow....good

(5 years and 1250 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1222 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1220 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

(5 years and 1214 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

(5 years and 1214 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

(5 years and 1214 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.

(5 years and 1210 days ago)
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Guest says:

Simply put, Beautiful!!

(5 years and 1206 days ago)
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Guest says:

Magnifique! Très bon travail.

(5 years and 1203 days ago)
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Guest says:

great tuts,very helpfull...thanks

(5 years and 1197 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1195 days ago)
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Guest says:

very.. very(1000 ) cool...

(5 years and 1184 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1182 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1177 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..

(5 years and 1168 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

(5 years and 1166 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

(5 years and 1166 days ago)
avatar dinomario10

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

(5 years and 1165 days ago)
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Guest says:

Wonderfull!

(5 years and 1164 days ago)
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Guest says:

Very creative and inspiring

(5 years and 1160 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1159 days ago)
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Guest says:

wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow and thank you for tutorial

(5 years and 1159 days ago)
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Guest says:

great workkk !!!!

(5 years and 1146 days ago)
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Guest says:

simply super sir

(5 years and 1118 days ago)
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Guest says:

Cпасибо! Очень хороший урок.

(5 years and 1115 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1107 days ago)
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Guest says:

awesome work

(5 years and 1099 days ago)
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Guest says:

luar biasa..

(5 years and 1099 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1094 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1094 days ago)
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hamed [banned] says:

it's very nice & creativity Design.

(5 years and 1054 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.

(5 years and 1043 days ago)
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[banned] says:

amazing! just wow...

(5 years and 1041 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1020 days ago)
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[banned] says:

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

(5 years and 1015 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1005 days ago)
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Guest says:

i am mesmerised

(5 years and 999 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)

(5 years and 996 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.

(5 years and 993 days ago)
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[banned] says:

really excellent and expalin very nicely

(5 years and 973 days ago)
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[banned] says:

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

(5 years and 951 days ago)
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Guest says:

awesome

(5 years and 938 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

(5 years and 922 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 908 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!

(5 years and 904 days ago)
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Guest says:

what program are you using?

(5 years and 899 days ago)
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[banned] says:

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

(5 years and 885 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

(5 years and 885 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!

(5 years and 880 days ago)
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prabhu says:

Its really amazing.. Keep up the work.

(5 years and 845 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Nice n Creative... Good Talent..

(5 years and 727 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!

(5 years and 718 days ago)
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[banned] says:

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

(5 years and 707 days ago)
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[banned] says:

GREAT

(5 years and 688 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Beautiful piece of work! Love it!

(5 years and 675 days ago)
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Alice says:

I LOVE this! I tried doing turned out ok!

(5 years and 675 days ago)
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[banned] says:

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

(5 years and 673 days ago)
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[banned] says:

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

(5 years and 668 days ago)
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saira says:

i just love it

(5 years and 644 days ago)
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vijay [banned] says:

Awesome work. This is unbeliveable

(5 years and 579 days ago)
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Guest says:

How did you make the water?

(5 years and 540 days ago)
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Guest says:

Absolutely breath-taking!

(5 years and 272 days ago)
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Guest says:

Awsome! Currently working on it for a school project!

(5 years and 265 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

(5 years and 98 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great Tutorial thank you for sharing!!

(5 years and 5 days ago)


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