The kids don’t trick-or-treat anymore. My oldest just started a part-time job so she’s working today. It’s going to be busy so I hope she handles it well. My youngest is trying to finish all her homework so she could help hand out candy. This year, the family decided to all dress up as pirates. My oldest can’t dress up so it’s just going to be the three of us. However, we took photos a week ago and I’ve started to create a concept piece using a couple of digital scrapbooking kits. Here’s the initial layout, still in the rough stages, trying to figure out background, props, etc.
Last year I created this concept for a challenge and didn’t really use anything to smooth out my skin. There was a process I used to use (using blur, noise, dust/stratch, etc.) but it was too time consuming so I skipped it and just cleaned up a few spots. I learned a better way to smooth out skin by using what’s called frequency separation. Learned this method through PHLEARN on YouTube.
I love the creamy-ness of the reworked image. Let me know what you think.
I created this layout using a photo of my sister and the kit, Turning Leaf Apothecary, by Lorie Davison. I’ve also updated my logo banner with it. To see how I transformed my sister into a fairy and see some closeups, drop by my art blog here.
Over at my digital scrap/designing blog, I share freebies, tutorials, new kits, collabs, and my Project Life for those who love to capture the moments of life (like myself) and put them into beautiful layouts to document their legacy. Once in awhile my heart will earn yearn to create a fantasy concept just for the heck of it. I want to share what I did with a photo taken of my 5-year-old. I asked her to pose for me so that I could create a fantasy layout of her and she jumped right to it. When she saw how I had used the layout for my desktop, she screamed in excitement.