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 used the following to accomplish the concept: Photo courtesy of Serena Thao. Stock photos from Morguefile.com. Texture from Deviantscrap.
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.
Here is the photo:
1. Created a fantasy digital layout:
2. Turned it into a painted look followng this tutorial:
3. Made it into my desktop:
4. Made it into my Facebook cover photo:
The kit used in the creation of these layouts is called, The Story Crate, a digital scrapboook kit collaboration by three designers (one of them, me).