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Above The Clouds   Featured in Digital Darkroom #007
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Above The Clouds
Above The Clouds
Fun in Photoshop, 6 layers, paint brushes, filters, and 1 photograph
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Cathy Barrows
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    great job with PS

9/7/2003 4:11:51 PM

 
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Mystical work, Donna!!

9/7/2003 5:57:51 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Very beautiful work, Donna!

9/7/2003 7:49:19 PM

 
Marianne Venegoni
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Fantastic! I love the way you painted the water in..awesome..
Marianne

9/8/2003 2:44:57 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Beautifully done, Donna!

9/8/2003 2:48:09 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Excellent work, Donna!!

9/8/2003 3:35:24 AM

 
Theresa McCloskey

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excellent ps work - love this shot

9/8/2003 3:39:16 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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I love the fantacy. Excellent image!!!

9/8/2003 3:42:53 AM

 
Suzie Strasburg

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Ditto with all...wonderful job!:~)))

9/8/2003 8:13:29 AM

 
Sherrie H. Penny
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Donna, this very nice work and very beautiful... what did you do on the little girls back/wings... did you paint these in or did they come from a filter? Like the Flood filter????

Sherrie Penny

9/9/2003 5:37:47 AM

 
Marianne Venegoni
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Hi, you should give a tutorial on this..it is really good..I do a lot of this and not sure at how you did some of the things in this montage..Bless, Marianne

9/9/2003 5:57:24 AM

 
Donna J. Eaton
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  Above The Clouds Original
Above The Clouds Original
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Thank you so much everyone. I'm so thrilled that you liked this piece. I had it in my head all weekend and was finally able to get it to work out like I wanted. I have very little PS skill and most of it is self taught. Here's what I did. First I opened the pic of the little girl and cut her out. I then opened a blank file and filled it with black. I moved the girl onto the black and created the reflecton with the flood filter. I also added a slight smart blur to the girl and cloned out her shoes. I added the dry brush filter to her and adjusted it according to taste. In the next layer I played around with the filter>render>lighting effects until I had a glow coming from the "moon". In a new layer I added the cloud horizon with a paintbrush downloaded from Walrus. I then added a new layer and added the moon with another paintbrush from the same collection. The wings were done with a paintbrush from dani3dfraxwings1 collection on a separate layer. I then adjusted the outer glow, bevel and emboss, and satin under layer styles just on the wings. The final touch was to add the stars to the background layer with assorted paintbrushes. I know this may be confusing. It was a lot of trial & error. I am uploading the original photo so you can see my inspiration. I'll be glad to answer any questions that you may have. Thank you again for taking the time to comment! It is most appreciated!

9/9/2003 5:46:32 PM

 
Marianne Venegoni
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You did a wonderful job, now that I see the original a lot is clear to me..wonderful idea! Where do you get the brushes? Are they free or do you buy them? That's a new one on me..I've never used a brush like your speaking of. Again, wonderful work..I love it!
Marianne

9/9/2003 6:34:43 PM

 
Sherrie H. Penny
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Donna, more questions... I know about the flood filter and I love it... I looked for WALRUS... found a site... not sure what you downloaded? and as far as the moon... is that a filter or an image you took?

http://perso.club-internet.fr/cacou1/liens.html

Thanks for your info... you did a wonderful job on your creation.

9/11/2003 4:06:12 AM

 
William 

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Very, Very nice. Top notch. You are very skilled, and I am very impressed. One of the best I have ever seen!!!! William

10/1/2003 3:38:03 PM

 
Oksana Pashko

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Bravo, Donna!!!

10/16/2003 11:09:06 PM

 
Adam T. Cowart
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YOU WIN!!!!! You could sell this picture w/o a problem.

10/17/2003 7:10:23 AM

 
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Congrats on your SUPER creative image, Donna!!

10/17/2003 7:42:46 AM

 
Debbie S.
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Congrats Donna!! Beautiful PS work...gotta love that flood filter! ;>)

10/17/2003 12:44:19 PM

 
Sherrie H. Penny
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Donna, CONGRATS! this is wonderful! Sherrie

10/17/2003 2:45:08 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations and good luck, Donna!

10/17/2003 11:23:19 PM

 
Susana Matos
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This is a beautiful PS work,
Congrats and good luck,
Cheers from POrtugal, Su

10/19/2003 12:34:30 AM

 
Philip Pankov
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Truly beautiful PS work,I wish I knew PS that well!!!

Regards,
Philip Pankov
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9/24/2005 6:00:59 PM

 
Tracy Reehal
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I've been fooling around with PS for a short time...this is what I cant wait to learn. Amazing!!

9/28/2005 8:17:50 PM

 
Donna J. Eaton
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Thank you so much Philip & Tracy! It was a lot of fun creating this. It was a lot of trial & error! :-)

9/29/2005 3:54:57 AM

 
Michele Wassell

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This is beautiful.. I just love it and hope to one day be able to do this.. Your an inspiration to a lot of us.. :)Michele

10/16/2005 7:46:12 PM

 
Donna J. Eaton
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Thank you so much Michele! What a nice thing to say. You made my day!
:-)

10/17/2005 5:05:16 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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What you have created is so outstanding!! You really did a great job with your photoshop techinique. Creative and beautiful, congrats!

10/30/2005 6:57:43 PM

 
Donna J. Eaton
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Many thanks Donna!

10/30/2005 7:41:58 PM

 
H. Scott Wallis
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WOWOW your a very creative person must have lots of patience too!!!!

11/4/2005 9:06:53 PM

 
Donna J. Eaton
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Thank you very much Scott! I appreciate your nice comment. :-)

11/5/2005 5:05:39 AM

 

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You are an absolute creative genious! Love the work of art!

1/24/2006 6:26:31 AM

 

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You are an absolute creative genious! Love the work of art!

1/24/2006 6:33:12 AM

 
Donna J. Eaton
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Wow, thanks so much Genevieve for your kind comment! It is much appreciated!

1/24/2006 12:11:01 PM

 
Kylie M. Winder
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WOW! This is great Donna!!! I am fairly new to Photoshop and recently found a website that I subscribe to get photoshop tutorials!!! This looks sooo good!!! And thank you for sharing how you did it!!! It helps us all to learn more....... :)

3/2/2006 6:42:01 PM

 
Bob Chance
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Absolutely inspiring. Makes me want to sort through my images and find something to use to manipulate and create something entirely new.
This is true artistic work. Wonderful!

Bob

3/29/2006 4:25:04 PM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Beautiful Work Donna

Gena :)

4/10/2006 7:48:28 PM

 
Loyce Hood
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Gorgeous work and very creative, Donna. You are very skilled at PS. One day, I hope to be able to do something like this. For now, I'll be content with just my little experiments.

5/11/2006 4:13:38 PM

 
Jesse C. Plummer
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I generally use PS for making color corrections and simple alterations and adding copyright text, but I have to say, this is one of the best photoshopped images I have ever had the pleasure to view. Great Job, Great Concept!!!!

--Jesse
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6/13/2006 6:59:57 PM

 
Jim A. Carlson
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You did a great job you should be proud. Great Photo.. I bet it took some time.. but the reward was great!

7/7/2007 12:39:20 PM

 
Robert D. Proctor
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Excellent image, lots of work, I like it.

6/1/2010 7:52:05 AM

 
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