Coventina, Goddess of Water

© Paula Showen

Coventina, Goddess of Water

Terry R. Hatfield level-classic 3/27/2004 7:46:57 AM

I Cant Blame You At All Paula!! She Is Such A Beauty!The Sunlight Leads Directly From Her Eye Great Placement!! And Image! #111284

Lori Ditlefsen 3/27/2004 7:49:25 AM

Cool image Paula! Well done! #449086

Kasia Elser 3/27/2004 8:07:37 AM

Great image! Nicely done! #449146

Charlene Bayerle level-classic 3/27/2004 8:32:39 AM

This is wonderful Paula!!! How do you create this???? #449200

Karen Bacon level-classic 3/27/2004 8:38:10 AM

Beautiful and interesting Paula!A great combination! #449217

Darla Hill level-classic 3/27/2004 8:44:33 AM

Very impressive - Great job #449232

Judy Mae Thorne level-classic 3/27/2004 8:49:55 AM

Great image and well put together.
Judy Mae #449237

Paula Showen level-classic 3/27/2004 8:57:05 AM

Hi Carol...

I used PSP 8. I used layers, layered one image over the other and then merged the two into one. If you use PSP 8 you just need to learn how to do layers, which is not that difficult. Take a look at their manual on layers or go to the JASC web page and do a search on layers. There is a tool bar dedicated to layers. The two key components on that tool bar is view layers and merge layers. When you view layers, you can adjust the opacity of either layer, so that you can see through it just enough to expose the second one. Once you've made the adjustment to your satisfaction, you merge the two images. For this image, I had to remove some of the background of the image of my daughter to make this work nicely. Keep that in mind when you are doing this. You may not be happy with the residue of the area around your subject. The process took me several hours and many drafts. It actual procedure isn't bad, it's making the images line up and get placed properly and getting the opacity just right. I've been working on this for several weeks. I had two images that I ended up with. I'll upload the second (the one I didn't select for upload).

Thank you all for your comments! #449246

Paula Showen level-classic 3/27/2004 9:00:43 AM

On this second image, I used the wave tool to create a wave effect at the bottom of the image. I didn't select this one as my final product, because I wasn't happy with the way the wave looked and I didn't want to intrude on the beauty of the landscape as much as this version does.

Hope that helps! #449253

Paula Showen level-classic 3/27/2004 9:03:55 AM

Gosh...I'm sorry! I meant to address all that to Charlene B. I'm constantly confusing those "C" names!!!!!
#449260

Paula Showen level-classic 3/27/2004 9:08:41 AM

Oh yea, I also had to adjust the brightness and contrast of my daughter's image in order to allow her left eye to show up better. On the original image, her left eye was in a shadow. That's why I thought it would be perfect here. The sun is in her right eye, the nose would create a shade from the brightness of the sun, thus I thought it gave a sense of reality to the final image. The problem was it was a bit too dark. I made the adjustment and it looks much better.

Well Charlene...I'm glad you asked how it was done. I really enjoyed sharing all that! #449270

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 3/27/2004 9:10:11 AM

WOW awesome job here once again Paula. #449274

Stan J. Contrades level-classic 3/27/2004 10:27:37 AM

Wonderful creativity on your part, Paula, and your daughter's blue eye keeps drawing me in! All of your work has paid off in a beautiful composition!
Aloha,
Stan #449447

Paula Showen level-classic 3/27/2004 10:32:54 AM

Thank you Stan. Her eyes are actually brown. The combination of the sun and the brown eye came out blue. I think it has a mystical effect. Thanks again! #449453

Shirley L. Carpenter 3/27/2004 11:48:14 AM

Excellent work Paula and a very beautiful image ...... #449548

Pete Alukas 3/27/2004 12:21:14 PM

Great work! I've seen rainbows before, but not like this one :) Very, very creative Paula! #449606

Leanne M.E. Boyd 3/27/2004 12:33:46 PM

Too Cool Paula!!!! Excellent work! #449634

Susan T. Evans 3/27/2004 3:11:22 PM

Really cool Paula, love the title and PS work, nice sunset too!! great commpostion! #449795

Robin L. Wehrman 3/27/2004 3:23:33 PM

Outstanding, excellent work like this alot Paula!! #449842

Colleen Braun 3/27/2004 4:43:37 PM

I like the first one the best... #449974

Carol Brill 3/27/2004 8:11:50 PM

Amazing technique in putting this all together, Paula, and what a wonderful result! #450127

Susie Peek-Swint 3/30/2004 3:23:28 PM

Wonderful work Paula.. I like the top image best but both would be great! I have just started to work with PSP8 and hope I can get to your level -- right now when I get stuck I head back to PS! #455001

Paula Showen 3/30/2004 4:00:38 PM

Thanks Susan. I do the same thing when I'm in PS...I get stuck and head back to PSP 8! #455032

Evy Johansen level-classic 4/12/2004 12:20:33 AM

Missed this one.... WOW - Wonderful work! You have a beautiful daughter!!Many congratulations, Paula -very well deserved! #474376

Stan J. Contrades level-classic 4/12/2004 1:10:31 AM

Happy to see this one here, Paula, and am sure your daughter is even prouder for being a wonderful model! Congratulations and good luck!
Aloha,
Stan #474512

Colleen Braun level-classic 4/12/2004 2:43:25 AM

Congratulations Paula... #474721

Kathleen Clemons 4/12/2004 4:30:35 AM

Another awesome combination, Paula. Congratulations! #475049

Kasia Elser 4/12/2004 5:02:25 AM

Congrats! #475206

Paula Lechten 4/12/2004 7:55:11 AM

I missed this one, Paula. Awesome creation. Congratulations. #476350

Lori Ditlefsen 4/12/2004 8:03:14 AM

Congrats Paula! #476402

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 4/12/2004 9:27:34 AM

Congrats to you Paula. #476820

Murry Grigsby 4/12/2004 9:46:24 AM

Congrats on your win and this wonderful composite image Paula!! #476946

Carol Brill 4/12/2004 9:52:06 AM

Congratulations and best of luck, Paula! #476981

Karen Bacon level-classic 4/12/2004 10:08:48 AM

Congratulations Paula! #477068

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 4/12/2004 1:10:08 PM

Congrats, Paula!!! #477490

Stephen Zacker level-classic 4/12/2004 3:18:06 PM

Well Done. Congratulations! #478019

Susie Peek-Swint level-classic 4/12/2004 4:02:39 PM

Many congrats Paula! #478247

Terry R. Hatfield level-classic 4/12/2004 4:21:55 PM

Hi Paula A Big Congrats To You On Your Finalist! #478339

Paula Showen level-classic 4/12/2004 5:55:08 PM

Thank you very much, everyone. I appreciate your support and encouragement! #478775

Susan T. Evans level-classic 4/12/2004 7:22:09 PM

CONGRATS ON YOUR 4 WINS PAULA, THIS IS AWESOME, GOOD LUCK ON THE NEXT ROUND. #479206

Julie Turner level-classic 4/12/2004 8:19:46 PM

Congratulations Paula! This is very beautiful. #479436

Robin L. Wehrman level-classic 4/16/2004 11:36:55 AM

Hi Paula!! Congratulations on your finalist!!!!!!!!! Robin #487195

Stan J. Contrades level-classic 4/17/2004 11:41:17 PM

Hi, Paula ... just wanted to wish you the best with this at P-U!! Good luck and best wishes on seeing this one again in the winners circle!!!
Aloha,
Stan #489188

Kayleene Ball level-classic 7/30/2004 8:35:38 AM

This is another beautiful image Paula! It is very nicely done in PSP 8 too, not done w/a heavy hand or anything. #677463

Paula Showen level-classic 7/30/2004 4:19:44 PM

Thank you so much, Kayleene! I enjoy your work as well! #677881

Taylor level-classic 1/4/2006 9:05:32 PM

This was very clever. The one eye making that reflection looks really good. Congratulations. #2253655

Paula Showen level-classic 1/4/2006 9:50:31 PM

Thank you very much, Taylor! #2253724

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Couldn't let the month go by without a manipulation using my daughter's face! This was done in PSP 8.

Uploaded on 3/27/2004 7:43:05 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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