When Twilight Fades

© Jean E. Hildebrant

When Twilight Fades

Uploaded: July 17, 2008


A photo of my niece that I shot before I had my digital camera. Scanned into PSCS3, layered her over an image of a tree by CruelDreams on Deviantart.com, added wings from a photo of a butterfly- each 4 wing sections are separate layers selected and transformed to fit. Adjusted their opacity and many other adjustments. So much fun learning what is possible in PS! My niece, Zoe, is going to love it!


Jillian Danielson July 17, 2008

Yay!!! I get to be the first!!! This is GORGEOUS!! I'm sooooo happy you did this! WoW! #962477

Jean E. Hildebrant July 17, 2008

Thanks, Jillian! #6191648

Michelle L. Frick July 17, 2008

Beautifully rendered Jean! So many possibilities with Photoshop! #6191678

Daniella Puente July 17, 2008

AMAZING Jean! This digital treatment work is excellent and the photo is so wonderful :) I'm sure she'll happy to have this!!!! #6191690

Dr Silly level-classic July 17, 2008

AWESOME.:O) #6191702

Joy Rector July 17, 2008

ditto, awesome #6191731

Jean E. Hildebrant July 17, 2008

Thank you, Michelle, Daniella, Doc, and Joy! I'm so glad that I seem to be getting the hand of this DD thing! #6191836

Lisa Lo Verde level-classic July 17, 2008

Wow, this is truly gorgeous! I love the whole dreamy mood of it. Great job. #6191883

James Reininger July 17, 2008

Well done!!! #6192077

Jean E. Hildebrant July 17, 2008

Thank you, Lisa! I appreciate your kind words! #6192613

Jean E. Hildebrant July 17, 2008

James, thanks so much. You have an amazing gallery! #6192619

Judi Morrissey July 17, 2008

Wonderful work, Jean! #6192752

Dawn M. Schneider July 17, 2008

what an absolutely beautiful creation, I wish I knew how to do this!!! I know your niece will love it!!! this is a winner #6192983

Jean E. Hildebrant July 17, 2008

Judi, thank you! #6193056

Jean E. Hildebrant July 17, 2008

Wow, Dawn! Thank you for such a generous compliment! It would be nice if the judges felt that way, lol! #6193060

Elizabeth A. Marker level-deluxe July 17, 2008

TRULY OUTSTANDING!!! You did an awesome job with this image!! Very magicial! #6193138

Jean E. Hildebrant July 17, 2008

Thank you, Elizabeth! I really appreciate your encouraging remarks! #6193170

Vitor Dias July 18, 2008

Stunning !!!! what can I say Jean?

Have a nice weekend

rgs Vitor #6194618

Jean E. Hildebrant July 18, 2008

How nice of you, Vitor! You have a great weekend as well! #6194654

Karen Slagle July 18, 2008

Incredible editing, Jean. I would bet your niece is loving this... #6195007

Robert S. Grauer July 18, 2008

Phenomenal!! #6195573

Joan E. Hoffman July 18, 2008

I love it when you post Jean! You are a master editor & photographer, and (in your series of still lifes that follows) incredibly good at setting a scene! #6195594

Dolly L. Davis July 18, 2008

Wow, this is excellent! Amazing editing and capture! #6196113

Irene Colling level-classic July 18, 2008

Amazing photo-art Jean! I'm sure that she will love the image it is so wonderful in many ways. #6196804

July 19, 2008

Beautiful, Jean! She looks like the real thing! I love the tones and comp here. I play with stuff from that site all the time. #6198146

Jean E. Hildebrant July 19, 2008

Deborah, it is a great resource! Thanks for the great comments! #6198305

Donna La Mattino Pagakis July 19, 2008

You are so talented Jean, this is magical!! #6198410

Jean E. Hildebrant July 19, 2008

Oh, thank you, Donna! #6198444

Bill Knaps July 20, 2008

Beautiful work Jean. Bill #6200213

Erika Haight July 20, 2008

A definite favorite for me Jean!!!

This is just stunning!!! erika haight :) #6201678

Aggie Villanueva July 20, 2008

Love it? Zoe will treasure if forever. This is a fabulously artistic creation. You really showed your skills with this one. It's got to be a winner. #6202470

Jean E. Hildebrant July 20, 2008

Wow, Aggie! Thank you so much! She does love it. She called me on the phone and was so excited. I'd be thrilled to pieces to get a finalist, it would be my first! #6202516

Corinne M. Thompson July 21, 2008

Wowee, this is so awesome! Fantastic results! #6210928

Jean E. Hildebrant July 22, 2008

Thanks so much, Corinne! #6214244

Cassandra A. Fontaine July 22, 2008

YES, she is going to LOVE it!!! This is amazingly beautiful!!! WOW!! You did GREAT!!! Excellent DD skills Jean. #6217998

Jean E. Hildebrant July 24, 2008

Thank you so much, Cassandra! I'm learnin' :-) #6227496

Datha Y. Thompson July 25, 2008

L O V E This one Jean!!!!!!!! Oh and that tree is Perfect!!! Beautiful colors and what a DOLL your niece is!! :0) #6229898

Jean E. Hildebrant July 25, 2008

Datha, I'm glad you like it since you are soooo good at DD! That means a lot! :-) #6230736

Lynn Crawford August 07, 2008

Jean you are so good with PS using all the layering. I wish I knew how to do this myself. Such a lovely image :) #6283016

Susie Peek-Swint August 09, 2008

This is lovely Jean ~ excellent ps work.. thanks for sharing your steps :) #6290796

Jean E. Hildebrant August 09, 2008

Thank you, Lynn! I'm still learning. There are tutorials that are very useful. For me a lot of it is trial and error :-) #6291284

Jean E. Hildebrant August 09, 2008

Susie, thank you. It's encouraging to hear that my ps work is working. I'm glad to share what I have done with everyone (if I can only remember what I did) :-) #6291295

Lisa D. Greer August 12, 2008

Beautiful! #6304716

Jean E. Hildebrant August 12, 2008

Thank you, Lisa!! #6304762

Sherry L. Davis August 21, 2008

Congrats, Jean!!! WTG! Great work. Congrats on your finalist! :) #6343724

Jean E. Hildebrant August 21, 2008

Thank you so much Sherry! I'm so glad we both got one!!! #6343801

Michelle L. Frick August 21, 2008

Congratulations Jean!! #6343861

Jean E. Hildebrant August 21, 2008

Thanks so much, Michelle!!! I have to say I'm very excited!!! #6344176

Jennifer L. Alder August 21, 2008

Beautiful, Jean! Congrats :) #6344511

Jean E. Hildebrant August 21, 2008

Thanks so much, Jennifer!! #6344525

Susan Fox August 21, 2008

Way to go Jean! Congrats on your first (but most definitely not your last) finalist!!!!!!!! #6345859

Pamela Shane August 21, 2008

Congratulations Jean!! #6346671

Susan M. Hembree August 21, 2008

And it looks like the judges loved it too, Jean! It is a beautiful piece of art work! Congratulations on your finalist! #6346732

Jean E. Hildebrant August 21, 2008

Susan F., Pamela, and Susan R. Thanks to each of you for your congratulations and encouragement! I really appreciate it!!! #6346764

Amanda Chapman August 21, 2008

Aw!!! This is great :)
Congrats on your finalist!!

Bill Knaps August 21, 2008

Congrats on your well deserved Finalist Jean. Bill #6346911

Jean E. Hildebrant August 21, 2008

Thank you Amanda and Bill!!! #6347084

Datha Y. Thompson August 21, 2008

WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!! YGG!!!! The first of many many more I am sure!!! LOVE THIS!! Good luck in the next round!! :0) #6347103

Kristy A. Keene August 21, 2008

Congrats on your First Finalist!!! #6347848

Katarina Mansson August 22, 2008

Congratulations Jean on your wonderful finalist! #6348932

Anna Diederich August 22, 2008

Congratulations, Jean!!! :) #6349513

Jean E. Hildebrant August 22, 2008

Datha, Kristy, Katarina and Anna-thanks to all of you for your kind remarks and I really appreciate the congratulations from all of you! #6350005

Daniella Puente August 22, 2008

I Knew we'll see this beauty again Jean and BIG CONGRATS this is a fantastic image!!!! #6350079

Jean E. Hildebrant August 22, 2008

Thanks so much, Daniella! That means a lot! #6350159

Elida Gutierrez August 22, 2008

Congratulations on your Finalist.


Sylvia Rossler August 22, 2008

Big congrats on this very creativ finalist Jean :O) #6350852

Mitch Spence level-classic August 22, 2008

My congratulations to you, Jean. #6352243

Donna La Mattino Pagakis August 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist! Unique and VERY beautiful Jean!! WTG! #6352795

August 22, 2008

Yipee!!! CONGRATULATIONS, my friend! #6353750

Dianna Hauf August 23, 2008

Oh my goodness, this is spectacular! I adore this Jean! Creative, 'soulful' and delightful! Splendidly 'put together'!!!! SEE???? You ARE a great inspiration!!! Thank you for sharing what you did to achieve this and I KNOW this will make it through to the winners 'circle'!!! Heartfelt congratualtions Jean! #6356134

Colleen Farrell August 23, 2008

Don't you just love PS?!! :) You have MASTERED it, as this image shows. Fabulous work, beautiful results!! Big congrats on your finalist, Jean!! #6356193

Jean E. Hildebrant August 23, 2008

Wow, you guys are fantastic! Thank you all for your wonderful comments and well wishes! So much appreciated! #6356201

Vicki L. Filippin August 25, 2008

Super duper congrats, my friend! I know you put your heart and soul into this image as is so well deserved of your win!
xoxo #6364700

Anna Diederich August 25, 2008

Woo-Hoo! HUGE congrats, Jean! #6364713

Amber Kennedy August 25, 2008

well deserved win!congrats!love this! #6364736

Kristy A. Keene August 25, 2008

Congrats, Jean!!!! #6364884

Donna La Mattino Pagakis August 25, 2008

I am so happy for you Jean!!! This is truly amazing!!! Congratulations on your BIG win!!! #6364991

Daniella Puente August 25, 2008

Big congrats Jean, this is a superb winner!!!!!!!!!! #6364995

Kara L. Hendricks August 25, 2008

I couldn't be happier for you Jean!!!

Congratulations on this DARLING WIN!!! #6365041

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic August 25, 2008

What a wonderful winner!!!
WTG, Jean!
~Lisa #6365060

Jean E. Hildebrant August 25, 2008

Wow! Am I in shock, lol!!! Thank you, each and everyone of you, for all the wonderful congratulations! I'm very thankful!!!! #6365123

Jessica Jenney August 25, 2008

Congratulations, Jean on your stunning win! #6365210

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict August 25, 2008

Congratulations Jean on your Win.

Dominick #6365391

Sylvia Rossler August 25, 2008

Big congrats on your beautiful winner Jean :O) #6365413

Elida Gutierrez August 25, 2008


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Pat Gamwell August 25, 2008

Extremely creative and superbly presented, Jean! BIG congrats on this WINNER!!! #6367093

Susan Fox August 25, 2008

Congrats on your win Jean!!!!!!!!!!!! #6367104

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. August 25, 2008


KARU. #6367400

Sam Britt August 25, 2008

Congratulations on this Second Place Winner, Jean! #6367550

August 25, 2008

Congrats, girl!! You did it! :) #6367598

Susan M. Hembree August 25, 2008

I knew this was going to win--just a beautiful, artistic photo that will be very special for that little girl one day! Congratulations, Jean, on an awesome winner! #6367804

Jean E. Hildebrant August 25, 2008

So kind of all of you to congratulate me on this win!!! I'm still so surprised! Thanks! #6367985

Amy M. Wilson August 25, 2008

What a darling capture and I love the artistic effects, congratulations on this beautiful WINNER, Jean! #6368155

Renata Gusciora August 25, 2008

Big congratulations on this magical winner,Jean!!! #6368665

Katarina Mansson August 26, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Jean! Great work! #6369466

Nadya Johnson August 26, 2008

Awesome job on this fantastic winner, Jean! Congratulations!! #6370069

Jean E. Hildebrant August 26, 2008

Thank you ladies! I really do appreciate your congratulations!!! #6370096

Aggie Villanueva August 26, 2008

I knew this was a winner! Congratulation. You surely deserve every bit of it with this work of art. #6370604

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 26, 2008

Great PS work. Along with your niece I am sure the judges liked it too. Congratulations. #6370984

Jennifer L. Alder August 26, 2008

Congrats on your winner, Jean! #6372047

Nemil B. Chabebe August 26, 2008

Congratulations! #6373648

Wally Orlowsky August 27, 2008

Congratulations on this well-conceived winner, Jean! #6374813

Datha Y. Thompson August 27, 2008

Congratulations Jean well deserved Winner!!! :0) #6376136

Jean E. Hildebrant August 27, 2008

To all of you, for your kind, uplifting words of congratulations, my thanks and appreciation!!!

Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic August 29, 2008

Congratultions on this one. Beautiful image. #6385396

Gail Vitikacs level-classic August 29, 2008

Take a bow...this is incredible! #6385728

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe August 29, 2008

Congrats, Jean! #6386789

Symona R. Wood September 23, 2008

Beautiful!!!!! So, what did your niece think?? Congrats! #6499655

Jean E. Hildebrant September 23, 2008

She loves it, Symona! It was so fun to hear her tell me how she like it so much!
Thanks. #6499742

Janice Mezzacappa April 22, 2016

Jean this is a magical, gorgeous winner...congrats to you well deserved...love it #11464834

Jean E. Hildebrant April 24, 2016

Thank you so much Janice! #11465680

Jean E. Hildebrant April 24, 2016

Thank you so much Janice! #11465681

Jean E. Hildebrant April 24, 2016

Thank you so much Janice! #11465682

Jean E. Hildebrant April 24, 2016

Thank you so much Janice! #11465683

Jean E. Hildebrant April 24, 2016

Thank you so much Janice! #11465684

Jean E. Hildebrant April 24, 2016

Thank you so much Janice! #11465685

Jean E. Hildebrant April 24, 2016

Thank you so much Janice! #11465686

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