Flutter by Butterfly - Leaves in the Breeze

© Brian D. Watters

Flutter by Butterfly - Leaves in the Breeze

Uploaded: July 01, 2005

Description

The antennae is from a stem, the body is the edge of a leaf that I mirrored then made thinner, the wings are two leaves and the sky is from a separate photo. For the shadow of the underlying wings, I made the top two wings into one layer, then did the same for the bottom wings, next I used the magic wand around the bottom wings, inverted my selection then selected the top wings layer, copied and pasted, then selected around and inverted selection on the new layer, painted the selection black and reduced the Fill opacity to 10 percent.

Comments

Stefan G July 01, 2005

Very original idea and perfect execution! I love it! #272161

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic July 01, 2005

Neat picture Brian. Love it. #1545280

Laura E. OConnor July 01, 2005

Is that all??? You lost me! GREAT outcome for all your hard work, Brian! LOVE this! #1545340

Colette M. Metcalf July 01, 2005

Very nice image, Brian!! #1545351

Ellen Peach level-classic July 01, 2005

Great job on this, Brian! #1545372

Maverick Creatives July 01, 2005

Talk about results, wow, this is so unique it's why digital photography is an ART ! Great work.

Regards
Gary #1545399

Brian D. Watters July 01, 2005

Thanks for the nice comments folks.
Grin... Laura, I guess what I was saying about how I got the shadow from the bottom wings to appear visible through the top wings, to emulate the sunlight coming through was this.
Basically, what I mentioned in the description allowed me to make a black filled shape of the part of the bottom wings that isn't visible in the image, and make it transparent enough so that it looked like a faint shadow on the top wings. :)
I've added some visual steps below to show you the process I used.
Hope that helps. :)
Brian #1545401

Brian D. Watters July 01, 2005

Oops, didn't get to add my images. Please check below now. :)
Brian #1545403

Amanda Price July 02, 2005

SO cool, Brian! You rock! #1545614

Laura E. OConnor July 02, 2005

Amanda, I agree...Brian, You rock! Thanks SO much for the visual aid! NOW I get it!! Thanks :O) #1546454

Mata Patan July 19, 2005

WONDERFUL!!!! #1608869

Susana Ms Heide August 07, 2005

BRILLIANT work Brian!! #1688329

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic August 20, 2005

Congratulations Brian. Good luck in the next round. #1743580

S J August 21, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Brian!! #1745629

Wendy Stevenson August 21, 2005

Congratulations on this GREAT finalist Brian!! #1748369

Mata Patan August 22, 2005

I told you it was wonderful!! Many congratulations!!! #1750924

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