Flower Bed (2)

© Johannes Kornelius

Flower Bed (2)

Uploaded: September 14, 2006


Johannes Kornelius September 14, 2006

Before... #522294

Melissa A. Mannon September 14, 2006

beautiful loving pose. And I adore your effects! nice lighting. fabulous image! #3309558

maria Warren level-classic September 14, 2006

very nice I love it #3309723

Lynn Crawford September 14, 2006

Oh Wow Johannes, love this effect of adding the flowers, really beautiful job, wish I had this skill :) #3310127

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 14, 2006

Johannes, excellent clarity, lighting and effects. #3310779

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 14, 2006

Beautiful. Love the result. #3310882

Helen N. McHugh September 15, 2006

Wow ,Johannes, this is amazing!! Beautiful portrait & the effects are just brilliant!! Amazing skill! #3311450

Johannes Kornelius September 15, 2006

Melissa,Maria,Lynn,Janine,Kay and Helen, thank you all for your comments. #3313184

Stefan Kanya September 16, 2006

Hello Johannes,
how did you seperate the children from the blue background, keeping all that detail in the hair?

Stefan #3318537

Johannes Kornelius September 19, 2006

Hi Stefan, I use Primatte 2.0 plugin for Photoshop to separate the subject from the bluescreen. You may see the plugin tutorial in:


If you want to extract manually try to search for "photoshop extract hair" on the net. You will find some tutorials on this subject. #3329903

Datha Y. Thompson September 20, 2006

WOW!! Beautiful children and expressions!! Love EVERYTHING!! Excellent work Johannes :0) #3334027

Johannes Kornelius September 23, 2006

Thanks Datha. #3349595

Stefan Kanya September 24, 2006

Hi Johannes,
thank you for your tip. I've looked at your gallery and I'm fascinated. Great work johannes! You make a lot of parents very happy! I suppose you have a library of foregrounds and backgrounds and some objects and then you compine them with the young kids.

Did you shoot the kids in a studio, maybe with a certain simple background to easely seperate them?

Best regards,
Stefan #3355141

Johannes Kornelius September 28, 2006

Hi Stefan,
Thanks for visiting my gallery. From the first time I started, I did not have any painted background. I bought only a plain blue background with one thought to create something out of it. At that time I was hoping to create outdoor scenes as natural as possible inside a small space studio. It's a long struggle but it is rewarding. The backgrounds were painstakingly added one at a time. I have made a few themes, such as Little Garden, Cloudscape, Sunset.

Some of the digital backgrounds have multi layers. Taken photo is inserted in between foreground and background layer to create more realistic photo. For every subject must be shot against plain background. In this case I use blue for more effective extraction.

I will add one sample of sunset with the original shot and studio setup to give you some idea shortly after this.

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3503824

Lavone Vannoy October 27, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your work is awesome!! :) #3507974

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 27, 2006

Johannes, congratulations on your finalist. #3508731

Lynn Crawford October 27, 2006

Congrats Johannes on being a finalist with this great image, wonderful work :) #3509289

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 27, 2006

Sweet image, great work!! Congratulations!!! #3511181

Johannes Kornelius October 28, 2006

Kay,Lavone,Janine,Lynn and Donna. Thanks alot for your comments and support. #3513638

Datha Y. Thompson October 29, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS Johannes!!!! IM A huge fan of your work!!! LOVE THIS Good Luck to you in the next round!! :0) #3518346

Jill Lenkowski November 02, 2006

Great job! The after turned out so nice. #3539364

Johannes Kornelius November 03, 2006

Datha,Jill.Thank you so much. #3541250

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