Coventina, Goddess of Water

© Paula Showen

Coventina, Goddess of Water

Terry R. Hatfield March 27, 2004

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 March 27, 2004

Cool image Paula! Well done! #449086

Kasia Elser March 27, 2004

Great image! Nicely done! #449146

Charlene Bayerle March 27, 2004

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

Karen Bacon March 27, 2004

Beautiful and interesting Paula!A great combination! #449217

Darla Hill March 27, 2004

Very impressive - Great job #449232

Judy Mae Thorne March 27, 2004

Great image and well put together.
Judy Mae #449237

Paula Showen March 27, 2004

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 March 27, 2004

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 March 27, 2004

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

Paula Showen March 27, 2004

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 March 27, 2004

WOW awesome job here once again Paula. #449274

Stanley J. Contrades March 27, 2004

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!
Stan #449447

Paula Showen March 27, 2004

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 March 27, 2004

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

March 27, 2004

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

Leanne M.E. Boyd March 27, 2004

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

Susan T. Evans March 27, 2004

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

Robin L. Wehrman March 27, 2004

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

Colleen Braun March 27, 2004

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

Carol Brill March 27, 2004

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

Susie Peek-Swint March 30, 2004

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 March 30, 2004

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 April 12, 2004

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

Stanley J. Contrades April 12, 2004

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

Colleen Braun April 12, 2004

Congratulations Paula... #474721

Kathleen Clemons April 12, 2004

Another awesome combination, Paula. Congratulations! #475049

Kasia Elser April 12, 2004

Congrats! #475206

Paula Lechten April 12, 2004

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

Lori Ditlefsen April 12, 2004

Congrats Paula! #476402

Darren K. Fisher level-classic April 12, 2004

Congrats to you Paula. #476820

Murry Grigsby April 12, 2004

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

Carol Brill April 12, 2004

Congratulations and best of luck, Paula! #476981

Karen Bacon April 12, 2004

Congratulations Paula! #477068

Colette M. Metcalf April 12, 2004

Congrats, Paula!!! #477490

Stephen Zacker April 12, 2004

Well Done. Congratulations! #478019

Susie Peek-Swint April 12, 2004

Many congrats Paula! #478247

Terry R. Hatfield April 12, 2004

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

Paula Showen April 12, 2004

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

Susan T. Evans April 12, 2004


Julie Turner April 12, 2004

Congratulations Paula! This is very beautiful. #479436

Robin L. Wehrman April 16, 2004

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

Stanley J. Contrades April 17, 2004

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!!!
Stan #489188

Kayleene Ball July 30, 2004

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 July 30, 2004

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

Taylor January 04, 2006

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

Paula Showen January 04, 2006

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 March 27, 2004 Photo Contest Finalist

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