~My Beautiful Butterfly~

© Teri F. Inman

~My Beautiful Butterfly~

Uploaded: August 28, 2004


This is my oldest daughter who was getting jealous over her little sisters fairy photos so I had to come up with something as unique but fitting for a preteen. Early evening light in the shade of trees,wings added with ps.Thanks for letting me share!


Lisa Beaubien August 28, 2004

Hi Teri,

Can you explain (or provide a link) the the process used to make the wings? I think my own daughter would love it if I did something like that.

Thanks, and great shot! She's a beautiful young lady, and I think she'll treasure that photo for years. #162862

Leanne M.E. Boyd August 28, 2004

Beautiful image, Teri! Very sweet! #740038

Amy N. Cappelli August 28, 2004

beautiful child, beautiful image, great work! #740348

Teri F. Inman August 28, 2004

Hi Lisa, thanks for the nice comments about my daughter, she`s 11, how old is your daughter? The process is very simple to add the wings. First I did a search on google for fairy wings.I saved the ones I liked into a folder called "wings" that I created. In ps I opened my daughters image and the wings image.With the magnetic lasso tool I outlined the wings to select them. Then I hit copy then paste. I used the move tool to move the wings onto my daughter.I then went under edit and selected free transform....this puts a square around the wings so you can resize them, flip them et. I flipped the wings around and resized them then double clicked on them when I was happy with them. Then used the blur too to soften the edges. I forgot to mention you might need to use the eraser too a
little around the edges of the wings depending on how good your selection was.Thats all there is to it. If you want I can email you the wings I have and give you more help if you need it. I love photos like these so I don`t mind passing on what I know.Here is my email inman@nbnet.nb.ca

Leanne, thanks for you kind words. I appreciate that so much!

to you both

Teri in Canada #740352

Teri F. Inman August 28, 2004

Hi Amy, sorry I missed you before....we must have been posting at the same time lol lol. Thankyou for your comments. BTW love the photos of your two kids in your member gallery, beautiful work!

Teri in Canada #740632

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