More Torture


This is going to be a very quick post today. I just thought I would share a bit of the torture I have been subjecting myself to.

Yep, I’ve been doing tutorials in Photoshop. Again.

I did the above photo and liked it ok, but I thought it would be fun to try out the tutorials I have been messing around with on selection techniques. I did the original capture, planted it on a background and the shadow which I had preserved from my original shot just didn’t work. So I fooled around with the image and came up with this:

Post torture
Post torture

I may actually like the original better. I’m still deciding. But I wanted to have you share my pain.

I’m just nice like that 😉

Pretty stuff I’m wearing:

Jacket: GizzA – Cotton Jacket [Pastel Peach] by Giz Seorn
Top: GizzA – Cotton Tank [White] by Giz Seorn (included with jackets)
Shorts: GizzA – Cotton Shorts [Pastel Ocean] by Giz Seorn
Boots: ::HH:: Hucci Akita Suede Boots – Collection by Eboni Khan
Le Primitif – :::LP::: Gametoy_LPhone – Yellow by Chiharu Mercado Dubrovna (Gatcha prize at The 24)
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – MG – Necklace – 9mm Joli Petite Fatal – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer
Ring: Maxi Gossamer – MG – Rings – 9mm Joli Petite Fatal – 1 finger – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer
Earrings: [MANDALA]Otsumami earrings/GOLD by Kikunosuke Eel
Hair: Analog Dog – .b – cosine sangria by Queue Marlowe
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE SK WineLight Lips MEB C2 by Hart
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av Enhance) Medium by Siddean Munro
Hand & Feet Appliers: [ PXL ] Creations [ PXL ] Slink Hand & Feet Appliers SK
Eyes: Mayfly – Liquid Light Mesh Eyes (Glacial River, w3) by Arkesh Baral
Lip Gloss: ::Modish:: Yndra lips 2(glossy) by Ele Brandi (Gatcha prize at The 24)

Pose: flowey. ‘razzle’ -HAPPY BIRTHDAYC88! Series by Flutter Memel (available at Collabor88 September 2013)

6 thoughts on “More Torture

  1. Rwah August 30, 2013 / 5:59 pm

    I like both pics. I do wonder how you get that shadow so perfect. I like the second one as well, gives you endless options to ‘place’ your avi.

    • PeepSideshow Darkward August 30, 2013 / 6:06 pm

      The original shadow is from the windlight setting. Don’t ask which one for sure, but it’s probably one of Berry’s that I downloaded. But yeah, this was an exercise more than trying to make a purty picture 😀

  2. Rwah August 30, 2013 / 6:57 pm

    I have braved an android phone and new computer with windows 8 recently so next on my ‘to-do list’ is learning how to install windlight settings. One day I’ll grow up and figure it all out 🙂

      • caoimhelionheart August 31, 2013 / 12:08 am

        yeah but Windows 8 is truly a booger. I’d suggest downloading the windows 8 “shell” software so you can “revert” back to windows 7 and then when you’re finished just remove the shell. (tho, personally I’d keep the shell since about the only thing windows 8 is good for is touch screens) but thats just my wooden nickle. Excellent on both those pics Peep. Is the second pic a “man made” shadow? I haven’t done one of those in ages. 🙂 great work!

      • PeepSideshow Darkward August 31, 2013 / 6:58 am

        Lol I’m sticking with Windows 7. I touch enough already (my phone!) :p

        Yes, it’s a “Peep-made” shadow in the second one. I’m still working on getting the perspective and placement right, so having a natural shadow for placement helped.

        Have a wonderful Friday ♥

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