Birds Over Sunset Waves - Viking Visual Art Mini Tutorial

Here is a picture I created from my own photography plus a PXHere background image.
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(Image available at RedBubble (whom have temporarily messed up their structure) and DeviantArt .)

This time, I started with this picture - "Birds Over Waves":

(Image available at RedBubble and Picfair.)

It was a fairly challenging piece, though I only ended up using 3 layers.

Having the right background to play with was essential this time, as the sunset had to match the angle of my photo very closely.

Then there was the fact that the sunset adds gleam to the water which I don't have in my photo at all...

So, the background ended up being the bottom layer.
My photo was the middle layer. I turned down the opacity enough to get the gleam in the water coming through and an appropriate darkening of the water - but not so much as to get the waves from the background coming through. It was a balancing act.

The foreground layer was the grass from my original picture, but moved further up the picture to hide the semi-opacity of the middle layer. I also added a spill of brown (to match the cloud) across the grass to give it a better sunset color.

Somehow, the whole thing came together into a fun, but realistic blended picture.


All work done by myself on: Photoscape, Gimp, Krita, and/or Daz 3D Studio
Cross-posted on: Steem, Whaleshares, WeKu

Past A'mara Books tutorials:

DAZ 3D tutorials (not A'mara Books related):

Organizing Daz 3D Studio content ,

Photo salvages:

Droplet, Bellis Daisy, Baby Blue Flowers, version 1, version 2, 2-Spot Ladybug, version 1, version 2, Bridge Over River Kennet

Coloring Tutorials & Mini-tutorials:

Zen colouring #43, Zen colouring #39, Zen colouring #38, Zen colouring #37, Zen colouring #36, Zen colouring #35, Zen colouring #34, Zen colouring #33,

Butterfly Colouring #11, Butterfly Colouring #10

Destruction Island Night Magic,

Halloween Artwork:

2018 - Pumpkin Patch Harvest
2019 - Haunted Pumpkin House, Jack-o-Lantern Forest Cemetery, Shadow in a Misty Forest

Miscellaneous Artwork:

Painting Wooded Easter Eggs



Lori Svensen
author/designer at A'mara Books
photographer/graphic artist for Viking Visual
(Buy my work at RedBubble)
verified author on Goodreads
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blogging on: Steem, Whaleshares, WeKu


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