Donna Sturla  

Save the Earth by Donna Sturla

February 2021 - Save the Earth

About the Image(s)

Hi, This is an image that I created in Photoshop.
I'm posting it just to show you some things you can do in PS that I never knew were there.
I took an image of the sea. Then a hand. Then a texture, and I used a Photoshop tool to "wrap" the texture around the hand.
Then I put the hand as if it was coming out of the water.
I took a sphere (which I created with a PS tool), then I took an image of the earth map (I stole that one off Pinterest) and I "wrapped" the map around the sphere and placed it in the sky.
It was difficult to create and I don't know if I could duplicate but I'd like to try. Just wanted to show you some things you can do when you're Quarantined !

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8 comments posted

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
You have a great title and an image to match. Very clever. This type of creative work is becoming a more common in modern photography and I really like how you created and composed the scene.

The only flaw is the halo appearing on the dark rocks on the far left. That is a tell tale sign of manipulation and degrades the image. If you could make an adjustment there it would match the stellar work you did blending the hand with the sea. Just my 2 cents worth.   Posted: 02/09/2021 13:10:36
Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
Actually, that part of the photo wasn't manipulated. See the light coming from the background? I think it was bouncing off the back side of the rocks.
Anyway, thank you for your comments, much appreciated.   Posted: 02/09/2021 17:24:40

Rich Krebs   Rich Krebs
Interesting image. I know a lot of photographers do create images in PS, but not me. The image without the PS adds is very good.   Posted: 02/13/2021 11:26:22

Lori Azevedo
Interesting image with great creativity. Oh I need so much more time to learn who post-editing can do.   Posted: 02/13/2021 16:32:42

Mark Aksoy   Mark Aksoy
Well done composite with a relevant theme! It almost looks like it was done with a 3D graphics program. Hand and globe are well-positioned in the scene, and all elements are well-lit. About the halo around the rocks at lower left: The portion below, near the water, looks natural, like spray from crashing waves. But the halo on the rock peak above looks less so.
I love doing similar stuff with Photoshop and online 3D freeware such as blender, DAZ Studio and Bryce. These 3D programs have large learning curves but awesome power, and allow you to mix in your own photographic content.   Posted: 02/26/2021 20:48:45
Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
Well, I haven't heard of those programs, maybe will look into them IF we have more and more quarantine. Trying to keep busy hasn't been a problem lately (I moved ! ).
Thank you for your comments !
  Posted: 02/26/2021 23:25:41

Doug Wolters
Wish I could do things like this in Photoshop!   Posted: 02/28/2021 12:32:30
Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
Truth be told, I would like to replicate this with my own photographs, but I would have to find my notes from that class and try again. It's not that hard, you just have to know the steps.   Posted: 02/28/2021 13:27:07