Kathy Triolo  

 I Just Wanted to Go Outside... (I don't feel the cold anyway) by Kathy Triolo

November 2019 - I Just Wanted to Go Outside... (I don't feel the cold anyway)

About the Image(s)

This composite was created in Photoshop using 22 layers. It's all photography (two brushes) with a lot of selections and blending. I work primarily in Photoshop and then take a merged file into Topaz Studios/2 to add effects to blend the entire work.
I started with the pumpkin photo and then added the wheels, door, windows, mice, etc. I ended by adding a bit of "snow flurries" with a plug-in called "Studio Magic".

9 comments posted

Jan Handman   Jan Handman
(Group 34)
Nicely done composite. Fun and whimsical!   Posted: 11/11/2019 13:45:28
Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
Thank you Jan!   Posted: 11/16/2019 11:15:20

Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Kathy, You've succeeding in creating a fun and magical image. Your process sounds exhausting, I hope blending 22 layers is fun for you, my computer would slow to a grind with that many layers.   Posted: 11/12/2019 12:57:54
Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
Hah hah Brad! Actually, I had fun and found it energizing. 😉

  Posted: 11/16/2019 11:17:02

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Wow Kathy, you have a great creative imagination!! I would never be able to conceive this or blend together 22 layers into such a seamless image.

Keep at it and surprise us with more of your creative images!   Posted: 11/13/2019 19:02:48
Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
Thanks Henry! Blending modes and an overall texture at the end really help unify the composition.   Posted: 11/16/2019 11:18:33

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
(Groups 8 & 18)
Just a most creative , colorful and appealing image ! Superbly done !!   Posted: 11/16/2019 10:29:49
Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
Thanks so much Mark!   Posted: 11/16/2019 11:18:51

Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
I love this creativity! wow!!!!

To start with a pumpkin and add all this, how creative! The orange color against the winter scene is a wonderful contrast.

It is wonderful as is, perhaps a few tweaks...
--the mouse closest to us seems floating, perhaps some snow on the bottom of his foot or bury his foot in the snow?
--mask just a tad of the snow away from her face
--the branches and trees on the far right seem to indicate that their path is blocked, perhaps flip the woods so that they have room to run out of the frame
--puppet warp (or liquify) her arm, the general rule for body parts is to bend it.   Posted: 11/18/2019 10:52:12


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