Fred Giese  

Little Angel by Fred Giese

January 2022 - Little Angel

January 2022 - Fred Giese


About the Image(s)

The photo was taken at Halloween of this little girl dressed as a unicorn. I thought she looked more angelic, so I got rid of the horn. I first applied a texture, then using a layer mask and paint brush at 25% opacity started removing the texture from her face, wings and part of her dress, going over her face and hair several more times until it was almost sharp. Next, I brought it into Topaz Impression 2 Degas, turning it into an oil painting. Then using a layer mask and paint brush with an opacity between 10 and 25% removed the majority of “oil Paint” from her face.

5 comments posted

Tom Gainer   Tom Gainer
I think you captured the essence of the image rather well, especially with the use of the filters. Perhaps a slight vignette to add a little more depth to the background?   Posted: 01/11/2022 11:49:04

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
Each month, I'm impressed with the feeling you capture with your images. Excellent! I wouldn't change anything.   Posted: 01/14/2022 02:51:41
Fred Giese   Fred Giese
Thank you Jerry. Above all it is the "feeling" that I try to convey, I am glad that you feel that I succeeded.   Posted: 01/14/2022 09:47:38

RH Samarakone
Beautiful...I really like the pastel colours and what you have done with the image. Great job!   Posted: 01/14/2022 09:18:57

Irene Bergamini   Irene Bergamini
Very nice texture blending and turning the image into a portrait. A good way to bring out the little girl and get rid of all the distraction around her.   Posted: 01/14/2022 10:45:57


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