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So now I know what the layers are and what can they be used for, thought I could have some fun with them then Smile
Used several pictures in this one, taken with various cameras, everything put together in CS2. Hope you like it.

Once again thank you so much for taking your time and for all your support, much appreciated.

See large if you have time, please Smile

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:despair
Username:Milla Milla
Uploaded:10 Apr 2008 - 1:54 PM
Tags:Black & white, Despair, Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Milla, Moody, Photoshop, Portrait, Portraits / people, Self-portrait
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newty1
newty1  8 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 - 1:56 PM

very dramatic. Well done
Andy Smile

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luxaeternam
10 Apr 2008 - 2:04 PM

Superb Milla. Very creative. I have a slight preference for the framing of V2, but I find that V1 is better for the proportions.
Smile Lucy

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tumienis
tumienis  10 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2008 - 2:18 PM

very nice composition! looks like fairy tale! nice work!

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romansnumber7
10 Apr 2008 - 2:21 PM

Version 2 for me, i prefer the closer crop.

Paul

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
10 Apr 2008 - 2:23 PM

Great drama.No.2 works best for me,Milla.
Cheers
Alan

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2008 - 2:36 PM

fantastic piece of work, i realy like this, very well manipulated and constructed
ian

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
10 Apr 2008 - 2:48 PM

V1 just edges it for me - a powerful and surreal image, so well suited to mono

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
10 Apr 2008 - 3:12 PM

Wow Milla what a stunning piece of imaginative work. Love this.

Dave

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photophantom
10 Apr 2008 - 3:14 PM

The Lady in Forgotten Castle...
Dennis

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Milla
Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2008 - 3:29 PM

Cheers folks, all your kind words much appreciated, my first this kinda project, got couple more in my mind already, they take loads of time, it's a great fun though, so you should see some of these some time Smile

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TommyStr
TommyStr  8 Norway3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2008 - 3:38 PM

Wonderful imaginative manipulation..this is great. Looking foreward to what you'll cook up next Smile
..and v1 for me. Puts the viewer lurking in the shadows, prefer that viewpoint

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2008 - 3:49 PM

Clever and effective manipulation.
I like both but V2 has the edge for me.


~Alley~

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2008 - 4:23 PM

Brilliant work, I think version two stands out more and has therefore got more impact.

Best Matt

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Artois
Artois  8405 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2008 - 5:37 PM

great imagery.

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kitsch
kitsch  8438 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2008 - 7:29 PM

V1 for me
love the way you have put this together, great composition & atmosphere!

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exposure e2 Member 101311 forum postsexposure vcard England
10 Apr 2008 - 9:42 PM

I love v2 for the tones Milla a beautiful effect and detail and a lovely composition.
Pauline.

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2008 - 10:06 PM

Aren't layers the greatest fun? V2 for me as the crop involves you in the picture whereas V1 leaves the viewer a bit remote. It is a very creative image though and I can't wait to see where this new found freedom takes you.

Eric

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thearmsofvenusdemilo

V1 is good V2 has a bit more edge for me, like this..

Colin

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samsalt1
samsalt1  734 forum posts4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 12:27 AM

Very creative,

Sam

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 12:51 AM

Superb surrealism Milla

Bernie

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 2:16 AM

Love the style of this. Love the toning of V2.
Ty

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10842 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2833 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 5:01 AM

Really good, - both versions

W

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 5:45 AM

like a fairy tale..very well manipulated

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 8:27 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Not bad for a first attempt Wink V1 for me as the BW looks "cleaner" somehow.

The figure to me does'nt quite fit in the scene and has a slightly pasted-on look. Think carefully about shadows ... paint them in on a separate layer with a soft low-opacity brush and change leyer blend mode and/or opacity to suit. Also think about painting on some shading on the main character to give a more 3D effect. You can do this on a layer above the figure and again vary opacity and blend mode to suit.

Looking forward to seeing more of this type of work though ....

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jonny_greentree
11 Apr 2008 - 12:25 PM

Wow both are just stunning but v1 for me too

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Milla
Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 1:30 PM

Thank you people, as always appreciate your comments, and especially the advises.
Yes, I'm really starting to love the infinite possibilities the layers seem to give Smile
Indeed, I didn't manage to fit myself into the scenery well, now I know how to improve it though, thanks Dave.

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User_Removed
11 Apr 2008 - 2:49 PM

....fantastic piece of work!... well done!.. but you should get onto your Council!.... thought the roads round my way were bad!?!.... Wink

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TamJ
TamJ  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 3:36 PM

Ooooh this is great - love how well you've put it all together - can't wait to see what you'll do next!

Tam Smile

(PS if you're keeping cound I like version 1 best Smile )

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JONTHELENS
11 Apr 2008 - 7:34 PM

WOW, Don't no what to say, That is great.

jon

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shortski
shortski  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 10:01 PM

Brilliant Milla, like both but think that V2 has the edge...jojo

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 10:11 PM

Superb image - gives one some food for thought

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iainhamiltonphotography

V1 for me, great shot

Iain

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riprap007
riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2008 - 9:09 AM

difficult choice between the two; #2 has more clarity given the colours and closer crop, but it has to be #1, but seen much larger Smile

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2008 - 12:30 PM

Fantastic mono image.A very Gothic style which I love.
Tom.
Thank you for taking the time out to view my portfolio.
Tom.

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delboy1145
12 Apr 2008 - 3:15 PM

Stunning is the only thing I have to say.
Dave

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rmr
rmr  7 Wales
12 Apr 2008 - 6:24 PM

quite a super manipulation,you"ve let you"r mind run wild and mine too ,lol
mark

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Milla
Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2008 - 7:03 PM

Yay, cheers again everyone, so glad you liked it, very motivating Smile
Following Dave's advise I've been working a bit on fitting the figure better into the scene, painting the shadows didn't work too well the way I've done it lol, I've made it up by dodging/blurring/adding the mist around though and must admit it looks far better to me now. Will upload the final versions as soon as I'm entirely happy with them.

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panda
panda  10 England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2008 - 10:55 AM

Most intriguing image, nicely put together, well done.

Regards Phil

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Angi_Wallace
Angi_Wallace e2 Member 6172 forum postsAngi_Wallace vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2008 - 1:14 AM

Wow!

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HUMIE
HUMIE  7 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 - 8:13 PM

WOW Milla......... this is TERRIFIC !!

*MIke*

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The_Collector
23 Apr 2008 - 10:10 PM

splendid atmosphere.

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stitchit
stitchit  6 Singapore
8 May 2008 - 5:43 AM

Like the 'darkness' of it all..

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Vilcens
Vilcens  739 forum posts Latvia3 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2008 - 2:39 PM

V1 for me. Great !

Vilcens

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