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Old Feb 5, 2007, 8:09 PM   #1
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I don't know if this is conventional thinking, but I kinda like the way, as the bird steps into the photo, the shadow goes away and the reflection starts.

What do you all think?
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Old Feb 6, 2007, 8:53 AM   #2
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Very creative! I like what you have done!!

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Old Feb 6, 2007, 12:07 PM   #3
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jolly good effort :-)

just one little thing u could try, is to actualy cut the bird out, taking time cos itll be worth it, then make a drop shadow like u did for the bird, but start from its feet and blur it, itll look like the bird is stood there for real............

hope u understand what i mean !

the shadow actualy goes the right way too............suprising how many people get that wrong

its great fun doing em though isnt it :-) and amazing how a bit of time gives a totaly different feel to a picture

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Old Feb 7, 2007, 3:17 AM   #4
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Very imaginitive, great effort, nice pic
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Old Feb 9, 2007, 8:01 PM   #5
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hi Kita,
It is a nice attempt,only the bird shadow needs little bluring it is too sharp.and that gives it away.Make it beliveably-unbeliveable
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Old Feb 18, 2007, 6:24 PM   #6
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What a thing to see after I've been struggling with PS Elements for two days trying to do an OOF project. With the suggestions others made you will have a perfect creation.
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Old Feb 19, 2007, 9:16 AM   #7
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Thanks, all, for the nice comments and suggestions. I do have a few questions/responses.

Rean....I think I understand the "cut-it-out" comment, but I have a question.....what I did was "select" the bird, use the selection on a new layer, fill the selection, warp the selection....all to created the shadow. Is this effectivly what you meant/what you do?

Second part of the same question.....I understand "starting the shadow at the bird's feet"....coulda done that, but my imagination got in the way... I conceived of the bird almost "changing dimensions"..ie leaving the real world (the overall image) and "stepping into" the recorded world, ie the photo laying on the ground. As that crossing occured, the shadow would go away and be replaced by the relection, etc of the recorded image. To have the straight-lined shadow created by the cutout, overlying the texture/contour of the ground, as depicted in the photo, would have seemed "faked" somehow to me. (If you look closely, just between the bird's feet and knees, is the actual shadow as recorded in the image. Not much shadow shows up on water, I guess)

MCliu - I'll try the blurring, probably better, although, it seems to me you can get some really chrisp shaddows when the surface is smooth and the sun is intense, no?

Anyway, this is really fun to do....sorry for the rambling here, but I'd love to get you feed back on my thoughts. Is my "duel universe" concept simply too "spacey" to be appreciated? (won't take offense and any "yes" answers to this question!)

Thanks again.
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Old Feb 19, 2007, 1:13 PM   #8
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i got his feet wet..lol
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