53/365 – Jungle Chest

Here’s a visual demonstration of how I did it! :)
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I then took a bunch of butterfly pictures under the same lighting conditions, with the same background, like so:

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I then took both the static and moving butterflies from that stock set and added them to create this:
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My next task was to create the “atmosphere” so I took the most vibrant of my stock sky images and added them on a separate layer using the “softlight” blend mode (PSCS3). Then I added a motion blurr to create ‘streaks of light’ (filter>blur>motion blur).
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Using the same technique I added a texture from Les Brumes, a user on Flickr, like so:
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Finally, after tweaking it a bit using the ever famous dodge & burn technique, I ended up with this :)
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One Response to “53/365 – Jungle Chest”
  1. Paurian says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. This was great.

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