So, I found an awsome photomanip tutorial
which inspired me to try it. I've always wanted to do something w/some pics my friend K gave me from his trip to China a couple years back, and this seemed perfect. I wanted to give it an early morning feel w/the mist and a yellow gradient to one side for sunlight. I tried to make rays but didn't really know how and my attempts were very akward so I just used a plain gradient. I'm told the sign on the door says Shaolin Temple. I'm planning on hanging on to this until x-mas or some other occasion to get it printed 15x22 and gift it to him. I hope he is pleased with it
*update he loved it*
I cropped the photo down alot to give it a vertical format. When I have a chance I'll add a link to the original photo for comparison. I don't hav any flash software so I couldn't do the phasing thing in the tutorial.
For textures I layered on
on the clothing (although I think it got blended down too much and might not be visible enough).
for the temple walls. The lower temple walls (the brown bits to the sides of the stairs): but has since been removed from DA :/ for the ground and stairs
And finally a stock photoshop pattern for the foggyness.
Photoshop 7.0. April 2008
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Edit 7/13 - links fixed (i hope)