That Future Post

Hiya pixies,

So, you know how I said I’d do a post on editing, like, a month ago?

Well, here it is – sorry for the SUPER long wait guys… -_-

Ok:

So for these edits I’ve been using Pixlr, ’cause I don’t have Photoshop at home.

For those who haven’t used Pixlr before, don’t stress, it isn’t too hard 😉

To create pictures like these –

Forgotten tales

The Lost Stories - Ruby

 

-You’re going to need a silhouetted picture of a person (just type silhouette photography into your search bar; it should come up with loads). I’m going to use this one:

sg1

To start, open pixlr and click on ‘open image from computer’.

Select your image and it should come up like this:

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Enlarge the window with your picture, and make sure you unlock the picture by double-clicking the padlock in the ‘layers’ box (you may need to drag the boxes out to see the padlock).

p3

Now you’re going to need some wings. I like to use the wings off of these pictures:

editing practice2

 

ep

They’ve got transparent backgrounds, which makes my life (and yours) a whole lot easier 😛

For this one, I’m going to use Tinkerbell’s wings:

tink1

Insert the fairy as a layer by going into Layer – Open image as layer. The fairy should come up like this:

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Ok, so obviously Tink is waaaaay too big for my edit. So before I do anything else, I’m going to use Edit – Free Transform to make her smaller, like this:

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If you do resize the wings, make sure they’re not cut off by the edge of the picture when you confirm the transform, otherwise, you’ll lose half of it! 😛

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Much better 😉

Rub out all of Tink, except for her wings.

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Now, move the wings to where you want them and rub out what you don’t need. You can use free transform again to rotate the wings however you see fit:

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For this particular picture, I’m going to repeat the previous steps for the wings to get the second wing.

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If you want, you can play around with contrast and add text if you want, and then:

DONE

TA – DA! 😀

I have to admit, this isn’t one of my best edits, but I’m still pretty proud of myself, seeing as I could barely edit anything this time last year 😛

So what do you think, pixies? Did you find this useful? Let me know what you think in the comments.

‘Till next time,

Sincerely, Rose ❤

 

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