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05/23/2019 12:08:33 PM · #1
I've gotten a lot of questions about this image, so I thought I'd share how I created it.

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The dragon is actually in the middle of the Anza Borrego desert. This composite contains only 3 images: two of them for the dragon, one for the sky.

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Everything else is brushes: ocean texture, waves, foam, droplets, drool, lightning. The ocean is a gradient layer.

Massive amounts of dodging.
05/24/2019 07:32:55 AM · #2
Thanks Johanna for the insight into your creation. I would never have guessed how you created this. That dragon must be quiet a sight in the desert.
Incredible Photoshop skills to create the water how you have described.
05/24/2019 09:27:17 AM · #3
Really cool. Curious how long that took! Must have been fun to see it come to life as you were editing.

Nice.
05/24/2019 07:47:25 PM · #4
thankyou Johanna for showing how you created this work of art .. i'm blown away by your skills ..
your creativity knows no bounds .. i'm in awe ..
and that's from the heart .. :)
05/24/2019 10:01:53 PM · #5
Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Really cool. Curious how long that took! Must have been fun to see it come to life as you were editing.

Nice.


3-4 hours. Finding the brushes was the hardest part.
05/25/2019 12:03:48 AM · #6
Originally posted by tanguera:

Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Really cool. Curious how long that took! Must have been fun to see it come to life as you were editing.

Nice.


3-4 hours. Finding the brushes was the hardest part.


3-4 hours .. thats amazing .. you must be a blur of action ..
just finding stuff on the internet can take so long ..
would love to be a fly on the wall and watch you create something like this .. :)
05/25/2019 08:26:01 PM · #7
Originally posted by roz:

Originally posted by tanguera:

Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Really cool. Curious how long that took! Must have been fun to see it come to life as you were editing.

Nice.


3-4 hours. Finding the brushes was the hardest part.


3-4 hours .. thats amazing .. you must be a blur of action ..
just finding stuff on the internet can take so long ..
would love to be a fly on the wall and watch you create something like this .. :)


Come on by, you know where to find me :)
05/25/2019 08:40:28 PM · #8
Originally posted by tanguera:

Originally posted by roz:

Originally posted by tanguera:

Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Really cool. Curious how long that took! Must have been fun to see it come to life as you were editing.

Nice.


3-4 hours. Finding the brushes was the hardest part.


3-4 hours .. thats amazing .. you must be a blur of action ..
just finding stuff on the internet can take so long ..
would love to be a fly on the wall and watch you create something like this .. :)


Come on by, you know where to find me :)


being a fly I may not have the stamina to make the distance .. :(
05/26/2019 12:43:27 AM · #9
Originally posted by roz:

Originally posted by tanguera:

Originally posted by roz:

Originally posted by tanguera:

Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Really cool. Curious how long that took! Must have been fun to see it come to life as you were editing.

Nice.


3-4 hours. Finding the brushes was the hardest part.


3-4 hours .. thats amazing .. you must be a blur of action ..
just finding stuff on the internet can take so long ..
would love to be a fly on the wall and watch you create something like this .. :)


Come on by, you know where to find me :)


being a fly I may not have the stamina to make the distance .. :(


LOLOL
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