Sweet Dreams a Fantasy Portrait

Today I present you a fun piece I created for my daughter over the weekend. I took the original image while she was "illegally" napping (she skipped original nap time and was trying to nap at 4pm-that is a no no here,) it wasn't a fantastic picture to start with but she was so cute cuddling her lamby. Total mom snapshot moment for me. This weekend i rediscovered deviant art and decided to see what there was that i could play with. Well of course i found tons, and as my mind wandered, i found plenty to create what i was envisioning. Not to mention, I have wanted to see what i could create using images from others for a while. 

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Photoshop Friday | Katie Doll part 2

 

You will notice i also extended the canvas on the final image and brought her dress down further. Her eyes were simply done in a separate layer and not so carefully covered over with a soft brush-in black. My black and white conversions always tend to lean towards whiter whites and blacker blacks. I custom b+w every b+w image i do. Typically bumping the yellows and oranges and a bit of the reds up to be lighter while bringing blues down a bit. of course it always depends on the colors they are wearing etc, but that is my general method. 

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