As I mentioned in recent posts I use to dabble in making Photomanipulations and Digital Art. I never took a class, read a book, or followed a tutorial so I consider myself a beginner. I just kind of bumble around in photoshop trying new things until I got a look I liked. As soon as I started making things I sort of liked, I stopped creating digital art. I got scared. I miss doing it. Anyway, here are two pieces I made using stock photos from DA. These aren't my best work and they aren't my worst. I'm posting these because to me they relate well to my last post.
In the above photomanipulation I took the stock model's photo and smoothed & painted her skin. Painted her lips and eyebrows, changed saturation & contrast, added a filter then framed it and set it into a background I created. Then I added my own text.
This piece was made up of about half a dozen different stock photos and I used several affects on each layer. I mostly like it because of the position of the girl. She seems to be embracing life to the fullest. I love that. the quote was from a favorite skater, Katia Gordeeva.
All stock in these images are either my own or can be found at DA.