Misty Heights

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  1. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Was playing with different blend modes and Alpha layers and came up with this.
    I'm still getting used to the whole Alpha concept and it's seriously messing with my head.

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    Do you reckon the frame sorta goes here? or should I scrap it.
    If I go back and reshoot this, I'll definately make sure that low branch isn't cutting through the pic. Any other suggestions on reshooting, or the PS technique appreciated.
     
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    Hmm, i have no idea what alpha layers are :???: Is that what has gave it a glowing effect?

    To be honest i prefare a more simplistic frame, have you tried it with a simple frame?
     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    I'm not sure if I understand alpha layers/channels/masks (dunno what you call them) completely either. You know how layer masks let through part of an image to the next layer? Well alpha layers allow a certain amount of an effect through. Basically like a normal layer mask but instead of it just letting all the effect through dimly- it can let just a little bit of the effect through but nice and strongly. Ok that wasn't well explained at all.
    I'll get back to you on it.

    Here's the pic with no frame - i coulnd't find a frame I liked.

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    i will have to check them alpha layers/channels/masks things out, i like that "dreamy" effect.

    Photo looks better bigger too!
     
  5. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    The alpha layer only affected the border on the original one posted.

    I got the dreamy look by using duplicating the picture twice and then using two different blend modes. Lighten and screen I think. Then had to use layer masks to cut down the effects in some areas.
     

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