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Step 09

I tightened up the bottom and tied up any loose ends. I realised it was too hard to push the depth with such bright colours; while it may look prettier in this area of the painting, overall the highly-saturated reds and yellows weren't translating too well. So I just killed the saturation with another adjustment layer and added in more of the colour balance (Fig.09).

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Fig. 09


After much critique from friends, I decided to add in some flakes, and at one stage I had so much that I could barely see the mushrooms behind them! I quite liked it without the flakes, but I went with it - just a little bit of it anyway. 

I adjusted the image some more using adjustment layers, bumped up the contrast, sharpened up the image, and then blurred the objects closer to the camera. A final crop tighter to the main focal point and all was done! Here are some detailed shots of the image at 100% (Fig.10 & Fig.11).

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Fig. 10

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Fig. 11

Conclusion

I am rather pleased I haven't turned this into a complete mess and that I managed to achieve most of what I was after. If anything, I wish I had thought more about the designs of the mushrooms and added some other plant life, too.




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Rebecca Brooks on Sat, 28 August 2010 11:17am
What a beautiful image. Thanks so much. Great tutorial/toot! ;)
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fantastic tutorial .. I've found such a good tuts now :-)
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