pub. on mar 06, 2010 Second LifeWallpapers - Backgrounds - Pictures Na'avi Dreams
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When I added this image to the Gimp group I knew I should add a description of how I got my result, but describing it is not easy. The original image is here: www.koinup.com/StephanieHelsein/work/236089/

What I wanted to do was create a really surrealistic effect. So I used as background a photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. I then layered the Na'avi Maiden over it. Using the Select Color tool I erased each color in the forest background, which also erased part (most?) of the subject image. The result was less than the amount of visibility I wanted, so I duplicated the layer and did a color inversion on the top layer. The two layers together was satisfactory, but the maiden's weapon was not visible enough, so I went to the original image and using the Magic Wand tool took the essense of the weapon and pasted it into the new image. Flattening and cropping produced the ghostly Na'avi standing before the nebula.

Perhaps this is the Na'avi constellation. It kind of reminds me of Orion.

This is my first work to receive 25 favorites.

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 This is wonderful!!!


View Gabbia's home Gabbia | 9 year(s) ago

Magical!


View Shmoo_Snook's home Shmoo_Snook | 9 year(s) ago

 unusually!!!!


View Lucynda's home Lucynda | 9 year(s) ago

beautiful:-)


View MarliaLooming's home MarliaLooming | 9 year(s) ago

fantastic idea


View TritonFlatley's home TritonFlatley | 9 year(s) ago

 wow, thank you for adding it to the gimp group and explaining how you did it! It's amazing the talent and imagination that I see daily on koinup


View brickhousefrog's home brickhousefrog | 9 year(s) ago

 so beautiful!!


View runomi55's home runomi55 | 9 year(s) ago

Amazingly great work...truly uniqe!


View WyethSlade's home WyethSlade | 9 year(s) ago

particular ^^


View zhey's home zhey | 9 year(s) ago

Awesome work! Very well done. I love the idea behind it as being the Na'avi constellation. The heart and mind of a true artist. 


View kyri's home kyri | 8 year(s) ago

Great Work, Stephanie!  Thanks for letting us know how you obtained the final production.

~Loren~


View LorenCapelo's home LorenCapelo | 8 year(s) ago

Hi,
I moderate a group called 20+ Favorites, and we'd love to have this added to the group!


View AiannaOh's home AiannaOh | 7 year(s) ago



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