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I decided to make a new wallpaper and what better way than to practice my photo manipulation. The stocks I used are below.



Here is the new editted version. :)

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:iconduzetdaram:
Beautiful concept and scene.  It seems, at my point of view, her skin is to dark and it difficult to appreciate the shadows and lights even the structure. I suggest to use other blue tone like moonlight.  Water should cover partially the mermaid's tail to give the idea that it is inside water. Hope this suggestions are useful.
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MissSilverFyre Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have it fixed here:

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Thank you for the critique. :) it helps out a lot.
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Always a pleasure.  You made a fantastic work dear. 
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MissSilverFyre Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :D I'll be watching you. :P
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thanks to you.  Keep going dear.
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MissSilverFyre Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I will do my best.
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Neywa Nov 10, 2013  Student
The idea is pretty cool and it's nice to see that you're not afraid of tough working conditions suchs as night lighting and water hehe. It's quite a hard combo to work with. The night ambience looks good, congratulations with that, the surface of the water looks pretty good too and the colour is very well corrected. The bottom part lacks a bit of blue or water texture to indicate that it actually is an underwater view but putting the bubbles kinda makes it work ^^

Well, I saw your work promoted by #photomanip101 and I think that the best advice I can give you is watch some tutorials about colour correcting and working with adjustment layers in photoshop. That'd be the "techincal" part because there might be things and tools that you dont' know about the program and that might help you.

And the other thing would be the composition in general but in a simple way, I really think you're in the good way and that with practice and more works you'll see how easy you improve. Now when I talk about composition I'd say taking a look at photography composition if you're looking for a realistic style photomanipulations (photography composition is nice to see also in fantasy manipulations though). And simple compositions as seen in painting and concept art fundamentals. As an example the way to accentutate the character or the point where the viewer has to look at first. If you like painting I really suggest taking a look at this man's videos: www.youtube.com/user/FZDSCHOOL each one of them are absolutelly helpful no matter if you apply it to drawing, painting or photomanipulating.

I hope it helps! :heart: ^^
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MissSilverFyre Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can check out photoshop tutorials, but in all honest I use gimp. (Can't afford photoshop). I do have a program attached to my gimp called eyecandy which gives me some of those tools that photoshop has that gimp doesn't. Although it wouldn't be the first time I've used photoshop tutorials either, it's just a different subject then what I usually use them for.

Thank you for the link to the videos. I will def. check them out and hopefully learn some pretty cool tips. Thanks also for the critique, it really does help. :)
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ElementOfOne1 Nov 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
nice idea sometimes thinking of a good idea is the hardest part, basically u just wanna work on lighting and shadows to improve in the future :)
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MissSilverFyre Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :) I am going to try and work on this one again to fix those little mistakes and help myself get better at future projects. :)
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