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Shadows in the Air by kapera Shadows in the Air by kapera
My first ever wallpaper! Made from a screenshot of K'veer in Uru, then edited with Paint.NET using several filters (sketch-izing, then glow and blur and some color tweaks). My goal was for the piece to be very dreamlike, like the memories of a place were superimposing on the actual place, thus the sepia coloring and lack of clear focus. The lyric is part of the Eagles song "The Last Resort" I was listening to at the time, because the phrase "where the old world shadows hang heavy in the air" always reminds me of D'ni.
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kapera Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
-Yep! The sketch stuff turned it into looking like a comic book page, and was the first effect I applied.

-I will look into tone. I should actually read the manual. I was mostly just poking around with random things.

-I went with dark text on purpose. I knew white would stand out and draw attention to it, and I actually didn't want that. I wanted a balance between "you can see the text" and "it's fading into the shadowed floor portion". I realize now I should have maybe also saved a text-free version, oops.

Thanks for the comments!
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gehnloa Featured By Owner May 24, 2012   General Artist
I think it's very nice.

Various comments:
- I'm assuming the sketch stuff is what made the black outline-esque stuff? It's interesting the differences between whatever algorithm it uses and Arcsoft's similar contour effect. It looks really nice on the columns in the back.

- Can you adjust Tone at all? I think that the dark parts could be darkened some more (increasing contrast and then fiddling with brightness and saturation can also be used, but Tone Adjustment works a lot easier for just adjusting tone contrast). This would also help the text show up better.

- When in doubt, use white text. White text goes with everything. Colored text very rarely goes with anything - although it has its uses, especially with certain color combinations on light or dark backgrounds. I wish I had learned that earlier on with my experiments, so I'll just tell you that now.

- I like the font. I know I don't use enough script type fonts and it's good to see other people using them.
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