Friday, August 21, 2015

PS Breakdown | Hoth [Before & After]

I've moved! Find this post and my most recent work on my new site: [HERE]


The process took about 12 hours, not including some fun research and council I received from my friends and extraordiNerds...

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  1. Not sure if it took my comment... But I saw this on Tickld and had to see the video. FANTASTIC job! You are an amazing Photoshoper!

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    1. Lol, I didn't even know it was on Tickld. Thanks! Appreciate it :)

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  2. This is some awesome photoshopping! I saw this on Facebook! Great Video!

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. Fabulous work! This is the making the Facebook rounds!

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    1. Thank you! Lol, yeah it's been surprising to say the least! :-P

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  4. What is this photoshop ? :) thx

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    1. Indeed it is :) I've heard of some free photo manipulation software like Gimp though.

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  5. This is fantastic. I love watching videos of people creating cool stuff in Photoshop, but this was beyond amazing. If I was ever getting married, I'd hire you to do a Doctor Who themed one for me. :-D

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    1. Haha DONE! Seriously the Nerdom Nation is most intriguing to me and I'd totally jump down that rabbit hole. I'm totally game.

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  6. Great work! I loved seeing that come together.

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    1. Thank you! Haha it's always fun for me too, to see it sped up :)

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  7. wow - wow - wow! I hope to learn a lot here! I am self-taught with photoshop, but need to learn a TON more apparently! ;) <3 Great work!

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    1. Nice! Haha, oh girl, no worries—the real photoshop experts have been quick to point out some faster tools like refine edge and channel-selection, so I'm going to try that for next time. See I'm still learning too :) YouTube and Phlearn have fantastic tutorials!

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  8. Do you do freelance jobs? I took and photos and videos in Greece but they are terrible. Can you photoshop them? Here is my email: vickyso@gmail.com let me know of the price if you are interested. Hope I can afford it.

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    1. Yes I work mainly in freelance! Currently I'm under a bit of a workload and it would be waitlisted, but if you still want to move forward, you can email me at tkmusgravephotography@gmail.com :) Thank you!

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  9. Photoshop Artist. :)

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  10. Simply amazing. I want to be like you when I grow up!

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    1. Lol, you'll be better as you ;-P Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Nice work Tanya! Saw this on facebook and followed links to here. :-)

    The one thing that always seems to take the most time for me is finding all the images I'm going to use to composite into my work. Did you know ahead of time some of the images you wanted to use?

    I ask this because you have the lighting in the photo just right for several of the *parts* you put into the final PS shot like the walkers and others.

    It was great to see the process come to life. Do you have a longer version where we can see the process in a bit more detail. :-)

    Again, awesome job!

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    1. Hi Robert! I actually didn't know—searching for images was most definitely the most time-consuming for sure. But mostly I just had the concept in my head that the sun was harsh on them, and faded to an overcast light-quality as it went into the distance, so then I shopped for specific things. For instance, it was easy to scroll through thumbnails and know certain mountains wouldn't work purely because the light was coming from the front, or that the walkers had to have some semblance of side light.

      Haha unfortunately I don't have a longer version—I figured most people these days would be bored if it were any longer.

      Thanks again for stopping by :) I appreciate it!

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  12. Saw this on Facebook what can I say other than "WOW" fantastic piece of Photoshoping....

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    1. Your welcome I can appreciate how long this took used to play around with PS but sadly vision issues have stopped that so really love seeing work as good as this....

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  13. I want your amazing
    amazing photoshop skills. What sort of background/training/experience has it taken to get you to this point?

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    1. Haha, it's not out of range for you, I promise! I took an intro to raster graphics class in college and that helped me understand the basics, however I really started moving forward when I was stuck at a particular cubicle job—they didn't need me for the first 3 weeks or so and I was in the basement of the office building with nothing to do. So I just started out with some Photoshop tutorials on YouTube; ones that walked me through a process to make the same scene the instructor was making. I've since found some fantastic tutorials for more advanced techniques where I can create my own scenes. That was a couple years ago, but I only really pushed forward in a personal project that I did last year (ELEMENTS Photo Manipulation series; you'll find it here on the blog under Foto Manips).

      Haha, I'll be transparent and tell you that the "real" photoshop artists have not hesitated to tell me about those more advanced techniques. But in the end I'm appreciative; I know what I can work on perfecting. So you can totally have the skills! I'd start searching with YouTube for "Photoshop surreal tutorial photo manipulation" anything along those lines. :) Cheers! You should show me what you come up with!

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    2. Oh, and the more advanced tutorials, plus really well taught beginner tutorials—those can be found on Phlearn :)

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    3. Awesome, thanks for the tips I'll start checking them out :)

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  14. All I can say is WOW! As a beginner photoshopper like me, seeing your work inspires me.

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    1. I'm glad to hear that :) Yeah my skills are pretty basic and I'm learning more as I go to cut down on the amount of time I spend on it, but I'm loving it so far. Just did a recent one and though the selection got quicker, the idea morphed so it took about the same time, haha. But it was still cool. You can check it out on my new site if you want: http://www.tanyamusgrave.com/blog/aliceinwonderland

      Cheers!

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to let me know :) I did a more recent one; you're welcome to check it out on my new site: http://www.tanyamusgrave.com/blog/aliceinwonderland

      Cheers!

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  16. Amazing! You are very talented!

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    1. Thanks Jamie! Still learning the ropes of some Photoshop techniques but hey, we're always learning right? Lol. I did a more recent project; you're welcome to check it out on my new site: http://www.tanyamusgrave.com/blog/aliceinwonderland

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  17. Ohhh My God ! this is amazing !! I really love it, and your talent !! woooow!

    If you come accross France, please let me know, I'll mary you for sure ! <3

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    1. Haha, thanks for stopping by! Thanks for the proposal too—who knows, I might take you up on it :-P I did a more recent project; you're welcome to check it out on my new site: http://www.tanyamusgrave.com/blog/aliceinwonderland

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  18. FANTASTIC!! I don't think anyone can say that enough.

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    1. Thanks Jennie—means a lot :) Thanks so much for dropping in! I did a more recent project; you're welcome to check it out on my new site: http://www.tanyamusgrave.com/blog/aliceinwonderland

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  19. This is so sweet. Do you have any more that you've done? If so, I'd love to see them and I bet everyone else would too! Thanks.

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    1. Hey! I do have some others—you can check them out here: http://www.tanyamusgrave.com/blog?tag=Foto+Manips

      If you'd like to jump straight to the videos, my YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/user/tkmusgrave

      Thanks so much for dropping by, you rock!

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  20. Just fantastic, could you make a similar one for me too, when I´m gonna marry in like ten years or so? I´ll definitely not forget to contact you then! :D

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    1. Ahaha DONE. We'll be on Ep. 10 by then and there will be a ton more planets to work with (not that there was a shortage with this one). I did a more recent project of a different theme; you're welcome to check it out on my new site: http://www.tanyamusgrave.com/blog/aliceinwonderland

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  21. :O Oh man please do my wedding pictures! I neeeeed to hire you to do this! :D

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    1. Haha sounds like a plan! Question—your username have anything to do with Alice? My most recent work had a touch of Wonderland; you're welcome to check it out on my new site: http://www.tanyamusgrave.com/blog/aliceinwonderland

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  22. What Program is that. That's is cool to just play around with.

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    1. Hey Stephanie! It's Adobe Photoshop CS5 (not the most recent, by any means—lol, working on that). I did a more recent project; you're welcome to check it out on my new site: http://www.tanyamusgrave.com/blog/aliceinwonderland

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  23. One of the best photo manipulation I have seen. You are very very very excellent, Maam ;-)

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    1. Thanks so much for your affirmation Allan—much appreciated. Still learning lots, but having a blast in the meantime :) I did a more recent project; you're welcome to check it out on my new site: http://www.tanyamusgrave.com/blog/aliceinwonderland

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  24. This is amazing, I am soooo getting in touch with you when i marry :D

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    1. Haha sounds like a plan! :-P I did a more recent project; you're welcome to check it out on my new site: http://www.tanyamusgrave.com/blog/aliceinwonderland

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  25. This isn't just photoshop, this is sorcery! Fantastic job! :)

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    1. Haha SHHHH don't give away my secrets ;-P Seriously though, thanks for the affirmation; I appreciate it. I did a more recent project; you're welcome to check it out on my new site: http://www.tanyamusgrave.com/blog/aliceinwonderland

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  26. Great job you're awesome! Where'd you learn to use Photoshop? I wanna be as great as you in using it

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    1. Hi! I took an intro to Raster Graphics class in college and didn't really do much with it until I landed in a corporate job...was stuck in a boring cubicle and they had no work for me, so I did photoshop tutorials on YouTube, lol. It was super interesting, so I'd do random stuff a couple times a year. Lol, you happened to catch the one for this year :-P

      You'd get it, no problem—just takes practice. Heck, I'm still learning a ton. I'll be offering online workshops in the future from my new site (TANYAMUSGRAVE.COM) One-on-one or small groups via skype or hangout. Still working on getting it all set up, but if you'd like, chuck me your email and I'll let you know when it's up!

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  27. You are amazing omg. Where'd you learn to use this program like this? Pls share with us, so much people want learn to be better :/

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    1. Hey! Thanks for reaching out—as far as your question, refer to the reply above. I'd love to be able to share video tutorials, and that might happen in a bit, but as of now, I'm stretched pretty thin to produce video content. BUT, I think one-on-one workshops would benefit people more anyway, so they could ask their questions directly :)

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  28. Fabulous Work, you are very talented, i liked

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  29. Great job with the Star Wars wedding photo, it came out awesome. I couldn't help but notice you didn't use the Pen tool to remove your images from their background though. instead you used the brush tool to mask them out. I suggest you learn the pen tool, you will save lots of time, and you will have much cleaner edges.

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    1. Thanks! Learned it and did it in the next one; check it out at tanyamusgrave.com and it's the latest manip on the blog.

      I did like the pen, but I think I employed the quick selection and refine-edge tools more that time. As awesome as they were, there were still some times I fell back on my trusty brush :)

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  30. Tanya your Lightroom and PS editing skills in the Wedding Video , I just saw on facebook .. brought me here must say WOW, AMAZING ! ..

    I mean i can edit raw but not PS on that kind of level that you so have shown in your video , plus you out do my skills .. at present ..

    any tips.

    from Phil.

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    1. Hey Phil! Thanks man—Haha I'm still learning a lot myself so no doubt you can learn whatever you need. Whenever I had a free moment at a boring job, I would work on Photoshop tutorials from YouTube. Phlearn is a really good one too. I'm developing small group and private workshops online—will probably be fully set up after the New Year. If you're interested, let me know your email address and I'll shoot you a heads up when it's ready.

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  31. Wow, is all I can say. GREAT WORK ! Love the time lapse video.

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  33. You are very gifted and talent, I love your work! will definitely be asking for your professional editing for my wedding coming up soon if you don't mind =) Just a question, were you at all into star wars before you edited this picture? Keep up the amazing work!

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    1. Haha sounds like a plan. I actually wasn't really into SW—I'd seen the movies eons ago, but by no means was part of the Nerdom Nation. So I asked my friends who were big time nerds...could AT-AT walkers be in the desert, can she have the wrong blaster as if she picked it up from an enemy like Padme, I know he should have a brown cloak, but it looks better black—so can this be in an alternate story where he just wants to be a good guy? Haha bunches of random questions that they all nerded out for, so it was fun diving into the rabbit hole. We kinda came up with our own story behind it to amuse ourselves and just went with it. People squawk about random stuff, like the blaster being too big (haha it was even bigger—one piece of advice I should've taken lots more seriously). Eh, for the most part though people have enjoyed it :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  34. You're so amazing! I hope I can have your talent someday lol.

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    1. Aw thank you! And no doubt you can—I'm still learning a ton myself and am by no means an expert, haha. YouTube/Phlearn tutorials are fantastic for picking up techniques. Good luck and have fun! :)

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  36. I loved what you did for this couple's picture. I would like to know if you would do a picture off my husband. My husband is like the ultimate Star Wars fan. And would love to have him in a X-wing or the Millennium Falcon. Need to know how much for the picture, and if it could be done by January 14, 2017. Thank you for sharing your gift.

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