#97 – Before and Afters

Sometimes when editing a picture even I sit back to look at it and go ” wow … I have outdone myself ! ” This was one of those pictures.

Almost all of my pictures are post edited in Photoshop, for several reasons. I know a great many photographers in SL who can set a scene, do all the lighting in world and snap a picture that looks more realistic than some RL photos. Such as it is, my computer simply can not handle that level of graphics, I wish it could, but I think I do pretty well without it too. What I lack in one area, I make up in another.

I have been using photoshop for longer than I can remember, tho I do remember using paint shop pro way back before SL when I was in a different chat program that used small pictures for avatars , and when I say small pictures, I am talking about images the size of this one.

102 x 116 pixels

So, editing in PSP and later Photoshop is something that I am more than comfortable with, sometimes a little too comfortable. I have begun breaking out of my comfort zone, playing with in world lighting a bit more, using the Black Dragon viewer at times to play with settings over there, and more importantly the poser ! I LOVE that thing, but that is a totally other post !

The point of this post was really to show that even if your computer can’t handle all the fancy advanced lighting that is available to you, doesn’t mean it has to limit your creativity. Where there is a will, there is a way.

AFTER ~ RAW SHOT

~ WORN ~

Body : Maitreya – Lara
Head : Catwa – Catya
Skin : DeeTaleZ – Heidi – Eastern
Hair : Stealthic – Fleeting
Ears : Swallow – Pop Pixie Ears
Glasses : Gos – Custom Eyewear – SCT
Collar : Cae – Protected

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