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in this image, and used to create the background for this page, are
The photo collage
work and additional graphic elements in the image, as well as design and
creation of the background for this page are © 2001, Jinny Brown.
In the collage,
There are many beautiful photos on Lipi Roy's site, and it was difficult to choose from them when creating my image. I hope you'll visit her site to enjoy reading about her travels through India and see the rest of her photos.
Here's a rough "boil-down" of the steps I took to create the Passage to India collage:
1. Scaled up the photos to have more "elbow room".
2. Adjusted color on the far mountain range from pink to blue.
3. Using the Airbrush's Digital Airbrush variant at low opacity, masked out some of the Tibetan refugee building so it would fade into the sky, far mountain range, middle ground and foreground.
4. Removed the signage across the building's front, offset-cloned to clean up the front of the building, replaced the signage with new Text, and duplicated the letters for INDIA, applying the Composite Method Gel to both letter Layers as they were too faint.
5. Flipped the cascading tea plantation horizontally.
6. Mirrored the waterfall and cleaned up the "seam".. then decided to leave the odd looking "statues" the mirrored photo edges formed. This required some more offset-cloning to remove light parts that made no sense and were distracting.
7. Created a triple border using colors from the image.
8. Created a partial border below the Tibetan women weaving photo along the bottom and right side, up to the inner edge of the image's main border.
9. Added a drop shadow behind the Tibetan women weaving photo and partial border.
10. Using the Tibetan women's carpet for reference, drew and painted a flower, Applied Surface Texture, then duplicated it and arranged 6 flowers down the left main image border.
11. Applied Composite Method Difference to every other flower.
12. Dragged my Jin logo onto the image from the Image Portfolio, took a Jin logo-sized snip of one of the photos to place behind it, then applied Composite Method Difference to the Jin logo, and Grouped the snip and Jin logo.
13. Added copyright information for both my work and Lipi Roy's photos along the bottom right edges of the image.
That's about all I can think of, though I have to admit a lot of changes took place along the way that didn't get incorporated in the final version.... too many to remember now!
|Jinny Brown April 12, 2001
last modified August 25, 2002
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