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Keira Lavelle

Jem Raid

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I took some pics of her years ago saw one of her recently on Ello which reminded me of the ones we made. I dug out the old HDD with them on, I'd quite forgoten how good she is at posing. One of those people who can fill a space either on her own or by me doing the pose and she repeating it.

I used some paper I'd distressed for the backgound, a drawing for the 'floor' and a curvy flower on her body, put a gradient under the whole thing to harmonise the colours. What I wanted in this was the angularity of the paper and Keira's and the flowers curves to compete with each other. I did try a boring plain background it looked rubbish.

There's more on the HDD if anyone is interested.

J
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Jem,

Excellent design and execution and a sensitive and pleasing model to boot!

I would like to know how you achieved that distressed look on such a huge scale that you could use it as a background!

Asher
 

Jem Raid

New member
Hello Asher,

Thanks for the nice comment, Keira now commands £300 per day for her modelling skills, the pics I took of her some years ago when I was teaching my self how to make montages were made in her parents conservatory one Sunday afternoon.

I got some A4 cartridge paper drew on it with a rule and freehand, wet it, held it over a flame, then put some watercolour paint on it and scratched at that with a scalpel. Scanned it at 300 DPI, opened it in Ps, made a copy layer used a blend mode for a partial inversion and then a reveal all mask to combine the two images. Pasted it into a 4000 x 3000px x 180 DPI new file and used the transform tool to fit it into the frame.

Cheers - J
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Hello Asher,

Thanks for the nice comment, Keira now commands £300 per day for her modelling skills, the pics I took of her some years ago when I was teaching my self how to make montages were made in her parents conservatory one Sunday afternoon.

I got some A4 cartridge paper drew on it with a rule and freehand, wet it, held it over a flame, then put some watercolour paint on it and scratched at that with a scalpel. Scanned it at 300 DPI, opened it in Ps, made a copy layer used a blend mode for a partial inversion and then a reveal all mask to combine the two images. Pasted it into a 4000 x 3000px x 180 DPI new file and used the transform tool to fit it into the frame.

Cheers - J
How did you print it?
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Hello Asher,

Thanks for the nice comment, Keira now commands £300 per day for her modelling skills, the pics I took of her some years ago when I was teaching my self how to make montages were made in her parents conservatory one Sunday afternoon.

I got some A4 cartridge paper drew on it with a rule and freehand, wet it, held it over a flame, then put some watercolour paint on it and scratched at that with a scalpel. Scanned it at 300 DPI, opened it in Ps, made a copy layer used a blend mode for a partial inversion and then a reveal all mask to combine the two images. Pasted it into a 4000 x 3000px x 180 DPI new file and used the transform tool to fit it into the frame.

Cheers - J
I am not sure whether this meant,

1. in the end adding as a print for the b.g. in your studio space, or

2. else your manipulation of the bg of Keira’s picture in PS?

Asher
 
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