Fantasy Photo Edit

Challenge #1 in the The Power of Editing series. Hosted by sagebrushfire.
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The goal of this contest is to produce an amazing image using ANY Tools necessary. The subject matter can vary but the important part is that you title your work and give a good explanation of what kind of digital tools you used to make your picture amazing. The more surreal your image the better. This is all about editing to the nth degree. Create an image that takes real photographic material and turns it into something spectacular and fantastical!
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Halloween Characters 2009
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61st place (joint)
Wife shot this on Halloween.... I love taking my kids photos and making them into a fantasy piece. I threw this together in about an hour in Photoshop. Our daughter, who was four at the time, wanted to me to go get the sword for her because she wanted to play with it... :D
Submitted: Saturday, 21st July, 2012 03:54 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 2nd November, 2009
Focal length: 7.7 mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 100
Notes: Did preliminary cleanup and treatment. Then composited fire onto the shoulders of the Warlock. And then painted the light effects on the sword. Enhanced the color, contrast and overall feel of their faces. Added glowing elements to the whole scene. Burned the edges and darkened the background to make them pop more.
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