To the Stars... by marlboromaam

To the Stars...

From Dragonheart - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oUal4fiEAM&list=RDGEzy8_67VmU&index=3

Two for one! For the song title and the composite challenge of There be Dragons! I love fantasy and prefer to get lost in them. So this is my pitiful and amateurish contribution to the cause.

Photoshop First layer - a shot of soapy dishwater (I had it in my archives) and I let Topaz star effects do its thing on the bubbles after I changed some settings. I also tweaked the tones to make it more like a night sky.

Photoshop 2nd, 3rd, and 4th layers - a white dragon I found on the web years ago and stuck in my fantasy clipart folder (these things come in handy sometimes). I had to cut out all the background using the lasso tool, magic wand, and eraser. It's not a professional job, but I did okay.

Photoshop 5th layer - I added some spacey gases with the options of rendering clouds - using gaussian blur and wind blast options. I erased some areas to try to make it look more realistic.

Photoshop 6th layer - I added a few more stars with the brush options.

And that's about it!
Fascinating the things you can do.
February 26th, 2021  
@milaniet LOL! Milanie, I have had to teach myself what I halfway can do. =)
February 26th, 2021  
You can do way more than I can do twitch editing, this makes a great kids wallpaper. :)
February 26th, 2021  
@dutchothotmailcom LOL! Thank you, Esther!
February 27th, 2021  
Magic!
February 27th, 2021  
@njmom3 Thanks, Nada!
February 27th, 2021  
“Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.”
Fun and creative composite!
February 27th, 2021  
@ljmanning LOL! Thank you, Laura!
February 27th, 2021  
Great image and creative processing
February 27th, 2021  
That sounds like a lot of work. Great job. I really like the star effect.
February 27th, 2021  
You did an amazing job, it looks fabulous!
February 27th, 2021  
Magical! Really well done, Mags :-D
February 27th, 2021  
Fun and creative.
February 27th, 2021  
Fun edit; keeps you occupied for hours, I guess. Gorgeous result.
February 27th, 2021  
Love this fantasy composite
February 27th, 2021  
very creative :)
February 27th, 2021  
@tosee Thank you, Tom!

@cdcook48 Thank you, Chris! More work than a simple photo edit, but a little fun.

@ludwigsdiana Thank you, Diana!

@aikiuser Thank you, Jenn!

@wakelys Thank you, Susan!

@sangwann Thank you, Dione!

@k9photo Thank you, Kate! =)

@pdulis Thanks, Peter!
February 27th, 2021  
Awesome composite... positively dreamy... I feel like I am seeing the dragons of Pern “between.” Fav
February 27th, 2021  
@kvphoto You made my day, KV! Thank you! Wasn't it awesome how they could disappear and reappear to avoid the threadfall? I loved these books. Such a wonderful series. I keep hoping they'll make a movie about it. =)
February 27th, 2021  
@marlboromaam this is absolutely one of my favorite book series of all time!!! I corrected by comment to say dreamy... and it is a positively dreamy composite.
February 27th, 2021  
@kvphoto I really did know what you meant. =) Thank you again!
February 27th, 2021  
So pretty and magical.
February 27th, 2021  
@mittens Thanks, Marilyn!
February 27th, 2021  
Super composite
February 27th, 2021  
@craftymeg Thanks, Margaret!
February 27th, 2021  
Very cool
February 27th, 2021  
@bkbinthecity Thanks, BKB!
February 27th, 2021  
Beautiful creative picture
February 27th, 2021  
Such awesomeness - well done!
February 27th, 2021  
So well done!
February 27th, 2021  
@bigmxx Thank you, Michelle!

@linnypinny Thank you, Lin!

@jernst1779 Thank you, Jean!
February 27th, 2021  
I read the Dragon of Pern. now they're flying around in my head.
you put a lot of work in this. awesome.
February 27th, 2021  
@bruni Thank you, Bruni! Was a great series!
February 27th, 2021  
Wow you put a lot into this. FAV!
February 28th, 2021  
@skipt07 Thank you very much, Skip! I'm very appreciative.
February 28th, 2021  
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