I'm not sure. I can see where I screwed up (there's a gray halo around this flannel-coated angler). But, he looks kind of toy-ish.
It's getting there. Maybe I should have cleared a little more of the foreground?
Hmm... I really want to be able to nail this technique without having to employ the pain-in-the-business-end gradient map. I'm dumb, after all. And, as a proud, yet dumb person, these things are really challenging.
By the way, that Photoshop CS trial? It only lasts for 30 days, but I'm pretty much, mostly, kind of 95% sure that the cannibalized plug-ins will continue to work in Photoshop Elements once the trial ends.
In other words, I'll let you know in 29 days.
Okay... I'm off to lunch (good news! I had breakfast! I went to the store and got a bag of Doritos, so I'm not going to be eating lunch on an empty stomach).
Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 4/27/2008 01:07:00 PM