A Real Fairy Photo Effects

 
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8. Open Adobe Illustrator and create a new file (File > New). Name it A Real Fairi.ai and save it. Place (File > Place) the A Real Fairy.png inside and press Embed button in the Control panel. In the same panel choose from Live Trace drop down box Detailed Illustration to trace the image (if you're not satisfied with the results press Ctrl + Z to undo and select in the same drop down box Tracing Options, and after checking the preview check box you may play with the settings until you are happy with the resulting trace ).

A Real Fairy Photo Effects



A Real Fairy Photo Effects

9. My picture was not so good. My main element has a hand defect which I'm going to cure with a simple vector shape. Select the Pen tool from tools menu, or press the P key and draw a simple shape that looks like the missing part with no stroke and black fill. Now select both the shape and the main element and go to Pathfinder palette ( Window > Pathfinder or press Ctrl + Shift + F9 ) and press Add to shape area button after press in the same palette Expand. Now it looks OK. )

A Real Fairy Photo Effects



A Real Fairy Photo Effects
  


10. The resulting shape has some transparent parts that you would like to fill (like the face and hands), and it better be in one cause it's easier to control. Press Ctrl + C to copy the shape. Right - click on the shape and select Release compound shape from the appearing menu. Go to Pathfinder palette ( Window > Pathfinder or press Ctrl + Shift + F9 ) and press Add to shape area button after press in the same palette Expand. Fill this with shape with white and by pressing Ctrl + { send it one level lower. Now select both shapes and group them by pressing Ctrl + G.

11. We try to make a Fairy here, magical creatures can look anyway you like, so use your imagination. Now you have to find some nice vectors. You can extract them from photos like you've already done with the Main shape, download them from internet, draw them yourself and scan them in or draw them directly into Photoshop or Illustrator.

12. I used some vectors from my vast Vector Collection. For the body I used a paintbrush stroke and a vector flourish. Scale the shapes holding down Shift +Alt keys to keep the proportions and place them the way you like it. By pressing Ctrl + { send it one level lower till they are under the main shape.

A Real Fairy Photo Effects



A Real Fairy Photo Effects 

   


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