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I'm no artist...
After a long fallow period (since September) I’ve resumed work on my NCIS/SG1/Forgotten Realms crossover fic ‘The King of Elfland’s Daughter’ and the next chapter is almost finished. Yesterday, while mulling over how best to handle a scene shift, I took some time out to do some artwork for the story. I created two banners, using the picture of Cierre that ellynn_ithilwen made for me as a base, and I’m moderately pleased with them. But I’m no expert at doing manips, and the PhotoFiltre program I use isn’t perfect, and my attempt to dress Cierre in a snowboard logo T-shirt was only partially successful; I had to do some careful positioning of the other characters to hide some fairly crude joins. Also I couldn’t find any pics of Timothy McGee that were from the right season (S5), and in the right environment, for me to include him despite him having a fairly important role in the story. I’m sure someone who knew what they were doing could do much better than me. Here they are anyway – but if anyone is inspired to do a proper job I’d be absolutely delighted.

Banner based on manip by Ellyn

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Banner based on manip by Ellyn


6 comments or speak 2 me
brunettepet From: brunettepet Date: March 5th, 2014 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
As I am terrible at any kind of manip, I think you should be proud of these!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 6th, 2014 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ffutures From: ffutures Date: March 5th, 2014 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
They're OK, but the edges are a bit too obvious - I'd be inclined to paste them with edge softening if possible.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 5th, 2014 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Photofiltre doesn't have that option; it's soften the whole thing or nothing. And it leaves a white band around everything you paste even if you cut it out from a black background. I spent half an hour doing my best manually to fill in that band.
ellynn_ithilwen From: ellynn_ithilwen Date: March 5th, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't promise anything, because these days are really busy for me, but perhaps I'll have some free time on Sunday, so I can try to play with them a little. ;)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 6th, 2014 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
It would be lovely if you could. Your original manip of Cierre is the basis of several of my banners, now, and my Desktop background image.
6 comments or speak 2 me