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Noizi Ito Wallpaper: Swing | Sunset Swish

Noizi Ito Wallpaper
Noizi Ito Mangaka

1280x1024 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

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Wow, I must be inactive for months! Fret not, I toiled away making this very wallpaper.

To fans of Shakugan no Shana, this is my way to celebrate SHANA-chan making it to a brand new season!
Although it isn't really Shana there on the swing, its still an artwork of the respected Noiji Itoh. And all things Shana is all things Noiji Itoh.

First off, I want to thank Photoshop Creative Magazine for their many inspiring tutorials. Also, I made this for someone :D

Okay, about this wallpaper i got to say the easiest part was cleaning the scan whereas the hardest part was the bloody background. I think I spent hours to mix it right. Then again, cleaning the edges of the scan was time consuming but it was fun. XD

About the scan, I applied a filter to darken most of it. I then experimented creating shadows in the process of using some textures. By using a hard brush eraser, I erased part of the texture to create a shadow on her arms and shirt. This was needed as the filter I applied made the shirt completely white. It has no shadows at all! But recreating the shadow was easy.

Then, I cleaned her hair up and cloned some petals away. Her eyes are actually of a brighter purple colour. The skirt also used to be blue.

Duplicated the background and gaussian blurred it set at Overlay and placed on top of the background.
For the orange lighting, I picked an orange colour from the swing to create an orange-to-transparent gradient set at Multiply on a new layer. Dragged it from bottom-left to top-right.

At first I wanted to name this Sunset by the Swing but my brother said it sounded a bit serious and that she was smiling so it should sound more fun.

Also notice that I spared this wallpaper of Huge text being placed on it. I didnt like the idea of ruining this wallpaper by placing titles or catchy phrases around. This is still considered a textless version (except for the text at the bottom) and I'll keep it that way. I feel more people should do that as text are distracting.

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Time Duration | Under a day...
PSD size | 75 Meg
Layers | 10 layers
Texture | Desktop ANIME!
Stock | Deviantart & Moeboards
Inspired by | Photoshop Creative

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EDIT: Uploaded version 2
Fixes
* Thorough cleaning of scan
* Redrew some parts
* Lighting
* Cloned away the sky

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Comments

  1. NeverEnd Oct 15, 2007

    well done :)

  2. Devilet Oct 15, 2007

    Nice job incorporating the scan into the stock image.
    That isn't Shana btw XD But it is done by the same artist.

  3. melymay Oct 16, 2007

    Great improvement from your last wall :D I love the background, and it's a lovely wallpaper for the Fall :)

    Although there are little flaws. The extraction could be better; most noticeable would be the left swing-handle-thing (I have no idea what they're called; I suddenly feel very uneducated -_-). And I don't know about the tips of her hair; near the dark/shadowed area. I'm not sure if it's the lighting, or the extraction.

    Overall, it looks great ^_^ Keep it up!

  4. drastikhate Oct 16, 2007

    Quote by DeviletNice job incorporating the scan into the stock image.
    That isn't Shana btw XD But it is done by the same artist.

    Thanks!

    Yeah, I know she isnt Shana. This wallpaper is still to show that someone actually bothered to celebrate the 2nd season of Sakugan no SHANA.

    Quote by melymay Great improvement from your last wall :D I love the background, and it's a lovely wallpaper for the Fall :)

    Although there are little flaws. The extraction could be better; most noticeable would be the left swing-handle-thing (I have no idea what they're called; I suddenly feel very uneducated -_-). And I don't know about the tips of her hair; near the dark/shadowed area. I'm not sure if it's the lighting, or the extraction.

    Overall, it looks great ^_^ Keep it up!

    Thank you so much =) Yeah, I feel that this wall is a hundred times better than the first one. Its a good thing I learned so much about what you could do with layers.

    Yup, I noticed the flaws. Corrected them as soon as I could. Thanks for pointing it out!

  5. rafaellaGP Oct 17, 2007

    ahh so cute! XD
    I liked this stock that you used
    looks so great whit this scan! ^^

    beautiful =D

    +favs

  6. KiyanaIkebana Oct 17, 2007

    Is very nice wallpaper! Very good job! :) I like it!

  7. melymay Oct 18, 2007

    Flawless :) Nice job on the update :nya: +fave

  8. ayane-heine Oct 21, 2007

    although the scan isn't shana but she looks like shana becox they all come from the same creater ~ Noiji Itoh!~ <3 Just love his arts.. *_*
    hmm... i personally think that the scan is not very clean.. maybe u can try to blur some area to make the scans look cleaner?
    i think that bg behind sure blends well with the dark scan..
    Pretty cool wallie here.. Thanks for sharing it.. :D
    To kick of for shana's 2nd season is really awesome.. XD

  9. LystikinenaXP Jan 15, 2008

    Aww that is so kawaii ^^ she looks so cute and innocent, I love these kind of pics <3

    ~Lys

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