Pile Her Up

What is a pile up? In short it is an unedited photo (a raw shot) that usually has a solid color background to make it easier to edit. Most I’m sure have heard of green screening/blue screening before. If not it’s when you shoot your avatar or item against a bright green/blue/whatever color screen. If you’ve never used a shot like that, you can learn how to edit it in Photoshop in this video from Daeberethwen Arbenlow. She has multiple tutorials that are absolutely fantastic and I highly recommend watching all of them and playing around. I’ve learned so much from them already.

Portia - Aisling ~ Fantasy Gacha Pileup

The photo above is my first attempt at a pile up. Portia posted one yesterday that she had taken for her blog post. For whatever reason it didn’t make the cut for what she was wanting to do. Instead of just tossing it out she decided to post it as a pile up. I figured if I was ever going to try to do one I may as well start with her. It was pretty fun to try and I feel like it came together well.

I went over to The Looking Glass on Horizon Dream and found a scene that really looked like it would work. It ended up being pretty darn close so I didn’t have to try any super crazy magic. Cleaned out the blue from Portia’s shot and after making a drop shadow for her I dove into the dodge and burn. Yes there was a lot of that. I added in some additional effects afterwards and presto!

If you’d like to give it a shot you can find it on Portia’s Flickr stream. Have some fun with it, try new things. I know we would both love to see what others come up with. I’m planning on trying more of them as well, SO if you’ve got a pile up shot, comment with it, shoot me a message on Flickr/Facebook, or heck even in-world.

Credits (Thanks P!):

Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae natural/Rose Pale ~ Lara Hurley
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Quicksilver ~ Ikon Innovia
Lashes: FATE ~ FATElashes v1.0 ~ Damien Fate ~ NEW!!! (Marketplace Demo!!!)
Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ Onyx LeShelle
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant1 ~ Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid ~ Siddean Munro
Makeup: !Musa! Eyeshadow Sia Gold ~ Filomena Quinnell ~ NEW @ We❤ Role Play (Until May 31st, 2016)

Hair Base: CATWA HAIR RockStar Base ~ Catwa Clip
Hair: CATWA HAIR Flora Ponytail ~ Catwa Clip

Breast Covers: .aisling. Meave -Breasts- {Gold}, .aisling. Meave -Ribs- {Gold} ~ Druunah Esharham ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Skirt: .aisling. Meave -Skirt- {Gold} ~ Druunah Esharham ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Panties: .aisling. Meave -Panties- {Gold} ~ Druunah Esharham ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Belts: .aisling. Meave -Belt- {Gold}, .aisling. Meave -Chain Belt- {Gold} ~ Druunah Esharham ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Arms: .aisling. Meave -Bracers- {Gold}, .aisling. Meave -UpperArms- {Gold} ~ Druunah Esharham ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Legs: .aisling. Meave -LowerLegs- {Gold}, .aisling. Meave -UpperLegs- {Gold} ~ Druunah Esharham ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)

Crown: .aisling. Meave -Crown- RARE ~ Druunah Esharham ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Collar: .aisling. Meave -Collar- RARE ~ Druunah Esharham ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Cape: .aisling. Danae cloak ~ NEW @ We❤ Role Play (Until May 31st, 2016)

Pose: *PosESioN* Jaelis 1 ~ Dahriel Resident

Background is a shot I took of The Looking Glass @ Horizon Dream

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