I like to play around and portray common language expressions, in this case the phrase "It's like talking to a brick wall".
First I had to find the stock images for the idea I had which I found over at deviantart.com. At first I create a quick composition with the stock images placed together on separate layers as smart objects using layer masks created with the quick selection tool, paint brushes and gradients.
Once the overall image looked correct I then zoomed in on the artwork and painted in the layer mask to add the detail required. I then spent time adding in light, shadows and blurs using the gradients and brush tools on separate layers to help focus the attention on the model. The lens blur was used on the background to add a tilt-shift effect along with extending the the background. Additional touches were made to correct details and blending.
Finally a combination of fill layers, colour adjustment layers and painted layers were added to match selected areas of all the layers together. The curves and levels adjustments layers were also used to add contrast.Stock used:
- Model from ~NikxStock [link]
- Brick wall from ~Stock7000 [link]
- All other stock is from my own personal resources or otherwise created by myself.
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