Hello! Anyone have advice for a noob?

#1
Hi there! I'm new and glad to be here! This is clearly my first post. As someone with no photoshop experience or artistic skills whatsoever, I decided to come here and engage with the masters. I just wrote an ebook and am looking for an eye-catching book cover to publish it with. I have the image I want modified and would love it if anyone could share some advice on where I should go to get it photoshopped. Anyone who is interested in editing the photo themselves will receive credit on the inside cover of my novel. Thanks! And again, glad to be here!
 
#3
Most definitely. I would like this girl to be photoshopped onto a forest background. She needs to be in the middle foreground and behind her is a woodland forest that's on fire (covering about the bottom half of the background) and above the fire is an evening sky. I would like it to be 2000 tall by 1250 wide, or at least have a height/width ratio of 1.6. I would be very appreciative if someone could please do this for me! O.N.S.w.N. covergirl.jpg
 
#8
How is this for a quicky erm I mean quick edit :lol:

firelady.jpg

Lot's of fire selection through channels and a normal forest fire. Used Adobe Lighting effects to add a warm, directional hint of orange to the model and then a bit of blending so she is in rather than on the image. Hope this is the sort of thing you meant OP.
This is reduced for showing here, original is of the resolution you wanted.
 
#10
Thanks Buddy, good description of what the op wanted helped loads. Pretty much saw what I wanted and managed to put it together.
Love stuff like this, beats restoring buggered photo's any day of the week although wifey was like WTF when I opened it up in Ps hehe :thumbsup:
 
#11
Agreed...

It's great when the op of any request gives as much info as possible to the designer, makes life alot easier for everyone.
 
#14
Thanks MT, really pleased you like it.

As I said to Inkz, love stuff like this but it helped that you knew what you wanted.
Don't forget that the one I have uploaded is reduced in size to 800 hight and not 2000 pixels as you wanted. If you're happy with this and Inkz doesn't come along and cream me (as he sometimes does hehe) how would you like the full resolution version?

Rather than reference me, please reference this forum 'Photoshop Gurus' as it's here that you found what you wanted. I was just a part of this place that helped out

:thumbsup:
 
#17
Thanks MT, really pleased you like it.

As I said to Inkz, love stuff like this but it helped that you knew what you wanted.
Don't forget that the one I have uploaded is reduced in size to 800 hight and not 2000 pixels as you wanted. If you're happy with this and Inkz doesn't come along and cream me (as he sometimes does hehe) how would you like the full resolution version?

Rather than reference me, please reference this forum 'Photoshop Gurus' as it's here that you found what you wanted. I was just a part of this place that helped out

:thumbsup:
Actually yes, I would love the 2000 pixels height if you have it. That would be fantastic thanks!