Regular visitors may be familiar with my entries into photoshop competitions. A short while ago I entered a photoshop competition to manipulate a photo of some tree bark on pxleyes website. I have just been back there to see how my entry was doing and I came second! I am most pleased. For those of you that are interested my photoshop portfolio is on the site and here is the picture that came second. A comment below my photo read “A wooden wood-worm in wood”, Which I though was very fitting.
For this image i used a strip of bark and digitally cut it shape. Using warp tools and the liquify tools i could bend and squash the shape into a worm with the bumps and rings. Shading was added with the burn tools. the background is a very large flat section of bark texture coloured blue with some blur added to it. A slight vignette to finish off.
I hope you like it.