playing a bit with photoshop


I could make you satisfied in everything you do                                           all your secret wishes could right now be coming true                                 spend forever with my poison arms around you                                             no one’s gonna fool around with us, no one’s gonna fool around with us so glad to meet you, Angeles  (x)

If YanDev is truly hellbent on this “purple hair for theater kids and snobs” thing, the absolute least he could do is not give them all the same few shades of purple and magenta. Here’s what a bit of playing around in Photoshop got me, based off that Kokona/Kizana comparison that had the exact same hues all around.

My ultimate goal was to give Kizana a colder and softer purple, something that felt like a graceful color; Kokona getting warmer colors seemed like a natural balance to that. I also put in a little more contrast for Kizana’s accent colors, since her eyes and barrettes have the same brightness as her hair and thus muddle together in greyscale. I left Kokona alone in that regard, but I could also see her with darker eyes, too. And much shorter socks, so that they don’t get mistaken for Kizana’s stockings. A so-called background character shouldn’t have the same long socks that most of the rivals have, anyway, and that applies to all the Rainbow Six.

This isn’t a perfect fix: Assuming that Photoshop’s Proof Color previews are accurate, they might still be difficult to tell apart with some kinds of colorblindness. This is one reason why they also need to have distinctive shapes and silhouettes. I actually really like the side ponytail Kizana got sketched with once, and it’s different from Yuna Hina’s side ponytail in both color and shape. Just, please, YanDev, don’t put it in the same exact magenta that Kokona has.


Got a bit stuck when rewriting and redoing Elena’s story, changing her to Nadijah, and making her the mother of the Bastet sisters. So I decided to play around in photoshop for a bit, experimenting with a few screens here and there. Juggling so many stories and ideas right now 8)

First set is of Sanir and Elena Nadijah Bastet. Enjoying how this one turned out, but think I could’ve timed the poses a bit better. Nadijah looks like she’s upset at Sanir.

Second, Sacrus and Caerys. Bless the embiggening tonic, as I can actually make Sacrus his true size. 

And third, Urfaust and Istia. Captain and Quartermaster of the Doom Warband. I’ve got the story for these two brewing, cataloging their fall at Port Stalwart, and their return from the Mists.

Gabriel (Hebrew: גַּבְרִיאֵל; Modern Gavri'el; Tiberian Gaḇrîʼēl, God is my Strength, Man of God, God has shown Himself Mighty, Hero of God; Arabic: جبريل, Jibrīl or جبرائيل Jibrāʾīl)

‘ Ghost Seed ‘   Hue altered scanned plant photograph by Bob Bauer.  When I put this image in photoshop, I decided to play a bit with the colors and this particular hue seemed ghostly to me and added to the image.   Part of my collection of extremely high resolution images.

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