Sweet picture.. i wonder if you would tell but, how do you do it so as if it looks your drawn? I have seen it a few times and i wouldnt use it myself because i like natural but it looks so cool and makes me curious how people do it.
So if i understand it right it is mostly a effect you created with layer settings? Or did you also use brushes? I saw it in a magazine and the guy explained it like some recept which is hard to discover since i have respect for people who are able to create this as well. It looks like it has been drawn, or pained, either way .. it looks nice and still natural. I keep typing .. lol. Either way I am impressed and im a really picky guy. Thank you for your response btw.. if it is done with (just read it again and think i misunderstood). Burning and dodging? I dont get how you could get such a effect out of that since it mostly upgrades the contrast of a shade or lightning .. o.0. I dont get it .. if you could atleast hint i would really apreciate it and might try it out sometime. If you would rather keep it for yourself, understandable too and still cool.
No it is two exposures, i shot the picture in RAW where i would be able to have more control of it later. The original picture was in the middle. so i made two pictures out of that one RAW picture. mainly for the sky, and the other is for the ground. There is so many ways to use photoshop, or to do one trick. Here i used Nik Color Efex. there is a mode where you can low-mid-and high contrast and curve the shadows of them as much as you want. it is really hard to make you imagine how to do so if you havent seen the software. Now The original picture has to be in good quality to begin with otherwise you are just making yourself some extra work. The original look liked this, but this one has more wrinkles (cooler shadow effects) (where you can burn shadows)[link]
its lets say half HDR, with some freestyle extra work. DO YOU HAVE NIK COLOR EFEX?
Sorry for the slow respons. I dont have nik color efex and for some reason photoshop wont open my RAWR files =/? I have saved this message to look it up later, i thank you beforehand even though i dont know if i will figure it out lol. Just a shame i am way to busy with my study and website now to look around and try stuff out > ___ <