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It's Carrie time!

Carrie Underwood is quite possibly my favorite subject for background-making: Firstly, she's simply beautiful, making it incredibly difficult to make a background that doesn't look good. Secondly, she's decent, meaning I could use any shot I come across, without having to skirt around images involving copious skin or general "sexy"ness.


This wallpaper is composed of two shots from way back in 2-years-ago, which would be '05, for anyone not keeping track. The background image was duplicated and Clone-Stamped seamless so as to be wide enough to accommodate the composition, including a few Clone-Stamped sections from a third shot for foliage variety so it wasn't obvious I was repeating things. Color-matching the three shots was fun beyond measure...

A subtle blur was placed on the background, then removed from Background-Carrie's face to direct focus. Add in a mild vignette and some not-so-mild saturation enhancement, and you've got yourself a striking image, thanks in no small part to its subject.


The handwriting font used for the sign-off is the excellent freeware font Windsong, with manual variance (eraser style) edited into the first "d".


As you may have guessed by the site URL under the bar, the images were acquired from the galleries at Carrie-Forever.com. Since the acquisition of said photos, however, that site went belly-up, as they say. Nonetheless, the terms under which I downloaded the images mandated that I include said URL, and who would I be were I to disrespect a websites dying wish. ;)

If you wish to view the original shots, they are also available at another fansite that is not dead in the following gallery: [link]


Cutout, clone-stamping, color-correction, and composition in The GIMP.


Thanks for viewing!


This shot was featured in my Syntrofuge browser skin as the background. Check it out!

Love Carrie? Got a PSP? Check out this wallpaper, re-packaged in handy-dandy PSP size, right here!
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stormcloud52 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
she's beautiful in this picture!
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LuckySwift15 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
She's so pretty! I have like all of her albums! (Except Play On ^^; But I'm still trying to get it!) She's my 3rd fave artist (Next to Taylor Swift and Kellie Pickler! :D) I LOVE CARRIE!!!!! :love: Her face is so perfect! And she's so awesome! I'm amazed! :omg:
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emmagirl151 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
oh my gosh! . . . . . i love your work! i wish i could draw like that . . . . ..how did you do it did you use paper or did you use the computer? if you used the computer than you should be like a famouse artist or somthing because using the computer is really hard ,i never do my artwork in the computer because its hard because im left handed and the mouse is on the right so . . . . . . anyway could you check out my pic and maybe give me some tips?
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emmagirl151 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
oh you used gimp even better!!!!! i still wish i copuld draw like you!
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kenzigirl11 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
i love this pic it is amazing
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xKristyNightmarex Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
<3 it!
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Dancefreack16 Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Carrie Underwood is one of my new favorite country music girl singers as my all time favorite loretta lynn would say.

Dancefreack16/Holly Marie Coeburn/Holly Marie Steed/soon to be Holly Marie Myrvold.
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NoReins22 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Aww, I love Carrie! And you did an awesome job on this might I add! you should add some more. :D
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TebgDoran Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I have plans to make a few more cooking in my brain, I just haven't had the time to make any of them yet. Stay tuned, though, 'cause they'll be here eventually. ;)

Thanks for the comment. I'm glad you like it. :)
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emmagirl151 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
can you give me some tips on my pics of carrie? i really want to hear from somone that knows what theyre talking about.
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NoReins22 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Awesome! I'll definatley check by soon. =D

and your welcome. ^^
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vkailia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
whoa you can't even see the blending. that's awesome.
what program did you used?
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TebgDoran Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
For this image, I used The GIMP to do the magic.

Basically, what I did was use the Path tool to create a relatively faithful outline around the foreground Carrie, then used the outline to create a mask to cut it out. To make the hair look feathery like hair, I used the Smudge brush to pull the white mask pixels out as needed.


Thanks for the comment. :)
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silent-tiger-shadow Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I have a CD that had those pictures in the cover; Carrie Underwood- Some Hearts
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mikki90 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
Carrie Underwood is my favorite American Idol the moment she sings at the very beginning of the show. And I can't believe she won the title. I love her songs. And wishing her goodluck through her years!
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0-ASH-0 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
Best one yet, You picked the right image and made her blend well into the background. Looks like "both" belong in that scene. :)
Good job!
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TebgDoran Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for spreadin' the love, Ash. :)
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ilinamorato Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is excellent!

Am I the only male that finds modesty hotter than any promiscuity? Apparently not. :-)
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TebgDoran Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Apparently not. Weirdo. >_>

;P

Thanks for the comment. :)
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0-HELIO-0 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007   Interface Designer
Love the color on this one. You just can't beat it.

:+fav:. How could I not? :)
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TebgDoran Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah, the color vibrancy is one of my favorite things about this one. No prizes for guessing my other favorite thing about it. ;)

Thanks for the comment and fave. :)
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Yatagratsu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
Ohh! Ohh!! I love Carrie Underwood!
:love::deviation:
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TebgDoran Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
You're not alone, friend. :)

Rest assured there will be more to come in short order.
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