"?> Tiana Fair http://tianafair.com Living in a Fantasy... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 17:34:49 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 Busy as a bee http://tianafair.com/2010/04/busy-as-a-bee/ http://tianafair.com/2010/04/busy-as-a-bee/#comments Sun, 11 Apr 2010 17:01:42 +0000 admin http://tianafair.com/?p=425 Hello, I have been working over the Easter holidays for my job and not pleasure

but I have learned loads more techniques in Photoshop because of it so it’s not all bad.

You won’t want me to bore you with the brochures I have done so how about

I add a few images I have made for fun over the last few months…..

The first three were completed last year.

All the faces are computer generated.  This way I don’t have to pay a model……ha !

 Because they are spiritual beings rather than physical ones I allowed them not to

have any physical flaws. I am not a fan of computer generated ‘perfect’ women

in magazines as it gives us ‘human’ women unrealistic ideals, but in fantasy art it is acceptable.

I hope these images make up for me not posting any new art for a while.

-Tiana x




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Time is on your side http://tianafair.com/2010/03/time-is-on-your-side/ http://tianafair.com/2010/03/time-is-on-your-side/#comments Thu, 04 Mar 2010 22:26:20 +0000 admin http://tianafair.com/?p=411 Hi!  This month has started out busy in work.

And at home I decided to go for another competition.

In the Advanced Photo-shop magazine there is a competition to make a

T-shirt .  So I gave it a go and as usual have learnt a few more tricks in

Photo-shop during the process.

I gathered things that I thought would be trends in April, such as the weather,

Steam-punk Art, etc…

Then using the blue palette given by the competition I made my entry.

It’s not my usual style as it was completely freehand drawing as this was

the only way I could be sure I kept to the colour palette – but I was happy with

the result. And after I thought of a title for the T-shirt I decided last minute to place the

words on the T-shirt. One of those happy accidents Artists have all the time.

So let me know what you think or if you have any news or suggestions.

Oh and by the way – the model used for the T-shirt isn’t anyone I know and definately not me with those

hairy arms…..lol

-Tiana x

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Little white lies http://tianafair.com/2010/02/little-white-lies/ http://tianafair.com/2010/02/little-white-lies/#comments Sat, 27 Feb 2010 17:26:41 +0000 admin http://tianafair.com/?p=402 Another photo-shop competition. This one was for Photo-shop Daily.

The brief was to make a poster for Ricky Gervais’ film ‘The Invention of Lying’.

I enjoyed the film. I haven’t heard the competition results yet. I’ll let you know

if I win anything. If you don’t hear from me it’s because I lost and am sulking….

If nothing else comes of it I learnt how to do text in Photo-shop and that after

playing about with Ricky Gervais’ head for a few hours he actually becomes

very attractive…..

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I see you ! http://tianafair.com/2010/01/i-see-you/ http://tianafair.com/2010/01/i-see-you/#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2010 01:46:35 +0000 admin http://tianafair.com/?p=267 Yes, this month I have fallen for the hype and I have been to see the movie ‘Avatar’ in the cinema.

And to my surprise it was a brilliant film, well worthy of the hype.

There were men watching the movie that had obviously been dragged there by their

family kicking and screaming that were crying through the whole film.

How wonderful and fun it must have been to work on that film. What a dream job.

Anyway you can guess that my January image is going to be an Avatar – after all

you tube is bombarded with Artists showing how to make yourself into a blue

giant so why should I be any different?  So here is my attempt at making an Avatar

from an image of Beyonce – because she looks like she could be a beautiful one

and I hope they write her into the next film – well there has to be sequel – its a box

office hit that has already made a fortune. And I’m not complaining for once,

despite my hate of sequels I can’t wait to see Pandora in 3D again…..

Stage one – I chose an image of Beyonce

Stage two – I cropped and cleaned up the image

Stage three – I turned her blue

Stage four – A bit of remodelling of the eyes ,

cheekbones , nose and lips

Stage five -  Those yellow eyes

Stage six – after some details are added  the finished Avatar of Beyonce.

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Please let me know your thoughts – this is not meant as a tutorial as I’m a Photoshop

novice, I’m just showing you how I made this image , so any tips or suggestions on

how to improve my technique are welcome.

- Tiana x

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Love Grows http://tianafair.com/2009/12/love-grows/ http://tianafair.com/2009/12/love-grows/#comments Mon, 28 Dec 2009 01:48:54 +0000 admin http://tianafair.com/?p=255 Sorry I haven’t blogged for a while but I have been busy over Christmas with the family as I am sure

you all have too. This is an image I did when I had a few quiet moments.

I altered a white background to black and cropped a colour photo of a man and changed

it into black and white, then pasted an image of a rose and used a flower brush tool

to add the tattoo onto the man’s back. A bit of smudging and highlights and shadows

and this was the result.

It was very close to the image I had in my head at the start.

let me know what you think.

Hope you had a great Christmas and I wish you all a very Happy New Year.

-Tiana x

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Drowning in work! http://tianafair.com/2009/11/drowning-in-work/ http://tianafair.com/2009/11/drowning-in-work/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2009 19:39:43 +0000 admin http://tianafair.com/?p=221 November has been a busy month for me so far in work. I have had a lot of images to

do for a new business website. On the bright side I have learned a lot more about

Photoshop in the process through my usual trial and error strategy.

I also learn a lot from the Photoshop Creative website.

Each month I try to enter their competition as it forces me to try out

new techniques.

Here is my latest entry called ‘Beneath the Water’, 

I have learned that it is best to change the colour of the person before

adding it to the background or else the background will also change colour

- so here I changed the person to blue then added it to the background.

Bubbles were made using the lightening and darkening tool.

Let me know what you think or post your tips for me.

-Tiana x


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Zero the hero – ine! http://tianafair.com/2009/10/zero-the-hero-ine/ http://tianafair.com/2009/10/zero-the-hero-ine/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2009 09:35:37 +0000 admin http://tianafair.com/?p=217 Hello! This October ‘O’ or ‘Zero’ was created.

Zero is a character I have made for the new ’9′ film Elfwood competition .

Zero is unique. She is a child . Always loud, brash and the naughtiest of the rag dolls , Zero often ends

up down in the dumps, head in hand with an anguished cry of ‘it’s not fair!!’.

Occasionally she pins her safety pin ears together across her face in a sulk.

But she is also very sensitive and cute.

 - I’m looking forward to viewing the other




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Lipstick Lady http://tianafair.com/2009/09/lipstick-lady/ http://tianafair.com/2009/09/lipstick-lady/#comments Sat, 05 Sep 2009 18:07:18 +0000 admin http://tianafair.com/?p=210 I thought I’d show you my most recent experiment.

The original image is from ‘Lying is legal’ at Deviant Art

Here is the link  to it: http://fav.me/d15dtfe

I cleaned up the image, changed the background to black and added some

flowers. My inspiration was Pre-Raphaelite Art.

I am actually pleased with what I achieved for a change.

Let me know your thoughts.

- Tiana  x


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A Twitter Bird http://tianafair.com/2009/08/a-twitter-bird/ http://tianafair.com/2009/08/a-twitter-bird/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2009 21:03:42 +0000 admin http://tianafair.com/?p=188 Yep I’m a twitter bird, you can find me under Tiana Fair,

if you do please add me to your list of twits.

For August I decided to make my own Twitter Bird for my page.

I started with an image of a bird, changed the colours of the bird and background,

painted some loopy lines and added some stars and lights.

Here it is, please let me know what you think,


Tiana Fair x


My kids loved this image so much that they wanted to have a go.

So just to show you how easy it is to use Photoshop (with a little help from Mummy)

here are the wonderful images they created ;

Keira age 4     ‘Pretty Rose’


Kane age 9  ‘Fantasy Dragonfly’


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Martian Landscape http://tianafair.com/2009/07/martian-landscape/ http://tianafair.com/2009/07/martian-landscape/#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2009 02:12:30 +0000 admin http://tianafair.com/?p=181 For July I thought I would go topical.

Images of the Moon Landing are everywhere right now so

I went to Mars to take some photos instead.

And yes, all the rumours are true…………it’s not pants!

Seriously, if I can do this in a few minutes what can Warner Bros do in a NASA studio

with a trillion budget?


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