When she wasn't strapping an M-16 onto her amputated leg for a lark or covering the metaverse fashion scene for me, Iris Ophelia has been steadfastly working on another passion project of hers: poetic girl that she is, creating an SL book employing artfully composed screenshots to illustrate Robert Browning's "Porphyria's Lover". So lovely and sensual were the images she created for it, I begged her to send me a few of her favorite panels, and tell me how she created them.
"[T]he first... employs Luth Brodie's Pose Wall, along with one of Torley's textures as the backdrop. I washed it out a little in Photoshop, picked out a few highlights in the skin, and I used a sort of selection Venn diagram to fade the middle part off to the left."
"The second one was actually taken in Svarga with Dragontat Zagato, who was so helpful and even ran out to get a shirt that would blend in really well. I erased the prim he was sitting on, then I dropped in a shot of my own avatar's eyes, and darkened everything, made what colors remained a little more saturated, then I added a little bit of noise."
"I copied and pasted all of that to another layer which I blurred and set to hard light, and did the text to match it with the text mask tool, an eyedropper, and a lot of patience with the paintbrushes."
All images, of course, by Iris. Read more about it (including a SLURL that'll take you to where you need to be to get your free copy) at her blog.