Big the biggest resoulution for the best quality (1280x1024)
I think this took 2 hours to complete I have no idea I get lost in my work.
Now to credit people.
Arcane brushes from here thanks to ~redheadstock
Stone wall texture thanks to ~Tigg-stock
Grass texture thanks to ~Gardek
Bird brushes thanks to ~Thiselectricheart
And last image is from this contest so no need to credit that.
Here is my summarized explanation of what I did.
Blue background ->Layer on top gradient light blue to dark blue
Layer dark green to green->layer on top with grass texture
Layer with trees as they are
Layer with sparkles birds and arcane symbols as they are
Made my own stepping stone shapes and added a texture of a real stone wall on them
Made arcane symbols transformed them with perspective holding the (ctrl key) outer glow.
Made a pen tool path and used stroke with a hard brush and used an outer glow on that and made the line red-pink.
PRETYY much it.
Tell me if you like it+feedback.
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