Saturday, April 7, 2012

Fun Character Easter Eggs You Can Make

Character Easter Eggs! 
While I pondered how to decorate my blog for Easter, I cruised through one of my favorite photo sites, RGB Stock. They provide wonderful free images for blogs and other sites, and the selection is vast. When I typed Easter in the search box, it gave me hundreds of choices.

Mehfawni
I chose a set of four eggs, downloaded the image, and created four separate frames from it. The results are displayed here. If you'd like to create your own, here's the link to the original egg frame image.



Instructions

I opened mine in Photoshop, copied each egg and pasted it into a new document. I then used the Quick Selection tool to select the inside portion of the egg (which in the original is white and shaded), and deleted it. I checked the edges carefully to ensure I'd made a clean deletion and hadn't left white edges.

I then moved the egg image to the top of the document to have room for the names at the bottom. I set the blending layer to drop shadow on the egg layer to create a 3D effect. I then opened images for the characters, and set each to the size 4.25", and dragged them into the egg frame. After adding text to match the egg color, I saved the document at 50% size. Each is about 610x870, small enough to go in a blog, but big enough to see detail. For example, the Kin characters Mehfawni and Senth, have catlike eyes. Rah has cat's ears.
Senth

If you decide to make some, feel free to leave a link in the comments! I'd love to see how yours came out. Click any egg in the article to open full size. I created a set for three couples from my books.

Khyff and Mehfawni from For Women Only

NarrAy
Antonello Brothers 2: For Women Only (a Tarthian Empire Story)
Khyff is a master of pleasure with a tortured soul. Can Mehfawni redeem the man her people destroyed, or will he destroy her for trying?


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Senth and NarrAy from At the Mercy of Her Pleasure

Luc
Antonello Brothers 1: At the Mercy of Her Pleasure (a Tarthian Empire Story)
When NarrAy steals a kiss from Senth, he steals her heart, but how much more are they willing to take -- for each other?
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Rah

Luc and Rah from Surrender Love (A Tarthian Empire Story)


Not rebound, payback, loneliness, or great sex, and far beyond love. This is surrender.

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    1. Thanks, Savannah. I thought they were cute, and imagined they'd make nice frames for pictures. ^_^

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