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Doorways to infinity by AeonOfTime Doorways to infinity by AeonOfTime
Background
Ever since I made the 5800 pixel wide design for my homepage, I wanted to do a sequel that would extend the original concept. Apart from being portrait-oriented instead of landscape, I wanted this piece to retain the original colours of each image as well as include a lot more ladies :) Actually, there is one lady per scene, except the final one where I couldn't find any matching stock.

Technique
Done entirely in Photoshop, with 144 layers in two separate files for a total of 80 Mb. Including cutout work the whole piece took about 38 hours to complete, and sports an original size of 1147x10225 pixels.

Credits
I used a total of 22 stock images. Here is the complete breakdown by scene (from top to bottom):

Scene 1 "The tree of origin"
Tree: from my personal photo collection
Lady: Pink dress preview 1 by lockstock
Ruins: The Night stairs 3 by CausticStock

Scene 2 "Sundrowned vines"
Doorway: Large door 1 by yolistock
Landscape: Stock 1 by Sylwia-stock
Lady: Back in black 6 by Hanratty-Stock

Scene 3 "Burning beauty"
Stained glass window: sithean-stock258 by sithean-stock
Lady: stock20 by BleedButterflies
Corridor with columns: Stock : Courtyard3 by DistortedSmileStock

Scene 4 "Pale innocence"
Doorway: sithean-stock240 by sithean-stock
Lady: 184 by WolfcatStock

Scene 5 "Nordic summer fashion"
Ruins: The stone corridor by CausticStock
Lady: Fasten your seatbelt 32 by Yuffiebunnystock

Scene 6 "Gate to Semarilla"
Doorway: The Door to nowhere by CausticStock
Lady: 28 by LuneBleu-PhotoStock
Socrate's head: b11 by Angelikahstock
Forest: Foggy Park O7 by JadedSphnix-Stock

Scene 7 "The drop"
Arches: The_Collonade by CausticStock
Lady: Girl in Green Stock 10 by kristyvictoria
Forest: from my personal photo collection

Scene 8 "Meditation"
Doorway: The Doorway 2 by CausticStock
Lady: Red 11 by liam-stock
Corridor: Mehrunnisa-stock330 by Mehrunnisa-stock

Scene 9 "Beyond the waves"
Ruins: Flint castle 1 by rafstock
Beach: from my personal photo collection
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:iconjaney-in-a-bottle:
janey-in-a-bottle Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beyond awesome... :D
love the smooth blending of the architecture. :)
the lighting on the girls sometimes looks a little out of place, but otherwise this is VERY pretty. great concept and format, too. :nod:
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a bundle for the comments!

In regards to the lighting you are right: it is quite hard to find good matching stock both tone and lighting-wise. If I ever get around to making the sequel I had planned I will put more work and research into that :)
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Ryadooo Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Amazing work, how many hour it cost you? :p
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a lot for the :+fav: !

It took me over 38 hours. I did not really keep track of the time, the quest for the stock I used is not included and that took ages... It was really fun to make it though :)
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Dalamar89 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
Amazing!
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
:D
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:iconnazareanu:
Nazareanu Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Professional Photographer
WOW !
I JUST LOVE IT !

GREAT WORK ! I WANT TO SEE MORE LIKE THIS ONE :heart:
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks indeed, I started working on a sequel a while back, but real life has its twists at the moment :)
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:iconnazareanu:
Nazareanu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Professional Photographer
i see... well you know... great art need time... i know the more time you'll spend on it, the more wounderful it will be
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
That's true indeed. If you try to press yourself it becomes a chore - and that's never a good thing when you are trying to have fun :)
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:iconnazareanu:
Nazareanu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
:)
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:iconseawavesfoam:
SeaWavesFoam Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
superbe travail ! c'est très bien fait :)
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Merci, ça fait plaisir :)
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:iconseawavesfoam:
SeaWavesFoam Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
de rien :)
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:icondetresse:
Detresse Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007   General Artist
man this is so wicked O_O gj
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
lol, thanks!
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:iconmariotorrone:
mariotorrone Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
Wonderful *_*
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :blushes:
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:icon33xit:
33xiT Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Gavage ;)
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Merci! C'était fun ŕ faire ;)
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:icon33xit:
33xiT Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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:iconbleachedrose:
bleachedrose Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
...
i don't know what to say...
i don't think i've ever been so amazed by such a wonderful unique PERFECT piece of photo manip...
just wow...
and i honestly rarely say this...
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, your comment means a lot to me :hug:
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:iconbleachedrose:
bleachedrose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
and ur work means a LOT to ME! :hug:
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RemcovdBosch Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Professional Photographer
WOW WOWWWWWWwwwww excellent! This is a very beautiful piece of art!! Compliments!!:clap: :clap:







:clap: :clap:
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Hey, thanks a lot! That's a lot of W's, lol
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littleapple83 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
Woah !!! Wonderful ! The transitions are SO nice done ! Very very very nice job ! I love it SO much !
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a bundle, I apreciate the comment very much :)
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:iconfraloove:
fraloove Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006
pretty idea!
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, I am glad you like it :)
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suicidald0ll Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006
orginal, the transition is very well done
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! The transitions were the really fun part ;)
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:icondannyboymic:
dannyboymic Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
super manip. good work...except for the women..they don't really fit..eventhough they are gorgeous :D peace
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! How don't they fit exactly? Would you mind telling me more?
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marleausarah Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
great work! such a good idea and really fun to look at at!
i want it for a bookmark! :heart:
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :blushes: I really apreciate the comment, especially with that particular sense for style of yours :)
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:iconeyron:
Eyron Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
Nice work! :clap:

It really was worth of being patient because this is excellent work :)
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a bundle, much apreciated!
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:iconk-mil:
K-Mil Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
Man, this one is a :+fav: right now. I cant believe this, it sure take you a long time?
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Sure did - 38 hours total ;) Thanks for the comment and fav!!
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:iconk-mil:
K-Mil Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
shit. it freakin long
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Freakin' thanks ;)
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:iconk-mil:
K-Mil Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
ahaha
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
heheheh :D
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cowluva Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
very cool, i love the way all the backgrounds blend together. for some reason- vertical manips are usually my favs. it looks like you took a lot of time to makes this and i really love how it fits together like a perfect puzzle.
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! I took me about 38 hours to make and was a lot of fun. The most of that time went into cutting out all the elements, the blendign together was the real fun :D
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Wolfie2Dope Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
wow thats really cool great job on it!
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!!!
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:iconremindmyself:
remindmyself Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006   Traditional Artist
WHOOAAAA
amazing
everything blends so perfectly
You say youve spent 38 hours on it.....
your time definetely paid off :clap:
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:iconaeonoftime:
AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
:bow: thank you for your comment!
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