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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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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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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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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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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
:D
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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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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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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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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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