Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Morphing Tips - Light & Dark

In the two dimensional art, a sphere is just a circle with highlights and shadows. It's that contrast of light and dark that gives you the illusion of shape. The same can be said when digitally enhancing muscles and breasts. You can make them larger in Photoshop, but they can look flat unless you give the appearance of more volume.

The Dodge & Burn tool is one of the oldest and most underused tools in photo editing programs. Dodge is used to lighten the pixels and Burn is used to darken. Simply select the tool from the side drop down menu, select size, edge hardness and exposure of the brush and you are ready to go. Although I vary the size and hardness depending on the area & definition I'm trying to achieve, I usually keep the exposure at 15% so it doesn't appear too drastic. You can always go back with another pass to increase the effect.

setting options for the dodge tool in the Photoshop 7 U.I.

In some cases, burning an area increases the saturation or intensity of the pixels, making them appear much more vibrant than the rest of the piece. The Sponge tool can be used to desaturate the newly burned area and make it look right with the surrounding image.

Dodge doesn't work if you're trying to darken very light pixels. Then it's time to use the Paintbrush. In order to achieve the best looking results, use the Eyedropper tool to sample a dark color from the general area. I there isn't one, black works best. The key is to select Multiply or Darken from the brushes mode menu. This will darken the pixels with the selected color but keep the integrity of the underlying image intact.

See the Full Tutorial and Happy Morphing

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Morphing Nena

Sample182O0410.jpgSee my latest guest post at Insane Muscle Girls on the Area Orion morphs of Nena Cortes.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sample204P0610 Female Bodybuilder Morph

insane muscle morphMassive and Marvelous Marja Lehtonen. Based on a photo from MuscleSensuality.com.

Check out Mike Yurkovic's latest site Muscle-Fantasies.com with erotic photos & videos of Female Bodybuilders and Muscular Women.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Good News!

You may have noticed I added "Good News" to the side bar. I've been scouring the internet for every blog, site and forum to find what's the best in Female Muscle and gorgeous women in general. There are hundreds of posts coming through and I'm sharing what I find as the best, most interesting or hottest!

Let me know if your site has an RSS feed and I just might subscribe (if I haven't already.) You can subscribe to the feed by clicking here, or just keep coming back. It will always updated with the hottest women on the internet.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Testing begins at Area Orion

Testsample04.jpgAnother guest post at Insane Muscle Girls. See the test samples (again) from Area Orion that started it all off.

These predate the current Sample numbering system, but are equally as hot.

Sample203P0610

Nena Cortes really packing a lot in. This is the 3rd and last in the set we worked on together. She's great and I hope to work with her more in the future.

Sadly she asked me to not show the 4th... it's a little too hot for the viewing audience. The Area Orion vault might just melt someday from what's in it.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sample202P0610 Breast Inflation

breast expansion
Hot Damn! Gorgeous and busty Jana Defi gets a little extra up top from Area Orion. She may never stand again.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Artist Spotlight on Joe Jusko

Check out my latest Fantasy Muscle article on artist Joe Jusko.

Classic Female Bodybuilder Morphs

classic female bodybuilder morphsThe last month I've been "Guest Posting" on Insane Muscle Girls. What can I say, I'm a media coverage slut and can't turn down free publicity. Check out the latest Area Orion collection of Classic Female Bodybuilder Morphs.

Other guest posts include:
Half Baked Muscle Morphs
Marvelously Morphed Muscular Legs
Truly Insane Muscle
The She-Hulks of Area Orion
Ghost in the Machine

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sample201P0610

KO, Knock Out, Kortney Olson, a female muscle morph brought to you by SheMuscle.com and Area Orion.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A New Look

I decided it was time to give the blog a fresh look. Nothing too drastic, but I changed some stuff around to hopefully make a better viewing experience.

There are now separate pages for Gallery, Morphing Tutorial and Links in the top navigation.

Let me know if there are any other features you would like to see, or existing ones you don't care for.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sample200P0610


For the special 200th Area Orion Sample, I wanted to bring She-Hulk back. She's always been there to commemorate a special occasion. Instead of coloring a female muscle morph green, I wanted to do something different. Something I've never attempted before. I present a re-interpretation of the classic "She-Hulk at Muscle Beach" by Joe Jusko. Oh, the blasphemy.

Thanks for visiting Area Orion.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fantasy Muscle: Lift and Carry

Check out my latest article for FemaleMuscle.com on the Lift and Carry fetish.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sample199P0610c Muscle Morph

fbb morphThe last in the special Melissa Dettwiller series, based on photos by Michael Eckstut for HerMuscles.com. These were originally intended to run as the 200th sample set. You should see what I have planned instead.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sample199P0610b Body Building Muscle Morph

Almost there. Melissa Dettwiller taking it down nice & slow. Based on a photo by Michael Eckstut for HerMuscles.com.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sample199P0610a Female Muscle Growth

massive female muscle morphAnyone who thinks women with muscle aren't sexy has obviously never seen Melissa Dettwiller. She's been a long time subject of Area Orion and even likes seeing herself morphed. In a special series leading up to #200, here's the first Melissa morph, based on a photo by Michael Eckstut for HerMuscles.com.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Sample198P0610

Making a big splash with Pornstar & Fitness Model Devon Michaels. Based on a photo from Gucci LaMour.
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