I've been playing hard with my photoshopping skillz these past few days. Mourna was kind enough to give me some tips about making neat backgrounds, but I was extremely frustrated about my extracting-image-from-background ability until Elysium Eilde messaged me (like some kind of IM angel) and said: ever heard about masking? Lo, masking makes a lot of difference, so does selecting with a slight feather. The line around my avatar is no longer quite so jagged! Sadly I can't do anything about image quality until I get a desktop (MacBooks can't take screenshots at larger than 1600x1200), but until then I think I'm pretty satisfied. Thanks, you two. Wanna split a first born child? ...Just kidding...
I'm wearing the pretty new dress by (Elate!) named Silvia, along with bits of feather from The Closet and hair from a place that gorgeous miss Suri pointed out, Liriope. The skin is a rather dramatic new creation from Tacky Star, and the gorgeously textured stockings and arm poofs are from ~silentsparrow~, yet more reasons why buying just one complete outfit can extend in so many creative ways.
***Hat: TC in Shelter feather headpiece 01
***Necklace: TC in Shelter feather necklace
***Earrings: The Closet Feather Earrings
***Boots: 69 Knit Boots - Noir
***Gloves and arm poofs: ~silentsparrow~ serendipity dress
***Socks: from the ~silentsparrow~ toxine suite in cocoa
***Dress: (Elate!) Silvia (Chocolate)
***Hair: :Liriope: GLG black
***Skin: Tacky Star "Whitewash" skin!!