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Nov 11, 2013 18:45 |  #1

Well, this image has blown away my FB fans lol. I tried something a little different. Figured I would share with you all as well. Enjoy :)

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Nov 11, 2013 20:21 |  #2

bw! (literally)



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Nov 11, 2013 23:48 |  #3

A magician doesn't give away there tricks....will a photographer? How did you do this! :P I love it! Her skin is a bit weird but idk if that's the image or real life (Sorry for being brutally honest on that)


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Nov 11, 2013 23:59 |  #4

wonderful work.


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Nov 12, 2013 14:23 |  #5

@RMH and @Outtamymind: Thanks for the comments!

@Xarik: Regarding her skin. It was kind of patchy, but what causes the image to look like this is the b/w adjustment layer i used. It simply exacerbated the patchiness. As far as how this is done...

its a combination of two different images taken about .2 seconds apart. The first thing I did was duplicate her head off the original image and place it on its own layer. I then set that layer to quick mask, and painted her face and forhead off the layer leaving only the hair. Once this was done I used the tranform tool (cmd + t) to increase the size of her hair. I then used the warp tool to shape her shape her hair so it resembled the movement and direction of the original image, only much larger. Then using the paint brush on the layer mask its self, I painted out areas of the strands to blend in her new hair to her original hair. This entire step was repeated with a second image where her hair was moving in a different place. I transposed the second image (hair only) on the main image and blended the hair using layer masks. The reason I did this is so I can get the hair looking voluminous without the pattern repeating itself. I then used a clone brush to further blend all the hair together.

It wasnt meant to look perfectly real, just impactful. anyway, i hope this gives you an idea of what I did.

Thanks for the comments.


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Nov 12, 2013 17:57 |  #6

Very impacting!!


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Nov 12, 2013 20:00 |  #7

I have no business critiquing this high level work, but wouldn't some skin smoothing have improved the skin issue?


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Nov 13, 2013 04:15 |  #8

It could have but thats only if you find the skin an issue. I actually dont. but ya, could totally have smoothed it out.


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Nov 13, 2013 06:48 |  #9

Genius.


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