This is a difficult image to work with. I went to the stock site and looked at the photo info. Apparently it is a piece of art in a Cologne museum created by two different pieces of glass. So the gal is not actually standing in front of one mirror - two images have been combined to create this.... at least that is my idea of it. There were comments on the photo including this one and I arrived at the above conclusion by one of them: "It's a contemporary art work made of two different glass pieces. Very funny."
hmmm, quite interesting. are you saying the legs are not from the same person, nor the cage stand from the white on the bottom.
That's my impression.... I honestly can't say that is the case. Unsuccesfully I tried to Google and find the image - the artist is not mentioned on the stock photo - or at least not that I noticed, just that it was in a Cologne Museum.
The original source image is of two mirrors with the upper segment placed vertically and the lower segment angled back slightly. Each person who walks by will see their upper body as you would expect in a mirror but their mid-section will be removed and their legs/feet will be angled back slightly (making them appear shorter). The front of the supporting white base directly behind them will also be angled back slightly. With regards to your entry, try to utilise the large scale of the original source image which is available so that your work can be nice and sharp. It will also give you a lot more freedom in displaying your skills. Overall you have done a good job in rebuilding the jacket and pants. Just wish it was a bit sharper. The corner of the white base could be pulled forward a bit so that it is more vertical but it isn't too important.
how do i keep the original size when i have to shrink it to 250 kb. i always use full size to edit.
The sharpness issue I was referring to was to the rebuilt section of the jacket and the purse. You will notice the difference between this and the adjacent area of the source image. If you did use the orignal source, as you mentioned, to rebuild this area, then you should be able to retain the sharpness and clarity of the original source image. You do not have to submit your work at the original size (width & height) of the provided source as it would have to be optimised to 56% quality, in this case, which is not ideal, to meet the submission restrictions. Just use the higher resolution to work from, as you metioned that you do, then reduce the image size, if necessary, and optimise the finished work down to 250k.
Great midget work. Awesome tips from c00per.