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This is cool. Would be even cooler if the body suit was as high res as the rest of it.
ha ha ha Creep.. Nose could be implanted like this Flying fish and Eyed glasses...whola full of extreme ideas
Creative work, but the low resolution blurry costume part really takes away from it. I see you tried some filters and did some brush work to make it better, but there's only so much you can do with the low res sources. The costume looks painted now, while the rest of the composition is made with photo sources
Anyway a great chop for the idea and the execution.
Congrats on the win, Hits. If I am not mistaken this is the second time you used this suit source, and my best guess is that it originally (before you touched it with filters and brushes) was either a photo of some toy statuette or it's a still shot from a 3-D game.
We simply do the best we can with the source. I searched hi and low for a larger version of this cool toy but found zilch. Not being one that invests a couple of hours looking for the right dressing I said to meself, "Paint over it and use it anyway, they're a sharp enough lot to see the challenge." turns out I was right. You guy appreciated the effort so all is well that ends well. I was just a little overly ambitious given the deadline for entry. With a few more hours I could have hammered out all the dents but like so often... just ran out of time. Anyway, thanks for the high votes, it was above an beyond what I expected ... OOO NM, Doc, Luciano, eric, Ilovelayers, balodiya and 420
I made a hard copy print. I got some paint and put it on the little feet of a roach and let him walk on the face. Topaz clean is another way to get the effect hehe Thank you Elegary and 420
All additions need the texture from the painting to make it blend in.
Np. Nice edit Did you darken his face or did I just not notice. Anyways, his face should match his hands & chest more.
Awesome blending of all elements except the face - it needs color brightness and contrast adjustments to match the hands. You may try another source for the face too, as this one had a hard light and shadows to start with, while the hands show soft light and low contrast
Meybe could be easier to change the hands....
Nice one Wanderer. Hey, I learned a neat trick on aging down a chop, recently. Grab a "cracking paint" source picture. Convert it to black and white. Using the magic wand, select the dark and remove. That will leave you the white highlight. Save that as a layer. Then create a new layer of that highlight and convert it to black. now take both of those layers and off-set each one left and right so that you have shadow on one side and highlight on the other. Then merge both into a new layer and that will give you the crackle layer that you can place and adjust over your manipulated areas. Just erase as necessary and adjust opacity. It's pretty cool for a quick illusion. Hope that is of some use....Cheers
Thank you, everybody. Thank you, Hitspinner. I will try your procedure for next contest. Thank you again. W
The Matrix star Keanu Reeves celebrated his 50th birthday this Tuesday. Keanu is best known for his roles in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989), "My Own Private Idaho" (1991), "Point Break" (1991), "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992), "Speed" (1994), and The Matrix trilogy. Happy Birthday, and don't be sad Keanu - you are 50 years young and there are still great many roles ahead!
To mark the 50th birthday of Keanu Reeves, photoshop him any way you wish.
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