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darlanne



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Registered: May 2003
Location: Way up a mountain in CA
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I REALLY REALLY hope I understood this challenge correctly, or I'm going to be as red as Mr President's cheeks. *grin*

I retouched Pres Bush by doing the following:

Used healing brush to get rid of wrinkles and imperfections, followed by cloning at low opacity, with the gaussian-blur mask-mode technique (again very low opacity).

I applied his eye makeup via dodge and burn, w/smudge tool to create his lashes.

Shaped his eyebrows via both healing brush and clone tool.

Lipstick was applied using a new layer selection, and used a gradient map with red/orange tones, fine tuned with adjusting saturation and different blending modes.

His new hairstyle, dress, feather boa, jewelry and tiara were taken from stock photos I had, manipulation into the photo with a lot of careful use of the eraser and clone tools.

The only thing I'm not happy with is the necklace (lack of completely accurate perspective and shadowing) ... but I figured by now, he's pretty enough
· Date: 1/11/2004 · Views: 7792 · Filesize: 32.4kb, 196.7kb · Dimensions: 800 x 1047 ·
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Doug Nelson

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Registered: August 2001
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1/11/2004 4:41am

Nope, you understood it fine, and did an excellent job.

After I wrote the description I kind of regretted specifying "no cropping" because there wasn't much room for high hair (and it just seems like a good look for him).

The feathers were an excellent touch. I wonder why they publish a portrait of him with those dingy teeth, though.

The tiara and necklace looks a tad "centered", which is probably what you're homing in on about perspective.

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darlanne

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Registered: May 2003
Location: Way up a mountain in CA
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1/11/2004 5:25am

Thank you Doug! And also thank you for mentioning the teeth, eek I had completely overlooked them. I did a bit of repositioning of the tiara and necklace .. not perfect, but hopefully an improvement

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corel

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Registered: October 2002
Location: Houston, Texas
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1/12/2004 8:25am

You did a great job on this one. I like how the eyebrows came out.
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TwinbNJ

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Registered: February 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 375
1/12/2004 6:30pm

Look out Miss America -- George is in town!

Great job!

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Lorraine

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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
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1/31/2004 5:54pm

It's really a great job.

I love how you blended the hair into the photo and the overall softness of the entire image that you managed to still make look like a photograph.

Excellent work.

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Boneappetit

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10/4/2010 12:30pm

LOL... too funny !!!

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