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ACTUAL iMAGE



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Registered: September 2003
Location: Gurnee, IL
Posts: 4
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Photoshop 7'd!

This was a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon—contemplating Armageddon at the hands of a six-year-old.

I lassoed every square inch of the kid and saved each section (pants, shirt, skin, etc.) to a new alpha channel for future use. (I ultimately gave up on my plan to alter or colorize the clothing. I thought the alien child still needed some cool "kid clothes".) I was then able to essentially hit delete and make the old background disappear. Nay . . . disintegrate!

I found three images—the Earth, and two "star fields". One of these contained what looked like some sort of nebula. I colorized said nebula into a fiery inferno. I then took the Smudge tool and made some errant flames out from the center.

I then applied a Linear Gradient to the Earth and faded it out with the Linear Burn blend.

Next, I went to work on the kid's new skin tone. I found that just using the Hue/Saturation filter to colorize was not terribly effective. I instead used the Selective Color filter and started hacking away at all of those sliders. Seemed like they'd never end! Interestingly enough (for me anyhow) I settled on green not because of the stereotypical Martian image, but because it looked best in space and with his chosen wardrobe.

I drew a roughly alien-cranium-shaped shape around the poor child's head and proceeded to fill it in using a combination of solid color fills, gradients, and Stamp Tool. I also added texture such as Grain-clumps and Add Noise-monochrome.)

Finally, I sharpened the little E.T.'s teeth using the Stamp Tool. (I also brightened them up a bit.) And added the obligatory Whitley Strieber-type, almond-shaped eyes and beveled them a bit.

I think that about covers it. Now you too can make your very own Evil Space Spawn!
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PixiePirate

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Registered: March 2004
Location: Philadelphia suburbs
Posts: 22
10/4/2004 1:40pm

Dude! This image rocks! Very creative and well planned-let's hope that kid stays on his home planet......

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-Mindy


"To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage. "Georgia O'Keeffe
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lilysharon
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Registered: September 2004
Posts: 45
10/4/2004 3:42pm

He looks about to shoot some hoops with earth. Yikes.
Nice work!
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Janet Petty

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Registered: January 2004
Location: Mid-South
Posts: 2,164
10/5/2004 4:21pm

Absolutely wonderful effect, manipulation, and detail.

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ACTUAL iMAGE

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Registered: September 2003
Location: Gurnee, IL
Posts: 4
10/10/2004 5:31pm

Thanks Mindy, Sharon and Janet. I hold your opinions in very high regard!

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Timbo

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Registered: July 2004
Location: Sheffield UK
10/25/2004 11:52am

Heh, heh................nice one man.

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