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Trick or Treat!
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amirek


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Registered: October 2002
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This is a composite of five photos: Victorian house, trick-or-treaters, tree and moon, witch, and cat.
1. Took a photo of a Victorian house (daylight), and adjusted the brightness, contrast and saturation (subtracted), to achieve a night-time effect.

2. Super-imposed house photo onto a black background and blended in.

3. Cut out a tree with moon in its branches to size, fit to right hand corner of house photo and blended edges.

4. Took an old black and white photo of trick-or-treaters, colorized it manually, then adjusted down (subtracted) some of the brightness and saturation. (Whew!)

5. Cut out photo of trick-or-treaters, resized to fit left hand bottom corner of house photo and blended edges.

6. Resized a photo of a flying witch, added drop shadow in a light color to bring it out on the black background, and pasted it on house photo.

7. Took a daytime photo of black cat, cut out from light background, added light colored drop shadow to create impression of light around cat, pasted to photo of house.
· Date: 10/8/2002 · Views: 5843 · Filesize: 31.8kb, 63.7kb · Dimensions: 750 x 525 ·
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amirek
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Registered: October 2002
10/8/2002 12:51am

Oops! I Forgot--there was another photo involved--the the jack-o-lantern. I had to add a drop shadow, resize, paste and position in front of house.

Okay, I think that's got it!
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mama alligator

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Registered: August 2002
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 30
10/8/2002 2:36am

This is just grand! I love the retro look of the children - reminds me of my youth (weak smile) The saturated colours work really well on their costumes. I love the jack o latern in the b.g. and the cat in the f.g. The house is great and spooky.
The only question I would have is about inserting the witch. She may not be necessary in picture that's already so full of mood and subtext.
Nice work. really enjoy this.
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pstewart

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Registered: July 2002
Location: Chicago suburb
Posts: 790
10/8/2002 2:51am

Nice job on the colors, both on kids and on house. I love the moon and tree here too.

I would increase the contrast on the cat and desaturate it a bit so it wouldn't look so much like a ghost...unless you meant it to be... Meowboo?

I guess I agree with Mama on the sky witch, since everything else in the picture is real. Or is it??? Ooooo...spooooky!

Seriously though, you did a great job of combining the pics and capturing the fun side of Halloween (nice break all that gory goth stuff in the other current challenge!).

Phyllis
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DJ Dubovsky

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Registered: August 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
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10/9/2002 10:49pm

Great job Amirek!! Love that shadowed house in the back. Totally spooky place to be.
DJ
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T Paul

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Registered: August 2001
Location: USA
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10/16/2002 12:11pm

Great job in combining all the photographs. It looks like a classic Halloween card. My one complaint is that the lighting on the house looks like it is coming from a moon behind the trees on the left, but you have the moon on the right. Just a thought. The trick-or-treaters look great. Nice job colorizing them and they really complete the photo. My favorite part is the glowing jack-o-lantern on the porch. Well done!

~T
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Toad

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Registered: October 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 177
10/23/2002 7:53pm

The moon through the tres is very effective - and the dark blue sky.
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